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Law firm counts 210 deaths in Washington jails; Spokane County has fourth-highest death toll

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May 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm

A nonprofit law firm has identified more than 200 people who died in Washington jails over the course of nearly 12 years, finding lapses in supervision, medical and mental health care, suicide preven...

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House Hagglers Zero In On Single-Payer And It All Comes Down To Two Little Words

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May 22, 2019 at 2:10 pm | A powerful congressional committee holds a hearing on single-payer health care. It sounds like the perfect place for lawmakers looking to score easy political points and cut new sound bites for o...

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Are Surprises Ahead For Legislation To Curb Surprise Medical Bills?

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May 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm | Surprise medical bills — those unexpected and often pricey bills patients face when they get care from a doctor or hospital that isn’t in their insurance network — are the health care problem du jour...

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Native Project marks 30 years of health and behavioral services in Spokane

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May 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm | The Native Project celebrated its 30th anniversary during the steady drenching rain that fell in Spokane Friday, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. What couldn’t be put under tents moved indoor...

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Law firm counts 210 deaths in Washington jails; Spokane County has fourth-highest death toll

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May 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm | A nonprofit law firm has identified more than 200 people who died in Washington jails over the course of nearly 12 years, finding lapses in supervision, medical and mental health care, suicide preven...

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Idaho Healthcare Summit examines how to improve health, lower costs

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May 22, 2019 at 1:18 pm | BOISE — The best thing Idaho could do to improve health in the state, according to the keynote speaker at the Idaho Healthcare Summit, is something it’s already started, thanks to a November ballot i...

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For Civilians, Finding A Therapist Skilled In PTSD Treatments Is A Tough Task

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May 22, 2019 at 10:50 am | AUSTIN, Texas — Lauren Walls has lived with panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks for years. The 26-year-old San Antonio teacher sought help from a variety of mental health professionals — includi...

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Surprisingly, mental health woes not seen as barrier to veterans' cardiac rehab

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May 22, 2019 at 8:24 am | Contradicting previous research, a large new study says veterans who had post-traumatic stress disorder or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services than those who didn't. ...

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Need a break? A vacation really can be good for you – if it's done right

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May 22, 2019 at 9:07 am | Need another reason to take that vacation? It's probably good for your heart and mind. Research over the years has suggested that holidays – and breaking away from a stressful daily routine – rea...

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