An estimated nine percent of Whitworth University’s students smoke, vape or chew tobacco. Starting January 1, they’ll have to take the habit off-campus.
The offices of Better Health Together, at 1206 N. Lincoln St. near the Spokane Arena, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the last day of open enrollment for health plans that take effect in 2019.
Statewide, enrollment numbers are surging in the final few days before the open enrollment period for public health options ends Saturday night. Spokane County residents may pick plans from among four providers offering coverage on the state’s health exchange.
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists – “some of the world’s most experienced” – to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.
Temple Grandin sees the autism spectrum in some of the world’s most successful people. “I’ve been to Microsoft, Google, Facebook, NASA – there’s a lot of people with autism there,” the Colorado State University professor said. “The same genes that make people have big brains make people have autism.”
Food-safety investigators are working to pinpoint the source of drug-resistant salmonella found in raw turkey meat as a nationwide outbreak expands just before the largest turkey consumption day of the year.
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients.
Several dozen low-income and homeless people took advantage of the WSU Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine’s free health screening and vaccination clinic on Friday.
Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans.
Eastern Washington University has spent nearly $1 million this year to mitigate air contamination in its John F. Kennedy Library.
A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers.
Abbott Laboratories won U.S. approval for its FreeStyle LibreLink diabetes-monitoring app, giving users a way to keep track of their glucose levels from their iPhones.
There are plenty of frights to go around on Halloween, but a hand injury probably isn’t one you’d expect.
Local and federal law enforcement agencies are helping sponsor National Prescription Drug “Take Back Day,” which will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For those approaching Medicare or already covered by it, now is a critical time of year to review health benefits.
Using a free phone app, low-income obese patients in a Duke University study achieved clinically meaningful weight loss in a year-long focus including regular coaching from primary care providers. Locally, CHAS in Spokane and Heritage Health in Coeur d’Alene have started low-cost patient programs for weight loss, with ongoing dietician counseling and access to exercise facilities.
The Trump administration is expected to soon issue regulations that would expand religious and moral exemptions for covering birth control in employer health insurance plans, a move that critics say would limit women’s access to contraception.
Migraine can afflict men, women and children. But it is not an equal opportunity disorder. Of those who suffer chronic crippling migraine attacks, the vast majority are women. They are as many as 85 percent, according to the Migraine Research Foundation.
A rare condition that afflicts infants with limb paralysis has appeared in six cases in Washington State recently, but none in Spokane County.
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