Health and Fitness


Local hospital raising heart health awareness

February was American Heart Month and Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics attempted to do their part to help patients and community members live a heart-healthy life.

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Junior art show on exhibit

PENDLETON, ORE. – In its fourth year, ArtWORKz 2015 Junior Art Show & Competition at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton has opened with 99 submissions from young artists as far away as The Dalles, Kennewick, Boardman and even South Dakota.

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Heart-stopping tragedy becomes political tour-de-force

As a 22-year-old vegetarian skiing and sailing instructor, Beverly Elmer isn’t the type of person you’d expect to have heart problems.

Infant CPR class Thursday

YAKIMA – Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age.

Children’s bereavement workshop free in February

YAKIMA – Do you know a child who is grieving the death of a parent or other close loved one?

Not too late to be vaccinated for influenza

Although we are currently in the midst of a moderate to strong influenza year, it’s not too late to be protected against the virus, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

Added sugar could contribute to those added holiday pounds

The holidays can be a tricky time for those with a sweet tooth, but according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, everyone should be aware of the amount of added sugar they’re consuming year-round.

Proposal seeks to recover costs for public medical services at large entertainment venues

OLYMPIA – Providing emergency medical care to concert-goers at large outdoor venues – like the Gorge Amphitheater – can be expensive.

Study shows vaccination decreases rotavirus rates

A new study by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital researchers shows that a vaccine for rotavirus in infants reduces the rates of infection.

Dental Day Feb. 7

YAKIMA - Yakima Valley Community College’s dental hygiene program is hosting the 22nd annual Free Dental Sealant Day, Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Prestige Care earns honors

A total of 26 Prestige Care & Rehabilitation centers, including the one in Sunnyside, has earned quality accreditation.

Obesity, acid reflux precursors for developing esophageal cancer

Driven by obesity and acid reflux, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus has become the fastest rising cancer in white men in the United States.

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Hospital food drive

The PMH Medical Center staff’s second annual food drive has resulted in a donation of 2,320 food items, plus $4,407 in cash to Prosser’s Jubilee Ministries Food Bank, according to Wanda Roberts, hospital community outreach coordinator.

Ebola preparedness continues in Washington state hospitals

Preparations for identifying, isolating, evaluating and treating patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease in Washington state continues, even though the likelihood of the virus appearing in the state is still considered low.