It has been 22 years since the last major development took place at the St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center—a sweeping $48 million addition that included updated patient rooms, a new pediatric unit, birthing suites, intensive care and critical care units, and technology and equipment upgrades.

Dadiri Nuro was raised in a place where his family and friends ate what they grew. Their food started out as seeds in the palm of their hands, which were then planted into rich Somali soil. They nurtured their gardens, watched their food grow and picked it straight from their backyards when …

The Missing Link Foods commercial kitchen is a busy place on a Monday morning. Brett Edgar and his staff of two weave between each other carrying industrial-size cooking sheets, giant metal bowls of steaks and cutting boards as big as welcome mats.

As with all kids I was lied to by adults Particularly about food.

The cure for the common hangover has proved elusive. Some opine that the only way to get rid of that persistent headache and knotted stomach is through bed rest and plenty of water. Anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen have been a mainstay of hangover cures and, increasingly, modern science is…

Dental care is a huge industry. From cleanings, maintenance and repair to cosmetic changes like veneers, whitening and trends like in Japan, where young women are paying for “yaeba” or the cute, imperfect smile of “snaggletooth,” people are spending more than ever on dental care. According t…

While the love we share with our pets is indeed free, the care we insist our pets receive is increasingly more expensive. According to the American Pet Products Association, American pet owners spent a whopping $55.7 billion in 2013. Of that, 25 percent, or about $14.3 billion, was spent on …

Welcome to the second edition of Be Healthy Boise, a twice-yearly health care-focused magazine from Boise Weekly. This time around, we explore the theme of integrative care.

Is the health care system making you feel sick, broke and helpless? If the answer is yes, it could be time for you to stop outsourcing your wellbeing and take back control with a simple self care reform. You are not alone. Caring for your physical, mental and emotional health with intentiona…

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