Health and Fitness


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

Local man back at clinic

It’s homecoming time for the newest physician assistant at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Medical-Dental Center.

Helpful tips to keeping those new year weight loss resolutions

It’s one thing to make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.

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New office provides more access to services

Neighborhood Health has opened a service office on the other side of town from its main clinic.

Koday named to ADA council

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic’s Chief Dental Officer Mark Koday, DDS, has been appointed to The American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention and Inter-professional Relations.

Clinic offering diabetes support

The number of people with diabetes in this country has increased four-fold over the last three decades, according to federal statistics.