public health

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.

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.

Free tobacco-cessation classes being offered

TWIN FALLS — The South Central Public Health District is partnering with St. Luke’s Wood River to offer a new set of Freedom From Smoking classes to help people quit tobacco.

Health advisories lifted for Mormon Reservoir and Thorn Creek Reservoir

GOODING — South Central Public Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have lifted the health advisories for Mormon Reservoir and Thorn Creek Reservoir. Due to hazardous algae blooms, the advisories were issued in June for Mormon Reservoir and July for Thorn Creek Reservoir.