Inflammation and Cancer

Most of us know when we have inflammation after some type of injury. This is an important part of the healing process and is called “acute” inflammation.  What we will discuss is labeled “chronic.” This is basically a constant, low-level state of inflammation that can damage cells and their DNA, resulting in higher risk for Read more about Inflammation and Cancer[…]

Massages at North Star Lodge

“It is fantastic that you arrange activities like this for the ladies and gentleman of North Star. When I read about opportunities like this, I am all the more grateful for everything North Star has done for this community. Aside from helping me destroy the cancer I had personally two years ago, you make a Read more about Massages at North Star Lodge[…]

Cancer Treatment and Fatigue

Fighting Fatigue Carli Hill, RD, CSO Fatigue “is one of the most common side effects of cancer and its treatment”. (WebMD) Causes and/or contributing factors to cancer-related fatigue include: cancer itself, stress, nutritional depletion, lack of exercise, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, muscle wasting, diarrhea, dehydration, infection, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and anemia. Here are some tips Read more about Cancer Treatment and Fatigue[…]

Brenda Torrez

When Brenda Torrez started working at Children’s Village four years ago, she had no idea it would change the course of her life. Gifted in administration, Torrez quickly took on extra responsibilities working at the front desk, figuring out details of the complicated scheduling database and training others to use the system efficiently. “I am Read more about Brenda Torrez[…]

Yakima Fiesta de Salud

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Fourth Annual Fiesta de Salud offers health resources, screenings, and bilingual family funn Yakima, WA Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, in partnership with Fiesta Foods of Yakima, and Yakima’s healthcare community, are inviting families to attend the fourth annual Fiesta de Salud- Free Community Health Fair, at Fiesta Foods Read more about Yakima Fiesta de Salud[…]

North Star Lodge: A Healing Environment

North Star Lodge and nurses, Kim Caudill & Charlotte Montgomery were recently interviewed in the Oncology Nurses publication regarding the healthcare environment at North Star Lodge. Read more below… Cancer Center Design Enhancing the Patient Care Environment [By Jennifer K. Mitchell, MSN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Contributing Editor] Nurs­ing involves car­ing for the whole per­son (body, mind, Read more about North Star Lodge: A Healing Environment[…]

You Are What You Eat

“You are what you eat” by Kim McCorquodale RD,CSO,CD We have all heard this many times. But we also know “we are what are parents gave us,” meaning the genes we inherited. Well, now scientists are investigating how these 2 factors interact. The official term is “nutrigenomics.” This is the study of how our genes Read more about You Are What You Eat[…]