Health & Fitness


Global studies link animal proteins, cancer rates

In the October 2014 issue of the Harvard Health Letter there was an article entitled “Protein check: How much do your really need?”

Column: Quick fixes don’t shake out in exercise reality

In recent columns I have discussed some common myths behind strength training and weight loss perceptions. This week we’ll look at perceptions surrounding quick fixes when it comes to exercising and nourishing our bodies.

American Red Cross blood draws planned in region

Upcoming blood draws in the area:

King County drops EpiPen allergy treatment for cheaper kit with same drug

When a 14-year-old Bellevue boy bit into a pastry last July, accidentally triggering a sudden and severe peanut allergy, a crew from the local fire department was there within minutes.

State ups rate of fish consumption in proposed water quality rule

YAKIMA — New state plans were announced Monday for water quality standards intended to better protect the health of people who eat lots of locally caught fish.

Less guilt, more money: Soda makers cash in on smaller servings

NEW YORK — After watching Americans suck down Big Gulps for decades, Coke and Pepsi are realizing less could be more.

Experimental MS treatment halts disease ‘in its tracks’

Seven years ago, Mike Kearny of Seattle was so sick and weak from multiple sclerosis, he had to use the handrail to pull himself up the stairs of his Wallingford neighborhood home.

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Walla Walla Clinic expands with therapy facility

The Walla Walla Clinic is gathering its sheep, so to speak.

Alzheimer’s, dementia seminar slated at SonBridge on Tuesday

COLLEGE PLACE — “Communication: The Key to Dementia Care,” a seminar, will be presented 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday at SonBridge Community Center, 1200 S.E. 12th St.

American Red Cross to hold blood drive Jan. 14 in Milton-Freewater

MILTON-FREEWATER — An American Red Cross blood drive will be 1-6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth St.

Column: Fitness myths blasted

Last week, I tackled myths about spot reduction training and body weight being the most important factor in determining health. This week I want to dive a little deeper into the perceptions that create false impressions about strength training.

YMCA to offer national diabetes program to high risk adults

WALLA WALLA — The local YMCA will offer the national Y’s diabetes-prevention program, a group-based lifestyle intervention for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Column - Fact, fiction do battle in health arena

The fitness arena is a battleground for exercise and nutrition information. It is a battle between myth and fact and unfortunately, myths are far more prevalent than one might think.