Stories tagged: health
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
While leaving for college leads to lots of changes, some things can stay the same, including who students see for medical care. Many Spokane pediatricians offer their patients the opportunity …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, and that they consider it the first death in the United States …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 7:46 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY – Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
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Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Stand-up paddleboards are increasingly popular. While fun, there are risks on the water. After four paddleboard-related drownings in the state this summer, the Washington State Parks Boating Program issued a …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 3:55 p.m.
Another school year is upon us, and parents have many things to consider in addition to getting kids’ school supplies assembled. This summer, Washington changed the MMR Vaccine Exemption Law.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:39 p.m.
You probably have purchased some type of supplement – maybe vitamins, herbs or probiotics – online or at a store. Maybe the doctor recommended it, or maybe you heard that …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
While on vacation, a reader experienced intense itching from Zyrtec withdrawal.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Alyse Ruriani, 24, is living in recovery from the depression and suicidal thoughts that plagued her teenage years. But every month she knows there’s a possibility some symptoms could return …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis.
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Kootenai Health will take ownership of two critical access hospitals in north central Idaho by 2020.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
State and federal health officials are investigating almost 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarette use in 14 states, many of them involving teens and young …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 6:13 p.m.
The Seattle Children’s Hospital has avoided federal punishment after fixing the cause of mold infections in its patients. The Seattle Times reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
Within minutes, Briana Randall was breathing deep into a seated mountain pose while sitting astride her mare, Star. From there she began modifying other yoga poses, developing her new practice …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
An active sex life might improve your longevity. That’s the conclusion of a long-running Israeli study of heart attack survivors. Those who had sex more often had better survival rates …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4 p.m.
Clearly financial health is one of the missed opportunities that we physicians should be aware of nowadays. Thus, if you buy something that might or might not help your health, …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Carolyn Hax advice column for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 9:59 a.m.
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Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
When she hears her father’s voice, Remi Marlow’s bright blue eyes find him across the room and lock on, tracking him with a broad smile. And when Dan Marlow spots …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
Judge dismisses yearslong case after state psychiatric hospitals change policies, ‘culture,’ hire more staff
A five-year court battle over how psychiatric hospitals in Washington treat patients who have been ruled not guilty by reason of insanity came to an end Wednesday, when Chief U.S. …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
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Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 6 p.m.
Facebook is teaming up with Vitalant, formerly the Inland Northwest Blood Center, to connect it with potential blood donors in the Northwest. The feature just went live in Washington, Idaho …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5 p.m.
A small but growing number of physicians are discussing publicly their concerns about climate change and environmental factors impacting people’s health. They include some physicians in Spokane seeing impacts from …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 4:12 p.m.
We used to think that when a person got to a certain age, the brain settled in and didn’t change much for the rest of a person’s life. Over the …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District is partnering with local community organizations to provide vaccinations against hepatitis A and B in the midst of a state-declared outbreak of hepatitis A last …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:04 p.m.
Even when ALS made speaking near-impossible, Jenny Hoff had a voice, advocating for a cure and providing guidance and support to fellow ALS sufferers. Making the most of her 13 …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 9:47 a.m.
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Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
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