Health and Fitness


Farm Workers Clinic on cutting edge of addressing mental health symptoms

“Mental Health Month” comes to a close this coming Sunday, on May 31. This year’s theme was “Addressing mental health before Stage 4.”

Whooping cough study shows vaccine protection fades over time

A new study shows that whooping cough vaccinations wear off over time, but they’re still the best protection against the dangerous disease - according to state officials.

Golf, motorcycle fundraiser Saturday

SELAH - Not-for-profit Reckin’ Crue Inc. will host the annual Mayhem and Miracles Revving at the Ridge Motorcycle Poker Run and Show-n-Shine

Allergic reactions to hair dye can happen

No matter how long you’ve been using a hair dye product an allergic reaction can develop at any time.

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Iridologist returning to Sunnyside this fall

A certified iridologist – an alternative health practitioner who studies the irises in the eyes in relationship to a person’s overall physical condition – returns to Sunnyside this September.

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Granger man helped lead the way for development of clinic pharmacies

When Guillermo Castaneda of Granger first became the manager of the Farm Workers Family Health Center in Toppenish, there was no such thing as an in-house pharmacy.

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Local doctor specializes in urinary tract treatments

Here is a bit of unsettling news - everyone is guaranteed to experience the embarrassment of urinary incontinence sometime in their life.

Thousands get health plans through Washington’s website

Washington Healthplanfinder officials announced this week that 170,101 Washingtonians have signed up for a qualified health plan or renewed their health coverage through

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New dentist brings experience to Sunnyside office

Dr. Sara Thomas won’t be in Sunnyside every day, but she hopes to meet plenty of people in town while working at Rodriguez Dental Center every Friday.

Fresh clues to understanding synesthesia

A set of multi-colored magnetic letters that children used in the 1970s and 1980s to learn the alphabet have provided neuroscience researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford University and New York University a clue to the role of environment in synesthesia – a condition in which the senses are blended.

Whooping cough on the rise here

Whooping cough is on the rise in Washington and state health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against the disease, especially pregnant women.

Breastfeeding support group meets weekly

YAKIMA – Breastfeeding provides infants with nutrients they need, including antibodies that protect them from germs and illnesses.

‘Washing’ hands-down best way to sidestep the influenza virus

A simple procedure – washing your hands – just might prevent you from catching the flu this season.

Running versus walking

When it comes to the great debate of running versus walking, it seems that everyone has an opinion on which is the best way to get in your daily dose of physical activity.

Smartphone application aims to help people quit smoking

The state department of health is offering a smartphone app to help Washingtonians kick their tobacco habits, and the first 1,900 app downloads are free.