Spokane Journal of Business

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Offering magnetic stimulation to treat depression

Operators of a startup company here that uses technology to treat depression plan to open more clinics in Spokane—and in other parts of the country where what’s known as transcranial magnetic stimulation is seldom used. The young company, TMS Solutio...

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Hip, knee replacements refined at Valley Hospital

Last month, MultiCare’s Valley Hospital announced it had earned the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement, an evaluation that requires impartial evidence of the quality of care, tr...

Innovative medical education key to health care’s future

If you talk to any health care professional or any health care company, you will hear a common reprise of looking to the future of health care. There’s no doubt that everyone in the industry is looking toward revolutionary technologies and systems that ...

Population health aims to improve overall well-being

The concept of population health that the University of Washington School of Medicine is implementing throughout its curriculum aims to help physicians become proactive toward improving the health of groups of people, rather than only reacting to disease ...

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St. Luke’s starts working in high school athletics

Spokane-based St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute has begun providing athletic training services to North Central, Rogers, and Shadle Park high schools. Jan Collins, who manages the athletic trainer program for St. Luke’s, says it’s able to expand ...

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WSU, UW collaborate on test for enhancing sleep

In the future, people struggling with insomnia might get health tips for a better night’s rest from a bedside sleep-monitoring device. Such technology will be tested in both Spokane and Seattle. To be launched today, March 1, a three-year study will in...

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Focus on fitness

Exercise trainer Jessica Clark takes a seat at the front of the fitness room and prepares to get her class ready. A group of residents at Rockwood Retirement Communities South Hill are sitting in chairs as well as they prepare for their morning workout. ...

New WSU program aims for innovation in senior living

An estimated 75 million baby boomers born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 are winding down their careers and heading into the next phase of their lives. In Washington state alone, there are about 1.6 million people over the age of 60, and nearly 200,00...

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Returning to work can prove to be challenging for retirees

While most Inland Northwest seniors probably see retirement as a well-earned break from years of hard labor, some retirees find themselves re-entering the rat race. Some return to work out of necessity, while others choose to work simply to stay active ...

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In most cases, new tax law is good for business

The recently passed, voluminous Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains several big changes, many of which are expected to benefit businesses, Spokane tax advisers say. Anson Avery, accountant and owner of Anson Avery CPA PLLC, says he’s already put in over 6...

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