What is Hospice?  Part 2

A hospice challenge is getting patients onto a hospice service soon enough to be fully beneficial for both the patient and the family. Hospice is available to patients that have been diagnosed with a terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less and we work to get our patients onto service as soon Read more about What is Hospice?  Part 2[…]

A Personal Plea From Your Intrepid Cancer Cure Rider

Over 12 million people in America alone are currently fighting the epidemic we call cancer. No, cancer isn’t sexy. It’s not even politically correct. But it is the killer of hundreds of thousands every year. We are working to find a cure for all cancers, not just the best advertised, or the most publicized. And Read more about A Personal Plea From Your Intrepid Cancer Cure Rider[…]

The American Medical Association recently classified obesity as a disease

The American Medical Association recently classified obesity as a disease—meaning it requires medical treatment and prevention. In Yakima County, 31% of adults are considered obese compared to the state average of 26%. According to Dr. Michael Joyner, an exercise physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, “One third of Americans are obese – and Read more about The American Medical Association recently classified obesity as a disease[…]

Dog Days or Crazy Summer Schedules — Your Health Matters!

I’ve heard it more this year than ever before, “We don’t have a free weekend until after Labor Day!” Summer breaks serve a purpose: Time to refresh, relax and prepare our minds and bodies for what lies ahead. Between kids’ sports, weddings, family vacations and summer camps we are left with little time to sit Read more about Dog Days or Crazy Summer Schedules — Your Health Matters![…]

Comprehensive Drug Therapy Management

Our guests are Pharmacy residents Tara Kamprath and Angie Soken. They’ll be discussing their residency project that created a collaborative way to better manage the medications people with diabetes take. Here’s the blurb: Memorial is constantly exploring creative ways to deliver quality, cost effective health care. A great example of this innovation is a project Read more about Comprehensive Drug Therapy Management[…]

Car seats for young and pregnant moms

Memorial Hospital’s Childbirth Education program would like to thank Coordinated Care for their sponsorship of the car seats that are given out to our Young and Pregnant moms who complete their childbirth education classes. Yakima has the 3rd highest teen pregnancy rate in the state and it is important we reach as many pregnant teens Read more about Car seats for young and pregnant moms[…]

How can you help improve men’s health?

June is Men’s Health Month and the goal is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and promote early detection of treatable diseases in men. Did you know that in the last 10 years, 7 million men have not seen a doctor? And two thirds of men will not seek medical help when they are Read more about How can you help improve men’s health?[…]

Cancer Ride America Achieves Stardom

This morning I was interviewed by WEAR TV, Pensacola. I want to publicly thank Kyle Brinkman and Randy Wood for sending photographer John Finley and his lovely assistant D’atra out. And of course our friend Bob Gibbs again for arranging the interview. – See more at: More >> Donate To Help Cancer Care in Yakima Read more about Cancer Ride America Achieves Stardom[…]