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.
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?
KENNEWICK – On a hot summer day last August, a Kennewick Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was open but not for a church service. Instead, the church gym was being used by the Pacific Islander Health Board, which had been traveling around the state trying to enroll community members in health care.
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.
WASHINGTON – After officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday confirmed four deaths have been linked to a new computer system first deployed in Spokane, senators threatened consequences for the company being paid $10 billion for the system.
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.
A federal judge in Texas soon could make one of the two pills used in medication abortions harder to come by, even in blue states that support abortion rights. Officials and advocates in those states aren’t waiting for the judge to rule.
Getting older is a natural part of life — and it is happening to more of us. The over 65 age group is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population! In 2010, 12.3% of Washington state residents were 65 or older. In 2022, it was 17.1%.
Nutrition experts tout olive oil as a health-conscious component of your meal. Olive oil is linked with a range of health benefits, from lowered blood pressure to reduced inflammation, said Julia Zumpano, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic.
The bill reflects a compromise between hospitals and nurse unions across the state who have long disagreed over the best way to address workforce shortages. Nurses have pushed for staff-to-patient ratios while hospitals have said they don't have staff to follow the ratios.
Q. I had a full-blown addiction to nasal spray before most people knew that could happen. To recover, I sprayed one nostril only until the other cleared, and then stopped. Having one nostril free for breathing is tolerable. It took about a week for this to clear.
Some Gonzaga fans staying at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, which is hosting the West Coast Conference Tournament, recently received notices that the hotel had recently tested positive for Legionnaire's disease in its water system.
Local leaders also describe the same wave of reported trauma among children and adolescents as highlighted in a mid-February federal analysis showing increases in rape and sexual violence among teen girls, as well as their record levels of feeling sad or hopeless.
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 ...