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Defense against smoke: With wildfires raging, N95s return to forefront for filtering out harmful particlesJuly 29, 2021, 4 a.m.
When smoke fills the Spokane region, an N95 mask can offer the best defense against breathing in the tiny, harmful particulates, experts say. The CDC says a certified N95 respirator filters out at least 95% of particles in the air.
Return of the potluck: Experts remind about safety as people begin to share food again in group gatheringsJuly 22, 2021, 4 a.m.
With about 56% of the U.S. population having received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and people more comfortable gathering in person, that includes the classic summer potlucks and barbecues. But remember to plan ahead with people about any ground rules.
Acts of kindness: Spokane man's organ donations save multiple lives and build unexpected friendshipsJuly 19, 2021, 4 a.m.
Jake Ash died at age 31 in Spokane after choking on a piece of hard candy on Sept. 29. He'd marked organ donor on his driver license, an act changing the lives of at least six people – separately receiving his liver and tissue, kidneys, corneas, and heart.
Precise technology: New spine surgery robot hones in on accuracy, safety and faster patient recoveryJuly 15, 2021, 4 a.m.
The Providence Spokane Neuroscience Institute is using a new $1.5 million Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS robot for spine surgeries. The system combines surgical GPS navigation and robotic guidance to improve the accuracy of drilling and screw placement.