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How to wear a face mask properly

UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

We've all seen the masks worn improperly, like the ones pulled down under the nose. That's very close to wearing no mask at all, says a Spokane nurse expert, who offers tips to wear face coverings the correct way.

Surveys tackle maternal health and COVID-19

UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

WSU researchers want to hear from women who are pregnant or postpartum regarding psychological and health ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaborative work includes two surveys that go through end of June.

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The decline of smoking

In the 60 years since the American Heart Association found much higher death rates from heart attacks among heavy smokers than among nonsmokers – and the 56 years since the surgeon general’s office issued its first report on the harmful effects of smoking – Americans are lighting up less frequently.


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.

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.

Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.