Stories tagged: health
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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Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 12:30 a.m.
Vanessa Shafer of Liberty Lake had a life-saving medical procedure in July 2017 thanks to a donor who lives nearly 3,000 miles away in Boston. Shafer, 29, received stem cells …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 5 p.m.
Yoga Calm program for young children, offered at the Browne’s Addition Wellness Center, can help kids with ADHD and other challenges find techniques to calm themselves and focus.
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 4 p.m.
No matter what kind of incontinence you experience, it can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and embarrassing. The good news is that many of the underlying conditions that cause incontinence can be …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
The youngster’s mysterious symptoms stumped every expert his parents consulted: No diagnosis explained why he couldn’t sit up on his own, or why he’d frequently choke, or his neurologic and …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
Insurers will no longer be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance for their prescriptions, as a result of bills signed …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration expanded its approval of the HPV vaccine to include men and women between 27 and 45, an effort to protect more people from several types …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 1:51 p.m.
Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
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Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 5 p.m.
Get flu shots early – Spokane Regional Health District suggests as soon as possible – well before the influenza season hits hard this winter. Spokane had its first hospital case …
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
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Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
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Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
It’s been a gut wrenching week for anyone following the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and a teachable moment to discuss community norms and parents’ role in underage drinking.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
A company called Compass Career Solutions had its contract with the state to provide job training and coaching for clients with disabilities terminated in August, after state officials said workers …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Spokane, other governments continue litigation over chemicals linked to pollution, health risks in Spokane river
After 40 years of research, investigative reporter and publisher Peter Von Stackelberg said he has noticed one constant when it comes to chemical corporations and the government agencies that regulate …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
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Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 5 p.m.
When should milder illnesses keep children home? Public schools have general illness guidelines and allow a doctor’s OK for when a child can return to class. But day care operators …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
SNAP, which runs the Eastern Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, says it needs to bolster the number of volunteers who advocate for seniors in assisted-living care facilities. The program …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 2:50 p.m.
With school back in full swing, taking care of you and your family’s health can be more of a challenge.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
After more than a half-century, and countless, obsessive calculations on how many points you have to spend on your diet, Weight Watchers officially ceased to exist. On Monday, WW was …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
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Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 3:17 p.m.
Hoppy beers are famous as a driver of craft brewing. But the challenging taste of hops goes far beyond the palate. According to a new study from Scripps Research scientists, …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Spokane’s newest psychiatric hospital was officially unveiled Thursday before a ceremony of about 50 people.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
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Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
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