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Health groups seek to snuff out e-cigarette sales to minors (access required)

A movement to keep electronic cigarettes away from young people is growing among health educators in northern Idaho, and Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Post Falls, said he’s considering sponsoring legislation to that end next year. The group of state health districts ...

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Latest St. Luke’s acquisition could be approved Sept. 27 (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System is surveying the Jerome community to see how residents feel about a plan to merge St. Luke’s with St. Benedict’s Family Medical Center. But the move could be approved Sept. 27 when the the St. Luke’s ...

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Borron Family Medicine moves, expands (access required)

Borron Family Medicine has moved to larger quarters following substantial growth in the past two years. The new office opened Sept. 13 at 790 W. Ustick Road, Meridian. The practice, which employs three, moved from a smaller space at 100 ...

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Idaho Business Review honors health care heroes (access required)

It took now ex-smoker Nancy Casperson 30 tries to conquer her smoking habit. Then she founded Quit and Live Global, an organization devoted to helping people quit smoking. So far, Caspersen has worked with more than 10,000 who want to ...

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St. Benedicts in merger discussion with St. Luke’s (access required)

Carl Harris not only lives within a block of St. Benedicts in Jerome but his child was born there, and his mother died there. Like any community hospital, St. Benedicts Family Medical Center has become part of Jerome’s identity.  With ...

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Understanding ‘grandfathered’ status of some health care plans (access required)

Health care reform. It’s a big concept with an even bigger impact on employers and employees alike. Understanding the ins and outs of health care reform can be daunting. However, it’s imperative for employers to know which changes apply and when. ...

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Lawmakers, Otter: Take federal money for exchange

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and many state lawmakers agree: Idaho would be shortsighted to pass up millions of federal dollars to help set up health insurance exchanges, because spurning the cash could mean Washington would impose a plan on Idaho ...

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Idaho reduces payments to Medicaid manager by $3M

Idaho is docking its payment to a Medicaid claim-processing company by $3 million because of the major problems the company had in implementing its new system last year. Meanwhile, the state is still trying to recover nearly $10 million in ...

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Gluten-free producers think big (access required)

Friends Lanae Phillips and Barbie Doherty agree that when they decided to start Sun Flour Mills in 2009, they knew far less than they realized.  “The learning curve was steep and still shocks us,” Phillips said.  Fast forward two years, ...

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Coeur d’Alene Tribe to build new medical center (access required)

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will be kicking off construction this month on its $17 million community medical center.  The 50,000-square-foot Benewah Medical and Wellness Centeron the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation will double the size of the facility in use now, a ...

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