Making her own ice packs helps breast cancer patients

Betsy Medrano has spent her entire nursing career at Memorial, caring for women. Really caring. “I was unhappy with the ice packs,” she said. “They weren’t cold enough. Then I read that Advanced Dawn dishwashing soap, the concentrated gel, freezes and stays cold.” So, in search of a better way to comfort her `Ohana breast-biopsy Read more about Making her own ice packs helps breast cancer patients[…]

Five Tips for lifelong breast health

There is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer. There are some risk factors such as family history and aging that are unavoidable. But! Good news! There are some risk factors that you can control and they will improve your overall health in the process. Ask yourself these questions: 1. Am I at a healthy Read more about Five Tips for lifelong breast health[…]

Champions for Survivorship

We salute the hundreds of compassionate people in our community who rally for the fight against breast cancer.  Your efforts do make a difference!  You just can’t ignore ‘pink October’…everyone seems to want to join the fight against breast cancer!  Simply stated, a breast cancer diagnosis, like any other, has the potential to devastate whole Read more about Champions for Survivorship[…]

5 reasons to attend a Breast Cancer Support Group

5 reasons to attend a Breast Cancer Support Group You have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are in breast cancer treatment or you are a breast cancer survivor. You’ll receive education information related to your illness, and will benefit emotionally from sharing with others who are dealing with the same issues. You are not Read more about 5 reasons to attend a Breast Cancer Support Group[…]

Five Tips for lifelong breast health

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer.   Some risk factors such as family history and aging are unavoidable.  However, there are some risk factors that you can control and improve your overall health in the process. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity or being overweight can increase your breast cancer risk and losing just Read more about Five Tips for lifelong breast health[…]

Digital mammography in Yakima

All mammograms start the same way—with an x-ray of the breast. But a newer type, called a digital mammogram, processes images differently. It records and stores images on a computer instead of on x-ray film. Digital mammograms still require compressing the breasts to get good images. But according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), they Read more about Digital mammography in Yakima[…]

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.   Scheduling a group event will allow you to enjoy your annual screening mammogram in a Read more about Schedule a group mammogram today![…]

Changes in skirt size linked to breast cancer risk

Oct. 10, 2014—Going up a skirt size might mean something worse than going shopping for new clothes—it could mean a greater risk of breast cancer. A recent study found that going up a full skirt size every decade between age 25 and menopause increased a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer after menopause by 33 percent, compared to Read more about Changes in skirt size linked to breast cancer risk[…]

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 with a different purpose in mind: •    Sugar – excellent for baking •    Jack O’Lantern Read more about Celebrate National Breast Cancer Month with Pumpkin![…]