Food and Health

Seeing into the future for high blood pressure threats

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December 13, 2018 at 8:04 am

When Dr. William White shines a bright light in his patient's eye, he's looking for more than just vision problems. He's searching for clues indicating the effects of high blood pressure, or hype...

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For The Asking, A Check Is In The Mail To Help Pay For Costly Drugs

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December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay for his go-to arthritis drug, Enbrel. The 36-year-old psychologist had run into an in...

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Mike Simpson bill to expand dental care heads to president's desk

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December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | A bill to improve dental care in underserved communities has passed Congress and awaits the president’s signature. The Action for Dental Health Act — which was introduced by Reps. Mike Simpson, R...

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Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office warns public of winter waterway dangers

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December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Recently we’ve seen news reports of people who have unfortunately drowned in icy water conditions while trying to rescue their pets on thin ice or in icy water conditions. Winter in our area has ...

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Aging homeowners remodeling bathrooms to help them stay put

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December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Homeowners 55 and older may be showing their age. But their bathrooms are getting shiny new face-lifts. And many of these remodeled bathrooms are more than just a pretty space. They’re increasing...

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A silent calling: Raised by deaf parents, medical student seeks to serve the underserved

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm | Spokane medical student Luke Johnson spent his childhood in what he calls a paradoxically silent house. Raised by two deaf parents, Johnson and a younger brother can hear, but they grew up using ...

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A silent calling: Raised by deaf parents, medical student seeks to serve the underserved

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm | Spokane medical student Luke Johnson spent his childhood in what he calls a paradoxically silent house. Raised by two deaf parents, Johnson and a younger brother can hear, but they grew up using ...

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Proposals would lessen HIV-related penalties, protect needle-exchange programs

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | Public health bills filed by Missouri lawmakers would lessen the punishments for knowingly or recklessly exposing someone to HIV and would legalize needle and syringe access. Rep. Holly Rehder, R...

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Reader wonders if it is safe to feed fish to cats

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | Dear Joan: I’ve never fed my cats any fish-based pet foods due to advice from a vet over 30 years ago. Too much ash for the male cat’s urinary tract, etc. The manufacture of pet food has changed sinc...

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