Take heart medicines as directed

If you have heart disease, you may need to take several different medicines to protect your heart and your health. Each medicine must be taken the right way—or exactly as prescribed. Otherwise it might not work. It could even cause serious side effects. Still, taking a variety of medicines can be challenging, and the more Read more about Take heart medicines as directed[…]

Come Brunch in Support of Women’s Health

You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd annual fashion for charity event, Ladies Who Brunch hosted at Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar on Saturday, March 1 at 9am. By purchasing a ticket for the event, you will enjoy: Brunch & Beverages Fashion Show Beauty Bar Entertainment Raffle Prizes Photo Booth Must-Have Swag Bags Tickets Read more about Come Brunch in Support of Women’s Health[…]

Inflated praise can deflate kids with low self-esteem

 But such inflated compliments have the opposite effect on kids who are less confident, according research published Jan. 16 in the journal Psychological Science. In a series of three studies, researchers found that well-meaning adults and parents often bestow exaggerated praise on youngsters who have low self-esteem with the intent of boosting the children’s confidence. But Read more about Inflated praise can deflate kids with low self-esteem[…]

Flu activity still high at the end of January

A weekly report on influenza (flu) activity showed that the illness was still very active and proving dangerous to vulnerable populations. As of the week ending Jan. 25, 2014, 37 child deaths caused by influenza had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the 2013–2014 flu season, with nine of the deaths occurring in that last Read more about Flu activity still high at the end of January[…]

Shopping and giving unite!

You can help The Memorial Foundation earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!  Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to The Memorial Foundation by clicking here.  You can search for us by name or by our non-profit number (89993).  Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are Read more about Shopping and giving unite![…]

Lymphedema is a lifetime condition.

“My treatment at North Star Lodge reduced my lymphedema to the point I needed new, smaller compression garments for my legs,” said Barbara, a cancer survivor. “Thank you for funding part of the cost of them; I can’t walk without them, and wouldn’t have been able to afford them on my own.  I am very Read more about Lymphedema is a lifetime condition.[…]

Thoughts from a grateful family member

 “For weeks now, I have been trying to articulate the value of using hospice services.  It’s hard to be succinct about every aspect in which hospice affects a dying patient and their family or support team.  We have been through an exhausting ordeal with Mom’s illness in the last three months. Everyone seems to think Read more about Thoughts from a grateful family member[…]

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), Taking Control of Your Health (Tomando Control De Su Salud), has been recognized by the Washington Health Alliance  wahealthalliance.org The overall goal of Memorial’s CDSMP program is to build self-confidence in maintaining and managing one’s own health and chronic disease condition. Results of the program include Read more about Chronic Disease Self-Management Program[…]