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Talk on knee, hip pain and surgery planned at hospital

WALLA WALLA — A talk called “Living Without Joint Pain” will be presented by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Scott Hudson at 6 p.m. July 31 at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.

Depression seminar to be held at community services building

WALLA WALLA — A seminar about living with depression and bipolar disorders will be held 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 1.

Lovebirds with different sleep patterns? Learn to compromise

Mismatched sleep schedules can be a legitimate deal breaker for some couples.

The owl-lark mismatch doesn’t get much attention in romantic comedies and online dating profiles, but maybe it should.

Cinnamon oil a natural E. coli killer

The oil could be used in meat packaging to prevent the spread of the pathogen E. coli.

Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

A host of negative side effects have been linked to pharmaceutical versions of niacin.

New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health.

Check your doctor's vitals before they check yours

WASHINGTON — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that.

In spite of warnings, skin cancer rates continue to rise

Oh, long, sunny summer days. So bright and inviting and treasured by schoolchildren.

Antibiotics may be behind obesity epidemic

It’s astonishing to think about, but when my grandfather was born, tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in our country.

Too much exercise can lead to illness

Desk jobs have a large correlation with maladies such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and certain kinds of cancer.

New study: Students like healthier school meals

Perhaps those healthier school meals — often the butt of jokes and constant criticism — are finding acceptance among children after all.

Airport pet therapy

The Los Angeles International Airport has 30 therapy dogs and is hoping to expand its ...