Stories tagged: health
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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Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
Almost one in six teens in Spokane County uses e-cigarettes. At the same time, teen use of alcohol and cigarettes has declined dramatically.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
The costs of public health care plans will rise nearly 14 percent next year as a result of rate changes approved by state regulators.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
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Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
Two years ago, Kris Maynard had an idea and a patent pending. Two months from now his patented product will be on the market and his dreams are bigger.