Health and Fitness


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Heritage, WSU announce joint pharmacy program

The local university is partnering with Washington State University for a new pharmacy program.

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From migrant child to patient care

New nurse practitioner at local clinic

As an immigrant child, she found ways to quickly learn to speak and read English.

‘Go Red’ in Prosser

The local hospital is planning a “Go Red” event from 7:30-11 a.m. this Thursday for women’s heart awareness.

Board names new leader

The Washington State Nurses Association Board of Directors has a new leader.

Clinic hires new doctor

Dr. Jamal Masalmeh is the new optometrist at Yakima Neighborhood Health’s local clinic, 617 Scoon Road.

State issues provider updates

Officials have taken actions related to the following Yakima Valley health care providers:

‘Go Red’ is fair theme

PMH Medical Center will “Go Red” at a health fair from 7:30-11 a.m. Feb. 2 at the hospital, 723 Memorial St.

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.”