Health Blog

  • 28
    Mar 2013
    National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month! I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you some facts about the St Luke’s Children’s Nutrition Team! We are: Jennifer Beazer Taylor, Tracy Varner (home care/hospice), Krista Tiensvold (hospital), and Jordan McCoy (clinics). Combined, we have over 60 years of experience taking care of kids! Our team boasts three of the four [...]

  • 22
    Mar 2013
    Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine

    Every year, more than 67,000 children go to an emergency room for medicine poisoning. That’s one child every eight minutes. Almost all of these visits are because the child got into medicnie while their parent or caregiver wasn’t looking. You can keep this from happening to your child by learning how to store, dose and [...]

  • 07
    Mar 2013
    Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries – Sunday, March 10th

    This Sunday, March 10th when we are springing forward for daylight savings time, make sure to change the batteries in all of your smoke alarms. If batteries were recently changed, it’s still very important to conduct your monthly test of your smoke alarms. It could save a life! Did you know that having a working [...]


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It’s so great that you’ve joined us on “grow,” as we discuss and share important information on health and safety for children and families. As Idaho’s only Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s is committed to caring for children when they are sick or injured, but we are also working to keep kids out of the hospital as much as possible through prevention, education, and promotion of healthy family lifestyles.