Health and Fitness

Husky Scientists Develop Game To Take On Depression
Some people say the gray skies and endless rain of the Seattle winter can be, well, depressing. However, there are some scientists at the University of Washington who are working on a smart device game to combat the symptoms of depression.
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Happy Anniversary to Children’s Village
What started as a community vision 20 years ago has become a vital part of the community today. Yakima's Children's Village is celebrating its 20th year in the community in 2017.
Erin Black is the CEO of the Memorial Foundation, which helped make the village a reality...
Drug Use By Early Teens At Record Lows
School is out for winter break. The kids will have a ton of unsupervised free time on their hands .  Just how worried should parents be?  Well, there is this bit of good news for nervous moms and dads in this modern age.   Fewer American teenagers are using illegal drugs or alcoh…
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.  ...

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