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Partial kidney removal via  Robotics

Partial kidney removal via Robotics

A robotic surgical system that Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital acquired last year that features what's called integrated fluorescence imaging capability is enabling a surgeon here to do more partial kidney removals on...

Study ties loneliness in seniors to health deterioration

Loneliness—the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation—can creep in and cause suffering to people at any age. But it can be especially debilitating to older adults and may predict serious health problems and even death, says a new a...

Expert: Talk regularly with elderly parents about aging

As far as conversations with parents go, talking with them about moving into a nursing home and other end-of-life issues may be the hardest."The first time talking about this is going to be really, really hard because it's a painful subject to a...

Unemployed older workers sensing age bias, study finds

Many of the 4.3 percent unemployed older workers in Idaho may feel they know exactly why they "just didn't get the job:" age discrimination. On the heels of the June jobs reports, a new AARP report, conducted by Boise-based GS Strategy Group, that...

Driver's safety emphasized as baby boomers get older

The number of elderly drivers on the road is projected to increase rapidly as baby boomers enter their retirement years. Already, an emphasis is being placed on driver safety in the senior community. The need for driver-education refresher among...

Higher Vitamin D doses found to reduce fractures

Higher doses of Vitamin D might be beneficial in reducing bone fractures in seniors, a researcher says, citing the results of a pooled analysis of 11 unrelated, randomized clinical trials investigating vitamin D supplementation and fracture risk in...

Liberty Lake senior center breaks ground on cottages

Guardian Angel Homes' assisted-living and dementia-care center in Liberty Lake has started work on a four-building, eight-unit cottage project, and more such units are in the early planning stages.The one-story cottages, under construction at E....

Aquatics center work under way Art Only

Aquatics center work under way Art Only

Riverview Retirement Community, located at 1801 E. Upriver Drive, has started foundation work for its planned $4.2 million aquatics and fitness center. The 13,000-square-foot facility will be three times the size of a facility it's replacing and a...

Home-care aides law may create barriers

Several Inland Northwest agencies in the long-term care industry are concerned about potentially negative and lasting effects of new training rules for home-care aides.Last fall, Washington state voters approved Initiative 1163, which upped the...

Retailers draw seniors by making deals

Retailers draw seniors by making deals

On the first Tuesday of each month, at least five shuttle buses carrying retirement center residents navigate at various times to the Spokane Valley Fred Meyer store.The major attraction drawing this transit activity is the store's senior day 55...

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