Health and Fitness


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Crohn’s Disease education effort under way

It’s called the “invisible disease.”

Research links to diseases in cattle, humans

Cattle and humans may share some gastrointestinal diseases.

Living with diabetes during the holidays

Consistency is key to managing diabetes during the holiday season with all its rich foods.

Provider charged

State officials are charging a Benton County pharmacy assistant with unprofessional conduct.

Gains made in health coverage

Across the country, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who have health coverage — with Washington state making especially large gains, according to a new study.

Medical program receives notice

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has received preliminary accreditation — a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017.

Alzheimer’s group town hall

State plan focus of gathering

The state chapter of Alzheimer’s Association will have a town hall in Yakima County.

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Dental students to provide care for veterans

Free service available Nov. 10

The local community college is providing dental hygiene services in honor of Veterans Day.

More children covered

The number of insured children in Washington state has increased by 52,000 since 2013, a recent survey found.

State collects tons of drugs

State agencies collected nearly 9.6 tons of unwanted prescription drugs during a special drive last week.

Assistant charged

A Yakima County medical assistant is charged with unprofessional conduct.

School names new staff

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University recently added four new administrators.

Children immunized

Immunization rates of toddlers in Washington are increasing, and meeting state and national public health goals.

Mobile screening clinic coming to town

The Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program, in partnership with the Providence Mammography Coach of Spokane, is promoting preventive health care for women during October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month with opportunities for free screenings.

Grant to study health in elderly American Indians

Researchers at Washington State University Health Sciences recently received a $3.7 million four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to study cognitive health among elderly American Indians.