Yakima Chronic Disease Classes

Juanita Silva of Memorial Community Health appeared on KIT 1280 on April 22, 2014 to discuss Memorial’s chronic disease classes. Memorial is starting its next round of classes May 6 to help individuals who suffer from chronic illness. The “My Health, My Life” classes are designed to teach simple techniques for living a healthy life Read more about Yakima Chronic Disease Classes[…]

Walk this way—With your whole family!

(Courtesy of the American Heart Association) Getting your kids to trade screen time for physical activity may be the most challenging — and the most important — item on your to-do list. Walking is a great start, but there are other ways to get your whole family moving together. Be a good role model. You Read more about Walk this way—With your whole family![…]

Stress, sneeze, repeat: Study links stress to allergy flare-ups

People who regularly feel stressed out tend to have more frequent flare-ups of their allergies than allergy sufferers under less strain, according to a study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Plus, the study found that the more flare-ups the people had, the more their mood worsened. The worse their mood, the more they Read more about Stress, sneeze, repeat: Study links stress to allergy flare-ups[…]

The Period Of Purple Crying

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we want to highlight a program Memorial has implemented to educate new parents about why their babies cry. Andrea Mueller of Memorial’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit appeared on KIT 1280 on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 to talk about the Period of Purple Crying. The Period of Purple Crying Read more about The Period Of Purple Crying[…]

Local Women Champion Nurse Family Partnership Before Congress

Kudos to Crystal Towne and Sherene Sucilla! The two Yakima Valley women testified before a Congressional committee last week about the importance of the Nurse-Family Partnership, urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to continue their support for the program. The Nurse-Family Partnership is the leading nurse home visiting Read more about Local Women Champion Nurse Family Partnership Before Congress[…]

Stressed out? Fight back with these tips!

(Courtesy of the American Heart Association) When stress hits, your body releases adrenaline, a hormone that causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up and your blood pressure to rise. These reactions prepare you to deal with the situation — the “fight or flight” response. Too much stress can contribute to everything from high Read more about Stressed out? Fight back with these tips![…]

Kohl’s Department Stores donates $6,900…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 12, 2014 Contact: Shannon Dininny, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital 509-577-5051/shannondininny@yvmh.org Kohl’s Department Stores donates $6,900 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital for Children’s Wellness Program YAKIMA, Wash. — Kohl’s Department Stores donated $6,900 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 12, at Memorial’s Spring Fling into Fitness and Wellness family Read more about Kohl’s Department Stores donates $6,900…[…]