Health and Fitness


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Sunnyside clinic reaches out to local community

Staff from Lincoln Family Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Center for Community Health Promotion were on-hand this past Saturday to help Sunnyside residents learn more about the services available in the community.

Improper storage of make-up could lead to skin infections

HOUSTON – Not storing make-up properly and using out-of-date cosmetics can result in infection, say dermatology experts at Baylor College of Medicine.

Five Wishes workshops planned for next Tuesday

YAKIMA – Does your physician know what medical treatment you want - and don’t want - in the event that you’re in an accident or diagnosed with a terminal illness?

Grief recovery workshop set to begin this Thursday

YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a grief recovery workshop for anyone dealing with a loss such as a death, divorce, loss of relationship or identity.

Tuberculosis cases down slightly; remains a concern in Washington

Washington had a slight decline in tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2014 but state and local public health officials are still on high alert when it comes to this disease.

Avoid rodent-carried diseases this spring

If spring or summer cleaning uncovers signs that mice or other rodents have been in the area, people need to take precautions to avoid catching a rodent-carried disease like hantavirus.

PCB-containing light fixtures being removed from state’s schools

Finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, contained in some fluorescent light ballasts in schools is the priority recommendation of a plan released by the Washington departments of Health and Ecology.

Survey says alcohol use on the decline among teens

Marijuana, e-cigarettes a concern

While more Washington teens consider alcohol use risky, fewer teens consider marijuana use to be risky according to recent results from the state Healthy Youth Survey.

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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.