Sunny Disposition

Washington is the 7th happiest state according to a new study; Idaho is No. 12
How happy are you? Compared to your friends in other states, would you say you're way more happy than your Oregon bros, but maybe not as stoked on life as your Florida friends?

A Kinder, Gentler Self

Life Coaching: Checking your self-talk
Talking smack about ourselves is so acceptable it's nearly a pastime. What are your personal zingers — do they relate to your appearance, your intelligence, your ability to organize and plan?

Infection Protection

Pill Box: Should you get a flu shot?
I am considering skipping my flu shot this year. Last year I got one but still ended up with the flu.

Dealing with Diabetes

Six free workshops are available in the next year
In just two decades, the number of Americans living with diabetes has more than doubled. Tackling the disease can be daunting, often requiring medication and many lifestyle adjustments.

Concussion Discussion

Ask Dr. Matt: The perils of head injuries
Over the past several years, there has been an increased focus on the perils of concussion, particularly to the still-developing brain. Two of the clearest reasons to promote proper recovery are to reduce the risk of re-injury during a period of brain vulnerability that could result in second impact syndrome, which can be life-changing, if not fatal; and to reduce the likelihood of post-concussive syndrome, which involves prolonged symptoms affecting cognition, memory, exertional tolerance, headache, sleep, mood and more.

Checkups in Cheney

CHAS Health opens a new health center
With major medical centers and physicians' offices dotting the skyline and landscape in Spokane, it may be hard to believe that for people living in Cheney and the West Plains, access to health care can be a time-consuming challenge. "There are thousands of low-income residents in the area who must overcome major geographic barriers to access health care," says Matt Grebe, communications specialist with CHAS Health.

Hidden Treasure

Superfood: The good and bad of squash
ATTRIBUTES: Acorn, butternut, Hubbard, kabocha, spaghetti and of course pumpkin are just a few of the many varieties of winter squash. Unlike zucchini, a member of the same family, winter squash are hard-skinned and harvested in the fall.

High Price of Health

From The Editor: Battling soaring health care costs
Prescription pricing has been all over the news this fall. In particular, the story of the price increase from $13.50 to $750 per pill for a drug called Daraprim used mainly by AIDS patients struck a nerve.

Embracing Diversity

Refugee Connections' annual fall fundraiser
Though our demographics don't tend to show it, Spokane is a safe escape for dozens of refugees from countries around the world facing turmoil most Americans will never experience.


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