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Healthcare management has evolved in recent years. From the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the subsequent dilluting thereof to state-by-state Medicaid expansion and the lightning fast technical developments in medicine, it can be difficult to keep up with the trends in healthcare. St. Luke's CEO and president, Dr. David Pate, joins us to parse out the changing face of healthcare.

  • St. Luke's CEO and president David Pate discusses the changing face of healthcare.
  • Idaho Public Television airs documentary about Idaho's earliest Chinese citizens.
  • A poll of Idahoans finds a gender gap in support of Trump.
  • A new, regional bike festival replaces the Tour de Fat.

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St. Luke’s has sued Idaho’s prison healthcare contractor over what it claims are low reimbursement rates and underpaid medical bills. 

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A former pharmacist for St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subject to racist and sexist harassment by multiple employees before being wrongfully terminated after just five months.

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Traditionally, youth behavioral health services meant either short, outpatient treatment sessions or longer-term inpatient institutionalization. St. Luke's Children's Day Treatment Center provides a program in the middle, a mid-morning through early-evening program to aid youths, 12-17, coping with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD and other non-violent diagnoses. Idaho Matters will talk about the program with St. Luke's Children's.

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Last month, St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute performed Idaho's first allogeneic stem cell transplant. The technique involves the transplanting of stem cells from a donor's bone marrow to a recipient, in this case a leukemia patient.  We speak with a St. Luke's oncologist about the procedure.

  • A look at Idaho's new trespass law and other new laws.
  • Idaho SAT scores in decline.
  • A first-of-its-kind transplant at St. Luke's.
  • The second installment of BSPR's 'Our Changing Idaho'

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A century-old giant sequoia once stood in the way of progress. Rather than scrap the beloved Boise landmark, it was decided to move it to make way for an expansion project at St. Luke's. The tree was uprooted and moved. Today it is thriving and on Monday's program we look back at the re-location and the tree's progress.

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A recent report indicated eight of the 10 least-immunized counties in the country are in Idaho.

Efforts are being made to detect signs of depression in earlier stages. We talk with health care professionals about spotting the symptoms early on.

  • Talking about suicide.
  • Breakthroughs in breast cancer research.
  • Enjoying summer wines.

  • Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd discusses the growth in her community
  • Big changes in the executive offices of Idaho's higher ed system
  • Efforts to provide broadband internet to rural Idahoans
  • A brand new YMCA opens in Meridian

- Meridian is the second largest city in Idaho and one of the fastest growing in the nation.  Mayor Tammy de Weerd joins Idaho

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St. Luke's Magic Valley is implementing a program that allows volunteers to care for the pets of people who require longer-term hospital stays. Many people are hesitant to seek medical care out of fear that any extended hospital stays would leave their pets unattended. We discuss this foster care for animals with St. Luke's Magic Valley.

Since 2010, nearly 18 percent of the United States' gross domestic product has been spent on healthcare. Chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for seven of every 10 deaths in America. Those three diseases account for 75% of the nation's healthcare spending.  

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For the first time, a medical facility in Idaho will be able to collect stem cell and bone marrow donations for use around the country. Previously, donors in the Mountain West had to go as far as Seattle or Denver.

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