Stewart Subaru donates 80 blankets…

That warm feeling North Star Lodge is known for got a little warmer and cozier recently when Stewart Subaru, partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, donated 80 blankets for cancer patients at North Star Lodge. The gift included notes of encouragement from Stewart Subaru customers, written when the promotion was displayed at the dealership. Read more about Stewart Subaru donates 80 blankets…[…]

Here they say, ‘Hey, can I help you out? You’re behind, I’m behind, let’s get caught up together.’

Ashley Cullison is a Michigan girl. Or she thought she was. Ashley graduated from nursing school there and got her first job as an R.N. at a hospital in Grand Rapids. Ashley loves her family and her part of the country, but something was pulling at her. A yearning to see more. “There’s so much Read more about Here they say, ‘Hey, can I help you out? You’re behind, I’m behind, let’s get caught up together.’[…]

“I’ve had one bad melanoma and three other lesser melanomas over the years,”

Sonny and Linda Salsbury are of a certain age. The age before anybody knew just how harmful the sun’s rays could be. “We’re both from L.A.,” Sonny says. “We went to the beach constantly and covered ourselves with baby oil and got as dark as we could. “And, you know what? When I told my Read more about “I’ve had one bad melanoma and three other lesser melanomas over the years,”[…]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, April 28

Properly dispose of old medications in Yakima on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, April 28 YAKIMA – There often is confusion about whether old or unused medications should be thrown out in the trash, put down the sink, etc.  But on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 28, anyone with expired or unused Read more about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, April 28[…]

Virginia Mason Memorial recognized as among most sustainable health care facilities in the country with four awards

Virginia Mason Memorial recognized as among most sustainable health care facilities in the country with four awards Practice Greenhealth Emerald Award honors Virginia Mason Memorial for its superior sustainability programs (YAKIMA, WA) – In recognition for outstanding accomplishments in sustainability, Virginia Mason Memorial has received four awards this year from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading Read more about Virginia Mason Memorial recognized as among most sustainable health care facilities in the country with four awards[…]

“David knew something was horribly wrong. His daughter called 911”

David Jones is an area manager for Goodwill, and sometimes his job requires that he drive to Tacoma for meetings. One Sunday, about four years ago, he did just that, heading out from his home in Yakima early, so he could be ready to go early Monday morning. On the drive west, however, David didn’t Read more about “David knew something was horribly wrong. His daughter called 911”[…]

Nash stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 280 pounds. He knew he was overweight, but he still didn’t think he could have a heart attack.

Nash Mazza was used to working long days jam-packed with a hefty load of stress. But this one day, Feb. 26, 2016, (he’ll never forget it) Nash felt a sharp pain in his left arm. Tightness and pain in his chest. Nash, 41 years old, was having a heart attack. “At my age, you don’t Read more about Nash stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 280 pounds. He knew he was overweight, but he still didn’t think he could have a heart attack.[…]

“We can talk while I ride the exercise bike,” he says into the phone. “I do at least 30 minutes a day.”

It just didn’t make sense to Roger Yockey. How could he be so overweight when the people that he and his wife were meeting on volunteer missions around the world had so very little? “Marilyn and I have done a lot of volunteer work in Central America, Portugal, the Caribbean, and the United States. We Read more about “We can talk while I ride the exercise bike,” he says into the phone. “I do at least 30 minutes a day.”[…]