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UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Trump calls on Congress to end ‘surprise medical bills’

Trump wants quick action by Congress to end ‘surprise medical bills’


Why patients routinely deceive their health care providers

The new medical study, published in November’s JAMA Network Open, sheds new light on this question, illuminated by the perspectives of 4,510 adult patients in the United States. From online …


What’s Up With That? More patients taking to the air

Helicopters are bringing more patients to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston from hospitals at places like Orofino, Grangeville and Cottonwood, said hospital CEO Blain Claypool.


Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die

Google had created a tool that could forecast a host of patient outcomes, including how long people may stay in hospitals, their odds of re-admission and chances they will soon …


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. JFK assassination, Nov 27, 1963


Prosecutors: German nurse may have killed over 100 patients

A nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said …


Not just a drill: Sacred Heart Medical Center simulates transporting patients with Ebola to new special pathogens unit

Sacred Heart Medical Center participated in a citywide drill Wednesday to simulate transporting a patient with Ebola from Spokane International Airport to the hospital’s new special pathogens unit, which is …


Ex-Oregon nurse admits to sex abuse against patients

A man accused of sexually abusing patients while working as a nurse at a clinic near Portland has pleaded guilty.


87 escape Kenya psych hospital as medics strike nationwide

Kenyan officials say at least 87 patients with mental illnesses have escaped from the country’s only psychiatric hospital after they were left unattended when medical workers at public hospitals went …


Psychiatric hospital worker charged with molesting patients

Prosecutors have charged an employee at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital with four counts of molesting four female patients, according to court records made public Friday.


Patients flood ERs, hospitals after shutdown of Seattle Pain Centers

More than 1,500 former patients of Seattle Pain Centers have sought help in Washington emergency rooms since the chain of clinics was closed abruptly in July – and hundreds more …


Study: Worst hospitals treat larger share of poor

The nation’s worst hospitals treat twice the proportion of elderly black patients and poor patients than the best hospitals, and their patients are more likely to die of heart attacks …