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  • St. Luke's CEO steps down.
  • Local club helps raise funds for several charities.
  • Unnecessary prescriptions report.
  • Homemade Idaho.

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  • Bellwood Memorial Lecture.
  • The top neonatal and pediatric transport team in the U.S.

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Idaho ranks 49th in the country when it comes to the ratio of active physicians per 100,000 patients. 

And provider shortages are felt -- perhaps most strongly -- in Idaho's rural counties like Owyhee, Payette and Canyon. Now, a partnership between St. Luke's and Family Medicine Residency of Idaho is hoping to attract and retain more doctors to these rural counties. 

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The state of Idaho is still working to implement voter-approved Medicaid Expansion. The debate over expansion has been front and center in the public eye this year. But behind the scenes, health care providers around the state are preparing for the influx of patients, once thousands of more people are eligible for Medicaid. We find out how one hospital system is getting ready.

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On The Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jan 7, 2019

  • We break down Idaho Governor Brad Little’s State of the State speech.
  • Integrating Art into the classroom.
  • “Total Health” care at St. Luke’s.
  • How did America’s plan for eating right get it so wrong?

St. Luke's FitOne

The largest single-day running event in Idaho is scheduled for this Saturday; the St. Luke's FitOne 5K, 10K and half-marathon will allow runners to enjoy the Boise community while bringing awareness to health, fitness and education. Idaho Matters speaks with FitOne's director and race coordinator about the events.

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Idaho is one of the most accommodating states in the nation for facilitating surrogate pregnancies, so much so that it has becoming something of a destination industry. Idaho Matters looks at why state laws are amenable to surrogacy and how it helps couples looking to start families.