Spokane Journal of Business

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Banking  on the move

Banking on the move

Seeing growing demand for mobile banking services, several financial institutions here are enhancing their online services and developing mobile-dedicated web applications so customers can more easily conduct their banking via their Bank, Spokane a...

Psoriasis antibody shown to ease Crohn's Disease effects

Ustekinumab, an antibody proven to treat the skin condition psoriasis, has now shown positive results in decreasing the debilitating effects of Crohn's Disease, say researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.The in...

Seattle researchers, others look at genetics, diabetes

Scientists around the world have been working for decades to find better treatments, cures, and potentially preventions for Type 1 diabetes. Assisted by a new $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from two Seattle...

Childhood cancer organization here grows, shifts focus

Childhood cancer organization here grows, shifts focus

When Mary Anne Ruddis lost her 9-year-old daughter to leukemia in 1994, she says she did everything she was told not to do, including moving from California to Spokane. Five years later, when her 12-year-old son died from a brain tumor, she says...

Hospitals' infection testing practices vary a lot, study shows

Screening practices for multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in intensive care units vary widely from hospital to hospital, says a new study by researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing and published in the October 2012 issue of Journal...

More employers said enticing workers to improve health

More employers are offering benefits this year that encourage employees to improve their health, according to a survey released earlier this year by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at its 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition, in a...

Iasis starts early-stage research on two new products

Iasis starts early-stage research on two new products

Iasis Molecular Sciences LLC, a Spokane-based pharmaceutical-medical device company, is moving ahead with the early stages of research on two new innovations after landing National Institutes of Health grants worth a total of about $645,000.The...

More people suffering strokes at younger age, study says

New research reveals that strokes may be affecting people at a younger age. The study was published in the Oct. 10 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "The reasons for this trend could be a in...

Cholesterol levels in U.S. adults said trending down

An analysis of nationally-representative data indicates that between 1988 and 2010 there has been a trend of declining average levels of total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for U.S. a...

Professor here looks for link between sleep, recovery

Professor here looks for link between sleep, recovery

While doctors often suggest plenty of sleep alongside medicine when people get sick, little scientific evidence exists for the reasons why a rest remedy tends to speed recovery.Jim Krueger, a Washington State University professor and based in is...

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