Food and Health

Proposed revisions to Obamacare won’t work well for Idaho patients

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April 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

“Doc, you gotta help. My back – it is killing me!” Greetings such as these are common in my work as a family doctor. I must differentiate run-of-the-mill complaints from dangerous conditions. Thi...

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Ada County food service inspections April 4-10, 2017

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April 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm | The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of all food-handling establishments in Ada County. Any listed item indicates items or practices out of compliance with Idaho Food Co...

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Sodium warnings to remain on New York City menus after court battle ends

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April 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS The warnings next to all the high-sodium items on chain restaurant menus in New York City are here to stay. The legal battle over the city’s rule on exc...

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Negotiating Drug Prices: Should State Agencies Band Together?

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April 27, 2017 at 8:50 am | Citing budget-busting drug costs, a California lawmaker wants state health programs to band together to negotiate better prices with drug companies. Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) ha...

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Widespread Hype Gives False Hope To Many Cancer Patients

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April 27, 2017 at 8:50 am | After Michael Uvanni’s older brother, James, was diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer, it seemed as if everyone told the family what they wanted to hear: Have hope. You can beat this, and we a...

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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline needs volunteer phone responders

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April 27, 2017 at 7:15 am | The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, by Jannus, Inc., needs volunteer crisis phone and text responders for all shifts, especially evenings and weekends. The ISPH team trains volunteers — laypers...

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Remote but healthy: Is Arco a model for U.S. rural medical care?

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April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am | Just before dusk on an evening in early March, Mimi Rosenkrance set to work on her spacious cattle ranch to vaccinate a calf. But the mother cow quickly decided that just wasn’t going to happen. She ...

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Pre-Obamacare, Preexisting Conditions Long Vexed States And Insurers

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April 26, 2017 at 6:50 am | [protected-iframe id="690f23738f50439eb49861e5a5968240-7618883-97277977" info="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/523577871/524076592" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"] For most...

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Severe Shortage Of Home Health Workers Robs Thousands Of Proper Care

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April 26, 2017 at 6:50 am | Acute shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with serious disabilities and vulnerable older adults. In Minnesota and...

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