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Idaho is already pretty kind. Now there's a Community Kindness Day to help instill a culture of kindness in everyone. Idaho Matters takes a closer look.

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Every year in the U.S. hundreds of babies die from sleep-related causes. That includes everything from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome to soft pillows and blankets. Every year, babies in Idaho die from these causes. Because some of these deaths can be prevented, health providers in the Gem State are putting together programs to make sure babies stay safe when they sleep. Idaho Matters talks with St. Luke's Hospital Director of Advocacy and Community Education Sherry Iverson about this issue. We also talk about National Child Passenger Safety Week. St. Luke's is providing free car seat checks around the state, find a list here.

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Who takes care of caregivers when they burnout from giving care? Physician burnout is very real and we look at efforts by St. Luke's and the Ada County Medical Society to alleviate the stresses felt by members of the medical community.

  • A documentarian chronicles the followers of faith healing.
  • Preventing physician burnout: caring for the caregivers.
  • A Boise entrepreneur brings businesses together.
  • Story Story Night brings competitive storytelling to the Meridian Speedway.

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This interview was originally broadcast August 7, 2018.

The United States leads the developed world in the rate of deaths among pregnant, delivering and post-natal women. We'll talk about why Americans are struggling with this statistic.

  • Why does the United States lead the developed world in deaths among pregnant women?
  • A domestic violence survivor shares her story to raise awareness.

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This interview was originally broadcast Monday, June 11, 2018.

Dr. Dan Zuckerman, executive medical director for St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute, joins us in studio to discuss new advances in breast cancer research.

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The benefits of breastfeeding is well known; UNICEF estimates that better education regarding lactation could save 820,000 lives worldwide. We'll look at efforts to bring awareness to the importance breastfeeding plays in childhood development.

Idaho Matters will return on Tuesday, September 4, with a live broadcast.  Please enjoy this encore presentation:

  • Idaho has one of the lowest rates of colon cancer screenings.

  • St. Luke's discusses kids and responsible social media use.

  • A Boise meet-up promotes positive body imaging.

  • A last chance to enjoy summer wines.

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St. Luke’s has opened the region’s first “virtual hospital” to help people in remote communities get health care without traveling to Boise.

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St. Luke's Health System is investing $3.4 million in a virtual care center - a "high tech hub" with a medical team available to provide assistance 24/7. The center will be able to connect doctors with rural Idahoans and those with mobility issues. Idaho Matters discusses this new trend in health care with St. Luke's and how this could be a game changer for underserved rural communities.

  • Questions surround wolf depredation data in Idaho.
  • St. Luke's Virtual Care Center connects rural and immobile Idahoans with healthcare providers.
  • Boise Weekly film critic George Prentice previews the 2018 Toronto International  Film Festival.

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With school in session, many people shift their daily schedules to accommodate the school calendar. Recent studies show that these shifts in routine have a more significant impact on children than was earlier thought. Idaho Matters looks into the changes in mood, rhythm, and body clocks that occur in children when their daily schedule is altered.

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Every parent knows how hard it is to pry cell phones and tablets from the hands of kids but recent studies show overuse could contribute to a deterioration of fine motor skills. We find out how much screen time is too much and how it could be impacting children in the classroom.

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Last summer, St. Luke’s Health System relocated a 100-foot-tall Sequoia tree from their campus in downtown Boise. This summer, they’re moving several historic houses.

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