A Twin Falls nurse spent 2 weeks in Washington responding to measles outbreak

TWIN FALLS — South Central Public Health District’s Tanis Maxwell had never encountered a confirmed case of the measles — let alone an outbreak — here in Idaho.

Gooding Soil Conservation District receives grant

GOODING — The Gooding Soil Conservation District and the University of Idaho Extension in Gooding County announced they were awarded an urban agriculture conservation grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Prescription drug abuse and vaping information panel offered Wednesday

TWIN FALLS — Nearly one in four teens admit to using a prescription drug that wasn’t prescribed to them, and a recent survey from the Food and Drug Administration shows 3.6 million middle- and high-school students are now using e-cigarettes — vapes — in the U.S.

Public Health opens new mobile clinics for WIC clients

TWIN FALLS — South Central Public Health District has announced new Women, Infants and Children — WIC — clinics to help mothers and children in the Magic and Wood River valleys choose and afford healthier lifestyles. Specifically, the program helps low-income pregnant breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women and infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.

Public health advisory lifted for Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

ROGERSON — South Central Public Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality announced Oct. 17 they’re lifting a public health advisory for Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir.

SCPHD holds Health Heroes Awards

TWIN FALLS — The South Central Public Health District will host the 2018 Health Heroes Awards at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Katz A and B conference rooms at its office, 1020 Washington St. N., Twin Falls.