Optum Idaho medical director Dr. Ron Larsen discusses ways to keep those New Year's resolutions with Idaho Matters on Tuesday, January 15, 2018.
Making New Year's resolutions is easy. Keeping them is another story. Idaho Matters speaks with Optum Idaho about the best way to stick to those resolutions, whether it means exercising, putting down that doughnut or quitting tobacco.
Idaho Statesman reporter Audrey Dutton describes new ACA policies requiring hospitals to post prices online with Idaho Matters on Thursday, January 10, 2018.
A new law took effect on January 1 that requires hospitals to provide pricing guidelines for consumers online. We learn about the motivation behind this ACA code and how St. Luke's will be implementing it.
St. Luke's emergency physician Dr. Matthew Hulquist and Hilary Flint, manager of St. Luke's Applied Research Division discuss "hotspotting services" with Idaho Matters on January 8, 2019.
Targeting specific populations for wraparound support has been referred to in the health care community as “hotspotting.” Transportation, housing, even access to food can impact a patient’s health and health care. St. Luke’s is working on a new hotspotting program.
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We introduce you to Boise nurse Nancy Caspersen. She's been helping people in Idaho quit using nicotine products for more than 20 years. Gemma Gaudette talks with her about her unique approach and why it works so well.
St. Luke's Dr. Dan Zuckerman talks about end-of-life discussions with Idaho Matters on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
Having 'end-of-life' conversations are difficult, and oncologists find they have these discussions as a matter of nature. St. Luke's MSTI medical director Dan Zuckerman talks about those conversations. Originally aired November 15, 2018.
St. Luke's FACES medical director Dr. Ashley King discusses helping victims heal from domestic violence with Idaho Matters on Friday, October 26, 2018.
FACES of Hope helps victims of domestic violence with counseling and legal aid. Idaho Matters looks at efforts to mitigate the harm caused by violence and its impact on teens. Originally aired October 26, 2018.
Saint Alphonsus Clinical Social Worker Inger Persson discusses seasonal affective disorder with Idaho Matters on Thursday, December 20, 2018.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a strain of depression that shifts with the season, often spiking in the winter as sunlight and heat are reduced. As we come up on the winter solstice, we look at ways of warding off the 'winter blues' with Inger Persson from Saint Alphonsus Behavioral Health.
Heather Brown, Delta Dental's director of oral health and professional relations, discusses keeping your teeth healthy during the holiday season with Idaho Matters on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
The holiday season means lots of cookies, candies, cakes and pies. Improper dental care could also mean cavities and gum disease for the New Year. Idaho Matters looks at ways to protect your choppers during the holidays.