Can sugar be part of a healthful, balanced diet?
In 2009, Robert Lustig, an endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, posted a lecture on YouTube called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," in which he argues that sugar isn't just empty calories, it's "toxic."
Is a triathlon in your future? Squeezing in time for training is all in a day's work for KXLY's Melissa Luck
As Melissa Luck vigorously pumped her tan legs and crossed the finish line, her husband was waiting to congratulate her.
Can Botox play a role in mental health?
People aren't exactly upfront about receiving Botox therapy for facial wrinkles.
Beautiful hands are a workshop for manicurists and plastic surgeons
In ways that seem comical now, beauty faux pas were exposed in the '50s and '60s – a time when baby boomers were truly babes in diapers.
Keeping your skin and hair healthy requires extra care in harsh weather
Most of the time we consider ourselves fortunate to have four distinct seasons in the Inland Northwest.
Latin fusion flavors enliven lunches at Coeur d'Alene's Cafe Carambola
Incorporating nutrient-rich foods from around the world is something Cafe Carambola's Colomba Aguilar does naturally.
How much should moms talk about weight with their daughters?
Katie DeBill asked one of her 9-year-old twin daughters to please change her shirt.
Stepping up to improve strength and balance
Two years ago, the morning after Thanksgiving, 83-year-old Phyllis Forster fell.
Zentangle offers relaxation and focus through pen and paper
The couches are thick and pillowy: standing up isn't a simple shift-and-hoist movement; it's a protracted process of self-extraction.
The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery has helped more than 72,000 area children since it opened in 1987. The nursery continues to aid more than 4,000 local children each year, offering a safe place for kids to go during a family emergency — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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A stuffed monkey can keep kids connected to classmates during hospital treatments
Cole Whitworth, a shy 7-year-old with a mischievous grin, peeks out from underneath an oversized, neon-green New York Yankees cap.
Among the newest — and oldest — techniques in caring for premature babies: skin-to-skin contact
Swaddled in pink blankets, Paisley and Presley's little faces peek out, their eyes closed peacefully.
With two of her three children having autism, Jill Escher aims to unravel a scientific mystery
Jill Escher, a dark-haired dynamo of smarts and stamina, was gently stopping her son, Jonny, 14, from ripping up the mail. He had just emptied spice bottles onto the table to make finger paints.
SNAP's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program helps look out for some of the region's most vulnerable people: those living in long-term care facilities
Two days a week, 52-year-old Tamela Carlson grabs a 2-inch-thick binder filled with detailed laws and regulations and winds her way past 100 rooms housing elderly, sick and wheelchair-bound patients.
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According to a recent Pew Research project, 77 percent of people look to the Internet for health information.
Armed mainly with detailed questionnaires, epidemiologist Dorothy MacEachern tracks down the sources of food-borne disease for the Spokane Regional Health District.
You've probably heard this before: Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body.
For many of us, the holiday season represents faith, love, giving, joy and family.
Camelina is making a comeback, thanks to its unique properties and adventurous farmers like the Greenwalt Family in Ritzville, Wash.
Showing Off the Baby
When is it safe to take the most beautiful newborn ever out of the house?
Power of Pink
ATTRIBUTES: A relative newcomer in the botanical world, grapefruit is the result of a cross between oranges and pomelos.
The controversy over Fosamax (alendronate) causing problems with bone breakdown in the jaw is concerning me. Should I be worried about this?
All drugs come with risks and benefits.
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