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EllsworJ posted on November 22, 2010 08:11
Public health officials are encouraging people to get their flu vaccine before the holidays to prevent the spread of illness among families and friends. “With the holidays approaching, this is the perfect time to not only protect yourself, but your loved ones as well,” says Dr. Leslie Tengelsen, Deputy State Epidemiologist. “The best protection is to get vaccinated. We don’t want to see people’s holidays ruined because of flu illnesses that are easily preventable.”

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EllsworJ posted on November 16, 2010 03:11

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will meet Thursday and Friday, November 18-19, in Boise for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will begin on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. in the 10th floor conference room of the PeteT.CenarrusaBuilding, 450 West State Street. The meeting will continue through Friday morning.

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EllsworJ posted on October 25, 2010 07:21

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week’s theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," underscores the importance of testing your children and home, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects.

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EllsworJ posted on September 30, 2010 13:45
Idaho is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for having one of the top-performing weatherization programs in the country. The program has put $30 million in stimulus funds to work improving the energy efficiency of homes of low-income Idahoans while generating hundreds of jobs in the state.

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ShanahaT posted on August 27, 2010 14:21
There are a number of wildfires burning throughout the state and smoke from these fires can cause serious health problems. The Idaho Department o...

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