Health & Fitness

Eastern WA Has Worst Air in County Right Now, Say Experts
According to various sources, the air quality in Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Northeast Oregon is among the worst in the entire U.S., due to smoke from those British Columbia fires and others. On the map, yellow is moderate, orange not very good, and red is 'put on a mask and stay indoor…
All Time High for Children Suffering Until Death in Hot Cars
This makes me sad and angry, because it is so bloody preventable, yet it keeps happening. Now, this year, an all-time high number of children have died suffering until they pass in a hot car. It is inexcusable and so avoidable.
Twenty-nine children have died of heatstroke after being left in a vehicl…
Yakima River Kayaking Accident Claims New Retiree’s Life
A man from Everett, on vacation celebrating his recent retirement, lost his life in a kayaking accident on the Yakima River.
Charles Lackey had been kayaking on the river with his wife Cathy about 12 miles south of Ellensburg. He fell out and started trying to swim to shore near the Umptanum Recreati…
Therapist Dates Patient Gets Matching Tattoos Loses License
The Washington Department of Health has accepted the surrendered credential of a Benton County mental health counselor under an agreement with the Mental Health Counselor Program, the department which regulates health care providers.
Brenda Lea Vanderpool's license was initially suspended in 201…
Escape Eclipse Blindess with Special Free Library Glasses
Excitement is building for the many venturing out to catch the total solar eclipse just a bit south of us in Oregon on August 21st, the first total solar eclipse since 1918. Being in the path of totality is a truly breathtaking and once-in-a-lifetime experience...
No, the Teens Are Not All Having Sex
A new survey revealed a significant increase in the use of birth control among teenagers between 2011-2015. That's compared with the 4 years prior to that and compared to when the survey first began 30 years ago.
Boys and girls are both using more birth control and the rate of teen pregnancy is …
Freak Whipped Cream Accident Claims French Model’s Life
French model, fitness blogger and Instagram star Rebecca Burger died in a freak accident involving a whipped cream dispenser.
Burger, with more than 156,000 followers on Instagram, was killed when a defective whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck her in the chest according a post from her famil…
Here Comes the Perfect Tan: No Beds, No Radiation, No Sweat
A beautiful bronze body can soon be yours without radiation, sprays, tanning beds or even sweat. No side effects. Even notoriously fair skinned and way-prone to burn redheads? You're good to go too.
Scientists, according to the BBC, say they have developed a drug that mimics sunlight to make the skin…

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