Miracles happen every day at Children’s Village

By Mark Day Meet Ramon. After four years in various therapy services at the Village, it was time for Ramon to take the next step in his development and at this same time the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program made its debut at Children’s Village, being the first of its kind in Eastern Washington. The Read more about Miracles happen every day at Children’s Village[…]

Why I became a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Facilitator.

I have grown up around diabetes my entire life.  My mom has diabetes as well as my brother and grandparents. I have seen firsthand what living with diabetes is like.  This is why I went to school for Public Health Education with a big interest in diabetes hoping that I can someday make a difference Read more about Why I became a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Facilitator.[…]

Special Thanks to Dairy Queen and Yakima

Our Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals national partner Dairy Queen is amazing! Each year they do “Miracle Treat Day” where $1 or $2 from every Blizzard sold is donated to help support local health care programs and services through the Children’s Miracle Network.  Last year, they raised $5 MILLION! Thank you Dairy Queen for all you Read more about Special Thanks to Dairy Queen and Yakima[…]

Sugar-sweetened drinks: They’re weighing us down

Aug. 27, 2014—If you reach for a can of regular, nondiet soda pop or a glass of lemonade when you’re parched, you’re not alone. More than 25 percent of American adults quench their thirst at least once a day with sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s (CDC) Morbidity Read more about Sugar-sweetened drinks: They’re weighing us down[…]

What you need to know about the 2014–2015 flu vaccine

Aug. 26, 2014—The vaccine for the coming 2014–2015 flu season will contain the same virus strains as did the vaccine for the last season. That doesn’t mean you can skip your annual flu vaccination this time around. The immunity bestowed on you by last year’s vaccine may not protect you this year. But there may Read more about What you need to know about the 2014–2015 flu vaccine[…]

There’s a new chief in town

By Mark Day Congratulations to Adriel – He was Yakima’s “Chief for the Day!” The state-wide “Chief for a Day” program is an incredible experience for the children involved. Each year, the Yakima and Selah Police Departments contact Children’s Village in search of a nominee. And this year Adriel’s name was selected through a blind Read more about There’s a new chief in town[…]

Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention Program – Changing Lives

We just completed week 4 of the Diabetes Prevention Program when a participant in the class started talking about a goal that she had set for herself. Her goal was to walk up four flights of stairs as she would normally take the elevator to avoid the stairs. She told us that she had finally Read more about Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention Program – Changing Lives[…]

Aspirin and cancer prevention: A new job for an old remedy

Aug. 22, 2014—New research suggests that taking an aspirin a day could keep cancer away. But that doesn’t mean you should rush to the drugstore and stock up. Taking an aspirin a day for at least five years may indeed lower the risk for certain cancers, according to a review of current data published in Annals Read more about Aspirin and cancer prevention: A new job for an old remedy[…]

Grief recovery groups beginning this fall

Living with Loss—an 8-week discussion-based course working through the book Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. Cost is $20 for book/materials, payable on the first day of class Tuesdays from 6 – 7 pm at the Harman Center Beginning September 23 Contact Memorial Hospice at 574-3670 to register Read more about Grief recovery groups beginning this fall[…]

Local Ace Hardware supports children’s health care programs

Ace Hardware presented Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) a check for $19,953 and they are not done yet! Still to come are their efforts with the CMN Golf to Give in September!  Ace raises funds for CMN through an employee giving campaign called:  Change for Kids, and special retail store sales. All funds raised by Ace Read more about Local Ace Hardware supports children’s health care programs[…]