Health and Fitness


Saline pool serves therapy needs

There is a new therapy option in town.

Free youth suicide, mental health training offered

A series of trainings on youth suicide prevention and mental health starts tomorrow.

Health care providers cited

The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against two Yakima County health care providers.

Free dental clinic in May

Yakima Valley Community College dental hygiene students will be offering a free dental screening May 17.

Birthing center classes offered

A free birthing workshop provided by certified childbirth educators, will be offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at PMH Family Birthplace.

Grants aid drug concerns

A $2.8 million federal grant will help Washington state address the problems of prescription opioid and heroin abuse.

Tuberculosis cases increase

Washington’s tuberculosis cases were on the rise last year, putting state and local public health officials on heightened alert.

Clinic hires new providers

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic has two new providers.

Doctor finds joy helping patients

A career in obstetrics and gynecology interested one Grandview doctor after seeing how it helped her own family.

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Yakima Valley allergy sufferers have options

Spring is when the daffodils bloom at Centennial Square, grass in the parks turns green and people start to sneeze when they walk outside.

Technology advances reduce recovery time

Patients don’t expect to hear their doctors use terms like roto rooter or caulking gun when describing cardio-vascular procedures.

Clinic director at home in Lower Valley

The new director of several Yakima Valley Farm Workers clinics in Grandview and Sunnyside says he feels at home in the Lower Valley.

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First case of Zika virus hits Washington state

County officials call for caution

Although the first case of the Zika virus has been identified in the state, Yakima Health District officials say it is unlikely residents here will contract the virus locally from a mosquito bite.

Birth defects focus of local outreach

The Yakima Health District is urging health care providers, women, and families to take part in efforts to raise awareness of birth defects.

Deadline nears for well testing

Lower Yakima Valley residents served by a private or shared well have one more month to sign up for free nitrate and coliform sampling.c