Health

Is it already time for flu shots?

One indicator that Fall has arrived is that signs are going up at area drug stores urging people to get a flu shot. But do you really need to get the flu shot? Or can you avoid the hassle?

Doctors in short supply in Gem State

There's a critical shortage of doctors in Idaho, and there's a movement in the works to develop a medical school and attract medical residents, and someday medical students, to the Gem State.

Idaho officials encourage pertussis vaccinations

Health officials in Idaho are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against pertussis -- also called whooping cough -- as neighboring Washington state struggles with its worst outbreak of the disease in decades.

Spokane ranks 25th healthiest Washington county

From hiking to golfing and skiing, the Inland Northwest is home to many outdoor activities, but new research shows that Spokane County falls near the bottom of the list of the healthiest counties in the state.