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The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won’t solve the critical shortage of protective gowns, gloves and masks.
Football legend Mark Rypien is featured among others in “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain” scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday at the Spokane International Film Festival. The film tells of people with CTE, a degenerative brain disease from repetitive brain trauma, and promising treatments.
The Spokane area needs more physicians willing to treat patients for opioid use disorder, local providers say, as barriers continue to exist for both patients and prescribers alike.
After fears of closure, Daybreak Youth Services will keep its doors open and looks to hire mental health and chemical dependency counselors.
Empire Concussion and Trauma Recovery recently opened at two clinic sites in Spokane, said Maile Mohsenian, an occupational therapist who also operates Empire Pediatric Therapy. Mohsenian said the clinic has long treated concussion in children, but she saw a gap for such care among adults.
Burchinal founded Compassionate Addiction Treatment with her wife, Kelli Eddings, and sister Trudy Frantz.
The nation’s opioid addiction epidemic is driving new treatment strategies, including an approach that begins with rapid access to medicine that prevents withdrawal sickness.
Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Compassionate Addiction Treatment opened last month and provides holistic care to people dealing with substance use disorders, with a focus on street outreach. CAT offers medication for addiction treatment, assessment and referrals, outpatient care and case management, among other services. It also manages two transitional houses.
Lawyers disagree on whether new affirmative action programs under Referendum 88 will help or hurt veterans.
The Trump administration has unveiled a website aimed at helping millions of Americans with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment options.
When the new plaza across Spokane Falls Boulevard from the downtown library opens today, it will be lauded as a new gathering place for the people of Spokane. But it also marks the near-completion of the Spokane Gorge Loop trail.
A recent article in The Spokesman-Review seems to blame physicians for overprescribing medication.
Spokane is among four sites in Washington that will expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction under a new two-year, $8 million project.
U.S. regulators have approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries.
Millions of prescribed opioids poured into rural counties near Spokane from 2006 to 2012, according to recently revealed data. But while the extent of the problem is clearer, the path to recovery remains hard to see.
After long drug addiction, recovery from opioid use disorder is happening for some Spokane residents through medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, a method of using prescribed drugs along with counseling and behavioral therapies.
The roughly $500,000 grant will help build an eight-bed facility in Excelsior Wellness Center’s new facility designed to treat teenagers who require short, targeted interventions to combat drug abuse.
Prosecutors say a Spokane drug and alcohol counselor was distributing and possessing meth and heroin in December and January.
A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness.