public health

Health officials remind families to get vaccinations before vacations begin

TWIN FALLS — Measles outbreaks continue to frustrate communities on America’s east and west coasts. As families prepare to travel this spring and summer, South Central Public Health District urges parents to check their children’s immunization records and make sure they are up to date.

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.

Washington measles outbreak prompts warning to Idaho doctors

BOISE (AP) — Health officials in southwestern Idaho are warning medical care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles because of an outbreak in western Washington that has sickened at least 26 people.

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.