Health and Fitness


Get vaccinated now

Influenza illnesses are increasing and health officials at the Washington State Department of Health urge Washingtonians to get a flu shot now. Officials also want people to avoid spreading the flu and to know when it’s okay to be cared for at home and when they should get medical care.

December 26, 2017 noon read more..

Manage pain with technology

Digital apps have long existed to help people lose weight or track exercise, and now, developers are providing new high-tech ways for those living with chronic pain to track key measures of their conditions – providing a solution to one of the biggest challenges patients face.

November 27, 2017 noon read more..

Focus on how you live

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and health officials are reaching out to raise awareness.

October 30, 2017 noon read more..

Kale with poultry tested for Listeria

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health alert for possible Listeria contamination of poultry products produced by Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods of Portland, Ore.

October 30, 2017 noon read more..

Influenza activity picking up

State health officials are already seeing influenza cases across the state, and they expect the number to rise in the coming weeks. People are urged to get a flu shot now as the best line of defense against flu.

October 30, 2017 noon read more..

Clearing the path for further physicians

The need for more doctors is being felt all over the county and helping to clear the path for potential medical persons is the Masters of Arts Medical Sciences program being offered at Heritage University in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest University.

October 30, 2017 noon read more..

Helping Harvey victims

Middle School AVID classes are collecting school supplies for Humble Middle School students, which was affected by Hurricane Harvey.

September 25, 2017 noon read more..

Senior Expo planned

A consumer fair for senior citizens will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Fairbridge Inn, 1501 N. First Street.

September 25, 2017 noon read more..

Childhood obesity growing

The growing epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States has health experts worried about children’s well-being.

September 25, 2017 noon read more..