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Saint Alphonsus to build new hospital in Nampa

Saint Alphonsus to build new hospital in NampaThe new 240,000 square foot facility will replace Mercy Medical Center.
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  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho House panel passes teen tanning bill

Idaho House panel passes teen tanning billA House panel is endorsing a bill that would require teens to get permission from their parents in order to use a tanning bed.
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  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

Senate panel kills bill to limit indigent care eligibility

Senate panel kills bill to limit indigent care eligibilityAn effort to reduce the cost of Idaho's indigent care system by an estimated $16 million died in committee on Tuesday.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Boise School District sends out measles policy

Boise School District sends out measles policyNearly 770 students in the school district are not vaccinated and if one of those students gets the virus, all of those children will have to take three weeks off of school.
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  • 1 month ago
Capitol Watch

New bill requires parental OK for teens to use tanning beds

New bill requires parental OK for teens to use tanning bedsThe bill would apply to children 14 to 18 years old.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Health

Ambulance company sues Canyon County

Ambulance company sues Canyon CountyAn ambulance company says Canyon County Commissioners have banned them, reducing fair competition for the County's EMS.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Medical supply donations needed

Medical supply donations neededKnights of Columbus at Risen Christ Church offer a free service to thousands of people each year.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Bone marrow match found for 8-year-old Boise girl

Bone marrow match found for 8-year-old Boise girlBrylee Gabby's family says three matches have been found for a bone marrow transplant.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

House committee will consider Narcan bill

House committee will consider Narcan billThe Health and Welfare Comittee in the Idaho House voted Wednesday to introduce a bill aimed at making it easier to get drugs that reverse the effects of an overdose.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Appeals court: St. Luke's Health System broke antitrust laws

Appeals court: St. Luke's Health System broke antitrust lawsThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Deadline nears to buy insurance through Your Health Idaho

Deadline nears to buy insurance through Your Health IdahoOfficials say applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Mumps outbreak spreads to Boise

Mumps outbreak spreads to BoiseA mumps outbreak that began at the University of Idaho in Moscow in September is continuing to spread, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

Measles sample to be tested in Idaho, no cases confirmed

Measles sample to be tested in Idaho, no cases confirmedAs the measles outbreak continues to grow across the nation, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says there are still no confirmed cases of the disease in Idaho
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Capitol Watch

Lawmakers listen to Medicaid expansion proposal

Lawmakers listen to Medicaid expansion proposalThe plan is to loosen Idaho's Medicaid eligibility.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

Half of ID schools below acceptable vaccination rates

Half of ID schools below acceptable vaccination ratesNearly half of Idaho's schools fall below the desired 90% vaccination rate for MMR.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

8-year-old girl will be honored at bone marrow drive

8-year-old girl will be honored at bone marrow driveCancer survivor Lyndsay Wright is planning a bone marrow drive at Boise State this Saturday.
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  • 2 months ago
Health

Canyon County business helps Alzheimer's caregivers

Canyon County business helps Alzheimer's caregiversMore than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, Which means millions more are taking care of loved ones.
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  • 2 months ago
Health

Idaho's safety net cases drop slightly in 2014

Idaho's safety net cases drop slightly in 2014Idaho's catastrophic health insurance fund saw a small decrease in caseloads in fiscal year 2014.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Life

Hundreds jump on scale for a chance at $10K

Hundreds jump on scale for a chance at $10KThe St. Luke's $10,000 weight loss challenge kicked off today with the official weigh in.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

Doctors say ER visits are up due to spills on the ice

Doctors say ER visits are up due to spills on the iceSidewalks can be icy and especially dangerous when the temperatures drop.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Idaho mom says cannabis oil could help her son

Idaho mom says cannabis oil could help her sonSix-year-old Scout Bunderson's mom believes medicinal marijuana would help her young son.
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  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Health

Whooping cough confirmed in N. Idaho

Whooping cough confirmed in N. IdahoThree children have been diagnosed with pertussis.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Nearly 74,000 sign up on Idaho exchange

Nearly 74,000 sign up on Idaho exchangeExecutive Director Pat Kelly said the number is in the mid-range of projections.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Idaho Medicaid plan aims to fill health care gap

Idaho Medicaid plan aims to fill health care gapGovernor's Medicaid Redesign Work Group hopes new proposal will pass.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winterHealth officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant strain seen most commonly this year.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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ISU conducts tests, closes office after illnesses

ISU conducts tests, closes office after illnessesThe dean's office at the College of Education is temporarily closed.
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  • 4 months ago
Health

Suicide Hotline celebrates anniversary, lives saved

Suicide Hotline celebrates anniversary, lives savedThe Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is celebrating its two year anniversary and countless lives saved.
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  • 4 months ago