Hepatologists — physicians who specialize in liver disease — say they experience workplace discrimination, especially if they are women or BIPOC (an acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous or People of Color). A new survey by a UW Medicine researcher resulted in this finding.

Up to 25% of patients’ COVID-19 cases involve acute kidney injury — the kidneys’ equivalent of a heart attack. Clinicians have suspected that such injuries are a side effect of the immune system’s sudden release of inflammatory proteins, cytokines, to battle the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The “cytoki…

The holiday season is always full of anticipation and viewed as a joyful time. But as we all know, reality can look less like a Hallmark movie and more like a Black Friday shopping adventure. To help manage holiday stressors, both positive and negative, you can use the practice of mindfulness.

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Handmade Idaho is back this year with two options to support local, according to a press release from the organization. “We are so excited to be able to increase the opportunities this year for local makers to sell their goods,” the release said.

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The Idaho State Museum announced in a press release it is inviting the public to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month in November. The month-long observance honors the traditions and celebrates the contributions of Native Americans. The museum will be holding events in-person …

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As the temperatures begin to drop and everyone starts to increase time indoors, the risk of becoming sick rises. Doing everything within your control to help support your immune system amid cold and flu season, along with the current COVID-19 pandemic, is of the utmost importance. Many facto…

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BOISE — Boise Farmers Market announced in a press release it is opening the BFM Winter Market Drive-Thru on Saturday, Nov. 6. The BFM Online Store opens Tuesday, Nov. 2. The online store is open from 7 a.m. Tuesdays through 11 p.m. Wednesdays. Customers place their order and choose a pickup …

Patients dealing with small kidney stones that persist after surgery may soon have options to “push” the stones from their body, rather than face another more invasive procedure.

The team at Saint Alphonsus Breast Care Center is leading the way in the Gem State in the fight against breast cancer. This is where Dr. Linsey Etherington, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon within their Women’s Specialty Team has her practice. Dr. Etherington is part of a cohesive team o…

The crispness in the air, leaves turning and putting on a show, and pumpkins everywhere means one thing: Fall is flying by and now is a good time to start preparing to keep your kiddos safe this Halloween. Everyone wants to have fun, but there are some general guidelines you should be aware …

Right now, our healthcare workers in Ada County are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that continues to spread throughout our city, state, and nation. You are putting yourselves in the path of this virus — in this community and all around our state — in t…

One in three Americans is getting six or less hours of sleep at night due to stress, studies have shown. Try some of these tips to reduce your stress and get more sleep:

On Dec. 31, 2019, when the World Health Organization was first informed of an unidentified pneumonia in Wuhan, China, no one could have imagined the downstream effects of this virus, now known as COVID-19 or SARS-COV-2. Today, millions have witnessed the devastating effects firsthand, from t…

BOISE — Businesses throughout the Boise area can now offer employees the benefits of Nice Healthcare, which has “a comprehensive suite of in-home and virtual care designed to take the hassle out of healthcare,” according to a press release about the service.

The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, together with Saltzer Health, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) and other community partners, will host the 2nd annual Treasure Valley drive-thru health and resource fair.

One in three Americans is getting six or less hours of sleep at night due to stress, studies have shown. Try some of these tips to reduce your stress and get more sleep:

On Dec. 31, 2019, when the World Health Organization was first informed of an unidentified pneumonia in Wuhan, China, no one could have imagined the downstream effects of this virus, now known as COVID-19 or SARS-COV-2. Today, millions have witnessed the devastating effects firsthand, from t…

BOISE — Businesses throughout the Boise area can now offer employees the benefits of Nice Healthcare, which has “a comprehensive suite of in-home and virtual care designed to take the hassle out of healthcare,” according to a press release about the service.

The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, together with Saltzer Health, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) and other community partners, will host the 2nd annual Treasure Valley drive-thru health and resource fair.

Healthy habits begin at a young age. Understanding and learning nutrition, physical activity, financial responsibility, and more are key pieces to building a healthy lifestyle. Teaching these concepts to children can be difficult. However, the younger kids are when they begin learning about …

BOISE — The American Red Cross announced in a press release it is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types — especial…

“But you’re not a doctor.” The patient was correct but didn’t understand what I am and how I could help her through her healthcare and pregnancy journey. I am a Certified Nurse Midwife.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced in a press release that 61 facilities represented by 35 organizations in Idaho that are helping Idaho’s children during the COVID-19 pandemic have been awarded more than $17 million in Idaho Community Program Grant funds.

BOISE — Suicide is a significant public health issue in Idaho and suicide prevention continues to be a top priority within St. Luke’s Health System. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Idaho for those aged 10-44. Idaho’s suicide rate is 46% higher than the national suicide rate a…

BOISE — September is National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month, and three Idaho women leaders announced they are taking advantage of that opportunity to advance the conversation about mental illness, and the support and education for those affected by it in Idaho.

BOISE — Per recent changes to the City of Boise special events guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test within the last 48 hours, masks and six feet of social distancing will be required for all participants (vendors and customers) at the Boise Farmers Market, on Satur…

As fall arrives, there’s a crispness in the air, the colors change, and Idahoans by the thousands will head into our state’s backcountry in pursuit of that trophy elk or those elusive game birds.

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On a recent Saturday, for no apparent reason, Lydia Merrill came to mind, making me wonder whether she was still living. A few days later, a call came saying that she wasn’t.