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Inadequate childcare bleeds $479 million from Idaho (access required)

The Idaho economy loses out on  $479 million annually because of childcare fumbles, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a report at the end of February looking at the impact of childcare ...

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Adolescent Outpatient mental health program opens in Nampa (access required)

outside photo of Ashwood Recovery facility in Namps.

Ten years ago, a handful of recovering addicts started a recovery program in Boise. A decade and six facilities later, the highly-rated and accredited Northpoint Recovery care provider is starting a mental health program for adolescents, ages 12 to 17, ...

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Idaho Falls hospital sets up controlled access to reduce COVID-19 risk

An Idaho Falls hospital is the first institution in the state to set up access-restriction controls for patients and staff to reduce the risk of contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus. Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls established a controlled entry ...

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Two Idaho critical access hospitals make the top-100 list

Two of Idaho’s hospitals were ranked in the 2020 list of the top-100 critical access access hospitals in the country. The Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg is on the list for the second year in a row; and the Franklin County ...

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Boise adopts hand-held phone ban for drivers

It’s now illegal to use a hand-held device while driving in Boise. The city council unanimously approved an ordinance banning hand-held cell phone use while driving during a meeting on Tuesday. The new rule means drivers in the capital city ...

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Technology bringing medical care home

PAXINOS, Pa. (AP) — Mabel Henninger knitted on her living room couch as her husband of 69 years sat nearby in a recliner having his heart and lungs monitored by a Geisinger physician. The physician, Dr. Anthony Wylie, was in ...

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Organizations partner to create 2D model to prevent Boise River flooding (access required)

A dozen organizations have joined forces to create a new 2-dimensional Boise River model tool that will help predict the potential damage from flooding events along the Boise River from Diversion Dam to the Snake River and identify “hot spots” that ...

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