Common genes raise diabetes risk, study finds

July 26, 2016— Experts have long known that a person’s risk for getting type 2 diabetes is partly related to genes. But now, a large new study is shining a much brighter light on the disease’s genetic component. Type 2 diabetes is a serious health problem that affects roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Learning Read more about Common genes raise diabetes risk, study finds[…]

Belonging through ballet

Belonging Through Ballet Ballet is known for its artistic and graceful movements, spinning and dancing around on the stage.  But for children at Children’s Village it is that and much more. For one little girl in particular, ballet gives her a sense of inclusion and belonging. Taylor never felt a part of a team until she Read more about Belonging through ballet[…]

Touching Lives

“Giving to hospice services is my way of caring for and touching lives in a meaningful way that is bigger than anything I could do alone.” —Julia Griffin, RN Many employees of Memorial Family of Services echo Julia’s passion for our patients and programs.  They, and their families, are also members of the Yakima community, and Read more about Touching Lives[…]

Yakima Symphony at Children’s Village

Join us for a summer concert at 4:00 pm, Thursday, August 18, at Children’s Village. Yakima Symphony Conductor Lawrence Golan will perform a special mini-recital and visit with children, families, and community supporters of Children’s Village and a drawing will be held for a pair of tickets to a Yakima Symphony Orchestra Classical Series concert

Washington State Patrol Troopers support NICU 

If you’ve ever walked down the hall toward the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial, you already know Evie Farmer.  She’s one of the babies featured on the alumni wall for getting her good start in life at Memorial’s NICU unit. Evie, now 5, stopped by the NICU on June 20, exactly five years Read more about Washington State Patrol Troopers support NICU […]

MORE Program – Working Wonders

  “The facilities and level of professionalism and caring shown by the staff exceeded my expectations.  I don’t feel self-conscious at North Star in my rehab and exercise class.” —a grateful patient   Your donations have helped launch a strength- and stamina-building exercise program, and it is working wonders in the recovery process of its Read more about MORE Program – Working Wonders[…]

Save the date for the 9th annual Fiesta de Salud Health Fair, July 30

Save the date for the 9th annual Fiesta de Salud Health Fair, July 30 The 9th annual Fiesta de Salud Health Fair will be held on Saturday, July 30, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Yakima State Fair Park, Modern Living Building (1301 S Fair Ave, Yakima).  Free of charge!  For more information please call Read more about Save the date for the 9th annual Fiesta de Salud Health Fair, July 30[…]

Understanding Your Financial Health

Understanding Your Financial Health – We are pleased to share this financial health information from our community partner, Solarity Credit Union. Time and health are two things that are invaluable and you can’t get back. Health isn’t just limited to your physical health; it also includes your financial health. Life happens fast. It can be Read more about Understanding Your Financial Health[…]