Charity Corner: A tasty way to protect the Spokane River
The health of a community is expressly tied to the health of its environment, which makes protecting our regional treasure — the Spokane River — an important priority. For its milestone 10th year, the Spokane Riverkeeper benefit "Dirty Martinis for Clean Water" again seeks to raise funds for projects that keep the river's waters running clear and clean, including efforts to educate all ages on its major ecological role in the region.
Healthy Planet: Stories from a superstar plant collector
Inland Northwest yards and gardens are enjoying a well-deserved rest until spring, but plant lovers can already start planning next year's bounty and beauty. Each year, Spokane's Master Gardener Program clinics help local residents choose and care for plants, all the while promoting sustainable soil and water practices, and working to minimize the use of pesticides.
Editor's Note: Ensuring the best surgery outcome possible
A friend recently told me, "There are no minor surgeries." She's actually a surgeon, so I took her seriously.
Ask Dr. Matt: Timing is everything when fighting lice
Lice are a great scourge of modern society. I know of no upside to lice, other than they are a great vehicle for humility.
Pill Box: Dealing with sticker shock of a needed medication
My child has allergic reactions to nuts, and if that happens I have to treat him with an EpiPen.
Superfood: Seasonal treat high vitamins and antioxidants
ATTRIBUTES: Native to North America and harvested in September and October, cranberries contain high levels of vitamins C and E, an abundant dose of potent antioxidants and plenty of fiber. SUPER POWERS: Research on cranberries has found benefits, including slowing tumor growth in prostate, liver, breast, ovarian and colon cancer.