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Dave’s Diary: Colorectal Cancer-The Life Saving Conversation

How come potentially life saving conversations can be the most awkward?  Time to cowboy up and join us for an honest conversation about colorectal cancer Tuesday morning on The Morning News.  Dr. Vu Le from Yakima Gastroenterology Associates will join us at 8:15.

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Dave’s Diary: Six Tips For a Great Night’s Sleep

Wake up!  It’s time to celebrate National Sleep Awareness Week -- March 3-10. For me that means a tip of the hat to our friends at Sleep Country USA.  You can find information on how to sleep better online from the National Sleep Foundation. http://www.sleepfoundation.org/

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Country Fresh Inc. Launches Branded Pink Lady® Slices

Country Fresh Inc. of Houston, Texas and Pink Lady America (PLA) of Yakima, Washington announce the availability of branded sliced organic Pink Lady® Apples for the first time with the product launch coming in a market test at a major retailer

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7000 Yakima Bike Racks Being Recalled

 

DETROIT (AP) — Yakima is recalling about 7,000 bicycle racks used on vehicles with rear-door spare tires.

Documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website Friday say that mounting bolts can break and the bikes can fall from the vehicles and cause a hazard.

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Truth From Texas – Beer Works Like Wine to Improve Your Health

Good news Yakima Valley Hops producers. Raise a glass to a new study on health benefits. Brew is paced with nearly the same health benefits as red wine, according to a recent study at the University of Texas.

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Flu Season Has Claimed 34 Lives in Washington State

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Health Department says the state has had 34 lab-confirmed flu deaths so far this flu season.

Agency spokesman Donn Moyer says that figure covers confirmed deaths through Wednesday. The

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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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