Health and Fitness


My health insurer’s denial almost prevented my cancer treatment

Survivor’s dilemma

Before I was diagnosed with lung cancer, health insurance was not something I ever worried about.

New doctor in town

Dr. George Tree is settling into his new duties as a chiropractor in working with Dr. Chad Thornack at 1101 Tacoma Ave.

Artz-Fox has 95 percent vaccine rate

School district nurses have earned recognition for ensuring Artz-Fox Elementary School kindergartners have been vaccinated.

New provider at clinic

A local chiropractor’s office has a new provider.

Diabetes class set

Local diabetes patients are invited to a free workshop next month.

Board to review staff

PMH Medical Center’s Board of Directors will consider approving clinic privileges for several providers when they meet at 7 p.m. this Thursday.

Five ways to reduce stress

The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed.

Top tips for allergy management

Symptoms can disrupt quality of life

Allergy symptoms can lead to a major disruption in quality of life.

Acupuncture gives allergy relief

“Wind is the mother of 10,000 illnesses” – Chinese proverb

When you are the only practicing acupuncturist between Tri-cities and Yakima, you tend to treat a lot of ailments as John F. Moore has discovered during his four years at Thompson Chiropractic.

Health district issues warning

A youngster’s close call is prompting a warning from the Benton-Franklin Health District.

Toppenish clinic hosting new taste-testing events

Program to be offered twice this week

Children and their parents are invited to “Taste the Rainbow” during a two-day emphasis on healthy eating.

New report urges colon awareness

Cancer rates on the rise for young patients

A new report on the rising rates of colorectal cancer among young people is sparking concern and action on what to do to prevent the deadly disease.

Health survey notes youth alcohol issues

Local children are obtaining alcohol from stores at a higher rate than the rest of the state.

Legion issues alert to veterans

Agency finds Camp LeJeune veterans at risk for diseases

The local American Legion post is seeking veterans who may have been exposed to contaminated water at Camp LeJeune.

Agency ends probation

A Benton County health provider had her status updated this month.