Stories tagged: health
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
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.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients.
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.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 1:20 p.m.
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Thu., Nov. 8, 2018
Eastern Washington University has spent nearly $1 million this year to mitigate air contamination in its John F. Kennedy Library.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
We now like to refer to strokes as a “brain attack” to stress the importance of immediate treatment. Time is brain.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
Star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes appear to play an essential role in sleep, a new study at Washington State University Spokane found. Researchers in the Sleep and Performance Research Center …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10 a.m.
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Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
A judge has ruled that the names of people in police reports involving alleged crimes are public records even if the people are patients at a Washington state psychiatric hospital.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
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Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Today, you can grab over-the-counter vitamin D with dosages typically from 600 international units to 2,000 IU. For people with a severe vitamin D deficiency confirmed in tests, some health …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
Rob Curley: How one defining moment in Avista CEO Scott Morris’ life helped him work through another – the proposed sale to Hydro One
Scott Morris is the CEO of Avista as it heads directly into one of the biggest and more important moments in the iconic Spokane company’s 128-year history: its pending $5.3 …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Halloween should not be about replacing caramels with stickers. Instead, every day should be about parents acting as role models to teach children to develop a healthy relationship with food.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
Robin Davis was about jump into the English Channel and begin the first of six one-hour legs of a relay swim from Dover, England, to France. It was just after …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
There are plenty of frights to go around on Halloween, but a hand injury probably isn’t one you’d expect.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:35 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 6 p.m.
For those approaching Medicare or already covered by it, now is a critical time of year to review health benefits.
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5 p.m.
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, …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
This leads me to the top question of the day – how to prevent this Alzheimer’s disease.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6 p.m.
All of this caffeine may be amplifying anxiety, compromising tonight’s sleep, tanking tomorrow’s school performance, inhibiting nutrient absorption, dehydrating your cells, and when mixed with alcohol, causing real trouble.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5 p.m.
Spokane neurologist Dr. David Greeley thinks more people these days are dealing with depression. Recently, he began a new service under the business name Kingfisher TMS offering transcranial magnetic stimulation, …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
Hundreds of runner, including Breast Cancer survivor Michelle Wicks, ran across the city in the annual Spokane Marathon.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
A rare condition that afflicts infants with limb paralysis has appeared in six cases in Washington State recently, but none in Spokane County.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
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