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As obesity, diabetes rise, perinatal services grow here

Due partly to the rising prevalence of obesity and diabetes, the Spokane area is seeing growth in perinatal, or maternal-fetal medicine, services, which strive to ensure the best possible outcomes in high-risk pregnancies.A maternal-fetal at a &...

Pelvic prolapse procedure's success rate found lacking

The initial success rates of the most durable surgery for a common condition in women declines over the long term, according to data published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The procedure, abdominal sacrocolpopexy, a...

Women in 40s not reducing rate of mammograms

Women in their 40s continue to undergo routine breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise, according to new Johns Hopkins University research.In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sifted the a...

Gold particles could help ovarian cancer

Positively charged gold nanoparticles are usually toxic to cells, but cancer cells somehow manage to avoid nanoparticle toxicity. Mayo Clinic researchers claim to have found out why and to have determined how to make the nanoparticles effective is...

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Breast reconstruction benefits from surgical advances

Dr. Carol Hathaway, a certified plastic surgeon based here, says medical advancements in biopsy and mastectomy techniques in recent years have enhanced reconstruction options for patients, aided in part by newer implants available in the U.S.She...

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Postpartum depression support expands in Spokane

After her second son was born nearly a year ago, Spokane resident Elbe Lamoureux recalls a postpartum depression with panic attacks and of greater severity than what she'd experienced following the birth of her first child.After about two months...

Engineers aim to develop more cost-efficient solar panels

Most Americans want the U.S. to place more emphasis on developing solar power, recent polls suggest, but a major impediment is the cost to manufacture, install, and maintain solar panels. The price barrier could change, however, as researchers...

Architects, entrepreneurs develop 'upcycled' roofing

Student and faculty entrepreneurs from the New York Institute of Technology plan to give new life to old water bottles with what they say is an environmentally friendly roofing design for developing nations or for emergency shelters in areas around...

Civil engineers tout biofuel byproducts use in concrete

Kansas State University civil engineers are developing a mix that they hope will reduce concrete's carbon footprint and make it stronger. Their innovative ingredient: biofuel byproducts."The idea is to use bioethanol production byproducts to a a...

Engineering researchers devise blackout preventer

A local power failure in Ohio 10 years ago caused a series of cascading power failures that resulted in a massive blackout that affected 50 million people and caused billions of dollars in damage and lost revenue. Engineering researchers at the...

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