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The number of people with diabetes in 1980 totaled 5.6 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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The Prosser Memorial Health Foundation Board will award one $2,000 scholarship to high school seniors pursuing a college degree in the healthcare industry from each of the three high schools in PMH’s service area including Prosser, Grandview and Kiona-Benton. 

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There is a new way to predict allergies, thanks to Sickweather, the popular illness tracking app which powers illness forecasts for IBM’s Weather Company and the pharmaceutical industry, is doing.

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Prestige Care and Rehabilitation has earned a “High-Performing” rating in “Short-Stay Rehabilitation” in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes for 2018-19 report, released Feb. 8.

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A trip to the emergency room in December may have saved Juan Mendoza’s life, according to Astria Sunnyside Hospital Surgeon Dr. Tracy Berg.

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The City’s Parks and Recreation Department launched a new pickleball season that began on Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the community center, 1521 S. First St.

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The annual Prosser Memorial Health, “Go Red Health Fair,” will be Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30-11 a.m., at 723 Memorial St.

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The local Safeway, Bi-mart and Rite Aid pharmacies are all offering flu shots on a walk-in basis, making it very convenient to help reduce the spread of influenza.

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Uncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles’ heel for these cancer cells. Reported in the journal Cancer Cell, the study shows that interfering with this mechanism can reduce the risk of relapses in animal models.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Marli W. Parobek, ARNP is now serving patients at the inpatient unit at Astria Toppenish Hospital.

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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Chief Dental Officer Dr. Mark Koday was named chair-elect of the American Dental Association’s Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) beginning in 2019.

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“Don’t tell anyone” is likely a phrase you have heard before or after someone tells you a secret. But why is it so hard to not spill the beans? One Baylor College of Medicine expert explains why this is a challenge.

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Today the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Falls Prevention Coalition released a five-year, statewide action plan to reduce older adult falls – the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for adults ages 65 and older from 1999 to 2016.

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School’s back in session, which means that germs that are carrying illnesses such as influenza can start to spread rapidly among classmates, and to their families outside of school.

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Children often are surrounded by people who are different from themselves, especially at school, and it is important that they treat others with respect and empathy, regardless of their differences.

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Dr. Jennifer Ford, MD earned her undergraduate degree at McMaster University, School of Biology in Hamilton, Ontario and graduated medical school at St. George’s University, School of Medicine.

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Washington State University researchers have created more than a dozen drugs with the potential to curb smokers’ desire for nicotine by slowing how it is broken down in the body.

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Millions of people across the globe, including in our own backyard, are living with a viral hepatitis infection and may not even know it. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine say awareness and diagnosis is the first step to taking control and making changes to either prevent or treat this potentially deadly infection.

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With colorectal cancer as the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, PMH Medical Center is offering free colon cancer pre-screenings at the PMH Surgical Group, 820 Memorial St. Suite 3.

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Tuesday, March 27, marks the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) annual Alert Day, an opportunity to sound the alarm about the prevalence and risks of type 2 diabetes by asking Americans to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test.

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YAKIMA — Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene students are looking for patients. They will be conducting a dental screening clinic from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 26 at Weston D. Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1015 S. 16th Ave.

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PROSSER — With colo-rectal cancer as the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, PMH Medical Center is offering free colon cancer pre-screenings beginning Thursday, (March 15) at the PMH Surgical Group, 820 Memorial St Suite 3.

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