Health and Fitness


State agency files charge

The state Nursing Assistant Program has charged certified nursing assistant Olivia I. Ramos of Yakima County with unprofessional conduct, records show.

College earns accreditation

Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine achieved another significant milestone last week when it was granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for the doctor of medicine program.

Hospital internship gets extension

The Western State Hospital psychology internship program received a 7-year extension from the American Psychological Association.

Bill eyes long-term care benefit

A bipartisan group of legislators, led by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, have introduced legislation to create a long-term care benefit for Washington state workers and seniors.

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New showcase will feature health exhibits

Research on display during Friday event

Public health research in the Yakima Valley will be shared from 5-8 p.m. Friday at a showcase to be presented at Northwest Communities Education Center, 121 Sunnyside Ave.

Farm Workers names new providers

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic added several new providers.

Four ways to stretch your health benefits

Often, employees enroll in medical insurance plans for protection against unpredictable events, sudden illness or serious health concerns that may result in expensive medical bills.

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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.