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…




Free Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

Children and teens profoundly experience grief when they experience the loss of a loved one. Thankfully, from July 13 to 15, North Idaho kids and teens will have a chance to gather together and know they are not alone. Hospice of North Idaho offers this free summer camp to help…




Free CPR Training February 8

There will be a free CPR, AED, and First Aid training! Keep The Beat strives to increased number of citizens throughout the community properly trained to recognize and provide initial care for a variety of emergencies. Importantly, this training will provide attendees with life-saving knowledge to help stabilize situations to…




Don’t be SAD!

by Bill Rutherford According to NIMH, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression displaying a recurring seasonal pattern. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or summer months) for at least two years. Seasonal…




Help for Dyslexia

It’s hard to imagine anyone can make it through school without being able to read. From filling out a medical questionnaire to reading road signs, illiteracy can be crippling. Yet, in 2018, 1 in 4 children grow up without learning to read proficiently. According to the National Center for Education…




Get Ready for Snow!

National Safety Council recommends the following tips to shovel safely. Do not shovel after eating or while smoking Take it slow and stretch out before you begin Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it’s lighter Push the snow rather than lifting it If you do lift it, use a small shovel…




Shriners Hospitals’ New App Helps Parents Detect Signs of Scoliosis

Back-to-School HEALTH CHECK! The leisurely days of summer are over and it’s time to re-establish healthy habits and back-to-school routines. In addition to dental checkups and annual physicals, pediatric medical specialists recommend adding a scoliosis screening to back-to-school checklists. A team of doctors at Shriners Hospitals for Children® developed SpineScreen,…




Self-Care for Grieving

The loss of a loved one can be overwhelming and draining. Hospice of North Idaho supports community members with a safe place to express grief and to learn tools for the journey through grief. Free counseling and grief groups are offered to anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one.…




Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA is a training  –  like regular First Aid or CPR  –  designed to give people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid helps people know that mental illnesses and addictions…




Children’s Behavior

Does your Child Display any of These Symptoms? • Moodiness • Anxiety • Depression • Memory problems • Worry/fear • OCD obsessive compulsive disorder • Brain fog • Ruminating thoughts • ADD, ADHD and other focus issues • Poor Reading Comprehension Some issues are truly neurological, but many are the…




Healthy Food Choices Program for Kids

The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a fun and exciting new children’s program that will be held at the Hayden Farmers Market this summer. The program seeks to encourage children to make healthy food choices by empowering them to shop for, grow and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. Children…




Senior care program provides a fun, safe option for caregivers

Being a caregiver for aging parents can be challenging for families. Juggling work and family life while caring for a senior with special needs can add stress and daily scheduling complications. Luckily, the senior care program at Kootenai Health is a community-based program to provide for the special needs of…




Get smart about antibiotics

Know when it’s best not to use antibiotics It never fails; when the kids go back to school, they are bound to come home with runny noses, coughs and sore throats at some point. As a parent, you want to keep your kids healthy and make them feel better, but…




A Mom’s View of ADHD

If I had only known then … My son was 4 years old the day I was told by the preschool director that he was not welcome back unless he was on medication for “ADHD” to control his behavior. Learning disabilities often show themselves in bad behavior & social awkwardness.…




Rethinking “Girls (Moms) Night Out”

Throughout society, but especially for women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That’s dangerous. Think about the abundance of memes related to drinking on social media feeds. Taglines like: “I like to play this drinking game where I take a shot every time one of my kids says, “mom.” Or “Technically,…