Oregon regulators enacted a six-month ban Friday on the sale of flavored nicotine and cannabis vape products in stores and online statewide amid an outbreak of illnesses that has sickened nearly 1,300 people nationwide and killed 26, including two people in Oregon.
Yoga in the Cathedral is held once a month on a Sunday afternoon in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Spokane’s South Hill. The popular sessions, which began in 2015, are open to anyone in the community.
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While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. Health officials in the U.S. have been trying to reverse a surge in teenagers using e-cigarettes. Now, they are telling people to consider quitting vaping because of a recent outbreak of serious lung illnesses. One British scientist called it “complete madness.”
It can be tricky talking to teens about sensitive topics, yet doctors need to draw answers from them for adolescents’ health issues. Each fall, North Central High School drama students do role-playing scenarios to help first-year Spokane medical students in University of Washington School of Medicine.
A mobile dental clinic will offer free services in Spokane to adults who are uninsured or have Apple Health Medicaid insurance. The 39-foot SmileMobile dental clinic will operate Tuesday through Oct. 5 and outside the Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W. College Ave.
Fox News pundit Michael Knowles characterized teen climate activist Greta Thunberg as a “mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.” But Jim Matthews, SOAR Behavior Services executive director, said Thunberg’s own description of her neurodiversity – a superpower – is much more accurate.
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.
Beats & Rhythms in Spokane offers activities, mentors and continuing support to families and their children with congenital heart conditions. Volunteer outreach typically starts with a hospital visit.
A small unassuming building set back from the street in Brown’s Addition houses the Yasodhara Yoga studio, attracting people looking for a spiritual component to their yoga stretches and poses.
Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.
Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis.
The Seattle Children’s Hospital has avoided federal punishment after fixing the cause of mold infections in its patients. The Seattle Times reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will not terminate its program agreement after the hospital upgraded its air-filtration system attributed to mold infections in patients earlier this year. Health officials say 14 operating rooms were closed after Aspergillus mold sickened more than five patients.
U.S. regulators have approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries.
A small but growing number of physicians are discussing publicly their concerns about climate change and environmental factors impacting people’s health. They include some physicians in Spokane seeing impacts from a growing number of regional wildfires and hazardous air quality.
While it’s not so smart to rely on Dr. Google, a growing number of tools via your smarthphone is helping to track, manage and detect health issues.
Spokane’s Mary Ann Wilson, founder of the “Sit and Be Fit” public television show, has received recognition as a 2019 recipient of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Community Leadership Award.
Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test gene editing inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness.
What are essentials to pack in a gym bag if you’re going from an early morning workout, then directly to work, or maybe to a lunchtime workout? Fitness fans pack smart the night before and keep a small bag of travel toiletries. Baby wipes and dry shampoos are popular, too.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic copies of a popular pill for nerve pain. The agency on Monday said it approved nine generic versions of Pfizer Inc.’s Lyrica.