Health and Fitness


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Prestige Care administrator has become one of Sunnyside’s cornerstones

For the past 30 years Mary Arthur has given her time and care to the well-being of patients at Prestige Care & Rehabilitation in Sunnyside, formerly known as Hillcrest Manor.

Hot showers harmful to skin during winter

A hot steamy bath might feel good during the winter months but it could leave your skin hanging out to dry.

Virtual doctors give patients more options

Sometimes it’s not easy to get to the doctor’s office, but smartphones and tablets are making access to medical attention easier through “virtual MDs.”

Erectile dysfunction may be first sign of heart disease

Men with erectile dysfunction may also have an increased risk for developing heart disease, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Mobile technology not just for the young

While 77 percent of Americans 65 or over own a cellphone, only 18 percent own a smartphone, according to Pew Research.

Hospital begins new service

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics has expanded its services to now offer pediatric echocardiography, available to all residents in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Local hospital raising heart health awareness

February was American Heart Month and Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics attempted to do their part to help patients and community members live a heart-healthy life.

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Junior art show on exhibit

PENDLETON, ORE. – In its fourth year, ArtWORKz 2015 Junior Art Show & Competition at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton has opened with 99 submissions from young artists as far away as The Dalles, Kennewick, Boardman and even South Dakota.

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Heart-stopping tragedy becomes political tour-de-force

As a 22-year-old vegetarian skiing and sailing instructor, Beverly Elmer isn’t the type of person you’d expect to have heart problems.

Infant CPR class Thursday

YAKIMA – Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age.

Children’s bereavement workshop free in February

YAKIMA – Do you know a child who is grieving the death of a parent or other close loved one?

Not too late to be vaccinated for influenza

Although we are currently in the midst of a moderate to strong influenza year, it’s not too late to be protected against the virus, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

Added sugar could contribute to those added holiday pounds

The holidays can be a tricky time for those with a sweet tooth, but according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, everyone should be aware of the amount of added sugar they’re consuming year-round.

Proposal seeks to recover costs for public medical services at large entertainment venues

OLYMPIA – Providing emergency medical care to concert-goers at large outdoor venues – like the Gorge Amphitheater – can be expensive.