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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks Sept. 12, 2017, during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration Tuesday launched a new effort under the direction of Kushner to overcome years of problems with electronic medical records and finally make them easy for patients to use. (Alex Brandon / AP)

White House wants user-friendly electronic health records

The Trump administration Tuesday launched a new effort under the direction of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner to overcome years of problems with electronic medical records and make them easier for patients to use.

Zorba Paster: Study links diet soda to stroke, dementia risk

Half of all Americans, however, drink soda on any given day – an average of two to three cans per day, in fact. If you’re consuming the “hard stuff,” regular soda, it has the equivalent of about 20 teaspoons of sugar in a 20-ounce serving. If I told you to swallow 20 sugar cubes in a few minutes, you’d call me nuts. But that’s what you do when you drink a 20-ouncer of regular soda.
Brittany Marshall of Inland Northwest Health Service will lead meetings at INHS to teach people how to manage their blood pressure with diet and exercise. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Learn blood pressure self-management steps

Inland Northwest Health Services Community Wellness recently launched its Blood Pressure Self-Management Program, offering classes to the public. People meet once a week for a four-week session.
Sandee Sandberg, 52, daughter and primary family caregiver of her mother Betty Hoaglan, 75, right, plays Yahtzee on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at their home in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Washington state pilot programs expanding support for family caregivers

Under a five-year pilot, the state of Washington recently created a two-pronged approach for the Family Caregiver Support Program. Both provide free services for unpaid caregivers in a residence supporting a family member or friend who is at least 55 years old. They’re also aimed at helping seniors stay independent longer and out of more expensive Medicaid long-term care in a facility.
One way to continue your color story is to use a technique called color mapping in which you repeat a color within a single space. (H5 Property / H5 Property)

10 ways to use more color in your space

Color can both attract and repel. It can also serve as a creative way to add energy and interest into your home. Afraid to use color? Well, you are not alone. There is a bit of an art to using color properly in a space, but the good news is it’s OK to experiment.

Faith and Values: How can I live a good life with mental illness?

Buddha’s teachings include a vast array of methods for working with our minds. However, if your mental illness – like any illness – is not treated by appropriate mental health professionals, it may be challenging to apply these techniques.

Northern Ireland’s lake lands: Rain, history and the Mellons

UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 11:41 a.m.

But the changeable weather meant we enjoyed a week of sunshine and showers, often at the same time. We also had an opportunity to sightsee and glimpse history, from centuries-old Christian ruins to a park that tells the story of the mass migration of the 18th and 19th centuries – including the roots of a famous and wealthy American family.