Health and Fitness


More children covered

The number of insured children in Washington state has increased by 52,000 since 2013, a recent survey found.

State collects tons of drugs

State agencies collected nearly 9.6 tons of unwanted prescription drugs during a special drive last week.

Assistant charged

A Yakima County medical assistant is charged with unprofessional conduct.

School names new staff

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University recently added four new administrators.

Children immunized

Immunization rates of toddlers in Washington are increasing, and meeting state and national public health goals.

Mobile screening clinic coming to town

The Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program, in partnership with the Providence Mammography Coach of Spokane, is promoting preventive health care for women during October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month with opportunities for free screenings.

Grant to study health in elderly American Indians

Researchers at Washington State University Health Sciences recently received a $3.7 million four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to study cognitive health among elderly American Indians.

Vice dean of research named

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has named John Roll vice dean for research.

Health plans set for 2017

More than 100 health and dental plans have been approved for Washington Healthplanfinder enrollment beginning Nov. 1.

Nurses sought for honor

The March of Dimes is celebrating its 14th year honoring the best and brightest of local nurses with the Washington Nurse of the Year Awards.

Clinic welcomes new health care providers

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is welcoming several new providers.

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Sunnyside Family Medicine moves into new offices

There are still a few glitches to be worked out, but Sunnyside Family Medicine is now seeing patients in its new offices at 2214 E. Lincoln Ave.

Yakima man’s credentials revoked

The State Department of Health’s Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Maurice M. Yates with unprofessional conduct in June.

State officials charge nurse

State health officials are charging a Benton County certified nursing assistant with unprofessional conduct.

County clinics receive funds

Two Yakima County clinics are receiving more than $320,000 combined in grants to improve their health centers.