KIT News Radio this week: CEO Russ Myers on changing landscape of health care

Russ Myers assumed the CEO position at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in January. He succeeded Rick Linneweh, who retired after 37 years at the hospital. Myers joined Memorial in 1989 as a management analyst and served as senior vice president and chief operating officer prior to being named CEO. He appeared on KIT 1280 on Read more about KIT News Radio this week: CEO Russ Myers on changing landscape of health care[…]

Preventive care works, but many adults are missing out

Aug. 21, 2014—Preventive care is powerful medicine indeed. Something as simple as a routine vaccination or advice from a doctor can help people live better, longer lives. But a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report suggests that many people aren’t getting the stay-well care they need. About the report Researchers analyzed responses Read more about Preventive care works, but many adults are missing out[…]

Chronic disease classes at Memorial

As rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases continue to rise in our community, we must pursue avenues of prevention and management to affect meaningful change in how these conditions impact people’s lives. Memorial Hospital is starting its next round of classes Sept. 2 to help individuals who suffer from chronic illness. The “My Read more about Chronic disease classes at Memorial[…]

Many cancer survivors struggle to quit smoking, study says

Aug. 20, 2014—Many cancer survivors continue to smoke. Some do so every day, and they keep smoking for years. That’s the finding of a study published online in a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Here, researchers examined survey data collected from nearly 3,000 people who had survived one of 10 types of Read more about Many cancer survivors struggle to quit smoking, study says[…]

Young and Pregnant – Teen Pregnancy Class – This Saturday!

This childbirth education class is designed specifically for teen moms, 19 years or younger and their support person (boyfriend, husband, sister, mom or friend) who want more information on pregnancy and labor/delivery. Class includes: A tour of the Family Birthplace Labor and Delivery Breathing and Relaxation Techniques Comfort Measures Medications Medical Procedures Cesarean Information Post-Partum Read more about Young and Pregnant – Teen Pregnancy Class – This Saturday![…]

Short, slow running sessions still great for your heart

Aug. 19, 2014—Who says heart-healthy exercise has to be an epic event? With just a few minutes and a good pair of running shoes, you could be on your way to reaping some potentially huge fitness benefits. In fact, running for as little as five minutes a day might even help you avoid dying early Read more about Short, slow running sessions still great for your heart[…]

Report: Parents Projected to Spend $245,340 to Raise a Child Born in 2013

Data shows lowest costs are in urban South and rural regions of the U.S., costs highest in urban Northeast Courtesy USDA Office of Communications WASHINGTON, August 18, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Expenditures on Children and Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child. The Read more about Report: Parents Projected to Spend $245,340 to Raise a Child Born in 2013[…]

Many overweight and obese kids think they’re at a healthy weight

Aug. 18, 2014—When overweight kids check themselves out in the mirror, what do they see? A significant percentage of them believe they’re seeing a person of healthy weight, according to an analysis published in a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief. But unlike the distortion in a carnival fun-house mirror, real-world body-size misperception Read more about Many overweight and obese kids think they’re at a healthy weight[…]

4 summer camping safety tips

If your family’s favorite vacation plans include hiking in the woods and singing around a campfire, you’re not alone. In 2012, 38 million Americans spent more than 516 million days camping. To help you and your kids camp safely this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Read more about 4 summer camping safety tips[…]