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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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U.S. urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

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.
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A vaccine for you, and your pooch, too

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

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.
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Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

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.
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Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

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.
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Study: Helping low-income obese patients lose weight

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.