Infant Massage Class in Yakima

If you have a baby who is 6 months or younger and would like to take a one hour class on Infant massage, we have on scheduled on January 31, 2013 from 6-7 pm.  The cost is just $5 for you, your partner and baby to learn this technique. Pre-registration is required by calling 509-248-7322.

Here are some of the benefits of Infant Massage for the baby:

  • Infant-Parent attachment or “bonding”
  • Relaxation
  • Helps baby feel loved
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Facilitates body awareness
  • Boosts immune system
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Improves skin condition
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Helps digestion
  • Balances respiration
  • Relief for teething pains
  • Help waste elimination
  • Helps build parents’ and baby’s self-esteem
  • Helps you learn about your baby (their needs and desires)
  • Relaxes parents
  • Pleasurable experience
  • Stimulates production of oxytocin (Oxytocin is a hormone which can be produced by both male and female persons during massage. It is useful as a pain reliever and has a calming effect on the person.)


Juntos Podemos Contra el Cancer – Together We Can Win The Fight Against Cancer

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is partnering up with Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) to provide breast cancer awareness and prevention education throughout the Yakima Valley. The HAF program, “Juntos Podemos Contra el Cancer” is an innovative, scalable, and cost-effective model for changing Latino attitude and behaviors about breast cancer prevention and screenings.

For the next eight-weeks, Memorial’s Education and Outreach Department will be offering breast cancer educational programs throughout the community, with the goal to reach approximately 600 Latina women. Participant will receive education on overall breast health, signs and symptoms of breast cancer, will be connected to medical homes and mammography services. This partnership will help Memorial expand its educational outreach and improve the overall health of the community.

The Juntos Podemos Contra el Cancer program was funded through a grant awarded to HAF from the CDC. Yakima was selected by HAF as one of two pilot locations.

To learn more about HAF please visit

For information about workshop schedule please visit us at

Tome Accion hoy en contra de la diabetes

¿Sabia usted que 1 de cada 10 adultos que viven en este país tienen diabetes, y que más de uno de cada tres tienen prediabetes?

La prediabetes aumenta el riesgo de diabetes tipo 2, de enfermedad cardiaca y de accidentes cerebrovasculares.

Existen 7 millones de personas con diabetes que aun no han sido diagnosticadas.
¿Podria usted ser una de ellas?

Sábado 19 de Noviembre 2011
8:00 AM a 12:00 PM
En el Centro de Educación del Hospital Memorial
Ubicado en el 2506 al Oeste de la avenida Nob Hill
Boulevard en Yakima

Exámenes de Diabetes
¡Ven en ayunas!
Nada de comida o bebida 8 horas antes del examen
¡Libre de Costo!

¡Únete a nuestra campaña y ayúdanos a
ganarle la batalla a la diabetes!

Para más información lláme al (509) 574-5956

Yakima Diabetes Screening

Did you know that 1 in 10 US adults have diabetes, and that more than a third of adults ages 20 and older are estimated to have prediabetes? Prediabetes raises a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. 7 million people have diabetes but have not yet been diagnosed.

Could you be one of them?

Saturday, November 19, 2011
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Memorial Community Education Center
2506 West Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima

Get Your Free
Fasting Diabetes Screening
Fasting: nothing to eat or drink with calories
for 8 hours before screening test.

Join us in the fight against diabetes!
For more information call (509) 574-5956