The importance of calling 911 during a heart attack

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. It includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. As February is American Heart Month, Memorial’s Dennis Hoover and Tony Miller, Yakima County’s EMS Manager, talked about the importance of calling 911 during a heart attack on KIT 1280 on Read more about The importance of calling 911 during a heart attack[…]

The Importance of Cardiac Rehab

February is National Heart Month. Kristy Little, nurse manager at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, talks more about the importance of cardiac rehab following a heart attack during a Feb. 17, 2015 appearance on KIT 1280. What is cardiac rehab? Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program of exercise, education and support for Read more about The Importance of Cardiac Rehab[…]

Kick the Can-the soda can that is-to the Curb!

Kim McCorquodale RD, CSO at North Star Lodge Oh, why I should not drink soda, let me count the reasons. There are all those empty calories if you drink soda with sugar, or all those artificial sweeteners if you drink the diet stuff like I do. Plus a lot of other stuff we don’t need Read more about Kick the Can-the soda can that is-to the Curb![…]

Learn at Lunch at NSL – Healthy Habits for Life Starts February 18

  NSL Nutrition Services wants to let you know of an opportunity to learn and apply lifelong habits to increase your health and fitness. We are hosting a Learn at Lunch and will discuss Healthy Habits for Life. The first in the 4-part series starts tomorrow, February 18th, from 12-1PM at NSL. The program was Read more about Learn at Lunch at NSL – Healthy Habits for Life Starts February 18[…]

Parent Matches: Building Friendships and Creating Community

By Melinda Davis T I went from feelings of complete happiness at the thought of meeting our daughter to feelings of surprise, sadness, and then followed by feelings of guilt and fear. I was scared of the unknown. In that moment, I went from seeing my baby as a baby . . . to seeing Read more about Parent Matches: Building Friendships and Creating Community[…]

Upcoming DVD Seminar: Explosive, Noncompliant, Disruptive, Aggressive Kids

What Works, What Doesn’t & How to Turn It Around. All are welcome to attend the informational seminar brought to you by Traci Allen, MS, LMHC and the Educational Service District 105 (ESD 105). 2 sessions available | February 28th or March 3rd | Registration fee: $15 | Register online at www.esd105.org | Registration deadline Read more about Upcoming DVD Seminar: Explosive, Noncompliant, Disruptive, Aggressive Kids[…]

Technology works for tracking fitness

Feb. 16, 2015—There’s a new reason to embrace technology: It can track our fitness, and it can track it—at least our steps—accurately, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers found that many fitness tracking tools, such as wearable devices and smartphones, can count our steps with little fault. The research helps solidify Read more about Technology works for tracking fitness[…]

Kohl’s, Memorial Hospital Partner on Health and Wellness Programs

YAKIMA, Wash. — Kohl’s Department Stores and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital are partnering to bring health and wellness programs to Yakima, including fitness and cooking classes. Beginning in February and through fall 2015, Memorial will be offering weekly yoga and Zumba classes, a fitness boot camp and cooking classes to help improve the health of Read more about Kohl’s, Memorial Hospital Partner on Health and Wellness Programs[…]

Changing the lives of youth in our community

By Honor Stoneman With 2015 in full swing, the YouthWorks Council has been preparing activities for the enrichment of the Yakima Valley. One of the projects that the Council will be implementing this year is called Project G.O. The Council believes that it is imperative to instill healthy lifestyle habits into the younger members of Read more about Changing the lives of youth in our community[…]