Health and Fitness


State officials charge nurse

State health officials are charging a Benton County certified nursing assistant with unprofessional conduct.

County clinics receive funds

Two Yakima County clinics are receiving more than $320,000 combined in grants to improve their health centers.

WSU receives health grant

A Washington State University researcher has received a $10 million grant to work with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to reduce health risks related to high blood pressure.

Clinic announces new provider

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic has hired Molly Filosi, ARNP, as a new primary care provider.

PMH Medical Center plans reception for CEO

New hospital chief starts work today

The community can meet its new hospital chief executive office during a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 7.

Sunnyside to measure childhood obesity

Schools, Fred Hutch to join forces

Students in two local elementary schools will have their height and weight measured over the next three years.

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New clinic planned for Granger

Immediate care site opening by end of 2016

The community’s second new clinic in a 12-month span will open its doors by the end of the year.

Health care providers lose credentials

Three Lower Yakima Valley health care providers have lost their state Department of Health licenses and certifications.

New regional health partnership formed

Gonzaga University has hired Courtney Law, Ph.D., as director of the Regional Health Partnership.

Red Cross blood drawing dates listed

While thousands of people responded this month to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations, health officials say a critical blood shortage remains.

Time for back-to-school immunizations

New rules in place

Parents are urged to make sure their children’s immunizations are up-to-date before returning to school this fall.

Coffee vs. energy drinks

No difference in caffeine absorption

A study at Washington State University is the first published comparison of caffeine absorption after consumption of coffee versus energy drinks, and the impacts of temperature and rate of consumption.

Report ties benefits, healthy diets

Giving low-income families in Washington state a little more money to spend on food would lead to healthier meals.

Clinic residents receive grants

Two dental residents with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic received state grants.

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Sunnyside hospital announces update

Construction could start by the end of the year on a new, 160,000 square-foot hospital.