Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

Readmission rates found to be misleading

In addition to reflecting poorly on a hospital's quality of care, a high readmission rate also can result in reduced Medicare reimbursements, under provisions taking effect under a 2010 health care law.But a study of spine surgery patients has a...

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...

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