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Briefs April 24, 2010

| April 24, 2010 9:00 PM

'My Dose' program offered in area

Medicine Man Pharmacy, with locations throughout North Idaho in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, and Rathdrum, is offering "My Dose Alert," which helps patients keep track of medications.

According to a report by the National Council of Patient Information and Education, 84 percent of patients say that forgetfulness is the major cause of medication non-adherence.

With My Dose Alert, people can receive automatic reminders by phone call, text message or e-mail, reminding them of what medications they should be taking and when to take them.

"We are offering it for free to everyone in the community, not just our current patients," said Barry Feely, pharmacist. "My Dose Alert is very valuable because patients taking medication incorrectly will not get the desired results."

Man dies from accident injuries

An 88-year-old Twin Lakes man involved in an April 6 head-on collision at the intersection of U.S. 95 and Chilco Road has died, family members said.

Edward L. Spitzer, a professional truck driver for 47 years, died on Wednesday, said Summer Wedgeworth, of Spirit Lake, his granddaughter. She said his death was the result of the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Edward L. Spitzer was headed south in his 2000 Chevrolet Blazer on the highway when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser head-on, Idaho State Police said.

Three other vehicles were involved in the five-vehicle accident, police said.

Centennial Trail construction set

POST FALLS - The city of Post Falls is conducting a waterline project that will temporarily impact mile two of the North Idaho Centennial Trail along West Riverbend

The work within the trail's right of way is expected to begin Monday and be completed by Friday.

The waterline project will cross the trail requiring a small signed detour onto West Riverbend Ave around the construction.

During the remainder of the project, trail users will have to cross a small section of compacted gravel until the asphalt is restored by the end of the week.

Knife fundraiser tickets available

Drawings for three Buck Knives will benefit Cherished Ones Ministries.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

They are available at Downtown Guns and Ammo, 405 N. Second, Davis Donuts, 2520 N. Fourth, and Buck Knives, 660 S. Lochsa St. in Post Falls.

Cherished Ones operates a soup kitchen 5-6 p.m. Saturday at Second and Indiana that serves about 100 people each week. Last year, it served nearly 10,000 meals.

Proceeds from the drawings for the knives, valued at $170 to $250, will help fund the soup kitchen.

The drawing will be April 29 at the Buck factory store.

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