Food Safety in the Summer

Warmer weather is ideal for outdoor picnics and barbecues, but it’s also a perfect environment for bacteria and other nasty bugs that can cause food poisoning. The most common foodborne illnesses are:  norovirus, salmonella, clostridium perfringens and campylobacter. To make sure you’re serving up food that’s safe so you don’t end up making a trip Read more about Food Safety in the Summer[…]

Cardiac Rehab at Yakima Memorial

Recovering from a cardiac event or life-altering diagnosis can be a bit overwhelming without support. The first days and weeks after a cardiac event or new cardiac diagnosis can be a frightening, confusing time. You may be taking new medications and following new instructions. We can help you manage your condition and move toward a Read more about Cardiac Rehab at Yakima Memorial[…]

“Sailing Away to Key Largo….”

Dateline Key Largo, Florida. “We had it all. Just like Bogie and Bacall. Starring in our old late, late show. Sailing away to Key Largo”. Ahhh, yes, one of Your Intrepid Cancer Cure Rider’s favorite songs. In my mind I pictured Key Largo as a tropical paradise with lush flowers, white sand beaches everywhere, perfect Read more about “Sailing Away to Key Largo….”[…]

Panthers And Alligators And Crocs OH MY!!!!

Dateline…..somewhere in the Florida Keys. Your Intrepid Cancer Cure Rider braved the Florida Everglades today. Upon stopping for Jet-A, the very nice lady informed me that I was entering Alligator, Crocodile, and Panther (yes my dear friends, you heard right…Panther) country. I was advised to drive very, very carefully because should I hit any of Read more about Panthers And Alligators And Crocs OH MY!!!![…]

Socially Outstanding Super-Agents

A rainbow of numbered cartoon faces hang on the wall. Each face has a distinct expression that represents not only an emotion, but a way to communicate. If you are a number 1, you are smiling, content and happy. If you are a number 5, you are frowning, angry and out of control. This 5-point-scale Read more about Socially Outstanding Super-Agents[…]

Little Ballerinas

She was an Arabian horse galloping across desert sand. She was a seagull careening through the ocean breeze. She was a spinning top whirling around in circles. She was a graceful ballerina pirouetting on to the stage. Every year, as a part of the One2One Mentoring Program at Children’s Village, 6-8 special ballerinas and their Read more about Little Ballerinas[…]

What is Hospice Part 3

This entry is the final entry in a three-part series on some of the basics of hospice. Remember, hospice is a program of care and support for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. Hospice helps terminally ill people live their best lives, as comfortably as possible. The focus is on comfort, Read more about What is Hospice Part 3[…]

March of Dimes grant to fund study of health outcomes of Native American infants

(Yakima)  A collaborative partnership between several Yakima Valley health organizations got a boost from the March of Dimes in the form of a $10,000 grant.   Yakima Indian Health Center, Yakama Nation WIC, Yakama Reservation Wellness Coalition, Yakima Neighborhood Health, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Toppenish Community Hospital, Washington State University and Read more about March of Dimes grant to fund study of health outcomes of Native American infants[…]