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5 exercises to keep an aging body Strong and fit

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 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.

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People’s Pharmacy: Could an anti-herpes drug help against dementia?

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2023

Q. I've had herpes for over 35 years and taken acyclovir to suppress it for nearly that long. When I miss my medication, I can perceive cognitive impairment. It clearly makes a difference in how alert I am and how well I can perform. My mother-in-law is suffering from Alzheimer's. Her doctor agreed to put her on daily acyclovir, and she has improved. Is there any research to support antiviral drugs against Alzheimer's disease?
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More than 100 students apply to Eastern’s new nursing program as demand for health workers soars

More than 100 students applied for 40 seats in Eastern Washington University's new four-year nursing program's upper division classes that start in August. In 2022, the state Legislature funded $6.1 million for EWU to expand to a full four-year program. Leaders cited the need to train more nurses, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened shortages. But other issues that limit admitting more students to regional BSN programs include faculty recruitment and hospital training availability, educators say.
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Gyms, pets and takeout: How the pandemic has shifted daily life

UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2023

Ever since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, life in the United States has changed in big and small ways. Some of the changes - like toilet paper shortages and social distancing - were temporary. Other shifts have had more staying power, and some new trends are just beginning to emerge.
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Are Washington kids eating fruits and veggies? Data shows where we rank in U.S.

Mar. 1—When it comes to nutrition, a lot of Americans are starting off on the wrong foot. According to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in three kids ages one to five did not eat fruit every day, nearly half did not eat vegetables every day, and more than half drank a sugar-sweetened beverage at least once in the past week. The data is also ...

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