YAKIMA, Wash. -- Fred Marshall, who is 83, closed his construction business in Yakima only within the past few years. He’s used to hard work and rarely asks for help with anything.
BREAST CANCER AWARNESS
“You’ll know me,” says Rachel Boucher. “I’m 5 feet, 7 inches — and I have no hair.” And there she is, standing at the counter at Starbucks helping her son Andrew and daughter, Natalie, pick out a whipped-creamy, coffee-type drink. Rachel Boucher, wife, teacher, mom of three. And currently pa…
We’re more than halfway through October, and everywhere you look there’s pink. Pink ribbons, pink labels on products at the grocery store, and pink on NFL players’ shoes. Breast Cancer Awareness month has been associated with the color pink, and pink ribbons for decades, but how did all this…
When Ginny Petty noticed a rash on her breast, she wasn’t too concerned at first. She felt around carefully, and there was no sign of a lump. There was no history of breast cancer in her family. Probably just a heat rash, she thought. But when the rash didn’t go away, she went to her primary…
Breast cancer is something women know we should watch out for, because we know the risks. One in eight of us will get breast cancer in her lifetime. We were taught how to do a monthly self-exam to check for lumps, have the doctor check us during regular physicals, and as we get older, we sta…
A person in Washington state is infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, the first confirmed case in the United States of a mysterious respiratory infection that has killed at least six people and sickened hundreds more in Asia.
A spike in flu cases appears to be on the downturn after Yakima was hit hard with the illness in December.
Virginia Mason Memorial hospital doctors completed a percutaneous coronary intervention at the hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory last week.
The Yakima Health District has confirmed the season’s first influenza-
This flu season is taking off sooner than usual, with more cases than have typically been reported by this point in the year. This trend holds true for Washington state and the country as a whole, but the numbers are worse in Washington than in most other states.
YAKIMA, Wash. — With flu season in full swing, Virginia Mason Memorial hospital is restricting visitors beginning Saturday.
Yakima County has 18 confirmed cases of hepatitis A, a number that likely will increase in the weeks and months ahead.
The hepatitis A outbreak in Yakima County has grown to 11 confirmed cases, the Yakima Health District said Thursday.
Christina Buchman, a clinical assistant professor for Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy, got an email from one of Safeway’s pharmacy managers on Thursday.
Five cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Yakima County in the past two weeks, and the Yakima Health District cautions customers of the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen restaurant in Yakima that they could have been exposed.
Every Friday afternoon, a motorhome with a Yakima Health District logo parks at the corner of South Third and East Adams streets. About 100 people go in and out over the course of three hours.
The number of Washington students going to school this year without their measles, mumps and rubella vaccination could dwindle because of a new state rule eliminating personal exemptions to the requirement.
YAKIMA, Wash. — Local health officials are tracking down people who may have been exposed to hepatitis A by a Yakima County jail inmate.
OLYMPIA – A proposal to end the personal exemption for parents who don’t want their children vaccinated against measles was sent Monday to the full Senate with Republicans calling it an attack on personal freedom and Democrats defending it as good science.
SUNNYSIDE — For Dr. Ana Garcia-Colazo, inspiration is a feeling.
As the most accessible way to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, naloxone is becoming a familiar option as more health professionals, police and emergency responders carry and administer it.
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Yakima County averages 12 new cases of HIV every year.
Overdose deaths from the powerful synthetic drug fentanyl are up nearly 70 percent during the first six months of this year, according to health officials.
RICHLAND, Wash. - A Richland doctor is accused of running a pill mill by prescribing opioids and other highly addictive medications to patients without seeing them.