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House Call: Gender plays role in health concerns for women

Women and men have many health concerns in common, but there are a few that are either exclusively female, typically female or experienced differently by females. Menstruation, endometriosis, giving birth, …


Close to his heart: Almost two years after surgery, Steve Lee is ready to jog Bloomsday

It was during a 2017 trip to Butte, a month after he ran the 2017 Bloomsday for the 38th time, that Steve Lee felt off.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Former North Idaho basketball standout Chris Harrison dies of heart attack

Chris Harrison had a smile for everyone he met and brought his charisma onto the basketball court, along with a fierce competitive streak.


Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president’s top economic adviser, has suffered a “very mild” heart attack, the White House said …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

E. Idaho police officer dies of apparent heart attack

An eastern Idaho police officer has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while responding to a disturbance.


Clinic provides heart attack warning stickers for shovels

BILLINGS, Mont. – Snow shovels for sale at some Billings-area hardware stores have stickers to warn buyers about the symptoms of a heart attack. Billings Clinic provided the stickers, which …


Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest …


U.S. hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

There’s never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour …


Jury awards $150 million in punitive damages in testosterone case

Federal jurors in Chicago say the pharmaceutical company AbbVie should pay $150 million to an Oregon man for misrepresenting the risks of a low testosterone treatment.


A miracle save by a homeless man gives him a new beginning

James Pocock was living a quiet, under-the-radar life in the Vermont woods when he suddenly was showered with attention and called a hero, responsible for possibly saving another man’s life.


Actor Alan Thicke of ‘Growing Pains’ dies at 69

Alan Thicke, an actor best-known for helping set a template for parenting ideals in the ‘80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died of a heart attack. He was 69.


Christilaw: Ludivine offers inspiration for wannabe runners

There are those who insist you don’t just roll off the couch and run a marathon. Those people haven’t met Ludivine from Elkmont, Alabama.


‘Pit crew’ method improves cardiac survival rate

The Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Spokane Fire Department have been working together for more than two years when responding to emergencies near their borders. The rule is simple: …


Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they …


Ex-NFL QB Doug Flutie says both parents die in same hour

Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.


Doug Clark: Right time, right place, right man for the job

A million-plus Americans have heart attacks each year. Bob Rowles joined these sobering numbers on a hard court about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14.


Doug Clark: Spokane contestant deserves comedy crown

A herd of traveling comics stampeded into the Bing Crosby Theater the other night and, boy, were their feet sore. Sorry. With material that lame, it’s obvious I wasn’t participating …


App enlists volunteers to answer cardiac calls

Ordinary citizens will soon be called upon to help save lives as the Spokane and Spokane Valley fire departments launch a new smartphone app to alert those with CPR training …


Health scare became motivation to help others

What was supposed to be an ordinary practice swim for Julie Pannell changed her life. Pannell was training for a triathlon in November 2010. She was getting out of a …


Emphasis on lifesaving techniques helps more people

The sound was tiny and muffled as it came through a vent in JJ Dunn’s bedroom and he teetered on the edge of sleep. He was dog tired, only awake …


Doctor’s action saves her husband’s life

As he tells it, the story of Tim Savatieff’s survival starts on New Year’s Day in 2010, when he, his wife and a friend, on a 10-mile hike in the …


Italy hospital: Gandolfini died of cardiac arrest

ROME — Organizers of the Taormina Film Festival scrambled Thursday to put together a last-minute tribute to U.S. actor James Gandolfini, after he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while in …


Celebration honors cardiac arrest survivors, responders

Brian Gwyn’s heart stopped at 6 a.m. His fiancée, Laura Tobler, knew something was wrong when he sat straight up in their bed. She asked Gwyn if he was OK, …


Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved …


Jury: Death for arsonist convicted of 5 murders

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended death for an arsonist convicted of murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through …


Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. — As the pickup truck she was riding in careened down the road at 80 mph, 12-year-old Miranda Bowman knew one thing: She had to stop it.


CA murder trial opens for accused arsonist

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a house where his …


Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering …


Study: Chocolate could reduce heart risk

The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a …