CALDWELL — West Valley Medical Center is seeking applications for Allied Healthcare Scholarships, it said in a press release. Two or more scholarships are awarded each year ranging from $250 to $2,000 per recipient to non-employee students who are pursuing a two-, three- or four-year degree …

I am beginning my third decade in the fitness industry and every January I feel this strong obligation to “keep it real” for you all. As you embark on your fitness quest with high hopes and a renewed sense of motivation to conquer all of your goals this year, make no mistake that challenges …

MERIDIAN — Last July 4, Idaho State University pharmacy student Jodine Steemers did something no woman on the planet has ever done — she set a new record for running the Inca Trail Marathon, deemed to be one of the toughest races in the world.

BOISE — St. Luke’s has a new way to honor organ donors thanks to a local Eagle Scout. St. Luke’s hospitals in Boise and Meridian will now fly a special flag every time a patient and family chooses to give the gift of life and donate their organs.

BOISE — The American Red Cross says it is in dire need of blood donors of all blood types — especially type O. The reason, it said in a press release, is because its blood coffers are low after the holidays. It is so critical that the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood.

Philosopher René Descartes is well known for his phrase, “I think, therefore I am.” He introduced the fundamental explanation for how we currently understand the function of the brain. In other words, our brain connects us to the world we live in. It does this by receiving sensory data invol…

The new year is an exciting milestone during which we often check in on our wellbeing and set goals for self-improvement. This year, consider using the holiday as an opportunity to evaluate and improve the health of your furry friend as well, by including them in your new year’s resolutions.

NAMPA — Sean Rogers, pianist/organist/ composer/ arranger appears in concert on Christmas Morning, tomorrow, Dec. 25 at 10 am. at Nampa First United Methodist Church, 2717 12th Ave. Road in Nampa. The concert is free to the public and is offered as “a gift for anyone who would enjoy a moment…

When we think of the holiday season, what usually comes to mind is fond times with family members, holiday parties, and spending time with the ones we love. For many, this is often the case, but for some the holidays can be the loneliest time of the year.

Decades ago, Nat King Cole gently crooned about chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But since then, scientists have uncovered some troubling truths about wood smoke.

Boise— St. Luke’s Children’s will begin accepting gifts for “Santa’s Toy Box” this week, with a special thank you holiday donation drop-off party slated for Friday, Dec. 20, said a press release.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Roy Eiguren, the chairman of the Red Cross of Greater Idaho board of directors, has been selected to join the Red Cross National Philanthropic Board.

Due to a recent expansion in support services, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline by Jannus is recruiting more volunteer responders. The next training class is slated to begin Jan. 16, 2020; the deadline to receive applications is Dec. 30.

For many cat owners, busting boredom in their feline friend is a sizable concern. Cats are notoriously choosy about their toys, and an under-stimulated cat might result in shredded furniture and shattered knick-knacks.

BOISE — Thanks to the 12,771 people who signed up for the St. Luke’s FitOne races this year, including the 5K, 10K and half marathon, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital will be able to fund $115,000 worth of healthy activities and programs.

7 Cares Idaho Shares, a live 5 1/2 hour telethon to raise food and cash donations in Treasure Valley and Magic Valley, is slated for Saturday, Dec. 14. The single day of giving, which starts at 7:30 a.m., benefits Idaho charities that together form a community safety net “so that no one in o…

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universit…

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to “be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season” by making an appointment to give blood. And, according to a press release, those who give will get something for their efforts. Those who donate blood between now and Dec. 18 will a…

Every holiday season, we are brought together through food, community, and tradition. This holiday season, pet owners can show appreciation to their furry friends by protecting them from any hazards these festivities may bring.

“What’s actually in your dressing that makes it taste so different and good, Mom?” “Oysters,” she replied with one eye on me and one eye on the kitchen door as an exit strategy in case my reaction was that of an irrational child who just found out they’d been fed mollusks most of their childhood.

The prevalence of eating disorders in children and adolescents is on the rise, including in Idaho. For parents and caregivers, it can be hard to know the difference between a picky eater and a true eating disorder. Seeking help to find out earlier rather than later is key.

E-cigarette cartridges can spontaneously combust. A St. Luke’s security officer and an employee recently witnessed an incident first-hand when the employee’s purse burst into flames in a Meridian parking lot as she stood near her car, according to a news release from St. Luke’s.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I realize the time crunch of the holidays is a legitimate challenge — chances are your schedule isn’t going to be open enough to knock out hour-long workouts five times a week. However, with a little creativity, two to three full-body strength and conditioning ses…

Essential oils are often presented as a naturalistic approach to personal care and home fragrance. However, just because these oils are derived from plants doesn’t make them healthy, or even safe, for your cat. 

About half of all adults will have a New Year’s resolution, and roughly 55 percent of resolutions are related to health. Although these resolutions are made with the greatest of intentions, research has indicated that most people have given up on their resolutions before the end of the first…

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Guy Ritchie began his career by directing a series of in-your-face British gangster films, most notably the 1998 crime drama “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” He has recently moved on to more mainstream fare, such as the “Sherlock Holmes” franchise and last year’s “Aladdin” movie starri…

When you think of big apple operations today, you probably think of Washington State. It’s the top apple producing state in the country. But over the years, Southwestern Idaho had some impressive orchards, from the one where Julia Davis Park is today to the orchards in Kuna, Emmett, and Sunn…