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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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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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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 26th Annual A Time For Heroes Family Festival - Inside
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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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So, Just How Serious IS This Ebola Thing? KLIXcast

Ebola in the U.S. is certainly disconcerting, but according to health officials it's not really a "panic situation." Maybe we should be more concerned about the "enterovirus...

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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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Department of Environmental Quality
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Toxic Algae Confirmed at Southern Idaho Reservoir

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Health and water officials have issued a warning of a toxic algae at a Southern Idaho reservoir.

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Canyon Rim Crossfit | Facebook
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This Is Why I Don’t Do Crossfit [VIDEO]

I am not a super healthy person - but I am not overweight. I go to the gym once in a while or do some push ups at home. My wife on the other hand is crazy fit! She goes to the gym 4 or 5 times a week and eats healthy too. But even she isn't into Crossfit.

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Children of Obese Moms May Die Sooner From Cardiovascular Disease

The warning signs of a potential epidemic in heart disease are becoming more evident, new research showing that moms who are very heavy during pregnancy may be saddling their children with more than just a few extra pounds.

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A ground squirrel in Florida was infected with the bacteria that causes the plague.
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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Doctor Revolutionizes Healthcare By No Longer Accepting Insurance

Dr. Michael Ciampi may very well be a hero for our times.

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Brace Yourself, the Flu Season Memes Are Here

It's that time of year, when you give everybody who coughs on the train a dirty look and tie your hands to your waist with elastic to keep from accidentally touching your face until you've had a chance to wash them under soap and water for at least three minutes. That's right. It's flu season. Here are some tips for coming out on the other side okay. 

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New Facebook Help Will Help Find Who Gave You the Flu
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New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu

After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the first place.

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Health Official Fired Over Meningitis Outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts pharmacy board's director has been fired for ignoring a complaint that a company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak was shipping drugs in bulk, in violation of its state license...

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Public Health Districts Unveil Network of Care

(KLIX)-Idaho’s Public Health Districts have unveiled a new data base with all things dealing with Idaho’s health. It’s a statewide resource called Network of Care for Public Health...

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Seniors Be Careful Before Heading into Garden

Twin Falls- The South Central Public health district wants seniors to be careful as they head to the garden this spring. Health officials say it’s important to take precautions to prevent falls...

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