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UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 12:59 p.m.

Simplify screening: With some planning, travelers with health equipment can ease TSA check

Getting through Transportation Security Administration airport screening can be stressful enough, but add in a medical condition like a colostomy bag or artificial joints, and you might go through even …


Ask the doctors: Go online to learn about water quality in your community

Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, June 21, 2018.


‘Modern-day medicine people:’ Students get hands-on experience at Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute

The Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute, a fusion of summer camp and in-depth health education for Native American high school students, is underway this week.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Are sugar worries weighing on Frappuccino sales?

Frappuccino sales are struggling, and concerns about how much sugar the slushy drinks contain may be among the reasons.


Ask the doctors: Scientists identify metabolic process tied to inflammation

Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, June 19, 2018.


New Planned Parenthood health center dedicated in Spokane

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho dedicated its new $5 million health center Friday afternoon in Spokane, with staff saying the modernized clinic will allow them to care …


Ask the doctors: Don’t overdo it when launching a new workout routine

Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, June 14, 2018.


Kids are more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays than adults. Here’s how to protect them.

Prevention and moderation are the keys to protecting your kids, and there are plenty of options for barriers to shield them from the harmful rays.


Ask the doctors: Toddler’s remarkable story highlights hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, June 12, 2018.


State funding to prevent spread of infectious disease falls short, according to health secretary

Washington is drastically underfunding basic public health services that hampers monitoring and preventing the spread of infectious disease, according to state Health Secretary John Wiesman.


House Call: Take precautions for summer travel

As the kids wrap up another school year, many of us are planning to travel. Whether you are traveling within the United States or to another country, there are several …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

In a first, Spokane was top choice for all incoming UW medical students in Spokane

Spokane has a new milestone to brag about: Medical students are fighting to come here.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 8:28 a.m.

Some state health insurers ask for substantial individual market rate increases next year

Washington health insurers have filed requests to raise individual market premiums an average of 19 percent for 2019, with substantial variation among insurers.


Ask the doctors: Adding weight-lifting regimen as we age improves health

Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, June 5, 2018.


Ask the doctors: Lettuce recall serves as reminder to practice good hand hygiene

Ask the doctors advice column for Saturday, June 2, 2018.


Ask the doctors: Scientists still learning how fats are stored and metabolized

Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, May 31, 2018.


Roseanne Barr is not the first to turn to the Ambien defense

Hours after ABC axed the reboot of her eponymous sitcom, Roseanne Barr blamed sleeping pills for the racist tweets that prompted her show’s cancellation.


Bridging dental care: Regional dental group offers free treatments on Saturday

Regional dental offices affiliated with Smile Source will offer a day of free dental care Saturday for people who can’t afford certain treatments, including extractions, fillings and emergency care.


Ask the doctors: Talk to you doctor before taking a statin with grapefruit juice

Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, May 29, 2018.


Ask the doctors: Follow food safety protocols to avoid tapeworm infections

Ask the doctors advice column for Saturday, May 26, 2018.


Washington skin cancer rates still rank among the highest

Washington’s Department of Health has a cheery summer reminder for you: Washington is among the states with the highest rate of skin cancer diagnosis.


Ask the doctors: ‘Demoralization syndrome’ often follows Parkinson’s diagnosis

Ask the doctors column for Thursday, May 24, 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 6:27 a.m.

Spokane Symphony’s principal bassist recovers from stroke thanks to quick response

The morning after last year’s Labor Day concert, Spokane Symphony bass player Patrick McNally felt a strange numbness run down the left side of his body. He felt weak. So …


House Call: Use diverse diet for proteins

Proteins do a lot of important things in addition to their structural roles in things like your muscles and bones.


Ask the doctors: Reader feedback encourages follow-up on BP guidelines

Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, May 22, 2018.


Ask the doctors: Make physical activity a family priority

Ask the doctors advice column for Saturday, May 19, 2018.


Couple donates $1 million toward WSU cancer research lab

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine on Tuesday dedicated a cancer research lab to Tamara Hennings, who died from cancer in 2012. Her parents


People’s Pharmacy: Did antihistamine increase risk of dementia?

People’s pharmacy advice column for Thursday, May 17, 2018.


Ask the doctors: There’s a clear connection between exercise and well-being

Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, May 17, 2018.


Are teens consuming too many sports drinks?

Now, researchers at Harvard University have found a small but significant increase in the weekly consumption of high-carbohydrate sports drinks among teens.