Spokane Journal of Business

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STA center now offering paratransit assessments

Spokane Transit Authority has expanded services inside the STA Plaza downtown to include assessments of applicants' eligibility to use its paratransit services.Paratransit is a door-to-door public transportation service provided to people who of...

Expert says people over 60 should get shingles vaccine

Terry D. Connell knows a lot about the immune system: He's a University at Buffalo, N.Y., professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who conducts research on new vaccines for such as...

Gauging how much you can expect to spend in retirement

University of VirginiaDarden School of Businessresearch shows new, more effective ways to plan for retirement, professors from the school contend.Every day, financial planners help future retirees determine how much they'll spend or "consume"...

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Inland Group sees rising demand for senior complexes

Inland Group LLC, of Spokane Valley, is seeing demand from recently retired residents and others in the baby boomer generation for its newly developed senior living facilities operating under the Affinity name, says Cecil Rinker, director of for up...

Hearing loss may lead to cognitive decline, study finds

Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal, according to a new study by hearing experts at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.In the study, with six...

Minimizing inappropriate medications

Researchers at Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University's Jefferson School of Population Health, working with colleagues at the Parma Local Health Authority in Italy, say they significantly reduced the prescribing of dangerous medications for...

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Cooper-George's Rejuvenation

The new owner of the Cooper-George Building, at 707 W. Fifth, is working to rejuvenate the 13-story structure while returning its focus to senior housing.Dennis Veeder, a 31-year registered nurse and co-owner of Sapphire Health Services, of the...

Integrated cancer care: Best future path for patients

Integrated cancer care: Best future path for patients

We are prevailing in the war against cancer, driven by a better understanding of genetics and the development of new targeted treatments specific to each individual patient. There have been tremendous advances in cancer care in the last decade....

Countdown to employers' rules under health care law

Countdown to employers' rules under health care law

Spokane-area businesses face significant decisions this year centered on employee health benefits, as major provisions of federal health care reform legislation take effect on Jan. 1, 2014, reshaping insurance coverage in the U.S. In basic most...

Using electronic records to help prioritize ICU admissions

A national shortage of critical-care physicians and beds means difficult decisions for health care professionals: how to determine which of the sickest patients are most in need of access to the intensive care unit.What if patients' electronic a...

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