Health and Fitness


New ways to flush out sinus infections

New sinus therapeutics, including baby shampoo sinus irrigation and probiotic sinus rinses, can lessen symptoms and ward off sinus infections, according to doctors at Baylor College of Medicine.

Bad behavior solution may be conducting vision or hearing tests

For some children a health problem could be to blame for acting up in class or even a drop in grades.

Celebration of life service set for May 13

YAKIMA – Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult, and no one should grieve alone, say Yakima Memorial staff members.

Volunteers needed for hospice care

YAKIMA – Yakima Memorial officials know that it’s difficult living with a life-limiting illness.

After-school snacks highly recommended

Don’t let your child’s energy decline after school; put pep in their step with an after-school snack.

Thousands get health plans through 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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Sunnyside clinic reaches out to local community

Staff from Lincoln Family Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Center for Community Health Promotion were on-hand this past Saturday to help Sunnyside residents learn more about the services available in the community.

Improper storage of make-up could lead to skin infections

HOUSTON – Not storing make-up properly and using out-of-date cosmetics can result in infection, say dermatology experts at Baylor College of Medicine.

Five Wishes workshops planned for next Tuesday

YAKIMA – Does your physician know what medical treatment you want - and don’t want - in the event that you’re in an accident or diagnosed with a terminal illness?

Grief recovery workshop set to begin this Thursday

YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a grief recovery workshop for anyone dealing with a loss such as a death, divorce, loss of relationship or identity.

Tuberculosis cases down slightly; remains a concern in Washington

Washington had a slight decline in tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2014 but state and local public health officials are still on high alert when it comes to this disease.

Avoid rodent-carried diseases this spring

If spring or summer cleaning uncovers signs that mice or other rodents have been in the area, people need to take precautions to avoid catching a rodent-carried disease like hantavirus.

PCB-containing light fixtures being removed from state’s schools

Finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, contained in some fluorescent light ballasts in schools is the priority recommendation of a plan released by the Washington departments of Health and Ecology.

Survey says alcohol use on the decline among teens

Marijuana, e-cigarettes a concern

While more Washington teens consider alcohol use risky, fewer teens consider marijuana use to be risky according to recent results from the state Healthy Youth Survey.

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Prestige Care administrator has become one of Sunnyside’s cornerstones

For the past 30 years Mary Arthur has given her time and care to the well-being of patients at Prestige Care & Rehabilitation in Sunnyside, formerly known as Hillcrest Manor.