Spokane Journal of Business

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Timing of surgery doesn't affect risk of death, study says

The timing of surgical procedures—afternoon versus morning or Friday versus Monday—doesn't affect the risk of death after surgery, concludes a study in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International to...

Docs who pay heed to failures found to perform better

When seeking a physician, you should look for one with experience, right? Maybe not. Research on physicians' decision-making processes has revealed that those who pay attention to failures as well as successes become more adept at selecting the all...

Study links physical jobs, heart disease death risk

High physical work demands are linked to an increased risk of death from ischemic heart disease—but only for men who aren't physically fit, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official of the...

Mayo Clinic: Smoke-free workplaces reduce heart disease

ditional evidence that secondhand smoke kills and smoke-free workplace laws save lives. The study was presented last month to the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, in Orlando, Fla.Its research shows that the incidence of heart in...

More patients turn to online physician ratings to find docs

Angie's List can help you locate a reputable handyman. Yelp can push you in the direction of the perfect restaurant for your anniversary dinner. Amazon's consumer reviews can even help you choose the TV that will fit in the corner of your den. So a...

$10 million in health sciences research grants planned here

After an extensive strategic planning process, the Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County plans to invest up to $10 million in health sciences research during the next decade. The organization has issued requests for proposals...

Prolific Rockwood laboratory attains new accreditation

Prolific Rockwood laboratory attains new accreditation

stic laboratory, which performs up to 1,200 tests annually to diagnose a range of chronic and treatable health conditions, says it earlier this year became the first facility of its kind here to receive a recently developed accreditation.At the...

Meridian plans $1 million Valley medical office project

Meridian Construction Inc., of Spokane, plans to develop a 4,000-square-foot medical office building in Spokane Valley and lease it out to a yet-to-be-determined tenant or tenants, says company President Mark D'Agostino.D'Agostino says the has a...

Riverpoint biomed building foundation work to begin

Riverpoint biomed building foundation work to begin

Graham Construction & Management Inc., of Spokane, expects to start work this month on a $715,000 contract to build the footings and foundation of the Washington State University Biomedical and Health Sciences Building on the Riverpoint Askins, a a...

Dirne grows to meet demand

Dirne grows to meet demand

Dirne Community Health Center, a Coeur d'Alene nonprofit founded to improve community access to health care in North Idaho, is responding to dramatic growth in demand for its services with plans to move to larger quarters to make room for paid and...

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