North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center hosts 30-40 active trials at a time

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. 15-20% percent of all Read more about North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center hosts 30-40 active trials at a time[…]

Transitioning to the New American Plate- Part 4

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 Read more about Transitioning to the New American Plate- Part 4[…]

Spring Sports Conditioning and Concussion Awareness

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: Driving a golf club Swinging a bat and sprinting around the bases Abruptly moving from side to side, forward and backward in tennis   Before you hit the Read more about Spring Sports Conditioning and Concussion Awareness[…]

Don’t miss the free Spa Night at North Star Lodge!

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, Read more about Don’t miss the free Spa Night at North Star Lodge![…]