Health and Fitness


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Groundwater committee discusses consequences of nitrate problem

GRANGER – Some drinking water in the Lower Valley may contain a higher concentration of nitrates than is allowed by the EPA. The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee learned at its Thursday night meeting about the consequences of such contamination.

Final Healthplanfinder push nets 8,000 sign-ups

Washington Healthplanfinder officials this past Tuesday announced that more than 146,000 Washingtonians have now signed up for qualified health plans through

Family physician moves from Wapato to Sunnyside

Sunnyside Community Hospital now employs Dr. Lincoln Westfall, a family physician and obstetrician, at its Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine clinic, located at 803 E. Lincoln Ave. in Sunnyside.

Prestige Care administrator mulls retirement

GRANDVIEW – After spending most of the past 10 years as administrator for Grandview Prestige Care & Rehabilitation, Harry Aubert is looking towards retirement.

Sunnyside hospital welcomes new ENT specialist

Sunnyside Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Thomas Mueller as the new Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist to its Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine clinic, located at 803 E. Lincoln Ave. in Sunnyside.

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Prestige Care earns honors in G’view

GRANDVIEW – “Great hearts and great systems!” is how Harry Aubert describes the keys to improvements at Prestige Care & Rehabilitation in Grandview.

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Local stroke survivor seeks to create awareness

The day that changed her life, Linda Craig remembers having woken up feeling “funny.”

First-ever spine surgeries now being performed at Sunnyside hospital

Sunnyside Community Hospital welcomes two neurosurgeons to its team this month, opening a new service line for patients to receive care for brain, spine and back conditions throughout the Lower Yakima Valley.

Yakima Valley Farm Workers merges with Community Dental Care

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic announced recently it is merging with Community Dental Care of Sunnyside.

Infant CPR class slated for Feb. 27

YAKIMA – Parents of infants can gain the confidence to handle stressful and potentially dangerous situations by learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.

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New social worker at Prestige has deep roots in Sunnyside

The new social worker at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation in Sunnyside cares for the people she serves.

New Yakima clinic designed to be a purpose-built facility

YAKIMA - Memorial Physicians yesterday (Monday) announced plans to build a new Memorial Cornerstone Medicine facility, to be located in the Creekside Business Park on South 40th Avenue in Yakima.

Power outages raise carbon monoxide poisoning risk

Don’t use grills or gas generators in enclosed areas

Barbecue grills and gas generators may seem like they could double as an indoor furnace during a power outage, but that can be downright dangerous.