Health and Fitness


Koday named to ADA council

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic’s Chief Dental Officer Mark Koday, DDS, has been appointed to The American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention and Inter-professional Relations.

Clinic offering diabetes support

The number of people with diabetes in this country has increased four-fold over the last three decades, according to federal statistics.

Report: State’s drug epidemic continues

Heroin fatalities on the rise

New state health data shows a significant drop in deaths from prescription narcotics in recent years.

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‘Polio Plus’ program helping Ethiopians

Former resident Kathy McCarthy had an opportunity to see first-hand the difference Rotary International’s “Polio Plus” program is making in other countries.

Third open enrollment for health plans

Washington Healthplanfinder, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, is launching its third open enrollment period for qualified health plans starting Sunday, Nov. 1.

Know the signs of alcohol intoxication and what to do

With fall classes now underway at college campuses across the country, parties and the risk of severe alcohol intoxication are a reality, too.

Don’t let your skin get spooked this Halloween

A few simple “tricks” can keep your skin from turning into a nightmare this Halloween.

3D mammography cited as most effective in detecting breast cancer

Three-dimensional digital breast tomography, or 3D mammography, is the most effective technology available for early detection of breast cancer.

Don’t let diabetes spoil your fun this Halloween

Whether it’s a festival celebration, a haunted house visit or trick-or-treating, parents of children with diabetes need to be prepared for the sugar-fueled festivities, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine.

Fall is the time to bat-proof your home

When temperatures begin dropping, bats search for places to stay warm for the winter, increasing chances of contact with people.

Flu vaccine has arrived

Fall brings crisp mornings, colorful leaves, pumpkins on porches and an unwelcome visitor: the flu.

More and more accessing state’s health insurance plans

According to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which operates the state’s insurance marketplace

Farm Workers clinics now offering flu shots

Flu season is here, and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic providers are urging everyone to get their flu shot now.

State insurance program improving customer service

Insurance companies now receiving payments directly

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which operates the state’s insurance marketplace, Washington Healthplanfinder, last week announced that existing customers have to make premium payments directly to their insurance companies.

Farm Workers dietician offers tips to combat childhood obesity

In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups.