November 18th, 2014

New Immunization Recommendation for Adults 65 and Older

In August of this year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a new vaccine recommendation for adults 65 and older. Routine use of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13 or Prevnar 13) is now recommended for adults 65 and older. PCV13 is recommended in addition to previously recommended 23-valent pneumococcal …

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November 26th, 2014

Awareness Key to Cure for Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

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Idahoans facing pancreatic cancer and their families lost an inspirational advocate this April (2014) when John Bradley, founder of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Boise Affiliate, was overtaken by the disease. John, a St. Luke’s patient, was first diagnosed in late November 2005, says Wendy Stoneberg, John’s partner. After …

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August 18th, 2014

Colleagues Surprise Retiring Coworker With Paint Job

Susan Fiscus’ colleagues painted her house as a surprise gift to mark her retirement from St. Luke's.

Others might get a fun lunch, a nice flower arrangement, and a great card to mark their retirements. Susan Fiscus’ colleagues painted her house. While she wasn’t looking. Susan started working in housekeeping at the local hospital in the Wood River Valley more than 22 years ago, before the hospital …

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September 27th, 2014

College Bound: ‘I Like to Think of Myself as the Luckiest of the Unlucky’

After a successful battle against  acute lymphoblastic leukemia Bailey Helvie,19, is on her way to a new life as a college freshman at Chapman University in Orange County, Calif.

Back to school. Three words that not every school-age person likes to hear. And then there’s Bailey Helvie, who can’t wait to hit the books. Faith “Bailey” Helvie is a 19-year-old, first-year, sorority rush-bound, all-around athlete headed for Chapman University in Orange County, Calif. Look out, world! Bailey is also …

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