Category Archives: Cancer Care

Many women missing vital step to prevent cervical cancer, says CDC

Nov. 13, 2014—Many women are not getting screened for cervical cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s concerning given the importance of the screening: It can allow doctors to detect abnormal cells before they turn … Continue reading

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Have your cake and eat it too

By Kim McCorquodale RD, North Star Lodge Nutrition Services There is a lot of temptation to try all sorts of foods and desserts this time of year, but most of us can use some healthy inspiration with the holiday season … Continue reading

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Read the latest issue of Healthy Yakima!

Read about local health news, get health tips and learn more about what Memorial offers in our community here.

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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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