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.
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.
The osteopathic medical students of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) are hosting the PNWU Run for Your Life, a 5k Fun Run and Health Fair to promote physical fitness and health in the Yakima Valley.
The 3rd annual event will be held April 13, 2013 in downtown Yakima, with a paved 5k course starting and ending at the intersection of South 2nd Street and East Yakima Avenue. The course will be clearly marked, and volunteers will be present along the race course. There will be a timing clock at the finish line, but because it is not a race, no individual timing equipment will be provided.
All ages are invited to attend and participate in the fun-run and/or health fair. The health fair will feature booth sponsored by various clubs at the medical school, with medical student educating participants on topics ranging from physical fitness and health, to preventative and osteopathic medicine.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Yakima’s Children Village. For more information about Children’s Village, visit their website: www.yakimachildrensvillage.org.
To register, visit: www.raceit.com/register/?event=18464
Registration: 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
5k starts: 9:00 a.m.
Course closes: 10:00 a.m.
Health Fair: 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Note: after March 15, 2013, day-of-registration t-shirts are available – while supplies last. Registrants after March 31 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
$15 age 11 and under
$60 for a family of 4