Category Archives: Cancer Care

Schedule a group mammogram today!

Take care of what’s really important – your health. A yearly mammogram could save your life! Group Mammogram Events are being offered by ‘Ohana, Memorial’s Mammography center.    We can host groups of ladies from work, clubs/organizations, or family and friends.   … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Breast Cancer Month with Pumpkin!

By Lena Gill, RD, CSO, CD – North Star Lodge Fall has definitely arrived in the Yakima Valley!  One of my favorite vegetables in abundance this time of year is pumpkin.  There are countless varieties of this fun squash, each … Continue reading

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Take steps to reduce your risk for breast cancer

As of yet, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in this country. Even so, there are steps women can take to reduce their risk. And October, which is … Continue reading

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Nourish Yourself with Flavored Water

Nourish Yourself with Flavored Water Kim McCorquodale RD We all know that drinking more water is beneficial. Some of the many benefits include flushing out toxins, helping to keep your energy up, and reducing those feeling of “fake” hunger and … Continue reading

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Teen tanning raises risk for skin cancer

Sept. 7, 2014—Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, and a report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that teenagers aren’t doing all they can to keep their skin cells protected. … Continue reading

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Smokers: Quitting is easier with medication, counseling

Sept. 5, 2014—It takes more than a pep talk to help hospitalized smokers stop lighting up after leaving the hospital, according to a recent study in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. To boost their odds of quitting, … Continue reading

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Aspirin and cancer prevention: A new job for an old remedy

Aug. 22, 2014—New research suggests that taking an aspirin a day could keep cancer away. But that doesn’t mean you should rush to the drugstore and stock up. Taking an aspirin a day for at least five years may indeed lower … Continue reading

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Grief recovery groups beginning this fall

Living with Loss—an 8-week discussion-based course working through the book Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. Cost is $20 for book/materials, payable on the first day of class Tuesdays from 6 – 7 … Continue reading

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Many cancer survivors struggle to quit smoking, study says

Aug. 20, 2014—Many cancer survivors continue to smoke. Some do so every day, and they keep smoking for years. That’s the finding of a study published online in a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Here, researchers examined … Continue reading

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HPV vaccines work, but too few kids get these shots

Aug. 14, 2014—The vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent several types of cancer. But while health experts recommend the shots for boys and girls at age 11 or 12, the number of adolescents who are getting vaccinated is … Continue reading

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