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Articles written by Kathy Crispell

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Christmas spirit can be thinking of others

Last weekend while shopping in a Colfax thrift store with my friend, I realized that I had left my wallet at home. I found a booklet on gardens for one dollar and asked my friend for a dollar....


An outside perspective about COVID vaccinations

In early 2020 I traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia. My trip began with uncertainty because of the proximity of my destinations to China where COVID19 began, and the first COVID19 cases were just being...


Another good reason for precautions

Recently, one of my former patients stopped by for a visit. He and his wife loved visiting the Palouse. This was their first visit to the area and despite being experienced international travelers,...


Crisis in health care means choosing patients

Hospitals are expected to deliver minimum standards of care to be accredited and eligible to bill Medicare. These standards of care are based on scientific evidence that is important for delivering...


Individual risk vs. community risk during a pandemic

It is human nature to think of risk in terms of how it pertains to us as individuals. It is understandable how one might think that their own risk is very low of being infected by SARS COV-2 virus,...

Kathy Crispell

United we stand against terror – COVID

I was in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001 attending a medical conference. On that morning while walking to my first session of the day, I noticed a large group of people gathered around a large...


Viruses: What they are and how they spread

Viruses are smaller than the microscope can see. They are infectious agents that replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Organisms are classified as multicellular animals, plants,...


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