Health & Wellness

With an increase in patient volume from last year, Grace Clinic is seeing a greater need to expand its dental services. It hopes to adopt a new volunteer model to offer dental services more days of the week. (Courtesy Andrea Starr, PNNL)

Tri-City’s only free medical clinic sees rise in patient volumes, visits

Grace Clinic — the only free medical clinic in the Tri-Cities — is seeing a greater volume of patients, pointing to a greater need for volunteers and services. In 2018, patient volume increased by 35 percent and there was a 25 percent increase in new patients over the previous year. Last year, the Kennewick clinic…

D. Patrick Jones is the executive director for Eastern Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis.

Tri-City health care sector ranks as region’s second largest work force

By D. Patrick Jones Despite recent challenges faced by local hospitals, health care here is acquiring all the features of a major medical center. Benton-Franklin Trends data makes this quite clear, tracking the share of the work force employed in the five highest-employing sectors. Health care is the second from the bottom in the graph.…

Prosser Memorial Health opened a new clinic in Grandview on Jan. 7. The clinic at 1003 Wallace Way will be open daily to provide family medicine, pediatrics, women’s and mental health services, and urgent care. (Courtesy Prosser Memorial Health)

Prosser hospital district opens new clinic in Grandview

By TCAJOB  and Sunnyside Sun Prosser Memorial Health has opened a new clinic in Grandview. The clinic at 1003 Wallace Way, just south of Interstate 82, will be open daily to provide family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and mental health services as well as urgent care. Walk-ins are also welcome. Prosser Memorial Health has been…

Greens

2019: The year of greens, grasshoppers and gut health

By Marilou Shea Unlike the Pantone color of the year that’s selected annually by a chosen few, the food trends I’m about to share — most falling into a “healthy” category — are ultimately based on the masses — yes, that’s you, me, us. As if you didn’t know, keto, kale and gluten-free diets were…

A variety of yoga accessories are on sale at the Steel 3 Yoga studios in Richland and Kennewick. (Courtesy Steel 3 Yoga)

Steel 3 Yoga to open third studio after taking over 11Exhale Yoga

Eight instructors work between Richland, Kennewick studios The owner of Steel 3 Yoga plans to open a third studio to eager Tri-City yoga enthusiasts for “workshops, training and some classes to come” this month. Brenda Steel, an ex-corporate worker turned yogi, took over 11Exhale Yoga’s two existing studios in Richland and Kennewick in August. “It’s…

Officials at the Aging and Long-term Care/Aging and Disability Resource Center at 3311 W. Clearwater Ave., suite D100, in Kennewick help determine eligibility for the state’s new caregiver support programs. They can be reached at 509-735-0315 or toll-free at 866-720-2582.

DSHS introduces new caregiver support programs

More than 450 people have enrolled statewide, with 117 signed up in southeast Washington Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services recently added two new support programs intended to make more services available to more than 850,000 unpaid family caregivers statewide and the loved ones they care for. The two new programs, Medicaid Alternative…

Providence St. Joseph CEO offers health care prediction for coming year

By Dr. Rod Hochman Leaders at Providence St. Joseph Health, the nation’s third largest nonprofit health system that operates Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, predict no let-up in the massive changes in American health care, which will be defined in 2018 by continued debate in Washington, D.C., intensified efforts to address mental health and broad…

Dr. Neil Aiello volunteers for the Starkey Hearing Foundation

Kennewick audiologist offers the joy of hearing across the globe

Some consider the world full of annoying sounds — buzzing cell phones, honking cars, kids playing and people chattering. [blockquote quote=”Without hearing, you’re disconnected from the world.” source=”Dr. Neil Aiello, owner of Columbia Basin Hearing Center” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] For others the world is silent. Imagine if you’d never heard the first cries of a newborn…

Lourdes Health Network 3D mammogram machine

Lourdes Medical Center invests in 3D technology for earlier cancer detection

Lourdes Medical Center is now offering 3D mammograms to help doctors detect breast cancer earlier. The machine, which came with a $395,000 price tag, arrived in late summer and patients are already seeing the benefits. [blockquote quote=”Get yourself checked and your loved ones—and don’t wait.” source=”Dan Ellsworth, ancillary service director at Lourdes Medical Center” align=”right”…

Tri-Cities Community Health

HRSA grant allows TCCH to continue with renovations and expansions

Tri-Cities Community Health is expanding services and renovating its facility, with the help of a $1 million grant awarded by the Human Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although the renovations and building improvements started with savings from TCCH, the grant will allow the health center to finish…

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