Health and Fitness


Health care providers lose credentials

Three Lower Yakima Valley health care providers have lost their state Department of Health licenses and certifications.

New regional health partnership formed

Gonzaga University has hired Courtney Law, Ph.D., as director of the Regional Health Partnership.

Red Cross blood drawing dates listed

While thousands of people responded this month to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations, health officials say a critical blood shortage remains.

Time for back-to-school immunizations

New rules in place

Parents are urged to make sure their children’s immunizations are up-to-date before returning to school this fall.

Coffee vs. energy drinks

No difference in caffeine absorption

A study at Washington State University is the first published comparison of caffeine absorption after consumption of coffee versus energy drinks, and the impacts of temperature and rate of consumption.

Report ties benefits, healthy diets

Giving low-income families in Washington state a little more money to spend on food would lead to healthier meals.

Clinic residents receive grants

Two dental residents with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic received state grants.

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Sunnyside hospital announces update

Construction could start by the end of the year on a new, 160,000 square-foot hospital.

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Clinic grand opening set for Saturday

Ceremony will coincide with mural in a day

Yakima Valley Farm Workers will celebrate a new clinic’s grand opening this Saturday.

Clinic offers energy help

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is helping Lower Yakima Valley residents enroll in an energy assistance program.

State suspends nurse’s license

The state’s Nursing Commission suspended a nurse’s license after she was charged in the suicide death of her 23-year-old daughter.

State ends contract

The state’s Department of Social and Health Services will terminate contracts with Northwest’s Child.

Alzheimer’s groups seeks volunteers

The Alzheimer’s Association is recruiting local volunteers to assist caregiver support groups.

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Next in a family of Dr. Swoffords graduates

The seventh in a line of “Dr. Swoffords” graduated earlier this month.

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Natural ways to beat seasonal allergies

The arrival of warm weather changes the landscape completely. Animals come out of hiding and hibernation while trees and flowers bloom anew.