Food and Health

Here's how black barbershops could save lives and millions in health costs

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December 06, 2019 at 2:08 pm

A national program to fight high blood pressure by sending pharmacists to black barbershops could prevent thousands of strokes, heart attacks and deaths, and save the health care system $870 million ...

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Local business organizes raffle for teacher coping with cancer

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December 06, 2019 at 8:55 am | A local business has organized a raffle to help Cally Carlson — a Tendoy Elementary School teacher who had a brain tumor return — and her family fund a cruise during spring break. Cody Stombaugh,...

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Bingham Healthcare gives two prestigious employee awards

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December 06, 2019 at 12:40 pm | BLACKFOOT — Bingham Healthcare is pleased to announce that Helena Callister, registered nurse, has been named Employee of the Year for 2019, and Kabrina Leavitt, registered nurse, received the presti...

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Families Talking Together to be held at Southeastern Idaho Public Health

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December 06, 2019 at 12:14 pm | POCATELLO — Southeastern Idaho Public Health is pleased to announce that the Strengthening Families’ Program will be held at Southeastern Idaho Public Health in Pocatello starting Jan. 9 from 5:30 to...

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Twin Falls leaders break ground on 30-foot archway near City Park

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December 06, 2019 at 5:00 pm | TWIN FALLS — After three years of planning, construction on an archway downtown is underway — at least ceremonially. Stakeholders broke ground Friday on an archway message board near City Park. T...

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Website Errors Raise Calls For Medicare To Be Flexible With Seniors’ Enrollment

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December 06, 2019 at 5:00 am | Saturday is the deadline for most people with Medicare coverage to sign up for private drug and medical plans for next year. But members of Congress, health care advocates and insurance agents worry ...

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New virus surfaces in several grouse

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December 06, 2019 at 7:00 am | MINNEAPOLIS — Itasca County encompasses nearly 3,000 square miles in Minnesota. How many ruffed grouse exist within its borders is anyone’s guess — literally. But whatever the number, it’s fair to as...

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Patient-Induced Trauma: Hospitals Learn To Defuse Violence

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December 06, 2019 at 5:00 am | SAN DIEGO — When Mary Prehoden gets dressed for work every morning, her eyes lock on the bite-shaped scar on her chest. It’s a harsh reminder of one of the worst days of her life. Prehoden, a nur...

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Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Postpartum Depression Than Other Moms

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December 06, 2019 at 5:00 am | Portia Smith’s most vivid memories of her daughter’s first year are of tears. Not the baby’s. Her own. “I would just hold her and cry all day,” Smith said. At 18, Smith was caring for two chi...

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