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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017


TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017

Talk with doctor before moving kids to vegan diet

Dear Doctor: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried – is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Dear Reader: Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, the vegan approach eliminates all animal-based products. It centers instead on whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and leafy greens.

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More than 3 million Americans follow a gluten-free diet. (Washington Post / Deb Lindsey Washington Post)

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017

Why the ‘gluten-free movement’ is less of a fad than we thought

There’s growing evidence that severe gluten sensitivities exist outside the realm of celiac disease. And researchers simply don’t know how many of the people following a gluten-free diet may actually have a legitimate health complaint – as opposed to a baseless fear of all things gluten, or a misplaced desire to lose weight.

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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017




MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Anniversary: C.W. (Sip) and Bonnie Crotteau

C.W. (Sip) and Bonnie CrotteauNewport, Washington C.W. (Sip) and Bonnie Crotteau celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at American Lutheran Church on Dec. 11 and with the Waterman family at the home of Peg and Brad Waterman on Dec. 22. The ...

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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Anniversary: Ted and Sharon Olson

Ted and Sharon OlsonSpokane Ted and Sharon Olson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota to visit friends, relatives and surviving members of their wedding party, and a second honeymoon across Canada, ending ...

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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Dear Annie: A suspicious trip?

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our 30s and live next to a very kind gentleman in his 60s, whose wife passed away four years ago. We get along very well with him and have been very generous ...

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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Dr. Zorba Paster: Knee surgery not always what’s best

A few weeks ago, a typical 55-year-old “weekend warrior” came into my office complaining that his knee didn’t feel right. It was clicking. It just wasn’t as secure as it used to be. I’m not talking “used to be” when he was 29, but when he was 49. He never played high school or college sports but was always active – tennis, skiing and golf. He used to jog, but he gave that up recently because his knee just wasn’t where he knew it should be.

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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Pain reliever triggered

Q. I was prescribed high-dose ibuprofen for a knee injury. Two months later, I went to a new primary doctor. My blood pressure was 188/100. It is normally 120/70. Does ibuprofen raise blood pressure? A. Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can in fact raise blood pressure (BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, Oct. 24, 2012).

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UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 12:25 P.M.

Silver Skaters host women’s hockey jamboree

In its third year, the jamboree has three games scheduled at Eagles Ice-A-Rena in Spokane on Jan. 28 and 29. Silver Skaters involves members of all ability levels who love playing the sport. The oldest player is 77, and the youngest is 50.

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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

The Slice: We happy (or hardy) few

Sure there’s the traffic and housing tends to be expensive. But let’s face it. Seattle and Portland are swell cities. Spokane is not without its charms, of course. But we really can’t compete with the Northwest’s two big metros when ...

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The SliceIdea for a Spokane superhero

Ladies and gentleman, I give you Traction Man and the Friction Kid. Or maybe No-Slip Woman and Black Ice Girl. Their superpower? No, it's not flying. More impressive than that. ...


Too Many CooksCandy-Making Day with Grandpa

Howard Mahan makes homemade candies with his grandchildren every Christmastime. This year was no different. The grandkids, they keep getting older. The first-born, she’s off at college across the state. ...



ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...






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