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An abundance of risk, not caution, before Trump’s diagnosis

WASHINGTON – Standing well apart on the debate stage, President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden looked out at an odd sight – one section of the room dutifully in masks, the other section flagrantly without.

Woman sues, says she was hospitalized after prison dentistry

 A woman who says she suffered a life-threatening infection after Idaho’s prison staffers denied her antibiotics following dental surgery is suing state officials and Corizon Health, claiming she was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes there soon might be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia.

Regis Philbin, television personality and host, dies at 88

NEW YORK – Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88.

U.S. should build up antibody therapy supply, ex-FDA chief says

The United States should be building up reserves of therapeutic antibodies now ahead of any potential approval or emergency use authorization to treat the coronavirus, said the former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health experts slam US deal for large supply of virus drug

Health experts on Wednesday slammed the U.S. decision to hog nearly the entire global supply of remdesivir, the only drug licensed so far to treat COVID-19, warning that type of selfish behavior sets a dangerous precedent for attempts to share scarce treatments amid the pandemic.

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections

 Researchers on Tuesday announced the first drug shown to save lives among severely ill coronavirus patients, offering hope even as infection rates rose in Africa and Asia, and there were worrisome upticks of contagion in countries that had largely contained the virus.

Treatment for substance abuse, including art, is out there during the coronavirus pandemic, Spokane experts say

With a stay-home order in place, substance abuse treatment services are still widely available, though many have transitioned to telehealth. In fact, new patient visits can now be conducted through telehealth, and the Washington State Health Care Authority said this is an opportune time to start treatment. The various options of the treatment world can be difficult to navigate, and the agency suggests starting with the

‘Quiet Explosions’ at SpIFF features Rypien, Spokane

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.