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Diabetes drug’s happy side effect: Weight loss

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that taking daily shots of liraglutide (marketed as Saxenda) can help overweight or obese patients lose weight — a lot of it.

Hitting the road, with summer safety in mind

With the Fourth of July a day away, summer is in full swing here in Eastern Washington. And for lucky Walla Wallans, it’s a time to kick back and enjoy the open road or the friendly skies.

Why are most Alzheimer’s patients women?

WASHINGTON — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.

Major steps urged to avert cardiac arrest deaths

WASHINGTON — Would you know what to do if you see someone collapse, not breathing — a loved one at home, a co-worker at the office, a stranger on the street? Far too many Americans die of cardiac arrest, and now a major new report urges a national campaign to improve survival in part by making sure more bystanders know how to help.

Alzheimer’s class to be given at WWGH

An Alzheimer’s class for family and caregivers of people with dementia, will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. starting July 14 at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.

A closer look: The (prescription) drug wars

If you pay for good health insurance, shouldn’t you be able to afford the medicine you need?

American Red Cross schedules July blood drives

The American Red Cross will be conducting the following blood drives in July, as the need for blood increases during the summer months.

Senator probes retailers on dubious ‘brain’ supplements

A high-ranking Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems.

Medicare: House calls help seniors, cut costs

An X-ray in the living room. A rapid blood test. A peek into pill bottles and refrigerators. The humble house call can accomplish a lot — and now research suggests that tailoring it to some of Medicare’s frailest patients can improve their care while cutting costs.

Clinic helps Medicaid, uninsured patients

Medicaid patients as well as those with no insurance can get treated at the dental clinic at Family Medical Center on Rose Street, too.

Airport pet therapy

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