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We Can't Wait Any Longer

‘We can’t wait any longer": Idaho health care group wants action on climate change

by Audrey Dutton, Idaho Capital Sun
September 29, 2022

Ethan Sims and his two daughters went to Washington, D.C., last week. The girls, ages 13 and 14, spent the afternoon telling aides for Idaho’s all-Republican congressional delegation how climate change affects their lives.

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Abortion laws require revision to protect the health of Idaho residents

Abortion laws require revision to protect the health of Idaho residents

by John Werdel, MD, Idaho Capital Sun
August 23, 2022

I have been fortunate to serve our community as an obstetrician/gynecologist since 1991 and have cared for more than 6,000 women during my career in the Treasure Valley.

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Losing Pregnant Patients from Complications

With Idaho’s abortion ban, we will lose patients from complications no one should ever die from

by Kylie Cooper, Idaho Capital Sun
August 1, 2022

A couple sits in front me, staring intently while I tell them the worst news of their lives. They try to hold it together as I explain a pregnancy complication they have never heard of but will change their lives forever.

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Dr. Shalz Leads Community towards Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Shalz Leads the Community towards Lifestyle Medicine

“Your results are normal!” The story of how one woman with diabetes and chronic fatigue restored her health

Deena Clark had type 2 diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and chronic fatigue when she discovered the lifestyle medicine program at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho.

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Your Voice Matters

By Steven Reames, Executive Director, Ada County Medical Society

Last month, Ada County Medical Society released a statement supporting Central District Health’s leadership in its handling of the Coronavirus. We affirmed diverse perspectives, respectful dialogue, and peaceful protests, but opposed the intimidating tactics on display that silence or disrupt civil processes. As you may recall, protesters outside the CDH offices and homes of some of its board members Dr. Ted Epperly and Ada County Commissioner Diana Lachiondo interrupted their board meeting. They were considering a public health order which would have required face coverings throughout the district; when the board reconvened the following week, it failed to pass.

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