Health & Fitness


Vitamin D levels can be checked

My mother lives with me and I’m involved in her medical care. Recently the doctor ordered blood work that showed she was low in vitamin D.

High-tech items give deaf, blind online accessibility

A pilot program called iCanConnect is living up to its name.

New Yorker Tanisha Verdejo lives in a group home in Port Washington and is among the thousands of people with combined hearing and vision loss to have benefited from a pilot program called iCanConnect.

Autism 101 covers basic aspects of autism, diagnosis, interaction

WALLA WALLA — A free seminar called Autism 101 will be held 6-7:30 p.m. April 23 at Jacobi’s Cafe, 416 N. Second Ave.

Mother-daughter tea to cover ‘girls growing up’ issues

WALLA WALLA — “Girls Growing Up,” an afternoon tea and talk for mothers and their daughters age 9-12 will be held 3 p.m., April 27 at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1125 S. Second Ave.

Walla Walla Clinic welcomes two new health providers

WALLA WALLA — Two new providers have started practices at Walla Walla Clinic.

Dietary facts, fallacies are everywhere

My wife, Sonia, and I founded, organized and ran the National Health Federation chapter and its yearly conventions when we lived in Hawaii.

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Study sheds light on value of early rising

To slim down, it helps to get up early and get outdoors in the sun.

LOS ANGELES—To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside.

Before you exercise, know your health background

Healthful living is a decision. In fact, it’s a series of decisions each day that lead us either toward good health or away from good health.

For most in their 40s, happy days return again

Recently the Brookings Institution’s Carol Graham looked at the relationship between age and happiness around the world, as measured by the Gallup World Poll conducted from 2011 to 2013.

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Kids learn signs of stroke via imitation

NEW YORK — Andrea Esteban tried to smile with half her face, crossing her eyes in the process, and her third-grade classmates giggled.

Column: Targeted weight loss is a myth

I can’t tell you how many times I have had a YMCA member grab that extra roll around their middle, pinching it with two fingers, and tell me, “I just want to lose this.”

Free Pilates class offered for cancer patients, survivors

A free Pilates class for cancer patients and survivors will begin April 16 at Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center.

Conquering fear is key to natural childbirth

Just what is “natural” childbirth?

Swimming safety has simple rules

Learning how to swim is a vital lifelong skill, if not a lifesaving one.

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Oregon extends insurance deadline to April 30 (with video)

SALEM — Oregonians will have an extra month to sign up for subsidized health insurance, and the state’s health insurance exchange is planning a $1 million push to get the word out, officials announced Wednesday.