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Dr. Zorba Paster: Take steps to prevent falls

About this time of year, I think of falls. Not fall, the season, but falls. Why? With the days getting shorter, the nights getting longer, my eyes getting worse, my …

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

The Falls development on north river bank to have three towers, plans state

The Falls project on the north bank of the Spokane River will have three towers, according to plans filed with the city’s Design Review Board.

Dr. Zorba Paster: Five steps to preventing falls

When your kids fall and bounce back up to kick the ball, that’s impressive. Few older adults can bang into each other and bounce back. More likely, they’d stay down …

Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains

The reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. But one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated …

CDC: Deaths from major preventable killers are falling

The latest news about preventable deaths in the United States has some encouraging data and one sobering statistic.

Tom Soeldner: Spokane River needs our help

We gather at the river: powwows, Pig Out in the Park, concerts, sporting events, even an international exposition. The Spokane River, its waterfalls, and the gorge downriver from Monroe Street …

Balance, mobility take center stage

John Freirich broke a number of bones when he played football, but at 79, he’s not eager to repeat the experience. “I realized I wasn’t as comfortable with a lot …

Classes aim to prevent seniors from falling

The Panhandle Health District is offering fitness-instructor training Thursday for classes that aim to help seniors avoid falls. The district’s Fit and Fall Proof classes are designed to boost strength, …

Man injured in fall from UI fraternity

Moscow police say a University of Idaho student was seriously injured when he fell from a window or the roof of a fraternity Saturday morning.