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Health misinformation was an Idaho-grown product for years – now it has a body count

Health misinformation was an Idaho-grown product for years – now it has a body count

UPDATED: 9:51 a.m.

A cottage industry of health misinformation has flourished in Idaho for years, with help from Idaho’s laissez-faire approach to governance and a faction of Idaho Republican lawmakers who support and amplify the misinformation. Some of the players promote unproven, unsafe and unorthodox treatments, seemingly without consequence.The pandemic gave locally grown health misinformation a new marketplace — and a body count.

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Dr. Zorba Paster: Taking steps to prevent dementia

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 20, 2021

I seem to write a lot about dementia. The older I get, the more I’m interested in all sorts of brain loss. My mom had dementia – probably Alzheimer’s disease, although as a one- to two-pack-a-day smoker, it could have been small strokes.
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People’s Pharmacy: Statins make controlling diabetes harder

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 20, 2021

Q. My dad was on statins. (He really needs the help controlling his cholesterol.) We immediately noticed an increase in his blood glucose measurements. His Type 2 diabetes was more difficult to control, and it was very upsetting for him, as he was trying so hard.