Health Matters Blog

Idaho Beef Month

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July is Idaho Beef Month! This special designation recognizes the tremendous impact the Idaho Beef Industry has had on local communities and the economy of Idaho and is a legacy […]

Return to Work

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As we follow the Governor’s Stay Healthy Order, let’s review how we can stay healthy and safe during our return to a new normal in the workplace. It is important […]

3 Ways to Manage Stress

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Stress is a normal part of life, but living in a state of constant, chronic stress is not healthy. Here are three simple things you can do today to help […]

Nutrition Myths

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By: Leslee Blanch, RD, LD, Family Consumer Science Associate Extension Educator, University of Idaho Bonneville County Extension Deciphering Facts From Fads Sifting through nutrition information can be challenging, to say […]

Novel Coronavirus: Know the Facts

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PLEASE NOTE: This blog post was originally published on February 28, 2020. For up-to-date information about the coronavirus/COVID-19 please visit coronavirus.idaho.gov.

Matters of the Heart

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By: Mimi Fetzer RD, LD, with The Idaho Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Prevention Program February is a time for love, relationships, and matters of the heart. That includes the […]

Dementia Skills Training

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By: Idaho Commission on Aging You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your well-being to take care of someone you love. The Idaho Commission for Aging is here to help anyone struggling […]

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

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By: Health Matters State Employee Wellness Program Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’ve got four simple tips to keep you healthy, happy, and grateful! Let’s Talk Safe Turkey. […]

Get Up, Get Out, and Get Active!

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By Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation With the heat of summer well underway, it’s easy to give in to Netflix and the air conditioner. And while it’s good to […]

Mindful Moments

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Mindfulness is paying full attention to what is going on in the present moment. It is a simple concept, but it is not always easy. Mindfulness may seem overwhelming and […]

Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

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By: John Tomlinson, Highway Safety Manager, Idaho Transportation Department The days are longer and the nights are warmer which means summer has made its way to Idaho. Okay, summer officially […]

Healthy Eating Basics

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Personal insight from Pete Petersen, an Idaho Department of Health & Welfare employee who has maintained a 115 pound weight loss for nearly 7 years! I was morbidly obese most […]

Alcohol Awareness Month

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By: Catie Wiseman, Education Manager, Idaho State Liquor Division Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? […]

Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

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By: Domonique Ayarra-Sykes, Coordinator Child Nutrition Programs, Idaho State Department of Education During the Month of March, we look at how to help children make healthy eating choices. Healthy habits […]

Knowing the Heart

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By: Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Prevention Program; Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health During the month of February there is a constant theme of gratitude […]