What’s more nutritious? Home or school lunches?

Dec. 2, 2014—There’s a food fight going on in America’s school cafeterias—between school-prepared lunches and lunches packed at home. And according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the school lunches are winning—at least in rural Virginia—by offering more nutritious choices that are less likely to contribute to childhood obesity. Read more about What’s more nutritious? Home or school lunches?[…]

Tips for managing grief during the holidays at “Can We Talk?” speaker series

Learn tips for managing grief during the holidays at Memorial’s “Can We Talk?” speaker series (Yakima) – The holidays can be a time of joy and celebration for many, but for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital offers tips to make Read more about Tips for managing grief during the holidays at “Can We Talk?” speaker series[…]

World AIDS Day: Is an AIDS-free generation possible

Dec. 1, 2014—As people across the planet continue to be infected with HIV, the thought of an AIDS-free generation may seem far off. However, this year’s World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 strives to educate people about HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—and encourage a future where AIDS no longer exists. What is World AIDS Day? Read more about World AIDS Day: Is an AIDS-free generation possible[…]

What’s in a kiss? About 80 million bacteria

When you share a kiss, you’re sharing affection. But according to new research published in Microbiome, you’re also sharing up to 80 million bacteria. A smooch for science Researchers aimed to study the relationship kissing has on the human microbiome—an ecosystem of more than 100 trillion microbes, like bacteria, that live in our bodies and play an Read more about What’s in a kiss? About 80 million bacteria[…]

The Golden Shovel of Healthcare 

 Memorial’s talks with Virginia Mason Health System have created quite a buzz and since then I have been reflecting on Memorial’s evolution.  One man started it all in 1944.  Ed Mueller and friends George Martin, Donald Keith, James Bronson, and Ernest Kershaw rolled up their sleeves and recruited 11 more community leaders and planned a Read more about The Golden Shovel of Healthcare […]