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Diabetes and COVID-19: What you should know

UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

People with diabetes have a higher risk of severe illness or death if they get COVID-19. However, new studies are showing that patients with well-managed diabetes and better control of blood sugar tend to have less adverse impacts.
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Webinar: Well-being and resilience during COVID-19

On Wednesday, the Next Generation Medicine Lecture series has scheduled a free webinar, “Well-Being and Resilience During COVID-19,” by Anne Browning, assistant dean for a well-being program at University of Washington School of Medicine.
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A new pandemic concern: Fear of dialing 911

UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

MultiCare neurologist Dr. Madeleine Geraghty knows firsthand about consequences from stroke victims who delayed calling 911. A recent elderly patient who feared getting COVID-19 waited a day, and now she has permanent damage.

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The end of smallpox

Forty years ago today, the World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated from the face of the Earth.
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Oklahoma, Utah face scrutiny over malaria drug purchases

Republican state leaders in Oklahoma and Utah are facing scrutiny for spending millions of dollars combined to purchase malaria drugs promoted by President Trump to treat COVID-19 patients that many other states obtained for free and that doctors warned shouldn’t be used without more testing.
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Online education: Pandemic forces medical schools at WSU and UW to quickly adapt to virtual learning

UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2020

Patient interactions for medical students, along with hands-on learning for physical exam skills in classes, stopped in March because of the coronavirus. For a return after spring break, University of Washington School of Medicine’s site on the Gonzaga campus, as well as WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane, had to adapt quickly to an all-virtual learning format.
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Local respiratory therapists help fight war on COVID-19

UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2020

Ventilators are mentioned often in critical care cases for COVID-19 patients. Talked about less are the respiratory therapists who run those devices. Earl Moore of Spokane, past president of a state association for the professional group, said hospital-based respiratory therapists are part of a team with doctors and nurses for COVID-19 patients.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.