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Up to a third of knee replacements pack pain and regret

Research suggests that up to one-third of those who have knees replaced continue to experience chronic pain, while 1 in 5 are dissatisfied with the results. A 2017 study published in the BMJ found that knee replacement had “minimal effects on quality of life,” especially for patients with less severe arthritis.

Simplify screening: With some planning, travelers with health equipment can ease TSA check

Getting through Transportation Security Administration airport screening can be stressful enough, but add in a medical condition like a colostomy bag or artificial joints, and you might go through even closer scrutiny. People can take steps to pass through screening with dignity intact, says a local ostomy support group in Spokane that’s gathered TSA travel tips. Here is some of that advice.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to replace Sen. Al Franken until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 election.

AHCA is ill-considered; start over

This bill introduces unnecessary disarray, not only in the individual insurance market, but with Medicaid and Medicare.

State to discuss St. Maries bridge replacements

Replacement of the St. Joe River Bridge and the St. Maries Railroad Bridge will be the topic of a public hearing Thursday in St. Maries. The public is invited to comment on the projects between 5 and 7:30 p.m. at St. Maries City Hall, 602 College Ave. The bridges, to be replaced over the next two years, are on state Highway 3 (Third Street) on the north end of St. Maries. Preliminary engineering is underway.