Classes and Events at Memorial
Classes and Events at Memorial
Sunshine and warmer weather have returned to Yakima! North Star Lodge oncologist Vicky Jones shares some tips on how to protect yourself from skin cancer and melanoma
How Sweet are You?
The latest research from the National Center for Health Statistics show that a shocking 13% of adults’ daily calories come from added sugars (processed and prepared sugars versus naturally occurring sugars found in foods like apples or milk). The research shows that men consume about 335 calories a day from added sugars while women consume about 239 calories. The American Heart Association recommends that men consume no more than 150 calories daily from added sugars (about 9 teaspoons) andwomen no more than 100 calories a day (about 6 teaspoons). Children shouldn’t consume more than 3-4 teaspoons daily depending on their age.
Fact: A study done by the American Heart Association found children as young as 1-3 years of age consume 12 teaspoons of sugar daily and by the time they reach 4-8 years of age, their sugar consumption reaches anaverage of 21 teaspoons a day!
Calories from added sugar per serving:
|Carbonated Soda, 12 oz. can||
|Canned peaches in heavy syrup, 1 cup||
|Jelly beans, 10 large||
|Non-fat fruit yogurt, 6 oz. container||
|Chocolate puff cereal, 1 cup||
|Vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup||
|Pancake syrup, 1 tbsp.||
Where are your added sugars coming from? Is it a grande latte with two pumps of hazelnut syrup? Did you have a piece of cake or a cookie with your lunch? Was it in your salad dressing?
Here’s your challenge for the week: Pay attention to what you are eating by keeping a food log and track the number of added sugars you are eating on a daily basis. Ask questions about the menu if you are eating out or read the nutrition labels on packaged food. And then consider how you can reduce your added sugar intake.
References: American Heart Association, 2013.
Specializing in physical medicine rehabilitation and pain medicine, Daniel Kwon is a physician at Water’s Edge Pain Clinic. Daniel got into medicine because he likes the challenges of science; the fact that everything is dynamic and moving. He also enjoys the diversity associated with helping patients get to a better place than their current situation. For fun, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor related activities, and interacting with the Yakima community.
David Doornink has been an internist at Cornerstone Medical Clinic ever since he graduated from medical school. He has an appreciation for the effects of disease on people and how as a physician he can help people deal with an illness. David likes getting to know his patients, understanding their likes and dislikes while helping them solve their health problems. As a resident of Yakima, David enjoys outdoor activities and has done quite a bit of backpacking in the Cascades.
Time to protect your face from harmful rays! Check out our gorgeous selection of new hats-prices vary. Memorial Gift Shop
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May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month – For those of us that know or work with teens during pregnancy, it is critical we continue to spread the word about prevention of subsequent pregnancies until they are older. In 2010, 1 out of 5 teens had another baby within 2 years. At Memorial, we offer a Young and Pregnant class to pregnant teens 19 and younger and have partnered with Pacific Northwest University to educate teens on their birth control options and the importance of finishing their education before having another baby. Empowering these teens to finish their education so that they can provide for themselves and their children is a message they can’t hear often enough.
This May, along with identifying new adolescent health resources from across the federal government, the Office of Adolescent Health recognizes Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with a series of events and the launch of a new Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center. Read about the new resource center, other new adolescent health resources, and a Twitter chat on adolescent physical fitness and sports below!
It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Join a #MoveInMay Twitter chat on physical fitness and sports during the teenage years, Tuesday, May 14th from 3:30 – 4:15pm ET. The chat is co-hosted by the Office of Adolescent Health (@TeenHealthGov), the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (@FitnessGov), the Office on Women’s Health (@WomensHealth and @GirlsHealth), and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (@GoHealthyPeople). Special guest GENYOUth Foundation (@GENYOUthNow) will also join! Learn more about the chat.