Spokane Medical Research

Who Were you Talking

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“Who were you talking to,” Jake watches Ted struggle to find the right words. Jake continues, “Are you going to cannibalize Helen?”

“No, no, no. The sea creature needs to eat Helen so that his genes recombine to break the evil spell so that he can once again be a knight in shining armor. Apparently, he’s a distant relative of hers. Mine, too, which I don’t understand, but he needs female genes, nonetheless. Otherwise, he would’ve eaten me,” says Ted. (more…)

The Safe Way to Slide

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According to the Centers for Research Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million people will be injured this year while sliding into bases in the United States. Fortunately, researchers at the University of Michigan and the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine have demonstrated that using breakaway bases can prevent more than 96 percent of these injuries. (more…)

8 Energy Boosters

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Are your eyes heavy when they should be alert? Do you yawn a lot or crave more time to rest? If sluggishness is robbing you of pep and productivity, maybe you need to make a few changes in your lifestyle to shake off the slump. Here are eight energy boosters worth trying. (more…)

Inline Skating: Gear Selection Choosing Skates

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Ready to try inline skating? So what do you need to get started?


So you’ve decided to try inline skating. It is a great sport: fun, great exercise, and looks really cool.

Now what? You already know you need the skate, but which skates? (more…)

My First Triathlon: The MicroSupreme XT

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I didn’t plan to do a triathlon this year. Then one day back in May, I received a phone call from Sharon Cutler, who was working on public relations for the Nissan XTERRA Central Championship. With her enthusiasm, Cutler somehow convinced me to take part in the July 29 XTERRA event in Keystone. After reviewing my options, I entered in the half-distance off-road triathlon, the MicroSupreme XT. This meant that instead of swimming two laps around the frigid pond in Keystone, I’d only need to swim one. Likewise, I’d bike 13K instead of 26 and run 5K instead of 10. This all sounded fine to me – especially the shorter swim! Although I swam swim team in high school, that was 10 years ago, and since then, I’ve barely swum at all. Nonetheless, I was determined to finish the race… (more…)

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