10 Things to Know About New Autism Data

1 in 68 children were identified with autism spectrum disorder. Read more about CDC’s new data on autism spectrum disorder and learn what you can do to help. New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorder New data from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network show that the estimated number of children identified with autism Read more about 10 Things to Know About New Autism Data[…]

It’s all about families we serve

By Jackie McPhee, Director of Children’s Village At a recent staff meeting at Children’s Village each staff member was  asked  to describe what they liked about working at Children’s Village.  Although each person thoughtfully described their unique experience, the word most commonly used was FAMILIES. It is very evident that our team of providers and Read more about It’s all about families we serve[…]

Run for Your Life 5K Fun Run and Health Fair

Joel Buffum of Sports Medicine Advantage will appear on KIT 1280 on Tuesday, April 1, to discuss the 4th annual Run for Your Life 5K Fun Run and Health Fair, organized by Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences medical students. The event is this Saturday, April 5. Memorial representatives will be taking part and offering Read more about Run for Your Life 5K Fun Run and Health Fair[…]

Colon cancer rates drop 30 percent as colonoscopy use triples

More people are getting screened for colon cancer, and fewer people are developing and dying from the disease as a result. Colon cancer rates among American adults dropped 30 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to numbers released by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Mortality rates from the disease fell by about 3 percent every year of that Read more about Colon cancer rates drop 30 percent as colonoscopy use triples[…]

Struggling to eat less salt? Learn to use herbs, spices

If you want people to cut back on salt by using herbs and spices to flavor foods, they’ll have much more success if you also show them how to do it. That’s pretty much the message of a study presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014. Most Read more about Struggling to eat less salt? Learn to use herbs, spices[…]

What I love about working at the Village

by Children’s Village staff Receiving a phone call from an anxious parent and connecting them to the right person to meet their need. Having co-workers with expertise in an area I do not have who are willing to share their knowledge with me. Watching children grow from babies to toddlers to adolescents; becoming all they Read more about What I love about working at the Village[…]

Angry outbursts raise risk for heart attack, stroke

Getting really mad may be really bad for people who are at high risk for cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke. According to a study in the European Heart Journal, a person’s risk for having such a serious event appears to increase significantly in the two hours immediately after an angry outburst. That risk Read more about Angry outbursts raise risk for heart attack, stroke[…]

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Transitions Program.

Carrie Gilman and Beth Turbak appeared on KIT 1280 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, to discuss Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Transitions Program. Transitions serves any adult in Yakima County with a life-limiting illness. A life-limiting illness is one with a limited prognosis or that presents new challenges, significantly impacting an individual or the family’s well-being. Read more about Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Transitions Program.[…]