Five Tips for lifelong breast health

There is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer. There are some risk factors such as family history and aging that are unavoidable. But! Good news! There are some risk factors that you can control and they will improve your overall health in the process. Ask yourself these questions:

1. Am I at a healthy weight? Obesity or being overweight can increase your breast cancer risk and losing just 7 % of your body weight can dramatically change your health for the better. If your weight is healthy, keep up the good work!

2. Do I exercise regularly? Studies show that brisk walking just 2 hours per week can reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer up to 18%. Start a new habit, step out with your friends to explore your neighborhood parks and walking paths.
3. Can I minimize or avoid my alcohol consumption? Women who have 2 to 5 alcoholic drinks daily have a higher risk of breast cancer. This is especially important for women who have breast cancer in their families.
4. Do I smoke? -even on occasion? The risk of many cancers and other health problems increases if you smoke. Research shows that long-term smoking is specifically associated with increased risk of breast cancer.
5. Do I eat enough veggies? Eating a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables is your best defense for fighting and preventing cancer. Examples are cauliflower, bok choy, garden cress, brussel sprouts cabbage, broccoli, and other green leafy vegetables.
There are resources in your community to help with lifestyle changes and learning healthy habits. Learn more here
https://www.yakimamemorial.org/medical-services-community-education.asp

Make your appointment today!

Patients of Virginia Mason Memorial family medicine clinics* are invited to Family Medicine of Yakima at 504 N. 40th Avenue, on Saturday, November 4th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for a flu shot clinic. Call to pre-register for faster service, 509-966-9480 and bring your insurance card! We bill Medicare, DSHS, & most insurance.
*Apple Valley Family Medicine, Family Medicine of Yakima, Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, Pacific Crest Family Medicine, Selah Family Medicine, Yakima Internal Medicine, and our newest clinic; Zillah Family Medicine.

Have you got your flu shot yet?

Patients of Virginia Mason Memorial family medicine clinics* are invited to Family Medicine of Yakima at 504 N. 40th Avenue, on Saturday, November 4th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for a flu shot clinic. Call to pre-register for faster service, 509-966-9480 and bring your insurance card! We bill Medicare, DSHS, & most insurance.
*Apple Valley Family Medicine, Family Medicine of Yakima, Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, Pacific Crest Family Medicine, Selah Family Medicine, Yakima Internal Medicine, and our newest clinic; Zillah Family Medicine.

Avoid Flu with a Flu shot.

Patients of Virginia Mason Memorial family medicine clinics* are invited to make an appointment for the Family Medicine of Yakima flu shot clinic. Saturday November 4th, 8:00 am to NOON. Pre-register for faster service at 509-966-9480. We bill Medicare, DSHS, & most insurance, bring your card!
*Apple Valley Family Medicine, Family Medicine of Yakima, Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, Pacific Crest Family Medicine, Selah Family Medicine, Yakima Internal Medicine, and our newest clinic; Zillah Family Medicine.

How do I know if it’s Cold or Flu?

The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.  Learn more about Flu at https://www.rightcareyakima.com

Classes and Events This Week

The Memorial Calendar

Events for October 22 – 28
Sun
Oct 22
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
1:00 pm Childbirth Education, Sunday 2-day class (Day 2)
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
5:00
Class covers: what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. Please note:…
Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
6:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
Mon
Oct 23
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
9:00 am How your heart works (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
Your heart is an amazing organ. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about your heart—From its anatomy, to how it works and how high blood pressure contributes to coronary disease.

Classes are…

11:00 am How your heart works (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
Your heart is an amazing organ. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about your heart—From its anatomy, to how it works and how high blood pressure contributes to coronary disease.

Classes are…

12:00 pm Living with Loss Support group (10/16-11/6)
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
A 4-week discussion based course and support group. Each individual can share as much or as little as they wish. Leader will provide discussion topics and support related materials throughout the cour…
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
7:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
1:30 pm Scrapbooking
North Star Lodge
Ends @
3:30
Enjoy fellowship and creativity as you learn new techniques for scrapbooking, cards and decorations.  All scrapbooking materials are provided at no charge, just bring your own photos.
3:00 pm How your heart works (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
Your heart is an amazing organ. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about your heart—From its anatomy, to how it works and how high blood pressure contributes to coronary disease.

Classes are…

5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
¿Listo para actuar ahora?
Para inscribirse se requiere la referencia de un proveedor de salud
(puede ser doctor, enfermera registrada (enfermera de la escuela),
nutricionista registrada o cualquier…
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
7:00
Pre-natal Yoga helps decrease tension, improve flexibility and
strength, prepare for the birthing process, and cultivate a connection
between mother and child. No Yoga experience necessary!  If you…
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Valley Parents -Sunnyside support group -ON HOLD Ends @
8:00
Valley Parents Sunnyside Support group is on hold until 2017
If you have questions, please contact  elizabethcruz@yvmh.org
Tue
Oct 24
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
10:00 am Memorial walking group -Fall hours Updated!
Kissel Park
Ends @
11:00
Welcome to the Memorial walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for physical activity and socialization. The walking session will be supervised by a certified trainer from Memorial…
12:00 pm North Star Knitters
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
Cast on to this active, fun-loving group of knitters (many survivors) and learn to knit, crochet and teach others. All the yarn is provided and the laughs are free. Ask your oncologist or nurse about…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
7:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
10:00 pm Alzheimer’s Association Staying Connected series
See notes for location information
Ends @
11:30
Staying connected is a health promotion and social support program designed for community residing older adults with early stage memory loss and a companion.   This program consists of four weekly 90…
Wed
Oct 25
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support
Memorial Maternal Health
Ends @
1:30
Do you ever ask?
“Will I be able to breastfeed after my baby is born”?
“Am I doing this right?”
“Is this supposed to hurt like this?”
“Is my baby getting enough to eat?”
You are not alone. All…
Cancer support for Men, Women and families
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the first day of cancer diagnosis and for the rest of your life- you are a survivor!  Find hope, encouragement and connection with other survivors.
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
7:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
Ready for a healthy change? Looking for ways to help your child eat well and
be more active? ACT is a 12 week healthy lifestyle program for overweight
children/teens 8-14 years of age and their…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
6:30 pm Baby Basics
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
9:00
Diapering, bathing, feeding; there’s so much involved with in caring for a newborn! Learn all the infant basics, what you can do to be organized and gain insight into recognizing baby’s “cues.”

Thu
Oct 26
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
11:00 am Family & Friends Cancer education/support
Wellness House
Ends @
12:00
Education, support and resources for men and women who are facing cancer as well as their support network.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays Monthly
12:00 pm Grief Recovery Workshop (9/27-11/16)
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
This 8-week course is centered in personal discovery and homework-style exercises designed to help you focus on grief recovery.
Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
A cancer diagnosis can cause anxiety, stress and sometimes depression for patients and their caregivers. There are natural ways to combat these side effects and it’s something anyone can learn.

An…

12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
7:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
6:00 pm Food for Life: Kick Start Your Health for Pregnancy and Beyond
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
7:00
Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and learn practical cooking skills to help you achieve better health.…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
Fri
Oct 27
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
9:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos.
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
4:30
Cuide de lo que verdaderamente es importante – su Salud.

¿No tiene cobertura médica?
‘Ohana tiene información de programas que ayudan a cubrir el costo de este importante examen.
Llame para más…

Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
5:30
`Ohana, Memorials Mammography center, offers a walk-in clinic for screening mammograms, Fridays, 2:30–5:30 p.m No appointment is necessary and interpreters are available. The name of the doctor receiv…
Sat
Oct 28
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
12:00 pm Casino Caribbean -Play for a Cure
Casino Caribbean
Join Casino Caribbean for their Annual Breast Cancer Poker Tournament. Players donate to enter tournament and receive prizes for playing.

Proceeds benefit `Ohana Mammography Center.  Support `Ohana…

1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
9:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…

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Upcoming Events for October 29 – November 4
Sun Oct 29 Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
11:00 am BCA Fundraiser at Famous Dave’s (Famous Dave’s)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
Mon Oct 30 11:30 am Lamplight Bible Study/Support Group (North Star Lodge)
12:00 pm Living with Loss Support group (10/16-11/6) (Cottage in the Meadow)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
1:30 pm Scrapbooking (North Star Lodge)
4:00 pm Diabetes Prevention Program orientation (Memorial Education Center)
5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable (Yakima YMCA)
6:00 pm Food for Life: How Foods Fight Diabetes (Memorial Cornerstone Medicine -Diabetes Education Classroom)
Pre-natal Yoga (Memorial Education Center)
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Tue Oct 31 9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
10:00 am Memorial walking group -Fall hours Updated! (Kissel Park)
12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
5:00 pm Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español -Sunnyside
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
10:00 pm Alzheimer’s Association Staying Connected series (See notes for location information)
Wed Nov 1 11:00 am Healing Hearts -Cardiac support group (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
12:00 pm Advanced Care Planning, 5 Wishes Seminar (Memorial Hospital Auditorium)
Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids (Yakima YMCA)
Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español -Sunnyside
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Thu Nov 2 9:00 am Diabetes Wellness Session 1 of 4 (Classes at 9 am or 1 pm) (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
12:00 pm Better Breathers Club (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
Cancer support -Women supporting women (Wellness House)
Grief Recovery Workshop (9/27-11/16) (Cottage in the Meadow)
Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session (North Star Lodge)
Women Supporting Women Through Cancer (Wellness House)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
1:00 pm Diabetes Wellness Session 1 of 4 (Classes at 9 am or 1 pm) (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
5:30 pm Celebration of Life (Harman Center)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
Fri Nov 3 2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Sat Nov 4 9:00 am Clases de Preparación para el Parto en Español (Memorial Education Center)
10:00 am Young and Pregnant Teen Childbirth Program (Memorial Hospital Classrooms (A, B, or C))
12:00 pm Extra Life Game Day

View the entire calendar online

Group Mammograms.

Groups of ladies from work, clubs/organizations, or family and friends may schedule a block of time to have their annual screening mammogram in a fun, friendly, supportive environment. To schedule a group event, contact Aimy at 509-574-3876. Screening mammograms only. The name of the doctor receiving your results is needed upon registration.