Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

Chiropractor buys building, moves North Side practice

Spokane Spine Center, a chiropractic clinic that also offers medical and relaxation massage, has bought and moved into a two-story, 7,200-square-foot office building at 124 E. Rowan that formerly was known as the North Spokane Health Center.The...

Contractors donate work, materials for Shriners lab

Graham Construction & Management Inc., of Spokane, and a number of subcontractors from Spokane and Kootenai counties have donated materials and labor to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane to help cover the costs of remodeling part of its lab,...

Valley lab aims to increase volume

Valley lab aims to increase volume

Spokane Valley-based InCyte Pathology PS, which has enjoyed steady growth through the recession, plans to accelerate that growth by expanding into a regional practice, which would give it greater resources to remain competitive with national and a...

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