A nationally recognized independent evaluator of medical institutions — IBM Watson Health — has named three as top performers in the Treasure Valley; two of them share the same city, Boise. For its seventh time, St. Luke’s Health System was named one of the “15 Top Health Systems” in the cou…

TAMARACK—Tamarack Resort and the Idaho Hospital Association want to show appreciation for the thousands of Idahoans working in health care on the frontlines of our state’s battle against COVID-19. Since yesterday, July 6, they began offering two complimentary single-day mountain passes good …

Snorts, yips, growls, and groans — pet dogs make a variety of sounds that can entertain or worry their owner, depending on the circumstance.

Saint Alphonsus President and CEO Odette Bolano has been named as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in the country by Modern Healthcare Magazine, according to a press release. The award acknowledges clinicians working in the health care industry who are deemed by their peers…

BOISE— The Boise Farmers Market Mobile Market is now bringing the same fresh local produce and eggs found at the Boise Farmers Market to 13 neighborhood locations, Monday through Wednesday. The service began Monday, June 1 and it will end on ending Wednesday, September 2.

NEW YORK (AP) — Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement’s response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway.

Fifty years ago, on May 1, 1970, a Caldwell family not only witnessed, but lived through a miracle. Frank Payne donated a kidney so that his 10-year-old daughter, Ellie, might have a chance to live. It was an iffy operation — not many transplants had even been tried at the time and even less…

“My neighbor Nick is dedicated to his garden and during these times where COVID brought uncertainty he made his garden extra special for the Melba community and all who passed his house on the way to the school. All the kids who went to pick up lunches could see his message because he lives …

MERIDIAN — The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the local chapter of a national organization of food and nutrition professionals, has named Idaho State University professor Barbara J. Gordon Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for 2020.

Grifols, a global biotech company, is collecting donated plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients in hopes of producing a “hyperimmune globulin” drug that could be effective in treating the virus. The company’s center in Boise at 4017 W. Overland Road is one of 100 sites collecting the plasma…

Rachel Basner knew she was in labor. She'd already been in labor three times before with this pregnancy and now, at 33 weeks and a day, she was past the threshold — she knew she could have her baby where she had desperately hoped to: in the St. Luke's Nampa Medical Center. The NICU there had…

The lifestyle changes and worries created by the COVID-19 outbreak have created stress for most people. Our routines for school and work have been disrupted and even our leisure activities are affected. That stress may make it more difficult to sleep.

St. Luke’s Health System sent out a press release updating the list of symptoms associated with COVID-19. The update is “to better align with the expanded list of symptoms recently identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said the release.

As a pediatrician for nearly 20 years, I am seeing the COVID-19 pandemic increase anxiety and fear in many parents. They are concerned about how it affects their children, what symptoms they could have, and if they should test their child. As we are aware, the coronavirus has a much more sev…

As our knowledge of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and resulting COVID-19 disease evolves, the news and guidelines we must follow are changing as well. The dynamic nature of this situation may be difficult for some, who may find keeping up to date with current best practices and precautions to be a ti…

After spending part of March and all of April at home, many people are finding that their television queues are watched, their video games are won, and their chores are done (or avoided!). As they search for more creative ways to pass the time, hobbies like painting, embroidery, and jogging …

BOISE — Governor Brad Little’s phased plan for reopening Idaho’s economy launched May 1, and the Environmental Services team at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise is offering cleaning and disinfecting tips for businesses and homeowners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Many parents are worried about how the COVID-19 virus is impacting their children. Pediatrician Preston Omer, M.D., has some advice about prevention and red flags for parents during the pandemic.

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