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Don’t take another bite

Mia Bradford didn’t know anything was wrong. And then her mom screamed. As the 6-year-old kindergartener bounded out of Summit School in Spokane Valley on May 17 and ran to …


Tick season requires diligence, preparation

Ticks have taught me a thing or two about: • The quantity and quality time one can have with the family hunting dog after a spring training romp through tick …


Minimal levels of radiation detected in area milk during federal testing

Consumers were told Wednesday not to worry about low levels of radiation found by federal health and safety regulators testing milk samples in Spokane. “After the disaster in Japan, many …


Education Notes: Dads, sons will exhibit art

Dads and their sons will share their artistic talent in a “Father and Son Art Exhibit” hosted by Discovery School, 323 S. Grant St. in downtown Spokane. The event will …


Spokane City Council blocks sale of e-cigs to minors

Minors no longer are allowed to buy electronic cigarettes in Spokane. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted unanimously to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.


Nectar Tasting Room set to open its doors

The Nectar Tasting Room makes its debut Jan. 7. Owner and wine blogger Josh Wade has transformed his virtual wine discussions into a bricks-and-mortar tasting room at 120 S. Stevens …


Valley Meals on Wheels wins countywide contract

After providing hot meals to seniors in the Spokane Valley for the past 35 years, Valley Meals on Wheels has been awarded the contract with Aging and Long Term Care …


Program promotes better eating by adding to stores’ offerings

A couple of West Central convenience stores will begin stocking healthier food choices, giving customers the option to buy apples instead of candy bars, and vegetables and whole grain breads …


Step Up Spokane promotes exercise and weight loss

As patients have gotten bigger, Spokane cardiologist Dr. Hal Goldberg has determined that more positive approaches to persuading patients to lose weight work best. He’s bet some $5 that they …


Vestal: Parenting programs imperative

A baby cries. A kid can’t handle it. A baby dies. Change the names and dates. Replace one city with another. The template just repeats and repeats. Young dudes with …


Health district urges e-cigarette restrictions

The sale of electronic cigarettes to minors should be banned, according to a resolution from the Spokane Regional Health District.


Flu shots for patients on the go

Spokane-area residents got something healthier than french fries at a drive-through Saturday: flu shots. The drive-through influenza vaccination clinic, organized by the Spokane Regional Health District, was the first vaccination …


Region part of federal pilot program to track diabetes

The diabetes problem is reaching full roar in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region. More than 48,000 people are living with the chronic disease and another 114,000 are on the cusp as …


Patients drive up for flu shots

Spokane residents got something healthier than french fries in a drive-thru Saturday: flu shots. The drive-thru influenza vaccination clinic, organized by Spokane Regional Health District, was the first vaccination clinic …


Sumner tour benefits heritage gardens

A pair of garden tours – one to raise money for the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens and the other to show off community food gardens – will keep garden folks busy …


Spokane County giving drive-through flu vaccines

This will be one drive-through where no one wants to supersize their order. On Oct. 2 nurses will be poking needles into drivers at Spokane County’s first drive-through influenza vaccination …


Tour community gardens Saturday

The third annual Community Gardens Tour will be on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eleven gardens will be on display this year, all of which create a sense …


Foreign refugees flood into Spokane with 3 months of U.S. aid

In the fall of 2006, a young Spokane pastor and his wife welcomed an extended family of 12 ethnic Burmese refugees into their East Central neighborhood church called Jacob’s Well …


Input shapes Hillyard neighborhood group’s plan

Hillyard has a plan, and it’s a detailed one. For the last four years the neighborhood has been in a community development and strategic planning process that involved anyone who …


Organizers baffled by food permit rules

Chefs say they don’t want to break the regional health department’s and state liquor board’s rules with their new dining events. It’s just that they don’t fit easily into the …


New Spokane playground welcomes all

There’s this thing about playgrounds: it’s really difficult to keep children away from them. Last week, Spokane’s first public universal playground was carefully wrapped in red ribbon, yet children found …


Playground welcomes all

There’s this thing about playgrounds: it’s really difficult to keep children away from them. On Tuesday afternoon Spokane’s first public universal playground was carefully wrapped in red ribbon, yet children …


Spokane’s Nurse Family Partnership has its first graduates

Shay and Jaydon Moss are the reason the Nurse Family Partnership exists, and it is quite possible the reverse is also true. Were it not for the Spokane Regional Health …


No-smoking rules get emphasis in Spokane

The Spokane Regional Health District has begun its own kind of emphasis patrol, seeking to find, educate and, if necessary, punish businesses that violate the state’s Smoking in Public Places …


There’s plenty of swine flu vaccine now

Swine flu vaccines will be available to everyone beginning Monday. After weeks of carefully doling out vaccine to people at most risk of serious illness, the Spokane Regional Health District …


Health district taking appointments for swine flu vaccine

A influx of swine flu vaccines has prompted local health officials to offer a series of appointment-only clinics in early December.


Health district organizes more swine flu vaccine clinics

A influx of swine flu vaccines has prompted local health officials to offer a series of appointment-only clinics in early December.


H1N1 flu death is county’s sixth

A woman in her 20s died of swine flu Tuesday at a local hospital, the Spokane Regional Health District said Wednesday. She is the sixth Spokane County resident to die …


Two more local swine flu deaths reported

The deaths of a fourth Spokane County resident and the first North Idaho resident from swine flu were announced by health districts today.


Last walk-in flu clinic held

Parents and children stood in a chilly mix of rain and snow Thursday afternoon outside of Shiloh Hills Elementary School for the last walk-in swine flu vaccination clinic. Though there …