Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

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...

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