A daily avocado may be the secret to healthy cholesterol

Feb. 8, 2015—An avocado a day could help keep high cholesterol at bay—particularly if you’re overweight—new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests. About the study Researchers put 45 healthy, overweight adults on an average American diet—high in carbohydrates and fat—for 2 weeks. They were then randomly assigned to 1 of 3 Read more about A daily avocado may be the secret to healthy cholesterol[…]

Ob Hospitalist Group names Dr. George Bailey Physician of the Year

(GREENVILLE, S.C.) – Dr. George Bailey, an OB/GYN hospitalist who works at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, has been named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Ob Hospitalist Group. Ob Hospitalist Group develops and manages on-site OB/GYN hospitalist programs for hospitals across the country, providing board certified physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days Read more about Ob Hospitalist Group names Dr. George Bailey Physician of the Year[…]

With measles on the rise, unvaccinated are vulnerable, reports CDC

Feb. 5, 2015—As the number of measles cases continues to rise, health officials are urging people to vaccinate their children—and themselves, if necessary—against the disease. Doing so helps to prevent complications of the disease, including brain damage, deafness, pneumonia and death. The number of U.S. measles cases in 2015 is already as high as those Read more about With measles on the rise, unvaccinated are vulnerable, reports CDC[…]

Memorial is partnering with Kohl’s Department Stores to bring you Healthy for Life

In Yakima County, about one in every three adults is obese, and Yakima County has consistently exceeded Washington state rates for adult obesity. Memorial Family of Services has worked for years to improve access to care and educate the community about obesity and chronic diseases that are prevalent in our community, including diabetes, offering comprehensive Read more about Memorial is partnering with Kohl’s Department Stores to bring you Healthy for Life[…]

Donor Spotlight

Jack Silvers, who died last July at age 91, set up the first annuity at The Memorial Foundation 11 years ago. In addition to his gift annuity, Mr. Silvers made other generous gifts to the Foundation during his lifetime. He had particular interest in supporting our work through the Legacy Administrative Endowment. A mentor and Read more about Donor Spotlight[…]

Survivorship Program Update

In November, you read about the exciting new survivorship program being developed at North Star Lodge.  Since then, a generous grateful family has come forward with funding to help launch the program this year. Individual care plans are provided at the end of treatment at North Star Lodge.  Continuing the focused service following the clinical Read more about Survivorship Program Update[…]

We Honor Veterans

Memorial Hospice has achieved Level Three Partnership with “We Honor Veterans” program, an awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs.    Visit the “We Honor Veterans” website partner directory here http://www.wehonorveterans.org/partner-directory which shows our new status and points out that we are one of just a few hospice Read more about We Honor Veterans[…]

Healthy Beginnings For Moms & Babies

2015 brings exciting changes with the ABC Clinic evolving into the Healthy Beginnings Care Center, a wellness center for parents and their newborns.  The program has been sustained against all the odds for decades, with the leadership and passion of devoted caregivers, and hundreds of contributors who provide funding to help moms of newborns at Read more about Healthy Beginnings For Moms & Babies[…]

Strengthening Families and Communities

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a national, evidence-based program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable, first time moms.  The program’s three primary goals are to improve pregnancy outcomes; improve the child’s health and development; and improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family. Each mother is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and Read more about Strengthening Families and Communities[…]

5 Tips for Better Heart Health

Download this booklet and take it to your next wellness check up >> Get up and GO! Regular, daily physical activity can reduce your risk of fatal heart disease and other conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Try for 30 minutes most days. Pressed for time?  Three 10-minute sessions can do Read more about 5 Tips for Better Heart Health[…]