Flu basics

Flu basics Flu activity most commonly peaks in the US in January or February. CDC recommends vaccinations for the vast majority of people ages 6 months and older. For timely protection, people should try to be immunized as soon as the vaccine becomes available in their community, ideally by October. That’s especially important for those most Read more about Flu basics[…]

An Intern’s Experience at Children’s Village

The summer has drawn to an end for me and that means the end of an amazing internship with The Memorial Foundation and Children’s Village. I am now returning to my apartment in Ellensburg to continue my degree in Public Relations and Nonprofit Administration at Central Washington University.   As a child, I was no Read more about An Intern’s Experience at Children’s Village[…]

Need health insurance?

Imagine shopping for health insurance the way you shop for clothes at the mall. You could see your choices, get answers to your questions, and select the health plan that fits you and your budget best. That’s what you’ll get when you shop for health insurance on an exchange. Established through the Affordable Care Act, Read more about Need health insurance?[…]

4 food safety threats at the office—and how to avoid them

Foodborne illnesses can spread at work just as they spread at home. But there’s plenty you can do to avoid them. Most of us spend at least a little time eating while on the job. But many of us don’t give enough thought to the safety of the foods we eat at the office. “I Read more about 4 food safety threats at the office—and how to avoid them[…]

Fathers & Pregnancy

We know how important fathers are when the baby comes, but it’s becoming increasingly clear how important they are during pregnancy as well. Dads can impact the health and well-being of their kids by supporting mom emotionally during pregnancy (which reduces her stress) and encouraging healthy pregnancy behaviors. Guys are especially good at helping moms-to-be Read more about Fathers & Pregnancy[…]

Your Emergency Supply Kit – What you should have in it

Do you know what should be in a basic emergency supply kit? A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items: Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered or hand crank radio Read more about Your Emergency Supply Kit – What you should have in it[…]

Image Gently, Image Wisely: Nationwide campaign to optimize the use of medical radiation exposure

Guest:  Dr. Feldmann—Memorial’s Valley Imaging Date: September 24, 2013   Image Gently:  “To ensure that every imaging study is thoughtful, appropriate and indicated for each and every child.” The “Image Gently” campaign developed and widely embraced a few years ago successfully lowered dose but at the expense image quality Image Wisely:  Charter members of Image Read more about Image Gently, Image Wisely: Nationwide campaign to optimize the use of medical radiation exposure[…]