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VA secretary responds to revelations Cerner system harmed Spokane veterans as Risch calls for July launch in Boise to be halted

June 23, 2022, 7:59am Health

In response to a draft watchdog report’s claim that a computer system at Spokane’s VA hospital harmed scores of veterans, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough said Wednesday his confidence in the system has been shaken. Read story

In this photo from May 3, 2022, a sign is taped to a hanger taped to a streetlight in front of the Idaho Capitol. (Sarah A.

Anti-abortion ‘fake clinics’ exist throughout Idaho

In this photo from May 3, 2022, a sign is taped to a hanger taped to a streetlight in front of the Idaho Capitol. (Sarah A.

June 23, 2022, 7:58am Health

With the U.S. Supreme Court on the verge of possibly overturning two landmark abortion rights cases by the end of this month, a trigger law could make nearly all abortions in Idaho illegal just 30 days after the Supreme Court’s decision. Read story

An artist's rendition of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's expanded emergency department as seen from the west. The expansion will include an updated entry with adjacent parking and increased parking space for cars and ambulances.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to expand emergency department

An artist's rendition of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's expanded emergency department as seen from the west. The expansion will include an updated entry with adjacent parking and increased parking space for cars and ambulances.

June 23, 2022, 6:01am Business

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will soon expand the size of its emergency department. Read story

FILE - Crager Boardman, from Brattleboro, Vt., receives a shot at a flu vaccine clinic in Brattleboro on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, a federal advisory panel says Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines. The panel unanimously recommended certain flu vaccines for seniors, whose weakened immune systems don't respond as well to traditional shots.

CDC panel recommends U.S. seniors get souped-up flu vaccines

FILE - Crager Boardman, from Brattleboro, Vt., receives a shot at a flu vaccine clinic in Brattleboro on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, a federal advisory panel says Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines. The panel unanimously recommended certain flu vaccines for seniors, whose weakened immune systems don't respond as well to traditional shots.

June 22, 2022, 2:08pm Health

Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines because regular shots don’t provide them enough protection, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday. Read story

Could Idaho accuse a Washington abortion clinic of murder? Some are worried

June 22, 2022, 10:17am Health

A woman from Idaho, where abortion has become illegal, travels to Washington to end her pregnancy. A prosecutor in the woman's home state declares an Idaho citizen has been killed — and tries to prosecute the woman or the abortion provider for murder. Read story

A can of Toddler Nutritional Drink is shown on a shelf in a grocery store, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Surfside, Fla.

U.S. importing baby formula from Mexico to ease shortage

A can of Toddler Nutritional Drink is shown on a shelf in a grocery store, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Surfside, Fla.

June 22, 2022, 9:36am Business

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing logistical support to import the equivalent of about 16 million 8-ounce baby formula bottles from Mexico starting this weekend, as part of its efforts to ease nationwide supply shortages caused by the closure of the largest U.S. manufacturing plant. Read story

Senators release bill targeting insulin prices

June 22, 2022, 8:49am Health

Two key senators on Wednesday released a widely anticipated bill aimed at lowering insulin prices and capping monthly copays under commercial and Medicare insurance plans. Read story

COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 have already started being administered in some parts of the U.S. The vaccines have just arrived in Clark County.

Clark County kids under 5 can get COVID-19 shots

COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 have already started being administered in some parts of the U.S. The vaccines have just arrived in Clark County.

June 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

According to Dr. Katie Sharff, chief of infectious disease for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Americans have lost patience for COVID-19 precautions. And now that mask mandates have been lifted and large events have resumed, cases have started rising again. Read story