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Four Die From Virulent Strep Bacteria

Four people in southeastern Minnesota have died from a virulent strain of streptococcus bacteria this year and two others have fallen ill, health officials said Thursday. All the patients, who …


Study Shows Green Tea May Lower Cholesterol

Men who drink at least 10 cups of green tea a day have lower cholesterol and may be less likely to suffer from heart disease, according to a Japanese study. …


Studies Show Activity Will Reduce Heart Attacks Even Modest Physical Activity Will Provide Substantial Reduction Of Heart Attack Risk In Women As Well As Men

A study of 73,029 women found that those who were most active had about a 40 percent lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than the least active, and even …


16% Of Sick Gulf Vets Undiagnosed; Biological Agents Not Suspected

One in six Persian Gulf veterans suffering post-war ailments still cannot be diagnosed, but early tests indicate chemical and biological agents were not involved in any of the illnesses, the …


Study Says Estrogen Cuts Heart Risks

Estrogen reduced heart deaths by up to 30 percent in older white women who took the drug for at least 10 years, researchers reported Thursday. Most of the benefits lingered …


Nearly 3 In 4 Americans Are Overweight

Americans keep putting on the pounds, according to a new survey that says nearly three in four are overweight. The Harris Survey released today found that 71 percent of Americans …


Too-Quick Fix Understand Your Options Before Undergoing The Finality Of A Hysterectomy

Don’t feel rushed or pushed. Find a doctor who will explain why treatments will or won’t work for your situation.


Refusing Cpr Shouldn’t Take A Note From A Doctor

Barbara Morrissey, 53, Spokane


Gullickson Receiving Help Chicago

Tim Gullikson, a former tennis player and current coach of top-ranked Pete Sampras, is being treated for a brain tumor but is expected to be able to return to coaching …


Neighbor In Need Rathdrum Pulls Together To Help Local Man Get New Liver

1. Don and Lynn Haney of Rathdrum say that the community’s support of Don’s need for a liver transplant has been the answer to his problem. Photo by Craig Buck/The …


Clinic Stops Taking New Patients Coeur D’Alene Tribe Says Load Has Grown To Full Capacity

Faced with too many patients and too little time, the Benewah Medical Center has stopped accepting most new patients. “They extended their hours to 10 hours a day, five days …


A Sight For Poor E More People Turning To Surgery To Liberate Themselves From Glasses And Contacts

Admit it. You’ve always hated your glasses - from the time your parents first bought you the tortoiseshell number and you became known at school as “Four Eyes.” And you …


The Panic Over Pacemakers Doctors Urge Checkups After Report Of Faulty Lead, But Some Patients Just Want Them Out

Dr. David Oakes views an X-ray showing a defective pacemaker lead that he removed from a patient Tuesday. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Private Group Sues Fda Over Implants

A private group founded by consumer advocate Ralph Nader sued the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday, seeking restrictions on saline-filled breast implants. Public Citizen accused the FDA of delays in …


If Cable On Pacemaker Snaps, Patient Can Die Of Pierced Heart Physicians Struggling To Decide What To Do About Potential Error

Two women bled to death when their pacemaker cables snapped, puncturing their hearts. Now doctors are struggling with what, if anything, to do for 42,000 others around the world who …


‘Egg’-Cellent Health When It Comes To Eggs, Dieticians Are Deciding That They Aren’t All Bad - Just The Opposite In Fact

In recent decades the egg, like Humpty Dumpty, has had a great fall. Since the mid-1940s, concern about cholesterol and heart disease has sent per capita consumption plummeting from more …


You Can Make Your Eggs Healthy

If not for their high cholesterol content, eggs could be considered a nearly perfect food: an excellent source of complete protein (in the whites only), a source of all the …


Lecture Focuses On Good Health Through Motion

A California author and physical therapist who advocates treating musculoskeletal pain with motion and posture realignment will lecture in Spokane Friday night. Pete Egoscue’s presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. …


Studies Focus On The Cold Facts Of Life

The University of Wisconsin poker experiments definitely rate as a most uncommon way to study the common cold. But British researchers using “scantily clad volunteers in drafty hallways” are nothing …


Aggressive Use Of Drugs, Surgery Reduces Breast Cancer Death Rate

The death rate from breast cancer dropped by almost 5 percent from 1989 to 1992, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according to new federal figures released …


Here’s Help Winning The Snore War

It’s a perennial problem: He snores; she kicks, pushes, cajoles or finally surrenders and stumbles off to sleep on the couch. You may have tried the low-tech approach to stop …


Quayle Enjoys TV After Appendectomy

A medical report after Dan Quayle’s appendectomy showed a nonmalignant growth on his appendix, the former vice president’s surgeon said Thursday. Dr. David Canal said the benign growth - mucinous …