Soup, Glorious Soup

Soup, Glorious Soup

Step aside, juicing: Soup is the new way to pack nutrients into your meals
Without a doubt, a hot bowl of soup comforts and warms us when the weather is less than optimal. But even more than being an inexpensive and quick option for meals, soup can help meet important health goals without sacrificing flavor or variety.

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Keeping the Faith

Mable Dunbar founded a local nonprofit that focuses on supporting Christian victims of domestic violence
Helping other women heal has long been Mable Dunbar's calling. As the founder of the Spokane-based nonprofit Women's Healing and Empowerment Network (WHEN), Dunbar has over the years supported hundreds of women trying to break free from the cycle of domestic violence and abuse.

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Gaming Strategy

Help for kids who can't seem to shake video gaming
Over the years she's worked specifically with people addicted to digital technology, Cosette Rae, a social worker, has noticed a troubling pattern. In the hundreds of calls answered daily at reSTART, the technology addiction center near Seattle she helped start in 2009, the people seeking help keep getting younger.

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Rub-on Pain Relief

Topical CBD offers relief users swear by
Step aside, Ben-Gay. Move on, Arnica gel.

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Under Pressure

Is your blood pressure silently sabotaging your health?
Two years ago, Mark Lanz, a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran from Spokane, was diagnosed with high blood pressure.

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A Heart-to-Heart with Amy Doneen

Meet the co-author of Beat the Heart Attack Gene
"A lot of people wonder how that could have happened to Princess Leia?' says Amy Doneen. "Why did Tim Russert have a stress test and die a week later?" asks the medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention center and adjunct professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

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The Yoga of Yes

At the Ashtanga Yoga School of Spokane, teacher Shelley Enlow leads students toward self-knowledge
It's 6:30 am at the Ashtanga Yoga School of Spokane, and the members of the early morning yoga crew are quietly, purposefully working on their individual practices under the watchful eye of teacher Shelley Enlow. Some are more advanced, doing forearm balances that turn into upside-down lotus postures; others are struggling to balance in tree pose.

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Balancing Life & Fitness

Meet six locals who’ll inspire you to make 2017 your fittest year yet
In end-of-year twinkling lights and parties, it's easy to get caught up in the festivities, feeding off their energy — or stress — and paying little mind to workout routines, food pyramids and regular bedtimes. But come Jan. 1, that perspective will change.

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Do No Harm

Questions of patients' rights are pitted against the safety of health care workers on a daily basis locally, and throughout the country
Chelsea Shanda can take a punch.

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The MultiCare Difference

Nine years after Deaconess and Valley Hospitals were sold to the for-profit Community Health Systems, they're going nonprofit again
Two other health systems tried to run Deaconess and Valley hospitals — and struggled to balance the books — before it was MultiCare Health System's turn to take a crack at it. Nearly a decade ago, Community Health Systems, a big health care conglomerate from Tennessee, came to Spokane with its eye on Empire Health — a nonprofit on the edge of bankruptcy that had just seen a $7 million loss and laid off 130 employees.

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Choose Wisely

Doctors and patients are teaming up to reduce unnecessary treatments — and to improve outcomes
The congestion, coughing and sore throat just won't go away. You have to stay home from work, and you're losing sleep.

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Doing a Disservice

Bringing pets to public places can have unintended consequences for those who rely on service animals
Chihuahuas in purses, puppies in shopping carts, blue heelers off leash in a home improvement store. Pet dogs seem to be appearing more often in public places — sometimes by owners willfully ignoring no-pets rules, or passed off by their fibbing owners as service animals.

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Getting to the Heart of Strep Throat

Ask Dr. Matt: Addressing the malady early can stop further complications
Streptococcus is a name that describes many different round bacteria that cause human disease (I'll just call it "strep" from here on out). It's like calling a vehicle "truck" when there are dump trucks, fire trucks, taco trucks, etc. Moms are checked for Group B strep before delivering a baby; strep pneumonia is a type of bacteria that can cause sinusitis, ear infections, pneumonia, and some skin infections.

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Fishing for Compliments

Superfood: Trout is much more than a great sport fish
ATTRIBUTES: Rainbow trout's flaky, mild meat makes it a palatable fish for kids and adults alike, even for those who might not ordinarily like fish. SUPERPOWERS: Rainbow trout is a boon for protein seekers, containing 21 grams of protein in a serving, along with sky-high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and no calories from carbohydrates.

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Tricky Ticks

Forum: Lyme Disease is no stranger in the Inland Northwest
Here in the Northwest, we all like to spend time in the great outdoors. Yet with any outside activity comes some risk, including being bit by a pesky tick that could be carrying something nasty.

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Fitness in the Palm of Your Hand

100% Local: An all-purpose app from two Mt. Spokane grads
Ever wanted a progressive, personal-trainer-style workout that you could just do in your own space, when you felt like it? The Workout Anywhere app, created by Spokane's own Justin and Jessica Rundle, offers the opportunity to do just that.

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The End of an Era

Milestone: The Spokane AIDS Network closes its doors
After 31 years of serving HIV/AIDS clients, the Spokane AIDS Network (SAN) is no longer providing HIV care and prevention services due to loss of funding. The Spokane Regional Health Department will be the new care provider to more than 200 former SAN clients, and HIV prevention and case management services will move there by March 31.

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Let It Go!

Life Coach: Emotions affect our heart health
We all know that the heart is a muscle, and that muscles require exercise. It is also an organ, so good nutrition is essential.

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Cold Hard Facts

Pill Box: Antibiotics aren't always the answer
I went to my doctor last week with a cough and runny nose that had been going on for about a week. I was hoping to get some antibiotics, but the doctor only gave me a recommendation for some OTC cough medicine and a decongestant.

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Warming the Heart

From the Editor: Share in the goodness
Police officers clearly have dangerous jobs. But did you know that the most violent job in the state is being a nurse's aide?

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