Stories tagged: Medicine
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Some patients are dropping their family doctor as choices like telemedicine, urgent care centers and walk-in clinics grow.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Hey Alexa, open Providence Health Connect; former Amazon exec gives health provider head start in voice bot technology for Spokane-area patients
Beginning in mid-April, Alexa can schedule your doctor’s appointment. Providence Health Care partnered with Alexa Health and Wellness to offer patients the option of scheduling Express Care visits through the …
Mon., March 25, 2019, 3:55 p.m.
An estimated 25,000 lawsuits involving the blood-thinning medication Xarelto have been settled for a total of $775 million, attorneys and the manufacturers said Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Washington bill would allow parents to give students marijuana extract drugs on public school grounds
The bill, which has been introduced twice before in the Washington Legislature, is intended to allow students with a documented condition treated by marijuana to receive the drug on campuses, …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Washington State University announced Thursday it has received donations totaling $100,000 that will be used to purchase training equipment for health sciences students in Yakima and Spokane.
Mon., June 25, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy will investigate the complaint of a woman who says a Walgreens pharmacist denied to give her medication necessary to end her pregnancy after her …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Spokane has a new milestone to brag about: Medical students are fighting to come here.
Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Many of us have faced a familiar temptation. Following a spirited night of drinking, we can’t sleep. So we look in the medicine cabinet for something to help us nod …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
New hospital data reveal the obvious and the absurd reasons Americans go to the emergency room.
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:16 p.m.
Even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and top politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving, …
Tue., April 3, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
The People’s Pharmacy advice column for April 2, 2018.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.
Tue., March 27, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now available, and researchers are testing how well they work when medication matters. Experts praise the efficiency, but some say the technology raises privacy …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
Oregon Health & Science University officials revamped the medical school curriculum to include new lessons in – and standards for – communication, ethics and professionalism woven through the coursework. The …
Sun., March 25, 2018, 7 a.m.
Based on 18 years of experience, Dr. Tony Lundberg believes rural physicians “do better medicine than most places.”
Mon., March 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
As part of its effort to be a community medical school, each of the 60 students in WSU’s inaugural class is assigned to a city for clinical rotations: Everett, Vancouver, …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
Tami Cleveland was terrified as she drove to her parents’ house in Veradale on a September evening in 2012. Her stepmother, Beth, who suffered from debilitating migraines, hadn’t answered her …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Q. I read somewhere about a statin that is not fat-soluble and doesn’t cross the blood-brain barrier. Unfortunately, I forgot the name. I am currently taking simvastatin and have noticed …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
The UW and Gonzaga medical school partnership is teaching students from around the state with a focus on rural health care.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there’s little data on whether they …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
Students at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine were in their third week of what may be, to outsiders, one of the strangest parts of medical school curriculum: dissecting …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
100 years ago: Horseradish, borax and boiling water advised for ‘tanned or freckled’ shoulders (and other beauty tips)
The Spokesman-Review’s Sunday magazine was full of health and beauty tips, including this: “If the shoulders have become tanned or freckled, they should be treated twice a day with some …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Wife disputes doctor’s claim that he gave man prescriptions for liquor to ease broken leg pain
Two stories in The Spokesman-Review illustrated the difficulty of enforcing the state’s prohibition laws. In the first story, Spokane County Sheriff George Reid said that he found evidence that one …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, “Did you get it all?” Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it’s safe to stop …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Planned Parenthood, the embattled nonprofit health provider that specializes in reproductive health, has won the 2017 Lasker Award for public service.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
The United States will provide an additional $91 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia to cope with a third straight year of drought, the top U.S. official in charge of …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal …