WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019
After long drug addiction, recovery from opioid use disorder is happening for some Spokane residents through medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, a method of using prescribed drugs along with counseling and behavioral therapies.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019
In 1960, Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center first launched for children with developmental disabilities. But while mission remains, much has changed, now reflected in new name: Joya Child & Family Development.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019
This spring, Brad and Joni Bailey of Spokane Valley are hoping to finish three Spartan obstacle course races, a series called the Trifecta. That final run falls on the third anniversary of the day — May 4, 2016 — Brad Bailey suffered a stroke, sparking a series of health concerns.
Attendees will find expert presentations, free entertainment and 50 booths with information geared to people ages 55 and older
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
Inland Northwest women seem ahead of the curve in a trend of creating a “she shed,” the space conversion craze of turning an outdoor tool shed or small barn into an escape pod. Often with soft decor, they’re cozy spaces for reading, music, yoga, crafts or simply to sit quietly.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019
Christine MacDonald, a brain injury researcher with the University of Washington’s department of neurological surgery, will discuss “Brain Injury & Psychological Health Following Combat Deployment: The Invisible Wounds of War” at Gonzaga University on Tuesday.
Former football star has found some help using transcranial magnetic stimulation to alleviate depression symptoms thought to stem from brain injury.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019
Creative Studio for Variously-abled Adults is held for people of all abilities, including people who have autism or disabilities, who can gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests. Members can browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color or just hang out.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019
Here come seasonal allergies. It might begin with tree pollen in March and April. Other people are allergic to the pollen from grass and plants growing in May and June. By July, weed pollen usually hits hard. Local allergy experts share preventative tips to get ahead before symptoms do.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019
People who are 50 and older can ask their health care providers or pharmacies about the newer shingles vaccine Shingrix, despite lingering supply delays. If you’ve had chicken pox, you have a 1 in 3 chance of getting the painful condition with skin rashes, blisters and potentially long-term nerve pain. Approved in late 2017, Shingrix offers more than 90 percent protection, the CDC says.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019
Families play a major role in kindergarten readiness far ahead of school’s first day. Beginning this month, parents of kids ages 4 and 5 are prepping registration forms for next fall. But educators say it’s also prime time at home to help kids build more language, math and emotional-social skills.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
Daughter of Mark Rypien, Angela Rypien, has started a new Fit4Mom venture
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019
Coeur d’Alene teen Morgan Dixon launched the Outloud Reader app a month ago to help people with visual or reading disabilities. It uses the camera of a smartphone or electronic tablet to convert a photograph of reading material into text that’s then read aloud by a programmed voice. At least 10 students who have dyslexia are using the app at Sorensen Magnet School for the Arts and Humanities in Coeur d’Alene.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019
Providence Health’s new medication take-back kiosks include one in Sacred Heart Medical Center’s main lobby near the pharmacy and another within Holy Family Hospital’s north entrance. It also installed ones at Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019
Vivian Winston left a mark on Spokane with her work to remove educational barriers for women and children. Long after Winston’s death, part of her legacy continues through the work of her granddaughter, Stephanie Baumann, a Women Helping Women Fund board member and scholarship panel chair for a fund named after Winston. The scholarship helps mothers enrolled in area colleges with tuition and childcare costs.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2019
A Spokane woman with mild Alzheimer’s disease and her husband recently returned home from Tennesee with a trained neurological service dog, a labradoodle that will nudge her if she shows symptoms of being agitated or confused, to prevent her from leaving the house and if they’re outside, how to bring them both back to their front door.
Ferris High School graduate Alyssa Waggoner, a college student in San Diego with family still in Spokane, will appear as a contestant in the March 20 episode of the CBS show “Let’s Make a Deal.”
FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2019
Jon Louis, 81, recently got hooked by an online relationship scam that nearly cost him $3,000. The Spokane widower accepted a Facebook friend request from a woman claiming to be in the military in Yemen. She eventually sought funds for travel to see him, but his credit union flagged the fraud. Thousands of Americans are scammed within matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, said the AARP, releasing a new survey on relationship scams encountered in Washington state.
YWCA Spokane is asking teens and young adults to write about dating violence, with a call for submissions – anonymously submitted or otherwise – through the end of February.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2019
Isaac Brincken, who spent much of his 5 months of life in the hospital, loved being read to by his family. After he died in October of complications from a heart condition as well as CHARGE syndrome, his parents Cody and Laura Brincken worked to launch Isaac’s Bookshelf, a wheeled mobile bookshelf to hold newly purchased books for patients in Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2019
Spokane’s Go Red for Women Luncheon is scheduled Wednesday at the Spokane Convention Center.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2019
So your fitness tracker calls for 10,000 steps a day. Is that a random number? Turns out that measure can be traced to a decade’s old Japanese marketing campaign. But the suggestion of walking 8,000 to 10,000 steps daily is shown in studies to be beneficial, said Glen Duncan, with Washington State University Spokane’s department of nutrition and exercise physiology.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2019
Your kid shows a passion for years in a sport or activity. Then you hear the words, “I want to quit.” Are there questions parents can ask to help guide whether that decision means giving up too soon in the face of challenge, or if it’s really the right time to leave?
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2019
When news erupts about global health threats, it might be easy to discount them as distant problems typically found in developing countries. But Spokane health district officer Dr. Bob Lutz can draw many local comparisons to the 2019 World Health Organization’s
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2019
Ana and Curt Warner recently published “The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope.”