Spokane Journal of Business

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St. Luke's begins offering therapy at Oz Fitness gyms

Spokane-based St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute says it has leased space at four Spokane-area Oz Fitness locations, where two of its physical therapists have begun conducting therapy sessions by appointment.The new St. Luke's leased areas are...

Evaluating cost-effectiveness of helicopter transports

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine claim to have determined, for the first time, how often emergency medical helicopters need to help save the lives of seriously injured people to be considered cost-effective compared with if...

Providence launches pain management clinic at HF

Providence Health Care, of Spokane, says it has opened a pain management clinic at Holy Family Hospital on the North Side that's intended to be a resource for physicians with patients who are struggling to keep pain in check.The Providence Pain...

Blood plasma collector eyes location on North Monroe

Boca Raton, Fla.-based CSL Plasma Inc. plans to open a new blood-plasma collection center on north Monroe Street after it completes a $1.2 million renovation project there, according to predevelopment documents filed with the city of Spokane.The...

Attorneys still framing picture for ACA compliance

Attorneys looking to formulate plans to help clients comply with the Affordable Care Act as it continues to unfold have a lot of questions themselves, say some sources here who are watching the sweeping health-care reform efforts.As a key of the...

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Spokane dentist plans move to new South Hill building

A Spokane dentist plans to move his practice into a portion of a new $900,000 medical office building planned on the South Hill, says a member of the ownership group that's developing the project.The practice, Richard G. Witter DDS PLLC, which a...

Study links popular diet to memory

A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study suggests that the Mediterranean diet, which urges consuming foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, chicken, and salad dressing, and avoiding saturated fats, meat, and dairy foods, may...

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Core competition

Downtown Spokane's large financial core soon will get bigger as three financial institutions are in position this year to launch new branches and expand business services there. Intermountain Community Bank, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, and in...

Offering ways for investors to improve financial literacy

TD Ameritrade, Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month by offering 10 tips to encourage investors to take time to improve their financial knowledge.Its a...

More people taking loans from 401(k)s, study finds

Through an analysis of participants enrolled in Wells Fargo-administered defined contribution plans, the bank says it found that 28 percent more people took out loans from their 401(k) accounts in the fourth quarter of 2012 than in the year-earlier...

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