Health and Fitness


State announces health coverage renewal options

Starting Saturday, Nov. 15, Washington Healthplanfinder customers who signed up for a Qualified Health Plan last year will be eligible to renew their health coverage for 2015 plans.

Sunnyside Community Hospital to open new medical plaza in Prosser

PROSSER – Sunnyside Community Hospital plans to open a new medical plaza in Prosser this winter.

Alzheimer’s caregivers focus of Nov. 4 conference in Yakima

YAKIMA – Are you or is someone you know caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Cancer fundraiser underway in Sunnyside

Carol Carrillo and her local non-profit group Life Saver’s are busy again this month raising funds to help local cancer patients travel back and forth to their much-needed chemotherapy treatments.

Don’t stress over tests at school

Lots of children experience anxiety over tests, but they – and their parents – can deal with it through the right attitude and taking care of their physical health, said a Baylor College of Medicine psychiatry professor.

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Silver Spotlight on longtime Grandview resident

A well-known face at the Grandview Senior Center is the latest recipient of a prestigious statewide honor.

Suicide rates rise in Washington state

Three people take their own lives in Washington each day on average, and suicide remains among the top causes of death in this state.

Non-athletes should be physically active

Not every child is immediately drawn to athletics, but all children and teens should learn the importance of physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

Hospital welcomes new doctor

Sunnyside Community Hospital last week announced the arrival of Dr. Miguel A. Brizuela to its Lower Valley OB/GYN clinic at 803 E. Lincoln Ave. in Sunnyside.

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Prestige Care in Grandview shutters its doors due to rising health care costs

GRANDVIEW – “The decision to close Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Grandview was incredibly difficult,” said officials with Prestige Care, Inc.

Sunnyside hospital acquires Yakima hearing, speech center

Sunnyside Community Hospital is acquiring the Yakima Valley Hearing and Speech Center in Yakima.

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Dragons, castles…and reflexology?

Mystical, magical, enchanting…Wales.

When preparing for back-to-school, don’t forget the after-school snacks

Making sure a child is eating healthy at breakfast and lunch time is an important part of the back-to-school routine, but experts at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital say that thinking about healthy after-school snacks is also important to consider.

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Local community rallies to help orphans around the world

When Dr. Ruth Wise planned a visit to her home country of Bolivia, she expressed a desire to help children in La Paz – to Dr. Gregory Norell, the dentist who hired her when she moved to Sunnyside more than a decade ago.

Rabid bats a risk in Washington during the summer months

Rabid bats have been found throughout Washington state and continue to pose a risk to people and pets, especially during the summer when bats are more active.