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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Idaho agencies issue health advisory for Twin Lakes after harmful algae found

The toxins produced by the bacteria cannot be filtered or boiled out of water, and agency officials encourage anyone who has come in contact with the algae to wash off …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

North Idaho man dies from flu complications

A north Idaho man has become the first in the state to die from flu-related complications, signaling what may be an early flu season.


Gonorrhea on the rise, North Idaho health district reports

The Panhandle Health District is reporting an increase in gonorrhea cases in North Idaho. The sexually-transmitted disease is hitting young people ages 20 to 29 especially hard.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Kootenai County resident contracts West Nile virus from bite from local mosquito

A Kootenai County resident has contracted West Nile virus from a bite from a local mosquito – the first such case ever reported in North Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

North Idaho sees first case of locally acquired West Nile virus

North Idaho saw its first case of locally acquired West Nile Virus when a person over the age of 50 tested positive for the virus this week.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017

Idaho mumps case prompts warning in Coeur d’Alene schools

One mumps case has been confirmed in North Idaho, prompting the Coeur d’Alene school district to issue a notice that unvaccinated children will be required to stay home if an …


First flu death reported in Kootenai County

The Panhandle Heath District reports that a Kootenai County woman has died of the flu, the first death reported in North Idaho this season.


Northern Idaho Crisis Center logs more than 1,000 visits during first year of operation

It’s been a busy first year at the Northern Idaho Crisis Center, which opened last December. The center provides help for people who are experiencing crises related to mental health …


National immunization advocates to speak Thursday in Coeur d’Alene

Two nationally known advocates for childhood immunizations will give a free talk in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday.


Free blood-lead screening offered for Silver Valley children

The Panhandle Health District will offer free blood lead screening for Silver Valley children starting Monday at Shoshone Medical Center, 25 Jacobs Gulch Road, Kellogg.


E-cigarette products must be locked up at Cda childcare facilities

Licensed childcare facilities in Coeur d’Alene must ensure that all tobacco products are secured away from children under new regulations recently adopted by the City Council.


Free dental, vision screenings offered for Kootenai County teens

Panhandle Health District is offering free dental and vision screening for Kootenai County teenagers from 3 to 6:30 p.m. March 17 at Lakes Middle School Cafeteria, 930 N. 15th St.,Coeur …


Jet boat races could expand to four regional rivers in May

Jet boats could race up the Coeur d’Alene River in May as part of a four-river jet boat championship.


North Idaho woman’s death flu-related

A North Idaho woman has died from complications of the flu, the Panhandle Health District reported this morning.


Vaccination urged as flu season has begun

Flu season is underway in Spokane County. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s time, experts say.


Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers

Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps


Inland Northwest volunteer programs step in when caregivers need a break

Depression filled Lee Hendrickson’s life after a stroke eight years ago. She needed a purpose, a way to care for others and not dwell on her own health. That’s when …


‘Play Clean’ reminds North Idaho lake users of lead danger

Andy Helkey recently took his 10-year-old daughter kayaking at Killarney Lake. Afterward, father and daughter ate a picnic lunch. But first, they washed their hands to reduce their risk of …


Idaho nurse-family partnership program to be expanded

RATHDRUM – After her daughter was born, Cory Campbell had lots of questions. Baby Arya was crying. Was she hungry or just fussy?


Flu taking bigger toll this season

Flu deaths and hospitalizations in Spokane County so far this season are about twice as high as last year. Since October, there have been 15 deaths attributed to the flu …


Flu kills 14 in region; precautions urged

The flu has put 249 people into Spokane hospitals and is blamed for 10 deaths this season – including four in the past week. The numbers are higher than last …


Spike in Idaho flu deaths prompts warning

Sixteen people in Idaho have died from influenza as of Jan. 22, up from three deaths on Jan. 8. The spike in fatal cases has prompted state health officials to …


Northern Idaho mental illness, obesity are top health issues

Obesity and mental illness are the top public health concerns in northern Idaho, according to a study released Thursday. Both kids and adults struggle with their waistlines, the study found. …


Obesity, mental illness top North Idaho’s list of health concerns

Obesity and mental illness are the top public health concerns in North Idaho, according to an assessment released today.


Man arrested after allegedly making bomb threat to Hayden elementary school

An elementary school in Hayden was evacuated Friday afternoon after a man called in a bomb threat, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Kootenai County reports first death in Idaho from flu this season

The first confirmed flu death in Idaho of the flu season has been reported in Kootenai County.


Algae advisory lifted for Hayden Lake

A health advisory has been lifted for the sportman’s access on the northeast end of Hayden Lake.


Garrett selected to ‘POZ 100’

Mark Garrett, a peer advocate at the Spokane AIDS Network, has been named to the “POZ 100,” a compilation of “unsung heroes” in the fight against AIDS. The magazine released …


Gonorrhea cases on the rise in Inland Northwest

The gonorrhea warning call can be hard to make and hard to receive. But phone calls to sex partners of people diagnosed with the sexually transmitted infection are part of …


Formula for home nursing

Her days as a race car driver serve Mary Clarke well as a home health nurse in North Idaho. She travels daily, taking dirt roads to remote locations throughout the …