Health and Fitness

Heroin Deaths Surpass Gun Homicides
It’s the season when we focus on the hope for peace on earth and good will towards men. Peace and good will can take a variety of forms. Certainly Americans need to find peace from whatever it is that leads to drug abuse and overdose by the thousands...
“Happier” New Year, The Older You Get
Just 3 weeks until the new year but don’t worry, you’re not getting older, you’re getting happier!  Well, actually you ARE getting older but that also means happier!  A new study shows Americans actually tend to get happier as they get older.…
Just One Cigarette, Just One And The Risks It Brings
Sir Walter Raleigh what have you done? If you think smoking just one cigarette a day is harmless you should think again. A new study by the U.S. National Cancer Institute found that just a single cigarette each day can raise your odds for an early death...
Healthy Benefits To Alcohol? Meh…
I really wish science would make up its mind! Many studies have hinted that drinking alcohol –and Yakima Valley wine, beer & cider in particular- in moderation may offer health benefits while other studies have said that the opposite is true.  ...
Help For Alzheimer’s Care Givers
If you care for someone with memory loss there is information and support available in Yakima.
Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journ…
No Clean Bill Of Health For E-Cigs
Electronic cigarettes could be as harmful to gums and teeth as regular cigarettes. You want to do right by that smoker in the family so you think a Christmas package containing an E-Cigarette might help them quit..and it might, but don’t think there are no side effects...
Scales Don’t Lie – The Fattest States In America
With Thanksgiving dinner in the rearview, it’s probably time to note that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.   According to  the personal-finance website WalletHub, Americans collectively spend up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatm…
Medical Science Laid An Egg On Past Heart-Nutrition Studies
Turkey, schmurkey. We all should be eating an egg for Thanksgiving! The Daily Mail reports that a study, led by US scientists, found that eating one egg per day can reduce risk of stroke by 12%.
The study also shows that eating one egg per day has no association with coronary heart disease (the leadi…

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