Washington ranks high in skin cancer

Washington ranks high in skin cancer Cloudy and grey doesn’t keep melanoma away Courtesy of The WA State Department of Health OLYMPIA — Puget Sound, if it were a state by itself, would rank fourth in the nation for skin cancer rates. That’s because of a misconception that cloudy weather means people don’t have to Read more about Washington ranks high in skin cancer[…]

Memorial’s Patient Family Advisory Council seeks new members

Participants ensure community’s voice is heard in Yakima health care  YAKIMA – Memorial Family of Services is seeking community members to volunteer for the Patient Family Advisory Council to provide a voice in how health care is administered in the Yakima Valley. The Patient Family Advisory Council, which is composed of community members and Memorial Read more about Memorial’s Patient Family Advisory Council seeks new members[…]

Meet “Friends Asking Friends”

How can you play a critical role in securing a healthier future for Yakima? This is a question that can easily overwhelm a person because of what it seems to imply – taking part in a task that is arduous and complex. People will often reply, “What can I do? I am only one person.” Read more about Meet “Friends Asking Friends”[…]

Do you have diabetes and not know it?

June 20, 2014—The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes is on the rise, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers suggest that many people who are at risk for the disease are unaware of the changes happening inside their bodies—but if these people learn more about the Read more about Do you have diabetes and not know it?[…]

Yakima Valley high school students suture cow hearts, drill bones

Students from five Yakima Valley high schools donned surgical scrubs on Saturday, June 14, as the Perry Initiative – an outreach program aimed at encouraging girls to pursue careers in mechanical engineering and orthopaedic surgery – made a stop at Memorial. The Perry Initiative offers hands-on outreach programs across the United States for students in Read more about Yakima Valley high school students suture cow hearts, drill bones[…]

Exercise is vital in the fight against gestational diabetes

June 14, 2014—Diabetes during pregnancy (known as gestational diabetes) tends to resolve once the baby is born. Unfortunately, women with this condition often develop another form of diabetes (type 2) later in life. Thankfully, this progression isn’t inevitable, researchers say, and exercise could be the key. About the study Researchers followed 4,554 women with a Read more about Exercise is vital in the fight against gestational diabetes[…]