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Dave’s Diary: Cardio Beats Weight Training For Losing Weight

So far so good on the resolution to get in shape.  My time working out at Achieve Fitness in Yakima is paying off already and I continue to scan all the literature and sources I can for tips and ideas.  HealthDay News reports that while resistance training has many benefits, including improving blood sugar control, it has not been shown to have an effect on fat reduction.

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What Would You Do to Save a Life? The Great CPR Blitz Set For February

It is called Save A Life, The Great CPR Blitz 2013 and it is set to happen next month at the Yakima Convention Center. Lynda Boggess is a Coordinator of the event and the Administrative Director of Critical Care Services at Yakima's Memorial Hospital who says the more people who learn CPR the better chance you have of surviving a heart attack

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Health Officials Give Tips to Prevent Birth Defects

YAKIMA—Health officials in Yakima County are advising pregnant women to take steps to prevent a rare kind of birth defect that has been detected in unusual numbers locally. Anencephaly is a rare and fatal birth defect that results from incomplete formation of the brain during the first month of pregnancy

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Get That Flu Shot to Avoid Getting Sick

It is not to late to get a flu shot with the number of cases being recorded in the state and the nation. Brian Weihs is Director of Respiratory Services at Yakima's Memorial Hospital who says if you have had the flu and are feeling better get that flu shot to avoid getting sick again

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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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