Grand Opening: A new home for the Habitat for Humanity-Spokane store
Longing to remodel, but not excited about the cost? Habitat for Humanity is ready to assist.
Ask Dr. Matt: Safety-proofing for kids is a moving target
When it comes to safety in our lives, there are some pretty obvious measures we should all follow: Don't use real candles on your dried-out, brittle Christmas tree; Don't use your hand as a cutting board; Don't store your throwing knives in the baby's crib. But safety-proofing for kids is a bit of a moving target.
Good Read: A surprising account of Alzheimer's
"If you don't like dark humor, you don't want to read this book," Spokane author Gail Goeller declared at a recent Auntie's Bookstore reading. Coming of Age With Aging Parents: The Bungles, Battles and Blessings is Goeller's personal, poignant and surprisingly humorous account of the years she and her husband John spent caring for their elderly relatives.
Editor's Note: Flourishing by helping others
It's easy to feel put-upon by the seemingly endless details of our daily lives. Frustrations mount, and suddenly we're just not happy.
Life Coaching: Change your internal monologue
Research assures us that optimism and joy are essential in achieving exceptional health. So while we are improving our diets and exercising more, how can we also develop positive habits for happiness?
Superfood: This summer staple is packed with vitamins
ATTRIBUTES: Chard is a summer staple, with its rich, green leaves unfolding from edible stems in lively colors ranging from red to orange, yellow or pink. Quick to mature, chard seed can be sown up until 40 days before the first frost date, meaning there's probably still time to toss some seeds in among flowers or vegetables in your own container gardens.
Charity Corner: Helping fund state-of-the-art beds for patients' comfort
Cancer patients at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane can be confident they're receiving some of the best care in the region when undergoing treatment there. But being in the hospital, even if the care is top-notch, still isn't what anyone would wish for — patients would give just about anything to be healthy and back at home.
Pill Box: Exploring the ups and downs of pain management
My husband had knee replacement surgery and just came home yesterday. His surgeon prescribed a narcotic pain medication (oxycodone) and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (celecoxib, aka Celebrex).