Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More Enterovirus cases being treated at Idaho Falls hospital; EIRMC institutes ... - Idaho State Journal

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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:28 pm | Updated: 10:51 am, Fri Sep 12, 2014.




IDAHO FALLS—Specialists at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center are currently treating 6 children with symptoms consistent with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).


This represents three new hospitalized patients since yesterday; threechildren were discharged yesterday back to home. The cumulative number of children treated for respiratory symptoms since Sept. 7 is nine.


Additionally, EIRMC has instituted seasonal visitor restrictions effective today. No visitors under age 18 are allowed, unless they are the parent of a patient. Additionally, people with any respiratory or flu-like symptoms (coughing, fever, runny nose, or sore throat) should avoid visiting. These restrictions are precautionary measures to protect patients (newborns, children, and immune-comprised) who are more susceptible to illness.


Typically, EIRMC institutes these measures each year on Oct. 1; they will be in effect until late March.


Community members can help keep their family healthier by following these tips:


* Stay home when feeling sick, and consult with your doctor if your child is experiencing symptoms.


* Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom.


* Avoid kissing, hugging, touching, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.


* Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.


NOTE FROM IDAHO STATE JOURNAL: Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello and Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot are reporting that they've seen no Enterovirus cases. Both hospitals say at present there are no visitor restrictions at their facilities.



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pocatello and Idaho Falls set new record low temps - Idaho State Journal

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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:03 am





A strong cold front passed through the area on Friday, breaking 26-year-old records for the lowest temperatures recorded for that day in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.


The temperature fell to 24 degrees in Pocatello on Friday morning, breaking the previous record of 30 set in 1988.


In Idaho Falls, the same temperature, 24, broke the 1988 record of 29, according to officials with the National Weather Service forecast office in Pocatello.


“A strong cold front came down out of Montana over the weekend,” said Forecaster Dan Valle, adding that parts of Wyoming received snow. “It was a pretty strong system that came through. Fortunately, we didn’t get snow with it — just cold weather.”


Valle said temperatures should stay warmer this week.



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Idaho Falls shows its pride - LocalNews8

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Idaho Falls got a little more colorful Saturday.


Hundreds of gays, lesbians, transgenders and their supporters marched down E Street for the second annual Pride Parade in the city.


There were lots of colors, lots of balloons and lots of signs calling for equal rights for members of the LGBT community.


As the parade continued down the greenbelt, many voiced their pride.


"We're here to tell everybody that we're queer and we're equal people just like everyone else," said Joseph Crupper.


"It gives the youth an opportunity to see that they are people out here who are here for them 100 percent who want to celebrate them," said Samantha Gresham. "Not just tolerate them, but celebrate them,"


The parade was organized by Idaho Falls Pride.



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Oregon man airlifted to Idaho Falls hospital after wreck on I-84 near Burley - Idaho State Journal

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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:24 pm | Updated: 11:08 am, Mon Sep 15, 2014.





On Friday, September 12, 2014, at approximately 6:17 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on I84 westbound near milepost 194, at the Hazelton exit (west of Burley).


Jade C. Wong, 27 of Caldwell, ID, was traveling westbound I84 near milepost 194 in a 2008 Mazda van. Wong swerved to miss a piece of tire tread on the roadway and struck a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The Toyota rolled pinning the driver, Dale L. Dietrick, 63 of Eugene, OR. Dietrick was taken by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Wong and his passenger Rita Ma, 29 of Caldwell, ID, were not transported. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.


One westbound lane was blocked for approximately two and a half hours.



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More Enterovirus cases being treated at Idaho Falls hospital; EIRMC institutes ... - Idaho State Journal

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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:28 pm | Updated: 10:51 am, Fri Sep 12, 2014.




IDAHO FALLS—Specialists at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center are currently treating 6 children with symptoms consistent with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).


This represents three new hospitalized patients since yesterday; threechildren were discharged yesterday back to home. The cumulative number of children treated for respiratory symptoms since Sept. 7 is nine.


Additionally, EIRMC has instituted seasonal visitor restrictions effective today. No visitors under age 18 are allowed, unless they are the parent of a patient. Additionally, people with any respiratory or flu-like symptoms (coughing, fever, runny nose, or sore throat) should avoid visiting. These restrictions are precautionary measures to protect patients (newborns, children, and immune-comprised) who are more susceptible to illness.


Typically, EIRMC institutes these measures each year on Oct. 1; they will be in effect until late March.


Community members can help keep their family healthier by following these tips:


* Stay home when feeling sick, and consult with your doctor if your child is experiencing symptoms.


* Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom.


* Avoid kissing, hugging, touching, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.


* Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.


NOTE FROM IDAHO STATE JOURNAL: Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello and Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot are reporting that they've seen no Enterovirus cases. Both hospitals say at present there are no visitor restrictions at their facilities.



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Pocatello and Idaho Falls set new record low temps - Idaho State Journal

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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:03 am





A strong cold front passed through the area on Friday, breaking 26-year-old records for the lowest temperatures recorded for that day in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.


The temperature fell to 24 degrees in Pocatello on Friday morning, breaking the previous record of 30 set in 1988.


In Idaho Falls, the same temperature, 24, broke the 1988 record of 29, according to officials with the National Weather Service forecast office in Pocatello.


“A strong cold front came down out of Montana over the weekend,” said Forecaster Dan Valle, adding that parts of Wyoming received snow. “It was a pretty strong system that came through. Fortunately, we didn’t get snow with it — just cold weather.”


Valle said temperatures should stay warmer this week.



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Idaho Falls shows its pride - LocalNews8

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

Idaho Falls got a little more colorful Saturday.


Hundreds of gays, lesbians, transgenders and their supporters marched down E Street for the second annual Pride Parade in the city.


There were lots of colors, lots of balloons and lots of signs calling for equal rights for members of the LGBT community.


As the parade continued down the greenbelt, many voiced their pride.


"We're here to tell everybody that we're queer and we're equal people just like everyone else," said Joseph Crupper.


"It gives the youth an opportunity to see that they are people out here who are here for them 100 percent who want to celebrate them," said Samantha Gresham. "Not just tolerate them, but celebrate them,"


The parade was organized by Idaho Falls Pride.



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