Indicators for Home Health

Your patients are different – so are their medical conditions, treatments, and needs. Home health professionals are specially trained to deliver high-quality care to patients that helps them recover and regain strength, health, and independence. Our professional nurses, therapists, and social workers treat a wide range of medical conditions, allowing…

Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands!

Parents have been telling their children to wash their hands for generations. The results are less than impressive. Worldwide, only 19 percent of kids wash their hands after going to the bathroom. Dr. Nicole Odom with Heritage Health said parents should continue to emphasize proper handwashing with their children. “Set…

Prevent, Promote, Protect

North Idaho – Preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting the environment are at the heart of what Panhandle Health District (PHD) provides the community. Over 40 different public health programs at PHD are available to families, individuals and organizations. From food and drinking water safety to health education and…

Crash Diets, Keto & Cookie Diets?

Wikipedia lists DOZENS of diet programs on their List of diets page. They are listed by category: Belief-based diets Calorie & weight control diets: Low-calorie, Low-carb, Low fat Crash diets: Beverly Hills diet, Cabbage soup diet, Grapefruit diet, Subway diet Detox diets: Juice fasting, Master Cleanse Diets followed for medical…

Step Away from the Smartphone

Children’s screen times are going up despite mounting evidence that computer technology is having a negative impact on their physical and mental health. Screen time includes watching TV, movies, computers, video games, phones, and tablets and overuse is linked to unhealthy dietary patterns, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and poor sleep quality…

Break Patterns with Intuitive Eating

Restrict. Binge. Repeat.  According to the Boston Medical Center, 45 million Americans follow this pattern as they cling to a new diet each year. Whether they’re too obsessed with French fries, or too fixated on calories, most Americans don’t interact in a healthy way with food. In 1995 two registered…

Sleeping Tips for Baby & You

At Open Arms we see many moms who have this number one commonality: “My baby is awake for hours at night and I need my sleep!” With babies’ different temperaments, parents’ routines, technology and trying to keep up with social media, along with trying to be the best parent, these…

The Truth about Bullying

When we distributed the Fall issue of the North Idaho Family Magazine, we asked parents, school administrators, and teachers about topics they’d like to see covered in future issues of the North Idaho Family Magazine. From pre-school teachers through middle school age, the overwhelming response was bullying. Administrators in elementary…

Diaper Bank Helps Local Families

A new service has recently become available to local parents that helps reduce the cost burden of diapers. Organized by Mountain States Early Head Start, the diaper bank is the first of its kind in North Idaho, and was created in collaboration with the Idaho Diaper Bank, United Way of…

Snackles! Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup oat flour 1/3 cup raisins 1/4 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut or hemp seeds 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tsp lemon or orange zest (optional, but adds a beautiful essence) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (see note…

The Not-So-Sweet Truth about Sugar

Did you know that there are about 56 different names for sugar? Some at least HAVE “Sugar” in the name. Here are a few trickier ones: Dextrose Fructose Galactose Glucose Lactose Maltose Sucrose Agave Nectar Barley Malt Dextrin Sucanat Maltodextrin Brown Rice Syrup Evaporated Cane Juice High Fructose Corn Syrup…

Open Arms Offers “Earn While You Learn”

If this is a first pregnancy or even a second, there may be questions about what pregnancy is like. This is why Real Choices Clinic offers the Earn While You Learn program. While there are many services available, no one needs to go through an unplanned pregnancy alone. We connect…

Join the (PoP)Club!

The Inland Northwest Food Network is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering the Power of Produce (PoP) Club this summer at the Hayden Farmers Market. The PoP Club – first held last summer – is a program that seeks to encourage children to make healthy food…