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Treva Lind

Treva Lind

Treva Lind joined The Spokesman-Review in 2016, after 12 years working as a correspondent. She is a reporter for Features covering aging and family issues.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2018

Paying attention to teen depression

The Mayo Clinic, along with American Academy of Pediatrics researchers, suggest teen depression is more common than most people realize. In fact, the pediatrics group this past spring issued new guidelines calling for yearly depression screening for all youth between the ages 12 and 21.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2018

Recovering community: Recovery Cafe in Peaceful Valley serves up support and social connections

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 11:36 a.m.

Since opening February 2017, Recovery Cafe in Peaceful Valley has served up support and social connections for people who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. A program of the Spokane nonprofit Community-Minded Enterprises, the cafe is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. three days a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, including a noon lunch. Food and other cafe services are free.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018

Gifting action for Grandparents Day

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as a time to recognize grandparents. As more people older than 50 are staying active with fitness, those elders likely would embrace both family time and an invite to go walking or cycling.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2018

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018

Let’s talk: How to hold family meetings

Far from the workplace, the agenda requires an informal check-in regularly. All corporate voices are heard down to the 3-year-old. It’s the family meeting – what more therapists and parent education groups suggest for anchoring relationships in the sea of busy schedules.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2018

Cancer prevention: Upping the HPV vaccine message

Available since 2006, the HPV vaccine is being encouraged more strongly in 2018 by medical experts because of its link to cancer prevention. In July, the American Cancer Society launched a public campaign around it pledging to eradicate all cancers related to HPV, a sexually transmitted disease.

FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2018

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2018

Pushing your body: High-intensity workouts offer a metabolic boost

Studies indicate interval high-then-low exercise can help boost metabolism. The body can burn more calories after a workout, and it’s good for fitness conditioning. At gyms, you might find the format by another name such as athletic training, cardio express or “insanity.”

FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2018

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2018

Parkinson’s Happy Dance: Summer class aims to help patients work on mobility

A summer class called Happy Dance & More is helping people with Parkinson’s disease to exercise and work on mobility. The session has 15 dancers, including patients as well as caregivers and spouses, who will do a show of theatrical dances for family later this month. The free weekly class is sponsored by the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation in Spokane.

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018

Wading into waterborne illness: Spokane County pools have a clean record

That water you’re diving into might not be as clean as you think. A federal report found nearly 500 waterborne illness outbreaks from 2000 through 2014 traced to treated recreational facilities, including a culprit called cryptosporidium, a parasite that can live several days in chlorinated water. Good news: Spokane County pools have a clean record.

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018

Frugal to a fault? Smart planning helps retirees know when it’s OK to splurge

Can you be too frugal as you’re nearing or actually in retirement? Uncertain about a splurge? Experts say that’s actually pretty common, because people who apply sound fiscal habits for years can have a challenge making that psychological switch. It can feel unsettling to spend from savings.

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018

Grant supports unmet dental services

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

A $125,000 grant will mean nearly $1 million in comprehensive dental care to Washington state residents in need, boosting services provided by volunteer dentists and labs.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018

SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018

Look outside for road trip fun

It’s time for that summer road trip, but also the potential boredom factor for families. While it’s tempting to let kids watch movies or play games on devices, adults can help navigate toward both conversations and chances for children to see those scenic vistas.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

Freedom to roam: With Utah law on the books, Spokane parents mull ‘free-range parenting’

Utah passed what’s being called the first “free-range kids” law in the nation to clarify it isn’t a crime for parents to allow mature children do such things by themselves as walk to school, play outside or stay in a car while parents are away. Groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps. What can parents here expect? It depends.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018

Unlocking puzzles in pediatric diabetes

As more kids get diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, new research led by a Seattle professor has found yet another concern. Medications are less effective on youth than their adult counterparts.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018

Contest encourages library visits

The Washington Center for the Book is sponsoring the contest, “A Passport to Washington Libraries,” from June 15-Sept. 15 for a chance to win gift cards.