CHICAGO — Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are changing the way these operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer side effects and better cosmetic results.
Summer is synonymous with long days, new friendships and fun experiences that last a lifetime. Kids are excited to get a long break from school work, relax on the couch and just veg out.
CHICAGO — As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his eyes.
WALLA WALLA — A free Pilates class for cancer patients and survivors will be held 4:30-5:30 p.m. starting June 12 at the lobby of the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center, 401 W. Poplar St.
WALLA WALLA — Providence St. Mary Medical Center will host a free positive airway pressure users support group 6-7 p.m. May 22 at the Center, Level 1, Mother Joseph Room, 401 W. Poplar St.
One of the fascinating things about science is that new things are always turning up.
Until it happened to him, Itzhak Brook, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Georgetown University School of Medicine, didn’t think much about the problem of misdiagnosis.
CHICAGO — When Michael Gore stands, it’s a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2-inches and walks across the room with help from a lightweight wearable robot.
WASHINGTON — While high salt intake increases the risk of heart disease in the general public, a new study says the health effects are less clear when salt consumption is reduced to below daily amounts recommended.
In my younger years I worked as an officer in juvenile detention facility. With overcrowded conditions, the job of keeping an eye on the 6- to 16-year-olds had its challenges.
Too old to exercise? Never!
Many things are beneficial in our lives, few as life extending as physical activity.
The search for the Holy Grail in dentistry has been to find a vaccine for cavities.
The Walla Walla County Health Department will sponsor three showings of “Sin by Silence” this month.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla YMCA is encouraging parents to round up their posse and bring the herd to the YMCA’s Spring Round Up on May 19 . This free event will take place at the YMCA from 1-4 p.m.
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