Health in Yakima, WA

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Getting regular exercise is a great way to improve and maintain joint and general health
We’ve all heard the old adage, “Use it or lose it.” It’s especially true when it comes to joint function.
As we age, many of us suffer from a loss of joint mobility. Morning stiffness starts to show up. Or we need time to recover after getting up out of a chair or driving for a long distance. Knees, hips, shoulders and elbows are common culprits. Less obvious,…

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Find you’re having trouble getting to sleep? Consider booking an appointment with our practice
You’ve darkened your bedroom. It’s quiet. You’ve set the temperature to a comfortable 68 degrees. You’ve avoided eating or exercising before bedtime. You get adjusted regularly to quiet down your nervous system. You’ve avoided the blue light emitted by your digital device. It’s time to fall asleep
Now what?
If you’re someone…

That warm feeling North Star Lodge is known for got a little warmer and cozier recently when Stewart Subaru, partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, donated 80 blankets for cancer patients at North Star Lodge. The gift included notes of encouragement from Stewart Subaru customers, written when the promotion was displayed at the dealership. …

Here's a good reason for regularly reviewing all of your medicines with your doctor.

Doing your best to nurture your mental and physical health can keep your spine happy
When we explain that physical, chemical and emotional stress is the underlying cause of subluxations, many wonder how emotions can cause spinal misalignments. Yet, our language reveals some common connections
“I just can’t stand it.”
“He’s a real pain in the neck.”
“She’s cramping my style.”
“My feet are killing me.”…

If you’re dealing with frequent headaches, make an appointment with our practice
You may believe that everyone gets headaches. After all, they’re normal, right? Some are dull; others are throbbing. Some occur on only one side; others produce nausea or light and sound sensitivity
Common? Yes. But normal? Nope.
The three most common types of headaches are:
Tension headaches caused by muscle tension in the head,…

An improper lifting technique is one of the many things that can lead to a slipped disc
The intervertebral disc is a special type of cartilage found between each of the 24 bones of your spine. Bands of fibrous tissue surround its jelly-like center. The disc provides space so pairs of nerve roots can exit the spinal cord from between each spinal bone.
However, “slipped disc” is a misleading term. That’s because no slippage actually occurs. Instead, a disc can thin, wedge, bulge,…

Feel like phones are ruining family time? While a physical lock and chain may be unrealistic, institute a no phone policy during meals together
Living in a world awash in technology can make life easier in some respects, but it can also be enslaving and detrimental to health and relationships. Whether we spend hours texting and tweeting or surfing and gaming, tech time can potentially become addictive.
There’s no doubt that technology can play a vital role in our workday and everyday life.…

National Get Fit Don't Sit Day, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, is your opportunity to get up and get moving!

the Pegasus Project facilitated an experiential learning opportunity to help the pediatric dental residents and pediatric dentists develop their non-verbal communication and leadership skills

New data from CDC show that emergency room visits for opioid overdoses are rising. Learn more about these alarming new stats.

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As many as 3,459 lives could be saved each year with public defibrillators, bystanders and initiative. Are you ready?

YAKIMA, Wash. — MaryKathleen Carpenter knew she was overweight. She heard that word much of her life — from her school years as the “big girl” and into adulthood as

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