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Hip, knee replacements refined at Valley Hospital

Last month, MultiCare’s Valley Hospital announced it had earned the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement, an evaluation that requires impartial evidence of the quality of care, tr...

Innovative medical education key to health care’s future

If you talk to any health care professional or any health care company, you will hear a common reprise of looking to the future of health care. There’s no doubt that everyone in the industry is looking toward revolutionary technologies and systems that ...

Population health aims to improve overall well-being

The concept of population health that the University of Washington School of Medicine is implementing throughout its curriculum aims to help physicians become proactive toward improving the health of groups of people, rather than only reacting to disease ...

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St. Luke’s starts working in high school athletics

Spokane-based St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute has begun providing athletic training services to North Central, Rogers, and Shadle Park high schools. Jan Collins, who manages the athletic trainer program for St. Luke’s, says it’s able to expand ...

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WSU, UW collaborate on test for enhancing sleep

In the future, people struggling with insomnia might get health tips for a better night’s rest from a bedside sleep-monitoring device. Such technology will be tested in both Spokane and Seattle. To be launched today, March 1, a three-year study will in...

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Focus on fitness

Exercise trainer Jessica Clark takes a seat at the front of the fitness room and prepares to get her class ready. A group of residents at Rockwood Retirement Communities South Hill are sitting in chairs as well as they prepare for their morning workout. ...

TMS Solutions opens its first Spokane office

The CEO and co-founder of a company that specializes in using magnetic therapy to treat depression says the company will begin transitioning gradually its corporate headquarters to Spokane from its current location of Grand Junction, Colo. CEO Christophe...

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Providence boosts its outpatient stroke care

While the symptoms of a stroke in men and women are generally consistent, there is frequently a profound difference in the way members of each gender handle their recovery after the fact, says Dr. Beth Walz of Providence Health Care. “I saw this just...

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Tech helps moms to be

Even as the future of health care remains uncertain, the industry continues to develop technology designed to make managing health easier. While it might seem like there’s a new phone app or do-it-yourself test for everything, Dr. Lacey Marks, an OB-GY...

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Natural Awakenings focuses on nontraditional health

A college job at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute translated into a passion for intercultural communication for Amber McKenzie, and that passion led her around the world and back again. In September, McKenzie, 42, launched Natural Awakenings Inland North...

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