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Physical therapist sees strides in women's treatment

Paula Dillon Mays, a longtime physical therapist and clinic owner here, says she's seen treatment and the role of the PT change over the years, markedly in women's health.Mays, who founded Paula Dillon Mays Physical Therapy 24 years ago, now in...

Identified gene said pivotal in spread of breast cancer

Metastasis in breast cancer and the risk of death are reduced when the function of a certain gene, known as HGMA2, is limited, says a new study by Dr. Kiran Chada, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical a...

Less-educated women shown to have higher mortality

Less-educated white women were increasingly more likely to die than their better-educated peers from the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, says a new study, which found that growing disparities in economic circumstances and health employment status...

Rural patients said to skip treatments

were no significant mortality differences between the two groups, researchers found that rural women were less likely to have their estrogen receptor status tested and their tumor graded—two important elements of the diagnostic work-up for to...

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Women at greater COPD risk

Spokane resident Peggy Clymore, 70, stays active with her grandson and hobbies such as backyard gardening, though she says having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can slow her down.While Clymore relies on medical inhalers and using oxygen a...

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Number of women using VA health care climbs here

The Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Spokane, is narrowing the gap between the rate of female veterans enrolled in VA health-care programs here compared with male veterans enrolled, but it still has work to do, says Julie Liss, 6...

Employers said to misinterpret social media when hiring

Employers are increasingly using Facebook to screen job applicants and weed out candidates they think have undesirable traits. But a new study from North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, N.C., shows that those companies might have a of online...

MBA students shown to be interested in management

A new survey of nearly 4,000 masters of business administration candidates suggests that MBA students are most interested in the management and strategy consulting industry, while interest in the banking industry continues to decline.Universum a...

GU students take second in challenge

Gonzaga University's Marketing 490 class recently placed second in the Honda Civic Sedan Marketing Challenge from among 20 schools nationwide that participated in the program last semester.Swerve Productions, the name of the GU student-run of...

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North Idaho College starts aerospace training program

North Idaho College is assembling the components it needs to launch aerospace manufacturing and maintenance programs starting next month under a $3 million federal grant, says Kassie Silvas, NIC's director of aerospace and outreach.The goal of a...

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