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Missouri prison program recognized for veteran rehab

A new veterans ward in a Missouri prison is earning recognition for veteran rehabilitation.


Community remembers corrections officer’s leading role in canine rehab program

A retired prison corrections officer was remembered this week for his leading role in the development of a canine training program inside the walls at the Airway Heights Corrections Center.


Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary

Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a conservation group says, threatening efforts to rehabilitate …


Study finds sense of well-being often improves with age

Marge Gorman and Gordon Sims, an active retired couple, had invited people over for a Super Bowl party at their home in Sacramento. A few days before the game, Gorman …


Walking device helps people get back in step

SEATTLE – Carl Simmons regularly used to run 5K races. Now the 76-year-old stroke survivor just wants to be able to keep up with his wife on a walk. Through …


Young patient makes colorful impression

It’s not difficult to guess Gabby LeDuc’s favorite color. On a recent afternoon in the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House, the 6-year-old wore a pair of fluffy purple boots that …


Many veterans cope with damage to ears

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – On his two deployments to Iraq with the 18th Airborne Corps, Spec. Jon Michael Cripps spent more time keeping the Army’s computers running than he did …


Students sharpen skills at Schweitzer lab

For Cal Poly senior Sam Kaplan, hands-on experience is critical to his engineering studies. Last week, he and four other students traveled to Pullman to get it. The group spent …


Doctor K: PT is one solution to torn ACL

DEAR DOCTOR K: I tore my ACL. Is surgery inevitable? DEAR READER: The anterior cruciate ligament is a band of tissue that runs through the middle of the knee joint …


Arthroscopy makes surgery quicker, easier

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a lifelong runner with severe knee pain. Can you tell me about knee arthroscopy? How do I know if I’m a good candidate for it? DEAR …


PET Project spreads mobility

Thanks to a small Spokane nonprofit, 1,220 people in 95 countries have received the gift of mobility. Since 2005, Inland Northwest PET Project has been creating and distributing Personal Energy …


Knee replacements soar among older Americans

CHICAGO — Just like age-defying baby boomers, older folks have seen a surge in knee replacement surgeries, driven partly by a desire to stay active and by joint-damaging obesity.


Spokane-made vehicles aid people with disabilities

Thanks to a small Spokane nonprofit, 1,220 people in 95 countries have received the gift of mobility. Since 2005, Inland Northwest PET Project has been creating and distributing Personal Energy …


Burned in wildfire, Idaho bear cub healing well

BOISE — A four-month-old bear with paws burned in an Idaho wildfire is healing faster than expected.


UI prof’s ‘blade runner’ research aims at better prosthetic limbs

A University of Idaho professor’s research not only helped clear “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius to run in the Olympics - it also may open the door to a new generation …


From cancer to Olympics, twice, for U.S. beach volleyball star Jake Gibb

LONDON – First the drug tester told American beach volleyball player Jake Gibb that he was suspended. Then he said to call a doctor.


4 members of Team St. Luke’s headed to London Games

The heat radiated from the track at West Valley High School one afternoon last week. Austin Pruitt, 17, zipped down the track, sunlight glinting off the wheels of his racing …


Mont. woman, 91, works to stamp out TB

At 91, Polly Nikolaisen has found a way to help stamp out tuberculosis and help disabled children by working with canceled postage stamps while sitting in her easy chair at …


Good vibrations: Bone conduction is key to innovation in hearing aids

Sara McGowen sat in a chair at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, Mich., as a team of doctors and technicians put a hearing aid in her mouth, positioning it …


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 …


Graduating in grace

Derek Mobley will be the first to tell you that he made some bad choices growing up in California. “Did drugs, sold drugs, gang violence,” said Mobley, 49. “I’ve been …


Valley Hospital enjoys financial success while expanding

As health care careens between pending reforms and soaring costs, Valley Hospital has quietly succeeded. It is the smallest of the city’s four main hospitals, an outpost that has often …


WSU scientists save poisoned bald eagle

SPOKANE — Scientists at Washington State University were able to save a bald eagle that was found in Idaho suffering from lead poisoning, and this week, they released the majestic …


The F.O.R.C.E. Is With Them

At least five young offenders who had just completed their confinement were back in Spokane County’s juvenile detention facility Friday - but for the best of reasons. They returned, voluntarily, …


Ol’ Sparky Would Be Shocked

“Pardon me, but would you happen to have any cash or credit cards?” “But, of course. May I say that’s a fine-looking weapon you have there.” “Kind of you to …