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Stories tagged: therapy

Mental health pros divided on therapeutic value of cannabis

To date, there haven’t been significant scientific studies to back claims that cannabis has mental or physical health benefits.

For two weeks a year, children with rare speech disorder learn to overcome and be heard

Children from around the country with childhood apraxia of speech come to Spokane for two weeks of intensive treatment at Camp Candoo.

Immune system therapy shows wider promise against cancer

A treatment that helps the immune system fight deadly blood cancers is showing early signs of promise against some solid tumors, giving hope that this approach might be extended to …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018

Couple adopt, help boy, 9, address his behavioral health, skills

Three years, seven months and five days: That’s how long Kaine was in the foster care system, having been removed from his birth parents’ home by Child Protective Services at …

Puppy to fill void left by Albany hospice therapy dog

Ember the golden retriever may never have as many friends, Facebook followers or book deals as JJ, her predecessor at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.

Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved. But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a …

Awareness grows around sensory processing issues

Awareness is growing about sensory processing issues among children. More schools offer subdued lighting and varied seating to allow movement, from exercise balls to specialty cushions, for all students. And …

Community remembers corrections officer’s leading role in canine rehab program

A retired prison corrections officer was remembered this week for his leading role in the development of a canine training program inside the walls at the Airway Heights Corrections Center.

UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Be kind to thyself: Moving beyond the misconceptions of compassion

Like a tool in a toolbox, applying acts of compassion as we age can help us cope with changes and alleviate anxieties, internally and externally.

House Call: Variety of treatments can help teens deal with anxiety

The teenage years are exciting both for teens and their parents as teens are dealing with changing bodies, surging hormones, testing boundaries, and trying new experiences. Part of the job …

Elevations foundation a lifeline for families with child therapy needs

Elevations got its start when a group of therapists and a parent saw financial and insurance limitations restricting families’ access to needed therapies and therapeutic devices for motor, language, cognitive, …

Court affirms conviction of teen who made threat in therapy

The state Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a teen who had told his therapist that he thought about taking a gun to school to shoot students who had …

Puppy begins training to become funeral-home therapy dog

Hennessey Funeral Home is training a black labradoodle to be a therapy dog for anyone who needs the kind of cheering up only a dog can provide.

Speech therapy program helps Parkinson’s patients regain speaking ability

Therapy program helps Parkinson’s patients regain and maintain their ability to speak.

Rewards, not punishment, work better for recovering drug addicts, WSU researcher says

Replacing what drug and alcohol addicts use as reinforcers for good behavior could be key in treating addictions, says Dr. John Roll.

Sexual health important part of general health

Grandma and grandpa are having sex. So are the great grandparents and likely even people in their 90s and beyond, regardless if they have a partner. And sexual health experts …

Therapy pets offer WSU Spokane students a break during exams

Nursing student MacKenzie Iverson’s voice rose an octave as she greeted and cuddled a therapy dog Tuesday on Washington State University Spokane’s campus. “This is the best stress reliever ever,” …

A new place for helping kids, families

The Salvation Army Spokane on Wednesday opened a newly renovated facility on its campus to provide counseling, family visitation and education under one roof. The facility, called the Nurturing Center …

Women’s club feeds on glee

The pursuit of happiness is a well-known American endeavor and inalienable right listed in the Declaration of Independence. Yet happiness is such a subjective state, it can be hard to …

Women’s club feeds on glee

The pursuit of happiness is a well-known American endeavor and inalienable right listed in the Declaration of Independence. Yet happiness is such a subjective state, it can be hard to …