On the radio today: Eating disorders among athletes

Topic: Eating disorders among athletes Guest: Joel Buffum, Memorial Sports Medicine Advantage Chelsea Buffum, Mental health counselor Date: Dec. 30, 2014 Organized sports offer participants many benefits, such as improved self esteem and body image and knowledge of the importance of daily physical activity. Athletic competition also can be a contributing factor to psychological stress, Read more about On the radio today: Eating disorders among athletes[…]

How serious is hypothermia and frostbite?

It’s definitely winter! And when exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Without proper precautions, cold temperatures can leave you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite – so it’s important to take precautions to prevent them and recognize the symptoms. Dr. Carl Olden of Pacific Crest Family Read more about How serious is hypothermia and frostbite?[…]

This holiday season, be smart about stomach bugs

Dec. 23, 2014—Each year, up to 21 million people get sick from norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis, and suffer from symptoms like cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Many refer to this illness as the stomach flu—although it is unrelated to the influenza virus. Winter is the prime season for norovirus, and holiday gatherings plus Read more about This holiday season, be smart about stomach bugs[…]

Healing For Body, Mind And Soul

All cancer care patients and their caregivers, families and friends are welcome to renew their mind, body and spirit with these sessions brought to you at no charge through generous donations to The Memorial Foundation. For more information call 509-574-3541 or visit our classes and events page.  A sampling of current offerings: North Star Knitters—An Read more about Healing For Body, Mind And Soul[…]

Growing Pediatric Services

Brave parents like Buffy and Brian Alegria, whose tiny ones needed to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, truly become a part of the Memorial family.  Buffy, now on the Memorial Hospital Board, recently convened an auditorium full of friends to hear of the challenges and needs of this precious local resource that serves Read more about Growing Pediatric Services[…]

Inspiring People To Thrive

Governor Jay Inslee visited Yakima last month, applauding Memorial Hospital, the YMCA, and other community organizations for collaborating to create a healthier population in our valley. Memorial’s ACT program (Actively Changing Together) works with overweight and obese kids ages 8-14, and their parent/guardian to learn healthy eating habits and increase physical activity.  Reaching the whole Read more about Inspiring People To Thrive[…]

Reduce stress by checking email less

Dec. 17, 2014—You’ve got email, and the subject line is “stress.” Although many people believe that email helps them work more efficiently, others say the continual influx of messages is more bane than benefit on the job. At least, that’s the message from past studies that have examined the correlation between email and anxiety at Read more about Reduce stress by checking email less[…]

4 practical ways to avoid packing on holiday pounds

Dec. 20, 2014—Lasting happy memories—that’s what you want the holidays to bring you. Not lasting pounds. But with calorie-rich food almost everywhere you turn during the festive season, is it really possible to be a smart cookie and still smile when you step on the scale? Absolutely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Read more about 4 practical ways to avoid packing on holiday pounds[…]

A majority of U.S. infants sleep with unsafe bedding

Dec. 16, 2014—Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) rates have dropped since the 1994 launch of the Safe to Sleep campaign by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, SIDS remains the top cause of death among babies between 1 month and 1 year old, and the majority of infants still sleep with unsafe Read more about A majority of U.S. infants sleep with unsafe bedding[…]