Yakima Haiti Relief Efforts

Dr. James and Mrs. Linda Zingerman on KUSA discussing their participation in the relief efforts in Haiti. Dr. Zingerman is a family medicine physician at Selah Family Medicine and Linda is a nurse in infusion care at Memorial. They returned about 2 weeks ago and can talk first hand about what it’s like on the ground in Haiti.

Basic Health Plan In Danger

Basic Health Plan In Danger

Yakima County has the highest number of people on the state’s Basic Health Plan, and the program could be wiped away within the next few months.

http://www.kapptv.com/news/?story_id=17627&view=text

Basic Health Plan cuts would hit hard locally

8,389 people in Yakima County face the prospect of losing coverage under Basic Health, the state’s pioneering plan that provides insurance to low-income working people on a sliding fee scale.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/02/02/basic-health-plan-cuts-would-hit-hard-locally

Feburary is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

YAKIMA WA: In support of American Heart Month, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is hosting a series of educational programs and events on Thursday evenings throughout the month of February to the educate individuals on how to fight America’s No. 1 killer, cardiovascular disease. Take this opportunity to talk to medical experts and survivors about their experiences with this life-threatening disease.

Event: Heart Disease: Risky Business
What: Once thought to be a man’s disease, cardiovascular disease is also the number 1 killer of women in America. Find out how the symptoms, disease, and recovery may be different for women than for men.
When: Thursday, February 4, 2010
Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Speakers: Kristin Larson, MD and Linda Johnson, Survivor
Location: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Auditorium, (Lower Level)
2811 Tieton Drive, Yakima

Event: Vascular Health; Go with the Flow
What: We hear about symptoms for heart attack, but what about vascular disease? Learn the warning signs and how to keep your arteries clean and clear.
When: Thursday, February 11, 2010
Time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Speakers: Justin Robinson, MD, Vascular Surgeon
Location: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Auditorium, (Lower Level)
2811 Tieton Drive, Yakima

Event: Sleep: The Heart of the Matter
What: Recent Studies show a lack of quality sleep could take a toll on your heart. Losing an hour each night over time can significantly increase your risk of heart disease. Learn how to sleep better and be heart healthy.
When: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Speakers: Geoffrey Greenberg, MD
Location: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Auditorium, (Lower Level)
2811 Tieton Drive, Yakima

Attendees to any of these three events receive a free cholesterol profile and blood sugar test-a $63 value. Individuals can find more information or register at yakimamemorial.org/heartclasses or by calling 509-575-8484. ###