Almost everyone has suffered a headache at some point in their lives. The experience can range from “it went away on its own” to “my head throbbed for 72 hours.” But when is it time to see a doctor for your headaches? One way to start understanding your head painContinue Reading

Two questions to ask yourself During the past two weeks, have you often felt down, depressed or hopeless? During the past two weeks, have you had little interest or pleasure in doing things? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions, you may be experiencing depression, oneContinue Reading

State Fair Park Free Community Drive-Thru Testing Site1301 S Fair Ave, Yakima, WA 98901 (get directions)Tuesday – Saturday from 9am-3pm. Thursdays, the site will only be open for evening hours from 12pm-6pm.Additional information: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for faster testing. Click here to pre-register for a test.  Healthy Now- Creekside Drive-Thru Screening120 S 72nd Ave #102, Yakima, WAContinue Reading

COVID-19 dominates our health conversations these days, which makes sense: The pandemic is such an unprecedented event, with thousands of people getting infected and dying on a daily basis. But it’s also important to remember that it’s flu season, and medical experts say this year it’s an especially good ideaContinue Reading

Feelings of depression are common when patients and family members are coping with cancer. It’s normal to feel sadness and grief. Dreams, plans, and the future may seem uncertain. But if a person has been sad for a long time or is having trouble carrying out day-to-day activities, there isContinue Reading

Patients now have the option to schedule an appointment for a drive-through COVID test. The appointment can be scheduled by your physician or self-scheduled online. Appointment scheduling is available at six of the nine drive-up testing centers conveniently located throughout the state. To easily schedule your appointment, click here. When you arrive forContinue Reading

The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of successful treatment. So it’s important to check your breasts regularly and see your GP if you notice a change. Common breast cancer signs and symptoms include: a lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit – youContinue Reading

Signs of Cancer If you have any of these signs, see your doctor. These are potential cancer symptoms: Change in bowel or bladder habits A sore that does not heal Unusual bleeding or discharge Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing Obvious change inContinue Reading

So much of the COVID-19 news coming out of the United States lately has been positive. Cases are falling, hospitalizations are down, and the vaccines are holding up well against emerging coronavirus variants. But that good news can sometimes obscure the fact that many Americans continue to struggle with COVID-relatedContinue Reading

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a physiologic state characterized by a sudden or recurrent increase in blood pressure. This medical condition is classified into two, namely essential hypertension and secondary hypertension. The first classification shows that the condition is not caused by any disease while then secondContinue Reading

Abdominal pain, aches, or cramps may be symptoms of colorectal cancer. If you have any symptoms that worry you, be sure to see your doctor right away. Colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. Someone could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it.Continue Reading

  How to Get Tested Call your Primary Care Provider Call your primary care provider to discuss your symptoms and get scheduled for a test. Some primary care providers are set up to test their patients on site. Others are referring patients for testing by appointment at other locations suchContinue Reading

Early signs of oral cancer may be mistaken for other problems, such as a toothache or cold. If symptoms persist for several weeks or months, it is important to see your doctor so that, if oral cancer is present, it may be diagnosed as soon as possible. Many symptoms caused by oralContinue Reading