Fatal five: 2 in 3 Americans die from these 5 causes

May 15, 2014—More than 100,000 Americans die prematurely every year, losing their lives to diseases and injuries that could have been prevented, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “As a doctor, it’s heartbreaking when we lose a single patient because of a preventable condition, but as director of the Read more about Fatal five: 2 in 3 Americans die from these 5 causes[…]

Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR

May 15, 2014 Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of injury death for babies under the age of 1. But parents and caregivers of infants can gain the confidence to handle stressful and potentially dangerous situations by learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an educational Read more about Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR[…]

Pink Lady® Asks Consumers To Read Nutritional Information And Take A Walk

With the apple already having such a positive image when it comes to healthful eating, one would think its selection over food which may not be as healthy would be a no-brainer. Pink Lady America thinks choosing apples is important enough to do a little research and making smart choices. “Positive images are certainly valuable Read more about Pink Lady® Asks Consumers To Read Nutritional Information And Take A Walk[…]

Learn About Infant CPR

Holly Tull and Teresa Posada of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital discussed the importance of learning infant CPR – as well as the opportunity to learn at a class Memorial is offering – during an appearance May 13, 2013 on KIT 1280. Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants Read more about Learn About Infant CPR[…]

More than teen angst: Mental health issues may persist into adulthood

May 13, 2014—Having a mental health issue in the teen years raises the risk for similar issues in later life, according to a study in The Lancet. But only some adolescents who experience depression and anxiety will have these disorders persist into adulthood. About 26 percent of all adults in the U.S. have a diagnosable Read more about More than teen angst: Mental health issues may persist into adulthood[…]

2nd Healthy Now clinic opens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2013 Contact: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications: 509.577.5051 Memorial Physicians opens 2nd Healthy Now clinic Convenient care clinic treats minor illnesses quickly, comfortably YAKIMA – Memorial Physicians is pleased to announce that a second Health Now clinic has opened. Designed to meet the demand for convenient care for minor illnesses, the Read more about 2nd Healthy Now clinic opens[…]

Children’s Village receives $900,000 federal grant

Children’s Village, a partnership of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, The Memorial Foundation, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Comprehensive, has received a $900,000 federal grant – one of just 14 in the nation – to provide services to rural children with special health care needs and their families. The Office of Rural Health Policy awarded Read more about Children’s Village receives $900,000 federal grant[…]

Antibiotics losing fight against common infections

Antibiotic resistance is not a threat of the future but a clear and present danger, according to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO). As bacteria become resistant to once-effective medicines, common illnesses such as diarrhea, pneumonia and urinary tract infections become more difficult to treat—and potentially more deadly. “Without urgent, coordinated action, the world Read more about Antibiotics losing fight against common infections[…]