Stories tagged: panhandle health district
Wed., July 11, 2012, 4:29 p.m.
Fernan Lake algae bloom prompts health advisory
People recreating at Fernan Lake east of downtown Coeur d’Alene are being advised to avoid a bloom of blue-green algae. The naturally occurring bacteria can produce toxins harmful to humans …
Tue., May 22, 2012, midnight
Classes aim to prevent seniors from falling
The Panhandle Health District is offering fitness-instructor training Thursday for classes that aim to help seniors avoid falls. The district’s Fit and Fall Proof classes are designed to boost strength, …
Tue., May 22, 2012, midnight
North Idaho will offer rapid HIV tests in early June
Free rapid HIV tests will be available in early June throughout North Idaho. The tests produce results in about 15 minutes, according to the Panhandle Health District, which is offering …
Thu., May 17, 2012, midnight
Silver Valley lead levels dropped dramatically
Much has changed in Idaho’s Silver Valley since the 1970s, when children living near the Bunker Hill Smelter complex averaged 65 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. The rates …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2011, midnight
Region tops state averages for opting out of vaccinations
North Idaho and Eastern Washington share a grim distinction: Both have far higher rates of parents choosing not to immunize their children against childhood disease than either Idaho or Washington …
Sat., July 2, 2011, midnight
E. coli sickens Lutherhaven workers
Five kitchen workers at Camp Lutherhaven have been sickened by E. coli, Idaho Panhandle Health officials confirmed Friday morning. Three more staffers are ill, but lab tests haven’t linked those …
Wed., Oct. 6, 2010, midnight
Hauser Lake warning lifted
A health advisory issued last week for the Hauser Lake shoreline has been lifted.
Fri., Oct. 1, 2010, midnight
Harmful algae blooms found in Hauser Lake
Blue-green algae blooms have been detected in Hauser Lake, and people should avoid areas of algae growth along the shorelines.
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010, midnight
Panhandle Health District offers vaccine clinics
Panhandle Health District has scheduled special immunization clinics for pertussis, or whooping cough, due to a growing demand. The clinics will be in the district’s Hayden building on Friday and …
Wed., June 2, 2010, midnight
Stigma hampers kids’ blood testing in Silver Valley
Stigmas associated with “being leaded” discourage parents living in the Bunker Hill Superfund site from getting their children tested for lead exposure, says a new study from the Johns Hopkins …
Thu., May 27, 2010, midnight
Health officials attempting to give kids a better shot
A whooping cough outbreak has worsened in Kootenai County, infecting 43 children as investigators scramble to track down suspected sources of the disease. The episode underscores a stubborn problem in …
Sat., March 27, 2010, midnight
Innovative Panhandle health boss to retire
Jeanne Bock, who has directed the Panhandle Health District since 2001, will retire this fall after 24 years of public health service in Idaho’s five northern counties. The Board of …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2010, midnight
Cabin expansion limit gets fresh look
BOISE – The Panhandle Health District will take another look at its rule limiting expansion of North Idaho cabins on old, noncompliant sewer systems, but the move won’t help a …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2010, midnight
In brief: Teen arrested after pipe bomb found
One of two teens arrested last week for shooting at passing cars on an Idaho highway was arrested again this week after authorities found a pipe bomb in his home. …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2010, midnight
Lake cabin permit flap prompts legislation
BOISE – An Idaho lawmaker upset that regulators refuse to bend the rules for a Worley-area cabin owner with an inadequate septic system is proposing legislation that threatens to undermine …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 8:45 p.m.
Septic system bill filed on behalf of Idaho cabin owner
An Idaho lawmaker upset that regulators refuse to bend the rules for a Worley-area cabin owner with an inadequate septic system is proposing legislation that threatens to undermine the Panhandle …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2010, 5:38 p.m.
Anti-smoking program gets gift in memory of N. Idaho man
Shirley Wagoner remembers her big brother sneaking out to the woods behind their St. Maries home when he was a teenager to smoke cigarettes.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2009, midnight
Student pot use rises in CdA, falls in Spokane
Coeur d’Alene teens smoked more marijuana last year than they did in 2006, a contrast to a trend revealed in statistics released Monday in a federal survey about the drug …
Fri., Nov. 6, 2009, 11:28 a.m.
Idaho swine flu clinics open to larger group
The Panhandle District is expanding its swine flu clinics Saturday in all five North Idaho counties.
Tue., Nov. 3, 2009, 4:28 p.m.
New H1N1 clinics scheduled in North Idaho
The Panhandle Health District will provide H1N1 vaccinations Saturday by appointment to preschool children, starting at 6 months of age, in clinics in Idaho’s five northern counties.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2009, midnight
H1N1 clinics put on hold
Health officials are postponing H1N1 vaccinations across the Inland Northwest, as shipments of the vaccine fall further and further behind. On Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Health District postponed three clinics …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2009, midnight
North Idaho quick to fill vaccine slots
While Spokane’s public health district is offering a big swine flu vaccination clinic today at the Spokane Arena, the agency’s counterpart in North Idaho said it took just five hours …
Fri., Oct. 23, 2009, 5:01 p.m.
Swine flu vaccination clinic set for Saturday
While Spokane’s public health district is offering a big swine flu vaccination clinic today at the Spokane Arena, the agency’s counterpart in Idaho said it took just five hours to …
Fri., Oct. 16, 2009, 10:44 a.m.
Youth sports coach dies of flulike symptoms
Police say the autopsy of a 39-year-old youth sports coach who died suddenly this week showed that the Post Falls man had flulike symptoms.
Mon., Oct. 12, 2009, midnight
Changes to WIC promote health, says coordinator in North Idaho
A federal program that provides food vouchers and nutrition education to low-income women and children has made its first menu change in 35 years. Starting this month, participants can purchase …
Tue., Oct. 6, 2009, 3:42 p.m.
North Idaho students eligible for vaccine at school
Students in North Idaho’s public and private schools will bring home permission slips this week to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine at school.
Thu., July 9, 2009, midnight
Stipends increased for lead screening
The Panhandle Health District will give out $40 stipends to families in Idaho’s Silver Valley that bring in their children for blood-lead tests. Families living east of Kellogg and west …
Fri., June 5, 2009, 9:45 p.m.
More swine flu found in region
Two inmates at the Airway Heights Correction Center tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus – commonly called the swine flu – during the past week. Both cases were mild …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2009, midnight
Idaho Senate rejects rule for septic systems
BOISE – At the urging of North Idaho senators, the state Senate voted Tuesday to reject a Department of Environmental Quality rule to stiffen requirements for new septic systems to …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2008, midnight
Nurse program, DSHS suffer from budget issues
Government budget shortfalls in Washington and Idaho have resulted in cuts to programs that protect vulnerable children. In North Idaho, the Panhandle Health District’s Public Health Nurse Home Visiting Program …