April 26, 2017
Dr. Mickelsen at 20 under 40

Congratulations Dr. Brandon Mickelsen for being nominated for the Twenty under 40 awards

There are few people as dedicated to and passionate about family medicine as Dr. Brandon Mickelsen.  The Idaho native is the director of Idaho State University’s […]
April 21, 2017
flu vaccine

CDC Study Finds Flu Vaccine Saves Children’s Lives

CDC Study Finds Flu Vaccine Saves Children’s Lives “A new CDC study published today in Pediatrics is the first of its kind to show that flu […]
April 5, 2017
mumps

Mumps outbreaks in the U.S.

Mumps outbreaks in the U.S. “The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating 2,918 confirmed cases of mumps and reports some of those cases involved children and […]
March 29, 2017

Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

“Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases – as well as some risk factors for heart disease – more […]
May 16, 2016
Osteoporosis arm

May is National Osteoporosis Month. Ask about a bone density scan to help diagnose osteoporosis and help prevent fractures. (208)238-1000

“Nearly 56 million American adults have osteoporosis or low bone density. Each year, osteoporosis causes two million broken bones in the U.S. alone. These fractures result […]
May 11, 2016
playground pediatrics

Pediatrics Medical Journal study suggests more kids are getting TBIs on playgrounds

“A new study in the Pediatrics Medical Journal found that more children are getting serious head injuries on the playground.” “Toys like monkey bars and swings […]
May 4, 2016
baby family medicine

Arsenic in your baby’s rice cereal?

“Ask any mom or dad to name their baby’s first food. The likely answer? Rice cereal. What’s a common go-to ‘healthy’ snack for toddlers and kiddos? […]
April 25, 2016

The Zika Virus Explained

“Last May, Zika virus made headlines when an outbreak began in Brazil and spread quickly to surrounding countries. Zika is a tropical virus that was discovered […]
April 20, 2016

School Athletes Often Lack Adequate Protection

“With all the attention on national rules to prevent and properly treat injuries to professional and college athletes, it may surprise you to learn that there […]
April 12, 2016

New Obama administration proposal expanding Medicare to cover programs to prevent diabetes.

“Under the plan, Medicare would pay for certain ‘lifestyle change programs’ in which trained counselors would coach consumers on healthier eating habits and increased physical activity […]