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Two rare but ‘devastating’ conditions added to newborn screening list

Spokane County Health Officer Bob Lutz said both enzyme deficiency-related conditions are rare, but an early diagnosis can greatly affect a patient’s trajectory.

UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 10:57 a.m.

Facial recognition security checks will be vetted before they reach Spokane, airport leader says

U.S. Customs and Border Protection aims to utilize facial recognition at 20 major international airports on 16,300 flights per week by 2021. The technology is already being used at 17 …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Spokane airport security not affected by TSA sickouts, airport says

Spokane International Airport reported business as usual, despite a record number of TSA screener sickouts nationally, stemming from the partial government shutdown which began a month ago.

U.S. panel leaves prostate screening up to men, their doctors

Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

Refugee advocates denounce Trump’s latest order

President Donald Trump’s latest executive order on refugees is, in effect, a continuation of his ban on a majority of applicants, according to refugee advocates. They say the continued restrictions …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Trump allows refugee admissions to resume with new screening

President Donald Trump’s four-month worldwide ban on refugees ended Tuesday, officials said, as his administration prepared to unveil tougher new screening procedures.

TSA warns police agencies about its new airport pat-downs

The Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where-and how-employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered.

Susan Johnson: Protections, help available for mental illnesses

It’s time for us to let people who are living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, and that the government is providing important protections for people …

Editorial: Shortage of mental health care providers is concerning

The increased demand for mental health care services is healthy, but the supply of caregivers is holding back progress.

Newborn screening delays put U.S. babies at risk

The baby in Arkansas seems healthy at birth, but Aiden Cooper can’t keep down formula. Don’t worry, he’s fine, doctors assure his mother as they leave the hospital. You’re just …

Newborn screening questions for parents to ask of hospitals

Experts in the field of newborn screening say that turnaround time – how quickly a blood sample is obtained after birth and sent to the lab to be analyzed – …