Spokane Journal of Business

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WSU College of Pharmacy starts the big move

As the newest academic building addition to the University District nears completion, Washington State University is gearing up for the College of Pharmacy to start its move to Spokane from Pullman next month.Gary Pollack, dean of the pharmacy &...

Air pollution might speed artery hardening, research finds

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, according to a University of Michigan public health researcher and colleagues from across the U.S. Sara...

Washington ranks high in imaging jobs

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance says a newly released national employment analysis it commissioned shows that the medical imaging technology sector employs 2,510 people in Washington state, ranking it ninth among states nationwide.The...

Brain-preserving method not being used often in hospitals

The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital, despite its proven potential to improve survival and neurological function, researchers from a...

More contact said to result in fewer hospital re-entries

Personal contact with patients before and after their hospital discharge resulted in significantly lower readmission rates, says a study conducted by the Bronx Collaborative, a group of hospitals and health insurers in Bronx, N.Y.The results in...

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Frontier Institute takes on abnormal movement study

Frontier Institute, the Spokane-based nonprofit research arm of Frontier Behavioral Health, formerly Spokane Mental Health, is participating in an early phase of research on an experimental drug intended to treat a serious side effect of Hampton, a...

Outpatient care limited in ability to lower costs, data show

In an analysis that included a sample of patients in the top portion of Medicare spending, only a small percentage of patients' costs appeared to be related to preventable emergency department visits and hospitalizations, limiting the ability to in...

Extended pediatric office hours said to trim ER visits

Children had half as many emergency department visits if their primary care office had evening office hours on five or more days a week, says new research from child health experts at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, in a...

Too few primary care doctors being trained, study says

Despite a critical shortage of primary care in the United States, less than 25 percent of newly minted doctors go into this field and only a small fraction, 4.8 percent, set up shop in rural areas, says a study by researchers at the George School a...

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Ankle replacement interest grows

Ankle replacement surgery, though far less common than knee and hip replacement procedures, gradually is gaining favor as baby boomers age, people become more aware of it as a medical option, and medical technology improves, orthopedic surgeons is...

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