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Birth defects focus of local outreach

The Yakima Health District is urging health care providers, women, and families to take part in efforts to raise awareness of birth defects.

Deadline nears for well testing

Lower Yakima Valley residents served by a private or shared well have one more month to sign up for free nitrate and coliform sampling.c

Local man back at clinic

It’s homecoming time for the newest physician assistant at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Medical-Dental Center.

Helpful tips to keeping those new year weight loss resolutions

It’s one thing to make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.

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New office provides more access to services

Neighborhood Health has opened a service office on the other side of town from its main clinic.

Koday named to ADA council

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic’s Chief Dental Officer Mark Koday, DDS, has been appointed to The American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention and Inter-professional Relations.

Clinic offering diabetes support

The number of people with diabetes in this country has increased four-fold over the last three decades, according to federal statistics.

Report: State’s drug epidemic continues

Heroin fatalities on the rise

New state health data shows a significant drop in deaths from prescription narcotics in recent years.

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‘Polio Plus’ program helping Ethiopians

Former resident Kathy McCarthy had an opportunity to see first-hand the difference Rotary International’s “Polio Plus” program is making in other countries.

Third open enrollment for health plans

Washington Healthplanfinder, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, is launching its third open enrollment period for qualified health plans starting Sunday, Nov. 1.

Know the signs of alcohol intoxication and what to do

With fall classes now underway at college campuses across the country, parties and the risk of severe alcohol intoxication are a reality, too.

Don’t let your skin get spooked this Halloween

A few simple “tricks” can keep your skin from turning into a nightmare this Halloween.

3D mammography cited as most effective in detecting breast cancer

Three-dimensional digital breast tomography, or 3D mammography, is the most effective technology available for early detection of breast cancer.

Don’t let diabetes spoil your fun this Halloween

Whether it’s a festival celebration, a haunted house visit or trick-or-treating, parents of children with diabetes need to be prepared for the sugar-fueled festivities, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine.

Fall is the time to bat-proof your home

When temperatures begin dropping, bats search for places to stay warm for the winter, increasing chances of contact with people.

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