Ceci Thunes, coordinator with the Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance, discusses the collaboration of mental healthcare stakeholders with Idaho Matters on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Last week, stakeholders in the state's mental healthcare community met to develop a collaboration to better serve Idahoans and encourage investment in treatment for addiction. Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance coordinator Ceci Thunes joins Idaho Matters to talk about those efforts.
In the past, we’ve brought you stories of the plague in cats, dogs and rodents -- mainly ground squirrels. But this year, for the first time in decades, Idaho has reported a case of the disease in humans.
Stephanie Bender-Kitz, executive director of Honoring Choices, talks about the importance of advance care planning on Idaho Matters on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Advance care planning allows people to make choices about their healthcare should they become unable to do so in the future. We discuss the options and advantages of advance care planning with Honoring Choices Idaho, a nonprofit organization that promotes discussions about the importance of planning.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Family and Community Services administrator Ross Edmunds, Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Family Support Coordinator and Family Support Specialist Carol Dixon and YES trainer Janet Hoeke discuss services for youths with emotional distress on Idaho Matters on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) provides mental health care for youths in Idaho by coordinating the services of multiple agencies, including the Department of Health and Welfare, State Department of Education and Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction.
Dr. Seanne Waite discusses health and longevity on Idaho Matters on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
University of Idaho nutrition professor SeAnne Waite has researched what behaviors allow centanarians to live past 100 years. She joins Idaho Matters to talk about how diet and lifestyle can extend our life expectancy.
Dr. Owen McDougal discusses his research into the presence of acrylamide in foods with Idaho Matters on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Boise State University's Owen McDougal has been researching how acralymides develop in cooked foods. Acralymides can have carcinogenic effects on the human body and in California, a judge recently ruled coffee growers need to label the acralymide content of their beans. Idaho Matters will talk with McDougal about his work on acralymides and potatoes.
Cynthia Gibson, executive director of the Idaho Bike/Walk Alliance and David Fotsch, director of Idaho Greenbike (and BSPR-CAB member) discuss what makes Boise such a bike-friendly city on Idaho Matters on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
American cities are showcasing their bike-friendliness in efforts to attract new businesses and healthy workforces and Boise is doing everything to stay ahead of the trend. Cynthia Gibson, executive director of the Idaho Walk/Bike Alliance and Dave Fotsch, director of Boise Green Bike (and BSPR community advisory board member) discuss ways in which Boise is improving its bike-ability.
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.
The estimated number of Idahoans who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid has dropped at least 20 percent over the past four years and possibly as much as 35 percent, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said Monday.
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.
Idaho health officials continue to warn of what they call a "severe" year for flu in the Gem State. More influenza-related illnesses and deaths have been reported this season than in any other season in the past seven years.
Boise at Home was designed to help the Treasure Valley’s older residents stay in their homes and be independent for as long as possible. But when the organization folded this fall, its members were left to fend for themselves.