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Tracking heredity: Family health history matters

Do you really know your family health history, or are you guessing when the doctor asks? With the upcoming holidays, take a moment to ask relatives about past conditions – …


WSU associate dean: Logic’s behind blood pressure guidelines

If your blood pressure check at a recent doctor’s appointment didn’t raise concerns, new medical guidelines could change that.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Report claims sugar industry hid connection

In an investigation published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Biology, researchers from the University of California at San Francisco claim that newly uncovered historical documents indicate the sugar industry never …


Spokane cardiologist using new absorbable stents to treat patients with coronary artery disease

A cardiologist at Deaconess Hospital has become the first in Spokane to use a


U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year – a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the …


Ask Doctor K: Reduce stress to protect your heart

Dear Doctor K: I’m under a lot of stress in my life. Of course, I don’t like that, but what really worries me is that it will affect my heart. …


Almost half of heart attacks are silent; they’re still risky

Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women.


The intimate link between impotence and heart disease

Erectile dysfunction – the inability to get and keep an erection suitable for sex – can be an early warning sign of heart disease.


Heart disease among younger women troubling, preventable

Monthly or so, Dr. Dieter Lubbe sees another woman in her 30s with heart disease. The cardiologist at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center often takes his patients to a catheter …


The hearts of bears and men

How do you perform an echocardiogram on a grizzly bear? Very carefully. But, if you want reliable results, you don’t drug the bears – the researchers at Washington State University’s …


Study: Vitamins don’t lower heart risks in men

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multivitamins might help lower the risk for cancer in healthy older men but do not affect their chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests. Two …


Even fit baby boomers won’t escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) — Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a …


Heart Walk raises funds, awareness about disease

Most people don’t notice their hearts when they walk up a flight of stairs or run across a yard, taking each steady beat for granted. But for heart disease survivors …


Cancer overtakes heart disease among US Hispanics

NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few …


Cancer overtakes heart disease as top US killer

NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few …


For US Hispanics, cancer top killer, not heart

NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer is now the leading killer of Hispanics in the U.S. — the latest sign it’s beginning to displace heart disease as the nation’s top cause …


Fire south of Spokane spreads

The Apache Pass wildfire burning about 40 miles southwest of Spokane spread overnight as more than 100 firefighters worked to contain 18,000 burning acres.


Heart disease deaths down

Deaths from heart disease in Spokane County have continued to plummet in the past 10 years. Cancer is now the leading killer, according to statistics collected by the Spokane Regional …


Go Red luncheon is all about heart

Three years ago, when Corinne Kubena had a heart attack at age 23, she didn’t recognize the symptoms, although she’d known for years something wasn’t right with her body. “I …


3 conditions plague half of U.S. adults

LOS ANGELES – Nearly half of all adult Americans have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, all conditions that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers from the national …


Study fails to find grounds for early heart intervention

For cardiovascular disease, the best time to intervene would ideally be before a heart attack or stroke ever happened. In at least one group of people, this doesn’t seem to …