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  • Cause of eternal runny nose may be pollution, medications

    Dear Dr. Gott: What treatment is available for vasomotor rhinitis? My 41-year-old daughter was diagnosed with this. She is married, has a daughter and lives in London. Her condition prevents …


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    Today Vitamins and Minerals: Foods or Supplements – Free presentation on the role of vitamins and minerals and the amounts needed to be healthy. 6:30-8:30 p.m., at North Idaho College’s …


  • More doctors advising wait-and-see for some prostate cancers

    BALTIMORE – When Peter Bentey was diagnosed with prostate cancer, the doctor told him that he needed surgery. So did the doctor who gave him a second opinion. And the …


  • Lead levels in kids decline

    CHICAGO – In a stunning improvement in children’s health, far fewer kids have high lead levels than 20 years ago, new government research reports – a testament to aggressive efforts …


  • Study finds best diet is the one that works

    Two decades after the debate began on which diet is best for weight loss, a conclusion is starting to come into focus. And the winner is – not low-carb, not …


  • Just one drink a day can raise women’s cancer risk

    For women, the potential benefits from one alcoholic drink perhaps should be reconsidered. As little as one drink a day increases a woman’s risk of several types of cancer by …


  • Finasteride may benefit prostate health, NIH says

    Healthy men older than 55 who are concerned enough about the risk of prostate cancer to undergo annual PSA screening should consider taking the drug finasteride daily to reduce their …


  • Health care reform hard as costs rise

    WASHINGTON – A new government report on medical costs paints a stark picture for President Barack Obama, who is expected to call for a health care overhaul in a speech …


  • Addition of vitamin D eased shoulder pain

    Q. A couple of weeks ago, my husband saw his endocrinologist, and the doctor ordered a test of his vitamin D level. It was very low, so my husband was …


  • Exercise for your eyes

    We all know that exercise makes for a stronger heart and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and a number of other conditions. But now there’s more to add …


  • Dr. Gott: Emphysema treatable but not curable

    Dear Dr. Gott: I have emphysema. When I walk a short distance, I am out of breath. I have to stop, sit and wait until I get all my breath …


  • Obesity increases risk of birth defects

    Obesity has become a common complication of pregnancy. About one-third of U.S. women of reproductive age are obese, according to recent data. Obesity during pregnancy raises the risk of numerous …


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    New listings Achieving Pregnancy Harder Than You Thought? – Free presentation. March 3, 6:30 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Room 268. Topics will include: …


  • Many leaning toward less-invasive, single-incision surgeries

    BALTIMORE – After less than 30 minutes of surgery, Dr. Gina Massoglia removed Caren Eckwerth’s gallbladder by squeezing it out through a tiny incision in her belly button. A colleague …


  • Lab-made protein may be ultimate flu-fighting tool

    Public health officials have long warned that there’s no magic bullet to stop another influenza pandemic such as the one in 1918 that killed an estimated 50 million people. Pandemics …


  • Portable media player turned up too loud can damage hearing

    Dear Mr. Dad: Our teenage son has an iPod constantly hanging from his ear and as far as I can tell, he listens to the music much too loud. When …


  • Dr. Gott: Head pain needs diagnosis

    Dear Dr. Gott: I hope you can help me. I am an 80-year-old widow, living alone, not overweight and I am active. I still mow my own lawn and have …


  • SCC dental students offer low-cost care

    Spokane Community College students, enrolled in the expanded function dental assisting program, will be offering low-cost dental services Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 27-Feb. 28, March 6-7, March 13-14, and March …


  • Fetal stem cells triggered boy’s tumors, report says

    WASHINGTON – A family desperate to save a child from a lethal brain disease sought highly experimental injections of fetal stem cells – injections that triggered tumors in the boy’s …


  • MRSA rates decline steadily in one procedure

    Bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant “Staphylococcus aureus,” or MRSA, have dropped 50 percent in the last decade, at least for one high-risk medical procedure, according to a new study. The …


  • Few teens need cholesterol drugs, study finds

    DALLAS – Fewer than 1 percent of American teens are likely to need cholesterol drugs, says a new study that offers some reassuring news on the childhood obesity front. Last …


  • People’s Pharmacy: Coconut may relieve ulcerative colitis

    Q. Thank you for writing about coconut for treating ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed with colitis in 1980 and had three feet of my colon removed. My condition was moderate …


  • New sweetener at the grocery store

    As snowy white granules rain down on a cup of coffee, words appear across the TV screen: “Sprinkle your coffee with something other than guilt.” Then, the narrator intones: “Try …


  • Dr. Gott: Can B-12 help Bell’s palsy symptoms?

    Dear Dr. Gott: I would like to tell you about my experience with an annoying condition called Bell’s palsy while on a tour in Italy. I had been riding near …


  • Scientists work to genetically tailor chemo

    WASHINGTON – The days of one-size-fits-all cancer treatment are numbered: A rush of new research is pointing the way to tailor chemotherapy and other care to what’s written in your …


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    Today Metabolic Testing for Weight Loss and Performance – Covers how exercise metabolic and resting metabolic testing can vastly improve weight loss, energy and physical performance by providing you with …


  • Study says most preschoolers not active enough

    Preschool-age children seem to be continually on the go. Or maybe not. A study of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds in preschool has found that these children are anything but physically …


  • Federal court rejects autism-vaccine link

    In a major setback for the fight to link autism to vaccines, a special federal court ruled Thursday that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and vaccines that contained a mercury-based preservative were …


  • Cure for the cold stymied by variety of virus strains

    Hunting for the elusive cure for the common cold, scientists have decoded the genomes of all known strains of the human rhinovirus, the main cause of the malady that makes …


  • Peanut executive mum before House hearing

    WASHINGTON – As salmonella illness began spreading across the country last fall, the owner of a Georgia peanut company that was causing the outbreak railed against the cost and delays …

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