Spokane Journal of Business

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Orthopedic surgeon tests new hip-replacement device

Orthopedic surgeon tests new hip-replacement device

Dr. David Scott, an orthopedic surgeon here, says a new hip-replacement device he's studying is showing promise for preserving more of a patient's femur and reducing the risk of hip-replacement patients developing osteoporosis. Scott, who in and...

Decrease in kidney function, cognitive skills linked in study

Decreased kidney function is associated with decreased cognitive functioning in areas such as global cognitive ability, abstract reasoning, and verbal memory, says a study led by Philadelphia-based Temple University. The university touted this a...

Creative mechanisms said needed to fund research

Scientists must look to innovative kinds of private investment for future resources, say two faculty members at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University, in a commentary to be published in the Dec. 12 issue ofThe Journal of the American Medical Moses...

Medication Review hits stride in hospital telepharmacy

Medication Review hits stride in hospital telepharmacy

Medication Review Inc., a Spokane-based provider of pharmacy services and oversight to rural community hospitals, has expanded its foothold throughout the West, and K. Douglas Crafton, the company's president and CEO, says he expects growth to at a...

Study shows decline in fatal cardiac arrests at hospitals

A new study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that survival in patients who experience a cardiac arrest in the hospital has increased significantly during the past decade. The study, led by cardiologists at of and...

Interest in health found to peak at 51

For baby boomers, the peak interest in health issues comes at about age 51, with a second peak coming near age 65, a new Ohio State University study says.The results might help doctors and other professionals target this generation with health a...

Air Control grows steadily after paring to core divisions

Air Control grows steadily after paring to core divisions

Air Control Heating & Electric Inc., of Spokane Valley, has grown steadily during the last 10 years after selling off noncore parts of the company, including its roofing division, says Max Johnston, the company's president and co-owner.Johnston...

Walker Construction keeps busy with negotiated projects

Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, remains busy with work this year as it did through the recession, despite an overall industry slowdown, mainly by securing a number of projects through contracts negotiated directly with clients.While the in...

Real Estate Roundup

Advanced Machining NW Inc., a new Spokane machine shop, has leased 1,500 square feet of floor space at 7826 N. Market. Steve Peterson, of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North, and Doug Byrd, of Byrd Real Estate Group LLC, handled the transaction. Fluids...

Century West plans move to another Valley building

Portland, Ore-based Century West Engineering Corp. has leased a 6,100-square-foot Spokane Valley office building at 11707 E. Montgomery Drive and plans to move there next month from smaller quarters it has long occupied about three miles east of be...

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