Did you know that if you take a lot of antibiotics they may NOT work for you when you need them most?

Did you know that if you take a lot of antibiotics they may NOT work for you when you need them most?

That’s right, we build up a resistance to these medications that could one day save your life.

Find out more:

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/clip/13908469/its-antibiotic-resistance-week

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/clip/13908483/resisting-antibiotics-during-flu-season

 

Classes and Events This Week

Events for November 12 – 18
Sun
Nov 12
1:00 pm Childbirth Education, Sunday 2-day class (Day1)
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
5:00
Class covers: what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. Please note:…
Mon
Nov 13
9:00 am Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
POA/Living Wills – Talking about living wills, healthcare power of attorney and the things you want and don’t want to happen to you if you’re unable to speak for yourself are all uncomfortable convers…
11:00 am Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
POA/Living Wills – Talking about living wills, healthcare power of attorney and the things you want and don’t want to happen to you if you’re unable to speak for yourself are all uncomfortable convers…
11:30 am Lamplight Bible Study/Support Group
North Star Lodge
Ends @
1:00
Learn how the bible can help you navigate your cancer journey
1:00 pm Diabetes Prevention Support Program
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
2:00
Diabetes Prevention Program participants and alumni, you are invited to join us monthly for  additional support and accountability with your goals. The Diabetes Prevention Support Program  Sessions  i…
1:30 pm Scrapbooking
North Star Lodge
Ends @
3:30
Enjoy fellowship and creativity as you learn new techniques for scrapbooking, cards and decorations.  All scrapbooking materials are provided at no charge, just bring your own photos.
3:00 pm Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
POA/Living Wills – Talking about living wills, healthcare power of attorney and the things you want and don’t want to happen to you if you’re unable to speak for yourself are all uncomfortable convers…
4:30 pm Living Healthy with Diabetes
Memorial Cornerstone Medicine
Ends @
5:00
Virginia Mason Memorial is committed to helping those with diabetes gain the skills and confidence they need to successfully manage their disease and live healthy.
Living Healthy with Diabetes is an…
5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
¿Listo para actuar ahora?
Para inscribirse se requiere la referencia de un proveedor de salud
(puede ser doctor, enfermera registrada (enfermera de la escuela),
nutricionista registrada o cualquier…
Apoyo para el Cancer -Hombres y Las mujeres
Wellness House
Ends @
6:00
Apoyo para el Cancer

  • 1st Martes, Las Mujeres
  • 2nd Martes, Hombres y Mujeres
5:30 pm Gathering at Powerhouse*
The Powerhouse Grill
A time of companionship and support. This group meets monthly for dinner at the Powerhouse Grill. There is no book, no program, and no expectation other than that you have an opportunity to enjoy a me…
6:00 pm Food for Life: How Foods Fight Diabetes
Memorial Cornerstone Medicine -Diabetes Education Classroom
Ends @
7:00
Food for Life: How Foods Fight Diabetes
Learn how to prepare affordable, low fat foods during this 4 week course taught by Ineke Ojanen, Registered Dietitian. She will demonstrate 3 delicious and…
Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
7:00
Pre-natal Yoga helps decrease tension, improve flexibility and
strength, prepare for the birthing process, and cultivate a connection
between mother and child. No Yoga experience necessary!  If you…
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Tue
Nov 14
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Label Reading (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
Label Reading – Do you ever wonder what food labels actually mean? Learn how to read and understand the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Nutrition Facts found on packaged food.

Classes are one…

10:00 am Diabetes Dialog Support Group – Morning Session
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
11:00
Diabetes Dialog Support Group Classes are offered twice per month except June, July and August.  Please call to register for March and December programs. (509) 249-5243

Diabetes and My Significant…

Memorial walking group -Fall hours
Kissel Park
Ends @
11:00
Welcome to the Memorial walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for physical activity and socialization. The walking session will be supervised by a certified trainer from Memorial…
11:00 am Label Reading (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
Label Reading – Do you ever wonder what food labels actually mean? Learn how to read and understand the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Nutrition Facts found on packaged food.

Classes are one…

12:00 pm North Star Knitters
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
Cast on to this active, fun-loving group of knitters (many survivors) and learn to knit, crochet and teach others. All the yarn is provided and the laughs are free. Ask your oncologist or nurse about…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
2:00 pm Prevent T2 for Diabetes Prevention Program Alumni
Lakeview
Ends @
3:00
Are you missing the support of a weekly meeting?  Struggling to stay on track with your goals?  Join us!  We are now offering PreventT2, building on lessons learned from the original DPP classes and i…
3:00 pm Label Reading (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
Label Reading – Do you ever wonder what food labels actually mean? Learn how to read and understand the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Nutrition Facts found on packaged food.

Classes are one…

Look Good-Feel Better
Wellness House
Ends @
5:00
This step-by-step makeover learning session is led by cosmetology professionals using products donated by the cosmetic industry. Each two-hour, hands-on-workshop includes a 12-step skin care, makeup l…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
6:30 pm Cancelled: Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Tuesdays 2 of 4)
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
8:30
Class covers: what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. Please note:…
Wed
Nov 15
11:00 am Healing Hearts -Cardiac support group
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
“Improve the quality of your life, and heal your heart again” (W. Berland, Ph.D.)

Healing Hearts is a bi monthly support group for patients who have had cardiac treatment, rehabilitation or heart…

12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support
Memorial Maternal Health
Ends @
1:30
Do you ever ask?
“Will I be able to breastfeed after my baby is born”?
“Am I doing this right?”
“Is this supposed to hurt like this?”
“Is my baby getting enough to eat?”
You are not alone. All…
Living with Loss Course/Support group (Feb 22 to March 15)
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
A 4-week discussion based course and support group. Each individual can share as much or as little as they wish. Leader will provide discussion topics and support related materials throughout the cour…
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
Ready for a healthy change? Looking for ways to help your child eat well and
be more active? ACT is a 12 week healthy lifestyle program for overweight
children/teens 8-14 years of age and their…
5:30 pm Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español
Children’s Village
Ends @
7:00
El Programa de Padre a Padre ofrece apoyo emocional e información a familias criando a niños con necesidades especiales de salud o atrasos en el desarrollo. Los Eventos y las clases patrocinadas por P…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
6:30 pm Successful Breastfeeding
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
9:00
Before your baby arrives give yourself a head start by learning helpful breastfeeding techniques and solutions for common breastfeeding issues.

Register Online

Thu
Nov 16
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
12:00 pm Cancer support -Women supporting women
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the first day of cancer diagnosis and for the rest of your life- you are a survivor!  Find hope, encouragement and connection with other women survivors.
Grief Recovery Workshop (9/27-11/16)
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
This 8-week course is centered in personal discovery and homework-style exercises designed to help you focus on grief recovery.
Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
A cancer diagnosis can cause anxiety, stress and sometimes depression for patients and their caregivers. There are natural ways to combat these side effects and it’s something anyone can learn.

An…

Women Supporting Women Through Cancer
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the moment of diagnosis and for the rest of your life you are a survivor!  Within the Support Group find Hope, Encouragement and a Connection with other women just like you!  It does not matter w…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
6:30 pm Autism Support
Children’s Village
Ends @
8:00
For parents and caregivers of children that experience Autism, Sensory Challenges, Social, Emotional, Communication or Behavioral Concerns. No Autism Diagnosis is needed to attend. If you need childca…
Baby Basics
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
9:00
Diapering, bathing, feeding; there’s so much involved with in caring for a newborn! Learn all the infant basics, what you can do to be organized and gain insight into recognizing baby’s “cues.”

Fri
Nov 17
9:00 am Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
Lipid Panel – Do you know what a lipid panel is? A lipid panel is a complete cholesterol test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Learn about these test results…
Parent to Parent Crafting Group
Children’s Village
Ends @
11:00
A time for Crafting, Coffee and Chatting with others who are raising children with special needs, in a relaxed atmosphere of support, encouragement and fun.  It is free to attend, and we have scrapboo…
11:00 am Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
Lipid Panel – Do you know what a lipid panel is? A lipid panel is a complete cholesterol test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Learn about these test results…
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos.
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
4:30
Cuide de lo que verdaderamente es importante – su Salud.

¿No tiene cobertura médica?
‘Ohana tiene información de programas que ayudan a cubrir el costo de este importante examen.
Llame para más…

Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
5:30
`Ohana, Memorials Mammography center, offers a walk-in clinic for screening mammograms, Fridays, 2:30–5:30 p.m No appointment is necessary and interpreters are available. The name of the doctor receiv…
3:00 pm Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
Lipid Panel – Do you know what a lipid panel is? A lipid panel is a complete cholesterol test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Learn about these test results…
Sat
Nov 18
9:00 am Childbirth Education -1 day class, Saturday
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
5:00
Class covers: what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. Please note:…

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Upcoming Events for November 19 – 25
Sun Nov 19 1:00 pm Childbirth Education, Sunday 2-day class (Day 2) (Memorial Education Center)
Mon Nov 20 9:00 am Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
11:00 am Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
1:30 pm Scrapbooking (North Star Lodge)
3:00 pm Power of Attorney / Living Wills (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable (Yakima YMCA)
6:00 pm Food for Life: How Foods Fight Diabetes (Memorial Cornerstone Medicine -Diabetes Education Classroom)
Pre-natal Yoga (Memorial Education Center)
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Tue Nov 21 9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
10:00 am Memorial walking group -Fall hours (Kissel Park)
11:00 am Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
2:00 pm Prevent T2 for Diabetes Prevention Program Alumni (Lakeview)
3:00 pm Lipid Panel (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:30 pm Cancelled: Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Tuesdays 3 of 4) (Memorial Education Center)
Wed Nov 22 12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
Cancer support for Men, Women and families (Wellness House)
Living with Loss Course/Support group (Feb 22 to March 15) (Cottage in the Meadow)
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids (Yakima YMCA)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Fri Nov 24 Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)

View the entire calendar online

Recent batch of street drugs causing overdoses in Yakima

Beware! Dr. Marty Brueggemann, Virginia Mason Memorial’s Chief Medical Officer, helps spread the word about a recent batch of street drugs that is causing overdoses in Yakima.

YAKIMA, Wash. — Batches of bad street drugs — sold as Xanax, heroin and fentanyl, among others — are eliciting concerns from local and federal law enforcement agencies as well as local medical professionals treating the potentially deadly consequences.

Read the full story at http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/overdose-warning-bad-batches-of-street-drugs-turning-up-in/article_ff3e8e26-c518-11e7-a676-576dd98029c8.html

Mom, am I Special Needs?

“Alex actually came up to me, we were sitting at the dinner table, he asked me, he goes “Mom, am I Special Needs?” And it broke my heart ‘cos I didn’t know what to tell him and so I kinda just bypassed the question and my husband came and was just like “Everybody’s different, just like I wear glasses, you wear glasses, mom doesn’t wear glasses, or I’m a boy and your sister’s a girl, hair color and stuff but me I was just like frozen. What do you say? And I didn’t know how to react. He’s getting to the age now where he’s starting to realize he’s different. And I don’t know how to address it so I reach out to you guys to kind of help and the guidance of how do you tell them and make them understand that they already feel different”

Virginia Mason Memorial’s new monthly TV show packed with health tips for the community

This summer, Virginia Mason Memorial started its own television program full of helpful and important health information! The show airs repeatedly the first two weeks of each month on Charter Spectrum’s public access Channel 192.

In October we talked to a breast cancer survivor and her husband, along with Carol Vanevenhoven, Memorial’s senior director for the Women and Children’s service line. November’s program, airing now, is about Hospice & Palliative Care Month and features Laurie Jackson, senior director of Compass Care, Memorial’s end-of-life line of services.

Channel 192 is available only to cable subscribers, but all shows are available to the public at any time online: http://205.172.45.10/CablecastPublicSite/show/8342?channel=1

Virginia Mason Memorial is grateful for this no-cost community resource provided by the City of Yakima through Yakima Community Television (YCTV).

Check out our show!

The Picture of Health: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Picture of Health: Hospice & Palliative Care Month

The horse and hound mystery!

So here is the horse statue from Children’s Village that many of you will be familiar with. But look more closely What caught our eye was not the horse, majestic as it is, but what is riding on its tail as revealed in the second photo.

Can you help us solve the mystery? Was the horse’s companion placed there to keep the horse company by some kindly stranger? Or is it a lost object that we you can help reunite with its owner?

Let us know!

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition where the blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Memorial’s prevention program helps people lower their risk of type 2 diabetes. Participants meet in groups with a trained lifestyle coach for 16 weekly, one-hour sessions and seven monthly follow up sessions. If you would like to learn more about this program, you can attend an orientation on the last Monday of each month from 4-4:30 p.m. at Memorial’s Community Education Center at 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd. No registration is necessary for the orientation