Food and Health

Yoda makes sheep history with heart surgery

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January 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS At first glance, Yoda looks like a perfectly healthy 15-month-old sheep as he playfully butts his head against a visitor’s knee and dances at the sight ...

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Ex-state employee says she interviewed with a lobbyist

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January 24, 2017 at 8:58 am | A veteran state government manager was told that to maximize her chances of getting an important job in the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, she should meet with a lobbyist who represented so...

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In a Liberal Pocket, Assisted Living Residents Fear Obamacare’s Death

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January 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | SEATTLE — From an upscale assisted living center here, 87-year-old Brendan Wall has some advice for members of Congress eager to repeal the Affordable Care Act: Slow down. “They haven’t said what...

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CSI students to conduct oral cancer screenings

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January 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | TWIN FALLS — Dental hygiene students at the College of Southern Idaho will conduct oral cancer screenings next month, the college announced Monday. They’ll provide screenings during a Twin Falls ...

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Those sneakers and suits aren’t a fashion faux pas. They’re raising cancer awareness.

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January 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | High school boys basketball coaches in the 5A and 4A Southern Idaho Conferences and beyond will wear basketball shoes on the sidelines during games Jan. 23-28 as part of their third annual Coaches vs...

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Bill aims to change policy on mental health holds

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January 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm | BOISE — Legislation was pitched Monday before the House Health and Welfare Committee to streamline the release of mentally incompetent individuals who have been committed to a health care facility. ...

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HHS senior interested in neurology, gender

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January 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm | Tristan Yoder became well-acquainted with hospitals in the sixth grade after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Instead of letting the diagnosis drag him down, Yoder let it inspire him. Th...

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Berlin letter: Alzheimer’s

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January 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm | The U.S. Senate has held hearings to determine the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This Cabinet position will have a direct impact on how the new Administration prioritizes the fig...

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Potatoes get a bad rap. They don’t deserve it.

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January 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm | In the two decades I’ve been writing about food and health, one piece of diet advice has remained consistent: Eat more whole plant foods. More vegetables and fruits, more legumes and grains, more tub...

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