Food and Health

Guest column: Idahoans may lose healthcare

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March 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Access to affordable, timely health care is a critical component of our quality of life, writes Jesus Blanco. At Idaho Voices for Children, a nonprofit program that advocates for children, we are...

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In a World of competition, Nutrition runs with the big dogs

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March 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | Health trends come and go, but World of Nutrition in Nampa has remained a constant. The business offers nutrition and other health products — such as oils and herbs — and wellness classes such as...

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A mission to care

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March 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | In 1917, a group of women called the Sisters of Mercy made the trek to Nampa on a mission to care for the sick. They survived on meager means and lived in tents to make room for patients inside a...

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West Valley Medical Center turns 40

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March 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | CALDWELL — RaVena Baker started working at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in 1965. With young children at home, she made $1.15 an hour working the overnight shift as a switchboard operator. At one po...

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Failed health care overhaul could have cost Idahoans some insurance benefits

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March 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm | As Republicans in Washington sought to replace the Affordable Care Act, they considered excising a key piece of the existing law — a move that would have had an outsized effect on Idahoans. The l...

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Diagnosis and prognosis of future of health care

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March 24, 2017 at 10:33 am | I stopped in for a check-up last week at my doctor’s office and, as I stood in the waiting area, I surveyed the patients and wondered which of them — which of us — will be able to afford a visit a ye...

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Late Move To Dump ‘Essential’ Benefits Could Strand Chronically Ill

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March 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm | Updated, 7:09 AM A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average consumer’s upfront insurance...

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Pricey cholesterol drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk

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March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS A highly anticipated study has found that the new cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab can reduce heart attacks and strokes among high-risk patients. The fi...

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Insurers May Notch Bigger Profits From Fewer Customers In ‘Trumpcare’

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March 24, 2017 at 9:21 am | The House GOP’s embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is n...

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