Do you know a child who is grieving the loss of a parent or other close loved one?

Do you know a child who is grieving the loss of a parent or other close loved one? Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a hands-on workshop to help guide children ages 4-17 and their parents or guardians through the grief associated with death. Memorial Chaplain Laurie Oswalt appeared on KIT 1280 on Jan. 27, Read more about Do you know a child who is grieving the loss of a parent or other close loved one?[…]

Optimists may enjoy better heart health

Jan. 27, 2015—Are you a “glass half-full” type of person? That attitude may be good for your heart health, according to a study in Health Behavior and Policy Review. Researchers found that people with a generally optimistic outlook on life tended to measure better in specific areas of heart health than their gloomier counterparts. The Read more about Optimists may enjoy better heart health[…]

Folic acid important for all women who could become pregnant

Jan. 25, 2015—January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding women about the importance of folic acid. Getting enough folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida, a problem that occurs when the spine and skull aren’t completely closed. According to CDC, 50 Read more about Folic acid important for all women who could become pregnant[…]

Thank you Solarity Credit Union!

Thank you Solarity Credit Union! We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Solarity Credit Union, Credit Unions for Kids and Co-op Miracle match for contributing almost $30,000 to Memorial to benefit the Children’s Health initiative. Along with their check, they gave a Red Flyer wagon that was full of toys for Memorial’s Pediatrics Read more about Thank you Solarity Credit Union![…]

Trying to lose weight? Do some calorie math

It isn’t easy to lose weight. Let’s acknowledge that right up front. However, the math behind weight loss is not complicated: You have to use more calories than you take in. You use—or “burn”—calories through physical activity. You take in calories through eating. It’s not that difficult to figure how many calories you’re eating every Read more about Trying to lose weight? Do some calorie math[…]

Memorial offers children’s bereavement workshop

Do you know a child who is grieving the death of a parent or other close loved one? Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a hands-on workshop for children ages 4 to 17 to help guide children through the death of a loved one. This workshop will provide an opportunity for children to express their Read more about Memorial offers children’s bereavement workshop[…]