Blog Posts in 2018

  • Ten Things Women Wish They'd Known about Pregnancy

    No two pregnancies are exactly alike, even for the same person. Each is as unique as the babies who are born. But there are many experiences that women share -- and some they say they wish they'd known. Here are the top ten from our informal survey among new moms we know. What do you wish you'd known about pregnancy? How tired I'd be. Many women experience tremendous fatigue in the ...

  • Oh, Baby! Eating for Pregnancy

    No matter where you are in your pregnancy, it’s never too late to begin eating healthier. In fact, nutrition can be one of the sweetest gifts you can give yourself and baby before and during pregnancy. Proper nutrition are building blocks for a healthy pregnancy. And, we are here to help. Every step of the way – whether we are prescribing your prenatal supplements or helping you make ...

  • Welcome Syed Gillani, MD, DO

    It has been said that we all have a story to tell -- our own personal stories about where we are from, what has shaped us into the person we are today and where we might be going from here. Dr. Gillani is no exception. He was medical director of a 17-bed level IV trauma medical center hospital and clinic in Kashmir, Pakistan in 2001 when he was diagnosed with aggressively growing tumors and was ...

  • Welcome Dr. Francisco Prada, MD

    Dr. Prada’s growing up years were spent in Bogota, Colombia where he attended a British School. He is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks English fluently. He graduated from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL with a BS in Biology in May, 2007. He attended American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua and Barbuda in 2014. Post graduate training took place at Wellstar ...

  • From +Test to Crawl...CBHA is here for you. Every step of the way.

    Whether you've planned your pregnancy for years, or you're surprised that you're expecting, pregnancy is an exciting time and a memorable journey in a woman's life. You may be still absorbing the news, sitting in disbelief, or you may be just waiting to shout the news from the rooftops: You're pregnant! A baby is on the way! Wherever you fall on the continuum, we're here ...

  • Welcome Jesstine Kane, PA-C

    Jesstine Kane enjoyed the six week clinical experience she completed at CBHA at the beginning of her PA training. “I was able to work at both the Othello and Connell CBHA clinics. I love CBHA and all that they do,” she said. “I was really impressed that they have these state-of-the art facilities. I previously worked in the Tri-Cities for 18 months and gained a lot of patient ...

  • Debunking Common Suicide Myths

    Is someone you know struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental illness? CBHA can help. Our team of counselors and psychiatric nurse practitioner are highly trained to assess and treat suicide ideation and potentially related mental health issues as well as crises interventions. Call 509-488-5256 today. You don’t have to suffer alone. After hours: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ...

  • Othello Clinic: What's going on in our back yard?

    You may have noticed some work being done on the campus of the Othello Clinic. You might have even wondered if we are expanding or preparing to build something new. The answer is as simple as the Mission of CBHA. We’re finding new ways to improve the CBHA Experience for our patients and community. We’re creating a tranquil, park-like setting where many activities can take place – ...

  • Brighten Your Smile

    Ask any doctor or dentist and they’ll tell you: a person’s overall health and wellness is closely connected to their oral health. Poor care of your teeth and gums can result in gum disease, which can be a contributing factor to other health issues including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. THE MOUTH: A WINDOW TO HEALTH It’s ...

  • Same-Day Crowns Mean Happy Patients: Grecel Avelar

    Grecel Avelar, whose sister Ruby Garcia is a Dental Assistant at CBHA, needed a crown. She was pleasantly surprised that instead of having to come back for another appointment, she could have her crown made with the Cerec machine while she waited. It could then be placed the same day. After the photos were taken, it took about twenty minutes to make the crown. “It took longer to take the ...

  • CBHA in the Kitchen: Mango Strawberry Shortcakes

    INGREDIENTS Shortcakes 2 cups flour ¼ cup sugar 1 tbsp each baking powder* and lime zest ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks 1 cup evaporated skim milk Topping 1 lb strawberries ½ cup sugar, divided 1 firm-ripe large mango (about 18 oz.) 1 tsp lime juice (optional) ¾ cup evaporated skim milk Chopped mint leaves (optional) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to ...

  • Prepare for Back to School

    Getting kids ready to return to school involves more than scheduling a haircut and buying a new box of crayons. We want to be your partner in preparing for a successful return to school, so we’ve compiled a list of commonly forgotten Back-to-School “Musts” with some help from our providers. Use these tips for optimal health and success of your student. “Your child’s ...

  • Holy Smokes

    Two-dozen fires and over 250,000 acres are burning throughout Washington and Oregon according to Sunday’s report in The Seattle Times. Residents of the Columbia Basin have noticed the change in air quality, with smoke clearly visible. The Department of Ecology has classified current air quality as “very unhealthy” in nearby Okanohan County, Quincy, Moses Lake, Leavenworth, and ...

  • The Causes: Color Outside the Lines

    The first annual CBHA Color Run is designed to raise awareness of childhood conditions that affect families here in the Columbia Basin. While we may not be able to eliminate these childhood conditions, we can certainly increase awareness, improve education, and support the families who deal with them every day. Run for a Cause is also an educational celebration of health and movement, and our ...

  • 5K Color Run CBHA Run For A Cause Kids with Special Needs

    On Saturday, September 29th, at 9 a.m., CBHA will host its inaugural 5K Run for a Cause at the Othello Clinic. The CBHA 5K Color Run: Run for a Cause is less about making record time -- and more about having the time of your life. It’s a family-friendly event where runners, walkers, and wagons are all welcome. The first annual CBHA Color Run is designed to raise awareness of childhood ...

  • Welcome, Sarah Stapelmann, Registered Dietician

    Sarah Stapelmann Registered dietician Originally from Syracuse, New York, Stapelmann began making her way west several years ago, stopping first in Wisconsin. While working in her first career as a forensic firearms examiner for the State of Wisconsin, she returned to college to pursue her dream of becoming a registered dietitian. Sarah Stapelmann feels fortunate to combine her interest in science ...

  • Welcome, Dr. Nisha Sharoff, DDS, MS

    Welcome, Dr. Nisha Sharoff, DDS, MS Dentist CBHA is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Sharoff to our talented dental care team. Dr. Sharoff received her dentistry training in India and in the United States. She completed her Advanced Training at the UCLA School of Dentistry and a residency as well as Masters in Oral Sciences from the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo. ...

  • CBHA: Outside the Walls - Mother's Day Celebration

    MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION Mothers were celebrated and honored in style on May 10th as CBHA invited families and the community to join together at the Othello and Wahluke facilities – where music, food, dance and gardening activities provided an evening filled with fun, entertainment and health education. Children in colorful dresses made by parents and staff performed traditional Mexican ...

  • CBHA Celebrates Staff: 2017 Of the Year Award Recipients

    2017 SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR: Courtney Olson Originally from the Yakima Valley, it didn’t take long for Courtney Olson to feel at home in Mattawa, where she has served as the site director of the Wahluke Clinic. She will be the first to tell you she “loves her Mattawa crew!” Past Supervisors of the Year recognized Courtney’s ability to manage financial resources, select and ...

  • Alcohol and Diabetes

    A DELICATE BALANCE While it's true that moderate amounts of alcohol may cause blood sugar to rise, more than one or two drinks of alcohol can decrease your blood sugar level — sometimes causing it to drop to dangerous levels, especially for people with Type 1 Diabetes. This is one reason why people with diabetes need to be especially cautious about their alcohol use. IS IT SAFE FOR A ...

  • April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

    Every April the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of the nation’s #1 public health problem: alcoholism. The theme this year is “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘rite of passage.’” The target audience: youth and their parents. As part of ...

  • CBHA in the Kitchen: Crunchy Turkey Meatballs

    Ingredients: • 2 Cups WIC cereal • 1 Pound Ground Turkey • ¼ Cup Greek Plain Non-Fat Yogurt • 2 tbsp Honey Mustard • 2 tbsp Onion, Chopped • Salt & Pepper 1. Preheat oven to 370F. 2. Crush cereal in a bowl. 3. In a separate bowl, mix turkey, yogurt, mustard, onion and ⅓ cup cereal. Add salt & pepper to taste. 4. Shape into 16 meatballs. Roll each ...

  • Where Does the Money Come From?

    As many have discovered in recent years, having a health insurance card alone does not guarantee that people will have a place to go to get the health care services they need. Community Health Centers like Columbia Basin Health Association (CBHA) have been the solution to that problem for millions of Americans for nearly 50 years. Located in communities all over the country, Community Health ...

  • CBHA Benefits: Get Connected

    When you move to a new town or get a new job, getting connected to health care is often one of your first concerns. For those new to the communities of Othello, Mattawa and Connell, you will likely turn to CBHA, your local community health center. CBHA’s Patient Services department makes it easy for patients to make an appointment and learn about their benefits eligibility through their ...

  • Focusing on Our Mental Health

    As an Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (PMH-ARNP), Michelle Taylor brings extensive training in mental health to CBHA to help patients better understand and identify the stressors and frustrations in their lives, and that impact their overall health and wellbeing. Patients often fail to connect stress and mental health issues to their physical symptoms. As Taylor ...

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