The Gift Shop at Memorial is known for their affordable accessories! Cute Hats $18.95 each.
Yakima is considered a small town with a very robust clinical trials program. The North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center hosts 30-40 active trials involving over 200 patients at any given time. Clinical trials participation is 1-2% of patient base nationwide while North Star Lodge engages 6-8% of its patient base.
NSL offers clinical trials at every stage of cancer and provides patients with access to some of the latest and most effective drugs in the fight against and management of cancer. George Harding, a patient at North Star Lodge was diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), a mild form of Leukemia in 2003. He began treatments through the clinical trials program and is living an active life, “thanks to all the knowledge and resources at North Star Lodge,” claims Harding. Take a look at the news story produced by KAPP-TV.
This week NSL Nutrition Services dietitians are emphasizing dairy and meat.
The fourth step to making the transition to AICR’s New American Plate is to focus on making healthier choices in the dairy and meat food groups. The AICR encourages us to make animal sources of protein the smallest portion on our plates: 1/3 or less of our plate. Below is a list of simple changes we can work toward to making the best choices in this area of our diet:
For more information on ways to make the Transition to the New American Plate, visit aicr.org
Spring is here and the most popular spring sports are golf, softball and tennis. These activities involve abrupt, explosive actions that place stress on the musculoskeletal system:
Before you hit the golf course or playing fields, get your body in shape for these fun activities!
When is the time to start conditioning?
As soon as you you’re ready to swing a club, bat or racket, ideally, conditioning would begin 4-8 weeks prior to the activity.
What should I be doing?
How should I be conditioning my body for these spring sports?
Where can I find information on exercises I can do or the proper form for these?
For more information, call Lakeview Sports and Spine at 574-6050
The cancer journey can cause stress, anxiety and physical pain for patients, caregivers and family members. That’s why a team of caring volunteers have organized an evening of pampering on Thursday, 3/28 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm at North Star Lodge Cancer Center. Imagine a calming massage by the waterfall, some healing touch therapy, nails, hair, makeup, sleep therapy and a huge dessert, beverage and wine bar. This program is offered compliments of many generous donors to the cancer care fund at North Star Lodge. Call 574-3541 to register.
When the scale won’t budge, your pants aren’t fitting any differently, and your waist measurement hasn’t changed at all despite changing your diet and adding exercise, it’s time to take an honest look at the little things that may be hindering your progress. You would assume that weight loss is a numbers game. Burn more than I take in, correct? Sort of. Here are some of the sneaky things you’re doing that have you wondering, “Why am I not losing weight?”
Can you relate to some of these items? Devote to making small changes. Finally see the scale move, your pants get looser, and your outlook on weight loss turning positive. This summer will be your healthiest, most fit yet!
Lindsey Woodkey of Ellensburg is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor with bachelors’ degrees in exercise science and nutrition from Central Washington University.
To better serve community need and to provide coordinated care for our patients, Christine Rice, Dana Zongas, Teresa Kennedy and Debby Morgan will be resuming lymphedema therapy services at North Star Lodge beginning March 21. Maria Contreras and Amanda Sainsbury will be providing support services.
New referrals are currently being accepted by fax at 574-3325
We will be accepting referrals for an oncology exercise group to begin in April. More information to follow.
Questions? Contact Celia Young, Rehab Clinic Coordinator, at 574-3333.