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Local Orgainzations Team Up to Help Kids and Their Parents Healthy

 

A new program was kicked off in Yakima today to help kids and parents lead a more healthy life. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, the Yakima YMCA and Pacific Northwest University have joined together to kick off Actively Changing Together (ACT). It

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Places to Avoid If You Don’t Want to Get Sick

Here are the eight germiest places to avoid if you want to stay healthy!

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Dave’s Diary:Healthy Options in the Produce Isle

 

Two weeks into the New Year…how’s that diet going?  Make that…lifestyle adjustment to healthier eating?  If you want to try something other than the classic offerings, check out what the Environmental Working Group found in the produce isle.

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Shriners’ Screening Clinic Scheduled for Yakima

The free clinic will be held March 9 at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.

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Yakima Prepares for Possible Flu Outbreak

The Yakima Fire Department is preparing for a possible outbreak in the flu virus after thousands of people across the country have been sickened by the virus. Fire department officials say the number of flu cases is expected to be on the rise in the next few weeks so they say now is a great time to get a flu shot

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New Breast Screening Machines Give Doctors Faster and Cleaner Images

New breast cancer screening technology has arrived in Yakima. News partner KIMA Action News reports the Ohana Mammography Center recently installed the new digital equipment.

The upgrade cost more than a m

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Dave’s Diary: Lower Wages Equals Higher Health Risks

 

 The experts are saying 2013 will go down as the year with the largest tax increases of all time! So have you already noticed the payroll tax hit to the take home total? It is more than frustrating; it’s a potential health hazard.

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Dave’s Diary:Index Finger Points The Way To A Healthier Prostate

 

Men, look at your hands. The fingernail doesn’t count…but….if your index finger is longer than your ring finger (or fourth finger), you run a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer. 

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Dave’s Diary: Water & Elevation Can Help Stop Puffy Eyes

 

Every morning I wake to puffy eyes.  I’ve been blaming it on the Morning News routine but perhaps my love of condiments is the culprit.  According to EyecareBasics.com, more water might be the solution.  The reason?

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Dave’s Diary: Mess With Your Mind for a Sharper Memory

 

I got out of the movie theater the other day and I couldn’t remember where I parked my truck. It was embarrassing but also a little concerning…my “absentmindedness” is becoming a little too frequent.  Turns out I went right when I should have gone left…only 180 degrees off course! Sheesh!  As a result I’m always on the lookout for articles or stories on memory loss and memory improvement.  

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