Stories tagged: healthy aging
Mon., June 25, 2012, 10:03 a.m.
FDA probes safety issues with metal hip implants
Metal hip replacements implanted in a half-million Americans may be failing earlier than expected, but it could be years before U.S. health regulators have a clear picture of the scope …
Wed., June 20, 2012, 2:55 p.m.
More ill Hanford workers could get compensation
A federal advisory board has voted to recommend easing rules for $150,000 payments to ill nuclear workers.
Tue., June 19, 2012
For Alzheimer’s patients, new risk
WASHINGTON – For people with Alzheimer’s disease, a hospital stay may prove catastrophic. People with dementia are far more likely to be hospitalized than other older adults, often for preventable …
Mon., June 18, 2012, 9:21 a.m.
A welcome let-up in health costs that may not last
Is it too good to be true? Health care spending has eased up recently, bringing a welcome respite for government and corporate budgets. But experts who track health care’s economic …
Sun., June 17, 2012
Older workers admit they can’t sit still
Kennard Kapstafer, 78 Job description: The Pediatric Associates of Spokane doctor has been a pediatrician since 1962.
Sun., June 17, 2012
Heart disease deaths down
Deaths from heart disease in Spokane County have continued to plummet in the past 10 years. Cancer is now the leading killer, according to statistics collected by the Spokane Regional …
Fri., June 15, 2012, 9:31 a.m.
Nursing program gives students hand-on experience
Dressed in scrubs, recent high school graduate Karen Casillas answered a call for help in a patient’s room at St. John’s Living Center on a Tuesday last month.
Thu., June 14, 2012, 3:09 p.m.
Mind games: Mental exercises are key to better brain function
Go ahead — do it: Grab a pencil. Right now. Write your name backward. And upside down. Awkward, right?
Tue., June 12, 2012
Some insurers to keep health law’s provisions
Some of the nation’s biggest health insurers will keep some popular parts of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul even if the law fails to survive Supreme Court scrutiny. UnitedHealthcare, …
Mon., June 11, 2012, 9:25 a.m.
CDC recommends considering all baby boomers at risk for Hepatitis C
Users of injected drugs. People exposed to contaminated blood through decades-old transfusions. Baby boomers.
Sat., June 9, 2012
Treating what ails us
Second of two parts
Tue., June 5, 2012
Staving off shingles
When it comes to shingles, other people’s horror stories are sometimes the best preventive medicine. Sufferers – most often people 50 and older – use terms like “excruciating” and “debilitating” …