Stories tagged: medicine
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
The University of Washington and Gonzaga University are expanding their health sciences partnership in Spokane after both universities announced they will move several programs to a new $60 million building.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says it wants a nationwide settlement over its role in the opioids crisis, but it’s proving difficult to reach a deal
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Naloxone, the drug that can prevent overdose deaths from opioids, will be available to Washingtonians and organizations at pharmacies statewide after the state issued a standing order Wednesday.
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
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 …
Thu., July 11, 2019
A new study finds shortening hours for doctors during residency training hasn’t harmed patients. Researchers wanted to know whether limiting trainee doctors to 80-hour weeks affected the quality of care.
Wed., April 24, 2019
Scientists have come up with a small robotic device that guides itself safely through a beating pig’s heart.
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019
Some patients are dropping their family doctor as choices like telemedicine, urgent care centers and walk-in clinics grow.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
Hey Alexa, open Providence Health Connect; former Amazon exec gives health provider head start in voice bot technology for Spokane-area patients
Beginning in mid-April, Alexa can schedule your doctor’s appointment. Providence Health Care partnered with Alexa Health and Wellness to offer patients the option of scheduling Express Care visits through the …
Mon., March 25, 2019
An estimated 25,000 lawsuits involving the blood-thinning medication Xarelto have been settled for a total of $775 million, attorneys and the manufacturers said Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019
Washington bill would allow parents to give students marijuana extract drugs on public school grounds
The bill, which has been introduced twice before in the Washington Legislature, is intended to allow students with a documented condition treated by marijuana to receive the drug on campuses, …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
Washington State University announced Thursday it has received donations totaling $100,000 that will be used to purchase training equipment for health sciences students in Yakima and Spokane.
Mon., June 25, 2018
The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy will investigate the complaint of a woman who says a Walgreens pharmacist denied to give her medication necessary to end her pregnancy after her …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018
Spokane has a new milestone to brag about: Medical students are fighting to come here.
Fri., May 25, 2018
Many of us have faced a familiar temptation. Following a spirited night of drinking, we can’t sleep. So we look in the medicine cabinet for something to help us nod …
Thu., May 10, 2018
New hospital data reveal the obvious and the absurd reasons Americans go to the emergency room.
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018
Even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and top politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving, …
Tue., April 3, 2018
The People’s Pharmacy advice column for April 2, 2018.
Wed., March 28, 2018
Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.
Tue., March 27, 2018
Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now available, and researchers are testing how well they work when medication matters. Experts praise the efficiency, but some say the technology raises privacy …
Mon., March 26, 2018
Oregon Health & Science University officials revamped the medical school curriculum to include new lessons in – and standards for – communication, ethics and professionalism woven through the coursework. The …
Sun., March 25, 2018
Based on 18 years of experience, Dr. Tony Lundberg believes rural physicians “do better medicine than most places.”
Mon., March 19, 2018
As part of its effort to be a community medical school, each of the 60 students in WSU’s inaugural class is assigned to a city for clinical rotations: Everett, Vancouver, …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
Tami Cleveland was terrified as she drove to her parents’ house in Veradale on a September evening in 2012. Her stepmother, Beth, who suffered from debilitating migraines, hadn’t answered her …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Q. I read somewhere about a statin that is not fat-soluble and doesn’t cross the blood-brain barrier. Unfortunately, I forgot the name. I am currently taking simvastatin and have noticed …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
The UW and Gonzaga medical school partnership is teaching students from around the state with a focus on rural health care.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there’s little data on whether they …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
Students at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine were in their third week of what may be, to outsiders, one of the strangest parts of medical school curriculum: dissecting …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
100 years ago: Horseradish, borax and boiling water advised for ‘tanned or freckled’ shoulders (and other beauty tips)
The Spokesman-Review’s Sunday magazine was full of health and beauty tips, including this: “If the shoulders have become tanned or freckled, they should be treated twice a day with some …