Stories tagged: Medicine
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Providence Health & Services plans layoffs after posting an operating loss.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
President Donald Trump pressed Congress on Monday to get health care done before leaving for its long August recess, even as Republican senators say the GOP effort so far to …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released Monday that add to extensive research indicating coffee consumption is associated with better health.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But he’s …