Health and Fitness


Memorial, Virginia Mason hospitals make move to merge

YAKIMA – The Memorial Family of Services Board of Trustees voted unanimously last week to move forward with an affiliation with Virginia Mason Health System, subject to completion of a definitive agreement that must then be approved by both the Memorial and Virginia Mason boards.

Rabies exposure risk rises in the summer months

Parents and pet owners can help with rabies prevention

In summer months, the risk of exposure to rabies rises as bat activity increases, people and pets spend more time outdoors, and doors and windows are opened.

New guidelines for treating sports-related spinal injuries

The National Athletic Trainers Association recently released new guidelines for treating athletes with potential spinal cord injuries on the field, a decision applauded by a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

Toppenish dentist receives international fellowship

“I came to the United States with a big dream and I achieved it,” Dr. Haider Al Mohamadway said.

Sunnyside Community Hospital named ‘Most Wired’ for a seventh time

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics was recently selected as the only hospital in the Yakima Valley to receive a 2015 “Most Wired” award through the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired Survey.

Parents urged to immunize kids now to beat back-to-school rush

While kids across Washington are squeezing every ounce of fun out of summer, many parents are already looking forward to the beginning of the school year and planning for all that must be done before the first day of school.

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Sunnyside hospital’s vision established by needs of community

For 10 years Trevor Smith, Sunnyside Community Hospital’s newly hired director of business development, worked for Kennewick General Hospital in the Tri-Cities.

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Men’s health issues need to be front and center

Talking about men’s health, especially topics such as enlarged prostates and erectile dysfunction in mixed company, is bound to result in a few giggles from even the most stoic of individuals.

Summer precautions for diabetics

Summertime brings the heat, and along with it comes increased cases of dehydration.

Thirsty…you’re already dehydrated

Summertime means lots of people are outside dealing with the heat – some by choice and some because they have to.

Don’t let your vacation sidetrack diet progress

The dieting has gotten you ready for vacation, but what to do about the tempting foods once the vacation starts?

Leave the limes at home when out in the sun

Adding a slice of lime to a favorite summer drink is nice to cool off with, but it could leave your skin burning.

Bright ideas for sun protection and skin care

Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is not the only factor to consider when protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Important tips for blister prevention

While blisters can be a common occurrence for those leading an active lifestyle, they can be prevented.

Teens should make smart choices about their sexual health during the summer

For teens, the lazy days of summer mean catching up on sleep and hanging out with friends.