Yoga helps cancer survivors

SIDE NOTE:  This article is provided compliments of the Mayo Clinic “Living with Cancer” Blog.  We find their advice to be highly credible. Yoga helps cancer survivors with overall well-being By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.   Every day researchers are learning more about the health benefits of mind-body techniques. Yoga has been in the spotlight Read more about Yoga helps cancer survivors[…]

Child Safety Tips in the home

Brightly colored little packets that combine laundry detergent/cleaning agents are a new convenience for consumers and a new danger for kids Nearly 250 people have called poison centers in a past couple of months after small children swallowed or bit into the packets. Look around your home and put away items that could be hazardous Read more about Child Safety Tips in the home[…]

Welcome to our newest volunteer at North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center, Pat Archambeau

Welcome to our newest volunteer at North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center, Pat Archambeau.  Pat will be substituting in infusion care and at the concierge desk.  She comes to us after retiring from a career in the banking industry.  We are so fortunate to have over 50 dedicated volunteers share their time, treasures and talents Read more about Welcome to our newest volunteer at North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center, Pat Archambeau[…]

Tips For Summer: Enjoy the Sun While Staying in Shape!

Summer Navigation Guide – Enjoy the Sun While Staying in Shape! By Lindsey Woodkey It’s that time again! Fire up the barbeques, plan those summer vacations, and (gasp!) … purchase the swim attire you will don this year. Whether you’ve made and kept your New Year’s resolution, or you still have some work to do, Read more about Tips For Summer: Enjoy the Sun While Staying in Shape![…]

Yakima Asthma Treatment: Bronchial thermoplasty

Memorial Helps Severe Asthma Patients Breathe Easier with New Treatment Memorial first hospital east of the Cascades to offer procedure     Yakima – More than 20 million Americans live with asthma every day.  In Yakima County, one in 11 adults have this respiratory disease that causes the lungs to narrow making it difficult to Read more about Yakima Asthma Treatment: Bronchial thermoplasty[…]

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers Date:  5/29/12   Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control called for all baby boomers to get a one-time blood test for Hepatitis C.  The current recommendation is to only test people with known risk factors.   If detected and treated, this course of action could lead 800,000 more Read more about Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers[…]

American Hospital Association Features Yakima’s Children’s Village

A recent issue of the AHA News featured the work of the Children’s Village in Yakima. For the past 15 years, the village has offered health care services for children with disabilities like birth defects, cerebral palsy, behavioral disorders and congenital heart disease.  Before that, parents would navigate a fragmented health care system to get Read more about American Hospital Association Features Yakima’s Children’s Village[…]

Unbalanced Translocation Trisomy 21 Parent Support

When precious Lilly Martin was born in March 2010, parents Erin and Brent were initially shocked by their daughter’s diagnosis of Down syndrome. But shock quickly gave way to complete adoration as love blossomed and they brought her home to big brother Tanner, finding their way as a family of four. Lilly was eventually diagnosed Read more about Unbalanced Translocation Trisomy 21 Parent Support[…]