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Author Archives: Cady McGovern

Idaho naturopathic physicians want state licensing (access required)

The Idaho chapter of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is trying to get Idaho to create licensing for naturopathic physicians. “It’s necessary because we want to be able to practice our full scope of training, which includes some prescription ...

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Trader Joe’s means more than groceries

I’m not a fan of crowded grocery stores. So there’s only one thing could entice me to brave the madness of an event like the Feb. 28 opening day at Idaho’s first Trader Joe’s: marcona almonds. But, of course, almonds ...

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Home offices are hot in Boise (access required)

The home office has become a must-have feature for Ada County homebuyers, local real estate agents say, as people with out-of-the area jobs move to Boise for its open spaces and safe schools. “They’re getting out of the big city, ...

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Programs aim to steer women into male-dominated fields (access required)

It’s a good time to be a woman in business. Between 1997 and 2013, the number of women-owned businesses in the United States increased by 59 percent while the overall number of businesses increased by 41 percent, according to American ...

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Boise’s Healthwise merges with Boston nonprofit (access required)

Healthwise, a Boise-based nonprofit, is merging with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, a Boston nonprofit. Both organizations aim to provide people the information they need to make good health care decisions. Both nonprofits will maintain their bases of operation in ...

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Businesses can influence outcomes with evidence-based design (access required)

It started in health care facilities and is slowly making its way into other public spaces. It’s called evidence-based design, and unlike some of the other acronyms that emerge from a hospital setting, EBD is something people might want to ...

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Snow packs no punch: Lingering drought raises fears of Idaho irrigation shortages (access required)

With a crowd of more than 200 agriculture professionals listening, the most optimism a federal water expert could muster concerning southwestern Idaho’s chances of avoiding a drought this growing season was a short, almost pleading sentence loaded with disclaimers. “Hopefully ...

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Your Health Idaho gets breakdown of enrollees (access required)

Nearly 20,000 Idahoans have selected a health insurance plan with Your Health Idaho, out of about 40,000 people eligible to enroll in a plan. Your Health Idaho, the state’s insurance exchange, released data from the U.S. Department of Health and ...

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Computers: Sucking our will to live since 1975

A nationwide survey commissioned by Crucial.com indicates Americans lose four days each year waiting for their computers to behave, cutting into precious time survey respondents say they’d rather spend exercising, sleeping or planning healthy meals. I always knew the machines ...

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Big projects drive Idaho construction job gains in 2013 (access required)

Idaho construction employment was a mixed bag in 2013 for Idaho metro areas, though the industry picked up 1,300 jobs statewide between November 2012 and November 2013, according to data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. More than ...

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