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Providence boosts its outpatient stroke care

While the symptoms of a stroke in men and women are generally consistent, there is frequently a profound difference in the way members of each gender handle their recovery after the fact, says Dr. Beth Walz of Providence Health Care. “I saw this just...

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Tech helps moms to be

Even as the future of health care remains uncertain, the industry continues to develop technology designed to make managing health easier. While it might seem like there’s a new phone app or do-it-yourself test for everything, Dr. Lacey Marks, an OB-GY...

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Natural Awakenings focuses on nontraditional health

A college job at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute translated into a passion for intercultural communication for Amber McKenzie, and that passion led her around the world and back again. In September, McKenzie, 42, launched Natural Awakenings Inland North...

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Retirement savings catch-up said possible, not ideal

Children. Divorce. Medical expenses. Unemployment. Grandchildren. There’s a long list of reasons American’s in their later working years cite as to why they aren’t more aggressively saving—if even saving at all— for retirement. And it’s on...

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Idaho Trust Bank builds on strength

Now in its 23rd year of operations, Idaho Trust Bank, which bills itself as one of few banks in the Gem State to offer both commercial banking and wealth management services, says it looks to continue to grow, while maintaining its focus on client success...

WSU offers new online senior-living certificate

To meet the needs of the rapidly expanding senior living industry, Washington State University has added an online senior-living certificate program to its hospitality business management curriculum. The certificate will benefit those interested in gaini...

Employers benefit from offering retirement plans

Planning for the future means many things for many people. Real estate investments, life insurance policies, retirement plans, and savings accounts can make up a recipe for a great quality of life down the road. Business owners and leaders are wise to hel...

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Orchard Crest maintains high occupancy rate

Dianna Carter, director of community relations for Spokane Valley-based Orchard Crest Retirement Community & Assisted Living, says the retirement community has been operating at near capacity with 200 to 225 residents at any given time, a trend consistent...

Rider provides hedge for disability insurance

Disability insurance with a return-of-premium rider is a type of insurance made to protect your income if you get sick or hurt and can’t work, but where you can get a 100 percent refund of all your premiums paid, typically at age 67, if you don’t have...

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Providence starts its own medical assistant apprenticeship program

Like a Major League Baseball franchise, the Spokane-based Providence Medical Group within the last year has developed its own farm system of sorts in an effort to meet the increasing need for medical assistants at the organization’s regional hospitals a...

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