Health and Fitness


Health plan sign-ups rise

The state insurance benefit exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, has seen a 13 percent increase in enrollments, state officials said.

Autism review

A research project will explore why children with autism spectrum disorder experience changes in their symptoms when taking antibiotics.

State receives drug grants

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is providing up to $325,000 in funding to programs in Washington state.

Credentials reinstated

State Department of Health officials recently reinstated credentials for two Lower Yakima Valley providers.

Washington spends less on tobacco

Washington state receives nearly $600 million a year from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, yet it spends less than 1 percent on smoking prevention and cessation programs.

Does chronic pain impact sleep?

Researchers plan to find out

Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain.

Specialist now seeing patients in Sunnyside

The clinic is operated by NOVA Health

When one door closed for a Yakima doctor another opened here.

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Crohn’s Disease education effort under way

It’s called the “invisible disease.”

Research links to diseases in cattle, humans

Cattle and humans may share some gastrointestinal diseases.

Living with diabetes during the holidays

Consistency is key to managing diabetes during the holiday season with all its rich foods.

Provider charged

State officials are charging a Benton County pharmacy assistant with unprofessional conduct.

Gains made in health coverage

Across the country, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who have health coverage — with Washington state making especially large gains, according to a new study.

Medical program receives notice

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has received preliminary accreditation — a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017.

Alzheimer’s group town hall

State plan focus of gathering

The state chapter of Alzheimer’s Association will have a town hall in Yakima County.

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Dental students to provide care for veterans

Free service available Nov. 10

The local community college is providing dental hygiene services in honor of Veterans Day.