Bleeding Hearts

Charity Corner
You and your best four-legged friend can help save lives — both canine and human — this Valentine's Day during the third annual Dog People Blood Drive. Event organizer Jessica Osborne, practice manager at the Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, says pet owners often don't think about the local pet population's need for eligible donors, which led her to start this now-annual donor drive back in 2013.

Weight-Loss Help

Pill Box
I understand that there is a new medication for weight loss but that it has to be injected like insulin. Is it effective?

Porridge Pleasures

ATTRIBUTES: A bowl of cooked oatmeal may not be much to look at, but beneath its humble appearance lies a bonanza of nutritional benefits.

Under My Skin

Ask Dr. Matt
The harsh weather elements we endure this time of year can turn even the supplest, most youthful skin into a lizard-like hide. This is particularly distressing for parents of children sporting cracked, red "winter cheeks" or the painful "mummy hands" that can result from frequent, and appropriate, handwashing.

Ken Roberts

In Their Own Words
Ken Roberts, Ph.D., is the acting dean of the WSU College of Medical Sciences, and since 2008 has directed the University of Washington's five-state WWAMI medical education program at WSU-Spokane. Previously, he was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota's medical school, where he investigated reproductive biology.

First and Foremost

Life Coaching
If you've traveled on an airplane, you're familiar with the flight attendant saying "Please put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others." I imagine you've also heard this phrase used as a metaphor to brilliantly demonstrate the importance of self-care, prioritizing our own needs before others, in our everyday lives.

Try a Little Tenderness

100% LOCAL
Let's face it: the world can be a not-so-loving place. While it's likely none of us will solve the conundrum of Middle East peace, wouldn't it be nice if we could take steps to smooth the rough spots in our everyday lives and relationships?

Wellness at Work, Wellness at School

From the editor
If there were ever a miracle cure, it would seem to be exercise. In this issue's cover story on finding wellness where you work, Inlander reporter Jake Thomas checks out what area offices are doing to keep employees healthy.


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