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Patty and Russell Billings, left, visit with Dean Rodemack, physician assistant at St. Luke’s Magic Valley (Photo courtesy of St. Luke's)
Patty and Russell Billings, left, visit with Dean Rodemack, physician assistant at St. Luke’s Magic Valley (Photo courtesy of St. Luke's)
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St. Luke’s: One Man’s Rehabilitation after Having a Stroke

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (News Release) – At 72 years old, Russell Billings is learning the everyday basics of life all over again: everything from writing his name to driving a car.

Last August, after having lunch with friends, he collapsed on the ground.

“I didn’t realize I had a stroke. I had no pain. No warning. No nothing,” Russell Billings explained.

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Tips For Moms On How To Avoid Injuries This Spring

When the temperatures rise in Southern Idaho so does the number of injuries. A lot of us have been watching Netflix all winter and on the first sunny day we decide to do all of our yard work at once...

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Groundwater Awareness Fair

Join South Central Public Health District for their Groundwater Awareness Fair
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Twin Falls County West Building.

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Sorapong Chaipanya/ThinkStock
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A Step Forward for Measuring Health Care Quality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government, doctors' groups, insurers and patient advocates say they're coming together on a common set of measurements for what constitutes quality health care.

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Geckly/ThinkStock
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Buhl Hosts Annual Health and Information Fair Today

BUHL, Idaho (KLIX) – A number of service providers, medical and otherwise, will visit the Buhl Community Health and Information Fair this evening at Popplewell Elementary School.

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Jackie's toothbrush
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How Often Do You Brush Your Teeth?

I'll be the first to admit that I don't always curl my hair before I leave my house, but I always brush my teeth.

That is why I was shocked when I read that 23% of people have gone at least two days in a row without brushing their teeth in the past year. According to yahoo and the professionals at NYU's dental school, here's what happens if you don't brush for two days, a week, and five YEARS.

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Seven Foods, and How Far You’d Have to Walk to Burn Them Off

I hate to talk about how to lose weight this time of the year. This is the time of year for turkey, gravy, rolls and more gravy....right?I don't want to talk about a "diet" until January 1st.

In case you are trying to lose weight around during the holidays here are seven foods and how long you would need to walk to burn them off according to thrillist :

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David De Lossy
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Top 10 Things We All Worry About

We all worry about things. It's human nature but do you worry that you worry too much? Wrap your head around that one. What a vicious cycle...

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medilldc, Flickr
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Bed Bugs in Twin Falls

If you are anything like me you start itching at the very mention of bed bugs. But, I would rather know what infestations are occurring in our area than not. Apparently, there could be a bed bug problem in Twin Falls.

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PaulPaladin, Thinkstock
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Four Ways Daylight Savings Can Affect Your Health

Changing our clocks by an hour shouldn't mess with every aspect of our lives but for some reason it does. It can even affect your health.

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Feeling Bloated and Icky After All That Sugar? Try This Post Holiday Detox

If you know me, you know that I'm the last person who should be giving any food or health advice.  When it comes to holiday chow, I dive in face first and don't look back.

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Jupiter Images, ThinkStock
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Virus Enters East Idaho, Sickens Children

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Eastern Idaho health officials say four children have been hospitalized due to a respiratory virus.

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