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Seeing light in a dark time: Brianne Grebil shares her mom's Alzheimer's journey in 'Love Doesn't Care If You Forget'Oct. 22, 2020, 4 a.m.
In 2019, Brianne Grebil left life behind in L.A. to move to her hometown of Kellogg to help care for her mom, diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2015. Through their shared journey, she said her mom helped her to see love and grace even during the ugliest moments.
Oct. 21, 2020, 11 a.m.
Providence will offer a free drive-thru flu shot clinic starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic. The session is scheduled to run until 3 p.m. or until the vaccine supply is gone. People can be vaccinated without leaving their cars, and appointments are not necessary.
Charting a treatment plan: Vicki Dodson, longtime Spokane oncology nurse, guides cancer patients at ProvidenceOct. 15, 2020, 4 a.m.
An oncology nurse for 36 years, Vicki Dodson does far more than just listen to a cancer patient's story. Her longtime knowledge helps patients chart a treatment plan forward. Dodson, 60, works as a nurse navigator at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. In September, she received national recognition from CURE magazine.
Oct. 12, 2020, 4 a.m.
Autumn glows in the Inland Northwest. You can thank our region's variety of trees with leaves morphing into vivid hues of yellow, orange and red – typically peaking mid-October. We have another bounty: Plenty of places for families to go on walking or driving tours to view all those fall colors.
Oct. 8, 2020, 4 a.m.
Self-care can be any activity you do deliberately for better mental, emotional and physical health. Yes, that means exercising and eating right, but it also includes doing activities that refresh you or bring joy in the present. That differs for each person, said Spokane counselors.
'Math anxiety is definitely real': Steps to help parents and children overcome their fear of the subjectOct. 5, 2020, 4 a.m.
Math is often the subject that equates to schoolwork struggles at home – or perhaps a renewed anxiety for Mom and Dad. It doesn't have to be so. Research has found "math anxiety" started for many adults in elementary school under pressure of timed number problems or rote memorizing.
Oct. 4, 2020, 4 a.m.
A classic vessel originally called Althea first crossed water in 1929 for a businessman who used the Chris-Craft “Commuter Cruiser” to travel from his Long Island summer home to a Manhattan office. Now fully restored, the vessel resides at Lake Coeur d’Alene, home for nearly 14 years.
Oct. 1, 2020, 4 a.m.
Since 2009, a growing number of Americans who took an anti-anxiety drug phenibut had serious reactions to the substance, which is sold online but remains unapproved in the U.S. A Washington State University study into national poison center data spotlights the emerging trend.
Sept. 24, 2020, 4 a.m.
Your body responds to stress – perhaps it's with a faster heart beat and tightened muscles. Another unexpected impact can go directly to the mouth if you're feeling some extra strains because of COVID-19-related issues and world events: pressure on your teeth and gums.
Sept. 23, 2020, 5 p.m.
Starting Oct. 3, MultiCare Rockwood Clinic says it will offer seasonal flu shot clinics on Saturdays for its established patients. In addition to flu shots offered during regular facility hours, the designated flu shot clinics for its current patients will be at four locations.
Hiking is 'just good for the soul': Two sisters honor sibling's memory with cystic fibrosis event, fundraisingSept. 21, 2020, 4 a.m.
Amanda Nelson and sister Nicole Jonak love to hike, a passion sparked in childhood on Spokane trails with their sister, Krista Baker, who had cystic fibrosis and died at age 20. Now, Nelson and Jonak are climbing toward a new goal: Cover a 27.6-mile benefit hike next month to honor Krista and raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sept. 20, 2020, 2 p.m.
A couple who walk their dog daily in Comstock Park noticed a few kids flapping their arms like chickens near a sign. That introduced them to a "Read and Walk" feature that is rotating to different Spokane public parks.
Sept. 17, 2020, 4 a.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District plans to schedule drive-thru flu vaccine clinics soon after receiving its childhood flu doses from the state Department of Health, said SRHD spokeswoman Kelli Hawkins. The DOH also is supplying the agency with adult flu doses, so SRHD will be able to provide the flu vaccine to adults who are uninsured or under-insured.
Preparing for potential 'twindemic': Local pharmacy students pressed into flu, COVID-19 vaccine educationSept. 17, 2020, 4 a.m.
To prepare, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered 9.3 million flu vaccine doses for uninsured people compared with its typical half-million doses, says the American Medical Association. Drug companies hiked overall production of influenza vaccine this year.
Sept. 16, 2020, 8 a.m.
Calls to Spokane optometrists began pouring in last weekend along with the smoke as patients sought remedies to relieve eye irritation caused by the worsening irritant in the air. Those patients' questions continued this week at Spokane Eye Clinic, said Dr. Alan Johnson, an optometrist for more than 23 years at the practice.
Sept. 14, 2020, 4 a.m.
Building an adult-sized swing set isn't common, so Andria McAdams issued a plea as caretaker for her brother, Steven McAdams, 34, who has autism. Steven lives with his sister and her family in Newman Lake, where two builders now are creating his "dream" swing set.
Sept. 10, 2020, 4 a.m.
When Sandra Carr gets coffee in a drive-thru, many baristas working at the window will drop a mask to the chin so she can understand them. That's because Carr is hearing-impaired. In these moments, Carr keeps her mask on or remains physically distanced.
Sept. 7, 2020, 4 a.m.
A learning pod is an idea growing nationwide among parents and sought-after tutors for small groups of kids to do in-person schoolwork in a home. The pods, or micro-schools, are catching on in the Spokane area, parents say, as many school districts enter virtual-only classes amid continuing coronavirus concerns.
Sept. 3, 2020, 2 a.m.
Longtime Spokane chiropractor Kelli Pearson gets frustrated if she sees people who have aged early with bent-over postures and an inability to move well. That's because she knows a few minutes of daily moves can change the equation for many well past age 60.
Aug. 31, 2020, 2 a.m.
Did your child struggle with virtual learning this past spring? Tears, anxiety and frustration? Parents felt extra pressure, too. Some families have mapped out better strategies for fall, and educators and parents share tips that can help make virtual school this time go smoother.
Aug. 26, 2020, 5 p.m.
Emotions tell us what science backs – a hug can do wonders to give us a boost. Since March, many of us are avoiding those hugs, even holding a hand, handshakes and high-fives under social distancing. But withdrawal from touch has its own fallout.
Aug. 26, 2020, 1 p.m.
Partnering with two well-known neurologists, a 30-day online challenge begins Sept. 1 to support plant-based nutrition and social interactions. Seattle-based Connexion Insurance Solutions, which provides health plan services across the Northwest, is launching the free platform that's open to anyone.
Shedding light on 'hidden homeless': Family Promise's 'Night Without a Bed' on Aug. 29 part awareness, part fundraiserAug. 24, 2020, 2 a.m.
Through social media, Joe Ader will unite with others bypassing a mattress on Aug. 29 for Family Promise of Spokane's "Night Without a Bed," a campaign that's part awareness and part fundraiser to support families experiencing homelessness in this region.
Aug. 19, 2020, 5 p.m.
The WSU College of Nursing is conducting a study on breastfeeding relationships, and researchers need to hear from more moms who are breastfeeding healthy newborns. Some could win in a drawing for a gift card.
Aug. 10, 2020, 2 a.m.
With Florida outlawing dog racing by year's end, a local pet adoption group has taken in an influx of Greyhounds needing new homes. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has hastened some early racetrack closures.