While the reasons to exercise keep adding up — better brain function, reduced risk for heart disease and cancer — we're lucky enough to also have a slew of new ways to make getting and staying fit actually fun. I got inspired visiting with the happy trio of runners featured in our cover story and learning about fitness apps in Jordy Byrd's story.
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Great news! The FDA recently approved Trumenba, a new vaccine for the prevention of Neisseria Meningitidis type B. Until now there has been no effective option available to prevent type B, which is the cause of about a quarter of the total annual cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the United States.
I just picked up my prescription for lovastatin. My pharmacist warned me not to drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication.
Are you getting ready for another round of New Year's resolutions? Calendar year intentions seem to be the underdogs in the goal-setting world.
ATTRIBUTES: Just when the sun decides to skip town for 16 hours a day, lovely little mandarin oranges — one variety is known as a Clementine, the other a Murcott — make their bright return. Kids particularly adore the little winter-season fruits that contain only 35 calories each.
Antony Chiang is the president of the Empire Health Foundation. The Foundation has established goals of relatively rapid improvement on some of the most intractable public health issues facing the Inland Northwest — obesity, child abuse and trauma, and the shortage of health care providers.
When no one else can answer the call, the Children's Village in Coeur d'Alene opens its arms to the community's most vulnerable children. Over the past two and a half decades, two residential houses on a quiet cul-de-sac on the northern edge of the Lake City have welcomed more than 2,000 abused, neglected, homeless or crisis-affected children.