The Firemen and the Grass Monsters

Written by: Mark Day Cheers and shouts of joy echoed around the Village on Wednesday as little “Grass Monsters” dashed, ran, jumped and stood in the downpour (25 gallons a minute) of water being sprayed by fire hoses held by Yakima’s finest firefighters. A s the massive fire engine dominated the scenery of Children’s Village, Read more about The Firemen and the Grass Monsters[…]

Pulling Weeds for the Village

Written by: Mark Day The hottest day in the history of the universe? No problem! Yesterday, on July 29, the YouthWorks council fulfilled their labor commitment from the Passion for a Village auction. Through the blistering heat and tears of sweat, members of the council pushed themselves through patches of sun and shade to pull Read more about Pulling Weeds for the Village[…]

FDA: Powdered caffeine can kill

FDA: Powdered caffeine can kill | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. July 30, 2014—Powdered caffeine is essentially 100 percent caffeine. A single teaspoon of it is equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sounds efficient, right? Unfortunately, these products can be very dangerous, and they’re marketed directly Read more about FDA: Powdered caffeine can kill[…]

Eating Healthy in Yakima

A Healthy Yakima is one of the four main initiative focuses at The Memorial Foundation.  It seems like everyone is talking about changing to a healthier lifestyle.  We are so lucky that opportunities for these changes abound in Central Washington. Healthy eating is just one facet of a healthy lifestyle.  Walking through the farmer’s market Read more about Eating Healthy in Yakima[…]

Heart patients leery of changes in pill shapes, colors | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Heart patients leery of changes in pill shapes, colors | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. July 29, 2014—When drug companies change the color or shape of generic medications such as ACE inhibitors and beta blockers, heart attack patients—whose lives may depend on these drugs—often stop taking them, according to a study published in the Annals of Read more about Heart patients leery of changes in pill shapes, colors | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital[…]

Too many kids glued to TV and computer screens

Too many kids glued to TV and computer screens | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. July 26, 2014—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises limiting kids’ entertainment screen time to less than one to two hours each day. But only 27 percent of kids surveyed as part of a government study reported spending less than two Read more about Too many kids glued to TV and computer screens[…]

Life-spans shrink as Americans get fatter, researchers say

July 28, 2014—Common sense tells you that being on the high end of the obesity scale isn’t exactly healthy. Now, researchers have a rather stark statistic to back that up: Extremely obese people die 6.5 to 13.7 years earlier than people of normal weight. The large, three-decades-long study focused on people with class 3 obesity—people Read more about Life-spans shrink as Americans get fatter, researchers say[…]

Pinewood Smiles and Electric Cheers

Usually when you step foot into a workspace, you may notice a variety of sights, smells, or sounds.  On Wednesday, July 23, as I entered the new Yakima Maker Space on 16 S. 1st St, it wasn’t the pine sawdust, or the familiar sound of machinery that caught my attention. Rather, it was the captivated Read more about Pinewood Smiles and Electric Cheers[…]

My Passion, My Brother, and Myself

  Hello everybody! I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself; my name is Mark Day. Over the next couple of months, I have the honor of bringing amazing stories and news to you, as well as magical events that occur at the Village, every single day. Since I was very young, Read more about My Passion, My Brother, and Myself[…]

Mom’s weight at the start of pregnancy affects baby’s health | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

May 1, 2014—Women with a high body mass index (BMI) around the time they get pregnant are at increased risk of losing their baby before or soon after birth, according to a study published in JAMA. The higher the BMI, the greater the risk, researchers found. BMI uses height and weight to come up with a Read more about Mom’s weight at the start of pregnancy affects baby’s health | Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital[…]