Register now for our upcoming Diabetes Prevention classes

Diabetes Prevention Classes * There is room in our weekly Monday (1-2pm) and Tuesday (10-11am) classes beginning on October 27th and October 28th. Registration is required by calling 249-5317. Read below to find out more about this program.* Prediabetes is a condition where the blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to Read more about Register now for our upcoming Diabetes Prevention classes[…]

Open enrollment for health insurance begins November 15, 2014

Open enrollment for health insurance through the state begins November 15, 2014, for coverage beginning January 1, 2015. The open enrollment period ends February 15, 2015. In Washington State, Medicaid eligibility has expanded to include more adults.  The state’s Health Benefit Exchange, called Washington Healthplanfinder, allows individuals and families who do not have employer-sponsored health Read more about Open enrollment for health insurance begins November 15, 2014[…]

Expected bump in enterovirus cases not a cause for alarm, CDC says

Oct. 22, 2014—Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a new, faster lab test for diagnosing enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory illness that has sickened children since August and has now spread throughout the country. Spread of the virus As of mid-October, CDC had tested more than 1,100 specimens Read more about Expected bump in enterovirus cases not a cause for alarm, CDC says[…]

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Attend this conference on Nov. 4

The Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington is hosting an educational conference Nov. 4 in Yakima to provide tools and encouragement to family caregivers and health care professionals in Central Washington who are caring for people with dementia. Executive Director Bob Le Roy appeared on KIT 1280 on Oct. 21, 2014, to talk more Read more about Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Attend this conference on Nov. 4[…]

Alzheimer’s Association to host a dementia conference on Nov. 4th

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a Yakima conference on Nov. 4 for family caregivers and health care professionals caring for people with dementia YAKIMA, Wash. – The Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington is hosting an educational conference Nov. 4 in Yakima to provide tools and encouragement to family caregivers and health care professionals in Read more about Alzheimer’s Association to host a dementia conference on Nov. 4th[…]

Ebola fears rise in U.S., but risk remains low

Oct. 21, 2014—Public fears of an impending U.S. Ebola outbreak have grown in the wake of confirmed cases of the disease in this country. The number of people worried that a family member will get Ebola is also higher today than when the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) first surveyed American attitudes in August. Read more about Ebola fears rise in U.S., but risk remains low[…]

Live near a busy road?

Oct. 19, 2014—There’s no denying that living near a noisy, crowded roadway can be annoying. But that’s not all. If you’re a woman, it could also put your heart health in jeopardy, according to findings of a new American Heart Association study. (Men, you’re not off the hook: The study was limited to women, so Read more about Live near a busy road?[…]

Improve recovery for younger heart attack patients with social support

Oct. 17, 2014—If you know a young or middle-aged person who’s had a heart attack, make a point of offering your support. Without social support from their family and friends, younger patients are more likely to have depression and other risk factors for ongoing cardiac disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Read more about Improve recovery for younger heart attack patients with social support[…]

11 ways to remove obstacles to Winter Fitness

In Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention program, we are learning from each other how to keep the momentum of our new, healthier lifestyle going through the cold winter months .  We know from experience that “things in motion stay in motion. “ Moving actually increases and sustains our energy, thus decreasing our old tendency to be sedentary.   Read more about 11 ways to remove obstacles to Winter Fitness[…]

Schedule a group mammogram today!

Take care of what’s really important – your health. A yearly mammogram could save your life! Group Mammogram Events are being offered by ‘Ohana, Memorial’s Mammography center.    We can host groups of ladies from work, clubs/organizations, or family and friends.   Scheduling a group event will allow you to enjoy your annual screening mammogram in a Read more about Schedule a group mammogram today![…]