A doctor working at an outlying community outpatient clinic managed by the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center said he is as confused as his patients over the rules of the VA’s new Veterans Choice program.
Cards recently issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair are intended to help veterans get more timely care closer to home.
An initiative being presented to this session of the Washington state Legislature seeks to prohibit employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is deemed qualified for a job.
An article published at CBS News and other places quoted a study published in the December issue of the journal Diabetes that said high blood sugar may slow brain growth in children with T1D — type 1 diabetes.
Private and direct patient medical care re-rooted in America’s medical culture more than 15 years ago, said Michael Chesser, executive director for the nonprofit American Academy of Private Physicians based in Indiana.
“He has a thing,” Holly Sampson tells a knot of people standing at her front door. “He gets all sweaty. Throw a towel over his face or something.”
Valentine’s Day this weekend will be stuffed full of hearts of every shape, size and texture — edible and otherwise. And women will be on the receiving end of most of the giving.
The issue is currently at a fever pitch in the public, triggered by a measles breakout in several states that originated in Disneyland and was spread by unvaccinated children.
If you were to poll my family at this moment, they would tell you they’re hungry.
The organization has invited the Washington state-based Pomegranate Center to “A Look to the Future” discussion 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth St.
The Walla Walla Symphony is not above having a Gershwin of a time. A joyous, better-than-birthday-cake kind of evening.
Dominic “Dondi” Cortinas has been named executive director of the Walla Walla YMCA.
In Walla Walla, like elsewhere in America, donating to people afflicted by tragedy or in dire need has traditionally been in the realm of the visible.
When a Walla Walla family lost a child in a bedroom fire earlier this month, ways to help sprang up as quickly as news and social media reports of the tragedy.
‘The Mobile Stripper’ is about peeling off emotional layers and overcoming the perceptions of others.
Why did the flamingo-pink RV cross many roads in the Walla Walla Valley?
It started as a seed of indulgence, Kim Hoskins-Hinchey recently recalled.
A Walla Walla hospital has landed on a list of those that will be penalized for having had too high a rate of preventable harm to patients, known as “hospital-acquired conditions,” or HACs.
The Walla Walla Clinic is gathering its sheep, so to speak.
Health officials here today said Walla Walla County is experiencing a greatly increased number of cases of influenza and pertussis, best known as whooping cough.
It’s taken me a few weeks to recognize why I’m so very mad. Aside from the obvious, I mean.
WALLA WALLA — Jock Edwards will retire in six months as executive director of the Don and Virginia Sherwood Trust, one of Walla Walla’s leading financial benefactors.
Jackson Stueckle appears to already be entrenched in his family’s patterns, starting off with his initials.
MILTON-FREEWATER — It’s already looking delicious for college football fans this season, what with the Jan. 12 NCAA championship game coming on the heels of Thursday’s first national semifinal games in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl.
Long before there was a “tiny house movement,” there were tiny houses — on wheels and covered in tin.
WALLA WALLA — The new year will bring new leadership to Friends of Children of Walla Walla.
Simon, a tuxedo cat missing since August, is reunited with his family.
As people entered the sliding doors of Walla Walla General Hospital lobby, they inevitably turned their heads left.
I’m becoming something of an expert on second marriages. On my second marriage, anyway.
WALLA WALLA — It’s the holiday season and the time to seek out some gifts for the homeless population here seemed right to members of The Interfaith Coalition on Poverty.
POMEROY — Garfield County Hospital District head Andrew Craigie counts retired pediatrician Ray Cardwell as among outsiders who want to see the district weather its current hard times.
POMEROY — In the aftermath of a still-fresh tax levy victory, supporters of Garfield County Hospital District have not stopped at the ballot box in efforts to keep the facility alive and see it thrive again.
If you’ve followed public health advice, you’re already vaccinated against influenza for the current season.
You know I rarely do book reviews. For good reason — my recreational reading time is limited to that very brief span between when I crawl into bed and when I can no longer keep my eyes open.
WALLA WALLA — After some uncertainty of the “who” and “where” of a community warming center, things are now in place for this season’s coldest days for those who need shelter.
The size of basketballs, colored like “Outrageous Orange” in the 64-box of Crayola crayons and beautifully bumpy, they fill four fridge-size totes Wednesday at Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank.
In most American homes turkey will be the star on Thursday’s menu. Glistening moistly on a platter in the center of a Norman Rockwell-like table, the big bird carries a lot of weight in the nation’s Thanksgiving holiday traditions.
WALLA WALLA — While statewide changes to prescribing practices for prescription pain relief in the past few years has helped lower overdose deaths, the quest for electronic sharing of information to ensure drug safety continues to need tweaking.
Washington state’s policy for providing free braces for kids enrolled in Medicaid is beginning to straighten out, state health officials said last week.
WALLA WALLA — David Sedaris wants to be clear — “You don’t know anything about my family they don’t want you to know.”
November is “National Diabetes Month.”
WALLA WALLA — Medical schools in Washington and elsewhere are demanding more and more of incoming applicants.
New business offers paint, food and libations.
WALLA WALLA — Anyone can learn to paint, and have fun while doing so, Barb Newby believes. Might as well make a party of it, in fact, surrounded by friends, wine and snacks.
Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock says he’s more than ready to take control of developmental disabilities services back from the state — even though shortcomings in the program remain.
WALLA WALLA — A local warming center task force hopes to get invited in out of the cold. And quickly too, as the Valley’s first cold spell becomes dangerous to area residents who don’t have housing.
Today’s flickers and surges in electricity here signaled a meeting between Mother Nature and planned utility work, officials said.
DAYTON — The Columbia County Hospital District must wait at least until Nov. 25 to find out whether its $5.5 million capital improvement bond will pass.
WALLA WALLA — When Amber Dawn Nelson died at Walla Walla County Jail on Sept. 21, there’s every chance no one knew how sick she was, including Nelson herself, officials say.
WALLA WALLA — A nationwide reorganization of the American Red Cross has local consequence, officials say.
POMEROY — Two levies in the region passed handily Tuesday, while one more must still cross finish line.
I accidentally killed Bambi’s little sister a few weeks ago, joining a herd of Oregon drivers who have mowed down wildlife this season.