Flu season unusually hard on young and middle-aged adults

This year’s flu season has been uncharacteristically tough on young and middle-aged adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the last three seasons, about one-third of people hospitalized for influenza were ages 18 to 64. This season, they have accounted for 61 percent of flu-related hospitalizations. A similar trend is being seen in Read more about Flu season unusually hard on young and middle-aged adults[…]

IHOP restaurants in Ellensburg, Pasco offer free pancakes March 4

IHOP restaurants in Ellensburg, Pasco offer free pancakes March 4 to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals  IHOP restaurants in Ellensburg and Pasco will offer free pancakes to the public March 4 in exchange for a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Your contribution helps to support the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Read more about IHOP restaurants in Ellensburg, Pasco offer free pancakes March 4[…]

Making successful lifestyle changes…

Mary Zylstra, a behavioral health specialist for Comprehensive Mental Health who is working in partnership with Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, appeared on KIT 1280 on Feb. 25, 2014, to discuss ways to make successful lifestyle changes. Whether it’s improving your eating habits or getting more exercise, changing old habits can be hard. Mary has a background Read more about Making successful lifestyle changes…[…]

Eat fish for a healthy heart

Here’s a no-fuss way to help your heart: Make a point to eat fish—especially fatty fish—at least twice a week. Several types of fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids decrease triglyceride levels, slow the buildup of artery-clogging plaque and lower blood pressure. Research also shows that omega-3 fatty acids decrease Read more about Eat fish for a healthy heart[…]

Raegan’s Heart for Hospice

By Branden Johnson     I had the opportunity to observe Raegan Ramynke during her senior project. Raegan’s senior project was to increase community awareness about hospice care and to raise money for end-of-life care services in our community. Her senior project was held at one of the basketball games in East Valley, WA which raised Read more about Raegan’s Heart for Hospice[…]

13-year-old competes in the state prep diving and swimming championships

Tristan was 5-months-old when diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused uncontrollable seizures.  He endured hundreds of seizures every day even with the help of medications and chemotherapy.  Doctors at Children’s Hospital explained that unless they removed the left side of Tristan’s brain, the seizures would eventually kill him. The solution was a 4-hour hemispherectomy Read more about 13-year-old competes in the state prep diving and swimming championships[…]

Would you like to talk to another parent while you wait?

Parent to Parent is dedicated to supporting families raising children with special needs. Learning that your child has special health or developmental needs can be an emotional experience. Parents and caregivers often have questions and concerns as they learn to adjust. Personal support from another parent who has a child with similar needs can help! Read more about Would you like to talk to another parent while you wait?[…]

Yakima facility offers end of life comfort for Hospice patients

By Julia Hart – Daily Sun News Carol Louden of Yakima became aware of a need for a quality hospice care facility when her son-in-law was suffering from a terminal disease. The need to have a place where caregivers can feel comfortable giving over the care of their family members for a few days led Read more about Yakima facility offers end of life comfort for Hospice patients[…]

Just for women: New guidelines for preventing stroke

For the first time, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has released stroke prevention guidelines specifically developed for women. On average, women in the United States have 55,000 more strokes every year than do men. That’s partly because women live longer, and the risk of a stroke increases with age, according to the guidelines. But Read more about Just for women: New guidelines for preventing stroke[…]