Health and Fitness


Acupuncture gives allergy relief

“Wind is the mother of 10,000 illnesses” – Chinese proverb

When you are the only practicing acupuncturist between Tri-cities and Yakima, you tend to treat a lot of ailments as John F. Moore has discovered during his four years at Thompson Chiropractic.

Health district issues warning

A youngster’s close call is prompting a warning from the Benton-Franklin Health District.

Toppenish clinic hosting new taste-testing events

Program to be offered twice this week

Children and their parents are invited to “Taste the Rainbow” during a two-day emphasis on healthy eating.

New report urges colon awareness

Cancer rates on the rise for young patients

A new report on the rising rates of colorectal cancer among young people is sparking concern and action on what to do to prevent the deadly disease.

Health survey notes youth alcohol issues

Local children are obtaining alcohol from stores at a higher rate than the rest of the state.

Legion issues alert to veterans

Agency finds Camp LeJeune veterans at risk for diseases

The local American Legion post is seeking veterans who may have been exposed to contaminated water at Camp LeJeune.

Agency ends probation

A Benton County health provider had her status updated this month.

Cardiologist settles case

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington announced a settlement agreement with Dr. Romeo Pavlic and various companies he owns.

Hospital welcomes new provider

Dr. James Hazel, an orthopaedic surgeon, has joined the team at PMH Surgical Group.

Hospital eyes building sale

The local hospital may sell a clinic building in Grandview.

State agency files charge

The state Nursing Assistant Program has charged certified nursing assistant Olivia I. Ramos of Yakima County with unprofessional conduct, records show.

College earns accreditation

Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine achieved another significant milestone last week when it was granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for the doctor of medicine program.

Hospital internship gets extension

The Western State Hospital psychology internship program received a 7-year extension from the American Psychological Association.

Bill eyes long-term care benefit

A bipartisan group of legislators, led by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, have introduced legislation to create a long-term care benefit for Washington state workers and seniors.

Tease photo

New showcase will feature health exhibits

Research on display during Friday event

Public health research in the Yakima Valley will be shared from 5-8 p.m. Friday at a showcase to be presented at Northwest Communities Education Center, 121 Sunnyside Ave.