Ron Oberleitner and Richelle Tierney are both parents of adult children on the autism spectrum and they shared their stories with Idaho Matters on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
Back in April, the Idaho Department of Insurance issued a directive requiring insurance companies to start insuring some therapies for individuals on the autism spectrum. We talk about the benefits to the child, the family and the schools when insurance supports autism therapy.
Ceci Thunes, coordinator with the Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance, discusses the collaboration of mental healthcare stakeholders with Idaho Matters on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Last week, stakeholders in the state's mental healthcare community met to develop a collaboration to better serve Idahoans and encourage investment in treatment for addiction. Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance coordinator Ceci Thunes joins Idaho Matters to talk about those efforts.
In the past, we’ve brought you stories of the plague in cats, dogs and rodents -- mainly ground squirrels. But this year, for the first time in decades, Idaho has reported a case of the disease in humans.
Stephanie Bender-Kitz, executive director of Honoring Choices, talks about the importance of advance care planning on Idaho Matters on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Advance care planning allows people to make choices about their healthcare should they become unable to do so in the future. We discuss the options and advantages of advance care planning with Honoring Choices Idaho, a nonprofit organization that promotes discussions about the importance of planning.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Family and Community Services administrator Ross Edmunds, Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Family Support Coordinator and Family Support Specialist Carol Dixon and YES trainer Janet Hoeke discuss services for youths with emotional distress on Idaho Matters on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) provides mental health care for youths in Idaho by coordinating the services of multiple agencies, including the Department of Health and Welfare, State Department of Education and Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction.
Dr. Seanne Waite discusses health and longevity on Idaho Matters on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
University of Idaho nutrition professor SeAnne Waite has researched what behaviors allow centanarians to live past 100 years. She joins Idaho Matters to talk about how diet and lifestyle can extend our life expectancy.
Dr. Owen McDougal discusses his research into the presence of acrylamide in foods with Idaho Matters on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Boise State University's Owen McDougal has been researching how acralymides develop in cooked foods. Acralymides can have carcinogenic effects on the human body and in California, a judge recently ruled coffee growers need to label the acralymide content of their beans. Idaho Matters will talk with McDougal about his work on acralymides and potatoes.