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WSU pediatric residency program launches at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Providence and the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine announced a partnership Tuesday that launches a pediatric residency program at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. The program will have an inaugural group of six residents begin training July 1, 2024. The WSU-sponsored program is a three-year residency. For each academic year, another six residents will be admitted for a total of 18 when all three cohorts are filled.
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People’s Pharmacy: How good is Nexletol against heart attacks?

UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2023

Q. I've been reading about bempedoic acid as an alternative to statins to prevent heart attacks. It is marketed under the brand name Nexletol. I hope you can interpret the results of the recent study for your readers.The authors report a 23% lower risk. I believe that is a relative risk number, which is most useful for marketing expensive drugs. I would like to know the absolute risk reduction. Can you enlighten us?

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Volunteers needed to train service dogs in Spokane: ‘It gives someone independence they never had’

Since 1975, Canine Companions has placed more than 7,300 service dogs nationwide free of charge to men, women, children and veterans with disabilities. An Inland Northwest chapter is focused on recruiting more of those volunteers – especially in Spokane – as puppy raisers willing to offer care and training for about a 15 month-stint. They agree to pay for dog food, supplies and other costs during the stay.
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Our food hang-ups hurt kids. Here’s how to flip the script.

When parents seek help from Crystal Karges, the stories they tell her are often similar: A young child has become wholly preoccupied with food, especially sugary treats. At birthday parties, the child hovers near the dessert table, riveted by the cake instead of playing with friends. The parents are afraid that the behavior they’re seeing might be a warning sign of a bigger problem.

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Here’s how you can boost your house’s curb appeal

Curb appeal, the general attractiveness of a home’s visage, accounts for up to 7% of a house’s sales price, according to a 2020 report by The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Luckily, making the most out of your home’s look is a relatively easy task. Some curb appeal improvements are purely cosmetic, but most involve regular landscaping and maintenance. . According to HGTV, one of ...
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How to design your living space to reduce anxiety

Homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes feel less like last bastion from the world’s troubles and more like a paradise of rest and relaxation. Here are some of the top ways expert interior designers are decorating homes to reduce anxiety this year. Biophilic design Biophilic design is the practice of incorporating nature into interior design, and designers are making the most of it ...
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Calling Los Cabos: Richness of Mexico means more than just luxury

LOS CABOS, Mexico — When Adina Lopez moved back to Los Cabos, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Sur, she didn’t expect to find hidden treasure. After a decade abroad, living and traveling in Europe, France and the United States – and fluent in English and French – she assumed that her hometown hadn’t changed. An exclusive vacation destination when she left, it was certainly still ...
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5 exercises to keep an aging body Strong and fit

UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2023

When we’re young, exercise can enable us to run a race after an all-nighter or snowboard on a diet of Doritos. But as we age, fitness has a much more far-reaching impact, boosting our energy levels, preventing injuries and keeping us mentally sharp.