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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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5K Walk/Run To Benefit Camp Prime Time

 

The Leftover Turkey Trot takes place on Saturday, Nov. 24.

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Dave’s Diary: Stress Relief is Just a Few Deep Breaths Away

Stress can make cowards of us all and yet when the pressure is on, the senses are on high alert, sweat is on the brow there is something so very simple you can do to get control.  According to M.J. Ryan, author of “Adaptability”, the simple act of taking 3 deep breaths can work wonders.  Under stress, when “fight or flight” is triggered, we flood our system with stress hormones and breathing becomes extremely shallow.  Deep breathing is the quickest way to experience the body’s relaxation response.

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Dave’s Diary: Women Say “I Do” to Hubby and Booze

We all know the stereotype. It’s played out in the movies and on TV every day. Something about marriage, the wife, kids, responsibilities, or whatever, drives men to drink.  Only it’s a myth. In fact,  science says just the opposite is true…married women drink more than men! (You knew that didn’t you ladies!)

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