The report, based on more than 34 million individual race results from 1996 to 2016 and published on the Dutch website RunRepeat.com, focuses on marathon results. It finds that the average American marathon time has slowed from about 4:15 to about 4:40 over the 20-year period.
For the first time, scientists have reversed memory and learning deficits in mice following traumatic brain injuries. This new research could someday lead to treatments for head trauma and debilitating cognitive diseases.
What’s the minimal number of steps you need to do each day to survive? I’m not recommending you couch potatoes shoot for the lowest number, but it’s a useful yardstick when it comes to the elderly who are sick and who are in or just out of the hospital.
The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it’s a prostate tumor. Men increasingly have choices if their cancer is found at an early stage, as most cases in the U.S. are. They can treat it right away or monitor with periodic tests and treat later if it worsens or causes symptoms.
Dr. Bob Lutz, the newly appointed health officer for the Spokane Regional Health District, says he is pushing to address the city’s deep-seated public health issues by ensuring the agency brings its voice to the world of policy-making.
An expert panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for heroin.
Arthritis is a pain, literally, and even though people experience improvement in their symptoms as the weather warms up, it’s still a good idea to keep up with taking care of your arthritis. The most important and best thing you can do for arthritis is to keep moving. Staying fit and maintaining a healthy weight strengthens your muscles, tendons and ligaments, which takes pressure off of your joints.
It’s that time of year again: temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming and pollen allergy sufferers are miserable. And they should stock up on tissues and medication now, because experts are warning this season will be a bad one.
Diana Nyad – the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida – has another big dream. It doesn’t involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile journey that took her 53 hours. Instead, it involves millions of feet, which Nyad wants to see stride across every state in America.
After an especially long and snowy winter, most of us here in Spokane are eagerly looking forward to all the outdoor activities summer has to offer. I know I am. To insure that we have not only a fun-filled season, but also one free of injury, I’d like to go over some tips.
After Jeff Carroll got tested to see if he’d die prematurely from a hereditary disease that killed his mother and grandmother, a doctor unfolded the results, checked to see if Carroll still wanted them, then read them aloud. Carroll was 25 when he learned he had the rare gene mutation that causes Huntington’s disease.
Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome usually starts with splinting, self-care measures and, if needed, a corticosteroid injection. If that provides only temporary relief, then surgery may be recommended.
FIRE SEASON -- Fire restrictions continue to tightened up throughout the region as land managers seek to prevent wildfires in hot and drying conditions. Potlatch Corporation has announced that effective ...