They were mystery diseases that had stumped doctors for years — adults with strange symptoms and children with neurological problems, mental slowness or muscles too weak to let them stand. Now scientists say they were able to crack a quarter of these cases by decoding the patients’ genes.
WALLA WALLA — An educational series for unpaid family caretakers will be provided by Aging and Long Term Care, 125 E. Cherry St.
WALLA WALLA — The American Red Cross offers several chances to donate blood over the coming week. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2757 unless otherwise noted.
Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a four-part series Sandi Wicher, a Walla Walla-based master tai chi trainer, has written for the U-B’s Health & Fitness section about her personal experience with bilateral knee replacement surgery, from diagnosis to recovery.
WALLA WALLA — A children’s health screening clinic held by Shriners Hospital medical staff will take place 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5, at the Adventist Health Medical Group, 1125 S. Second Ave.
You’ve heard it said that this person or that person died of “old age.” Were their bodies uniformly worn out? Did they succumb to some illness? Did they die from a specific disease, or did just one organ fail?
Personal training, what is it? Why might you need it and how do you find a personal trainer?
COLLEGE PLACE — The newest changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual will be front and center at Wednesday’s meeting of the local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness.
WALLA WALLA — The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management support group will meet 3-5 p.m. Sept. 26 Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar St. Marian Room, Level 1.
Last night I was listening to BBC and a panel of “experts” discussing the challenges of modern medicine.
Editor’s note: This is the third of a four-part series Sandi Wicher, a Walla Walla-based master tai chi trainer, is writing for the U-B’s Health & Fitness section about her personal experience with bilateral knee replacement surgery, from diagnosis to recovery.
DURHAM, N.H. — They may not be bingeing on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options.
Prenatal yoga is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise for pregnant women. Expecting mothers receive many physical, mental and spiritual benefits by their yoga practice.
NEW YORK — Too few American adults have been vaccinated for shingles, the painful sibling to chicken pox, according to research that calls for efforts to increase the U.S.-recommended inoculation.
WALLA WALLA — A Hope in Motion Pilates class series for cancer patients and survivors will start at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancert Center lobby, 401 W. Poplar St.
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