How do I keep my children active this summer?

by Ariel Harrison

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – School’s out for summer and as a parent you might need some ideas to keep the kids busy and active.

Arielle Harrison made her way around town today and shares what she found.

Being a mom of three children under the age of 10, Katie Henna has lots of experience keeping her kids busy and active.

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http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/How-do-I-keep-my-children-active-this-summer-381415721.html

Twin Falls family looks to help children in Nicaragua

by Kelsey Souto

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) More than 45 percent of Nicaragua’s population lives in poverty.

The average person lives on $1.25 a day and lacks basic hygiene products, which is where one Twin Falls family comes in.

“I decided to make hygiene kits for a very poor country in south America, Nicaragua “ said Jacob Tripp.

The entire family will be going and contributing in various ways.

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http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/Twin-Falls-family-looks-to-help-kids-in-Nicaragua-381929591.html

The 2015 Health Heroes

TWIN FALLS, Id. (KMVT / KSVT) The South Central Public Health District announced six winners for the 17th Annual Health Heroes Awards.

These heroes and all nominated are individuals who protect promote and enhance the health of southern Idaho citizens.

This year’s winners are:

Carmen Babb,

Dr. Jonathan Trip,

Dr. Cory Christensen,

Rhea Lanting,

Melanie Gonzales,

and the Amalgamated Sugar Company:

Here’s a word from some of the heroes on what this honor means to them.

Jonathan Tripp, Tripp Family Medicine,
“It means that we’re making an impact in the community, doing things a little differently.

Being a lot more personable and attracting friends and family of current patients because that is where our growth is coming from.”

Carmen Babb, Psychiatric Services Behavioral Health Clinic & Twin Falls Health Care,

“It means a lot to me, because what I do is try to help people, that’s what I’m about is just trying to reach out to the community.

I even founded a non-profit so that I can help more people and raise money through fundraisers and grants to provide free treatment for anybody that needs it.”

Taken From:

http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/The-2015-Health-Heroes-323020041.html

2015 Health Heroes (PDF)

Canyon Ridge Valedictorian Sets Sights on Becoming Doctor

by Julie Wootton

TIMES NEW • Sead “Seiko” Muradbegovic doesn’t flinch when he sees a needle or a patient on a gurney.

That’s because the 18-year-old spent nearly 200 hours volunteering and job shadowing at a doctor’s office and St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center.

His goal is to become a doctor. In the fall, he’ll start at the College of Idaho, studying biology and health sciences.

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http://magicvalley.com/news/local/canyon-ridge-valedictorian-sets-sights-on-becoming-doctor/article_7a6fb80c-1285-5f33-9878-2263396978a4.html

Thank You Letter: Thanks for Supporting Healthy Kids Day

Thanks for Supporting Healthy Kids Day

The Magic Valley YMCA Healthy Kids Day was held Saturday, April 25. More than 250 children and their parents enjoyed a fun-filled morning with the Y, doing 35 fun activities, learning about the fire department and police department, and sampling good, nutritious food.

We would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and YMCA members for helping with Healthy Kids Day. We would not be able to provide these kind of activities for our area children without their help.

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http://magicvalley.com/news/opinion/mailbag/thank-you-letter-thanks-for-supporting-healthy-kids-day/article_d761d986-83de-50bc-8596-40fecbc381c8.html

Tripp Completes Worker’s Comp Class

TIMES-NEWS • Employees of Tripp Family Medicine, Twin Falls, have completed the two-day Worker’s Compensation class offered by the state Industrial Commission.

Dr. Jonathan Tripp, D.O., Russell Singleton, P.A., Tricia Tripp, office manager, and Shellien Gilliland, office assistant, each has been state-certified. Tripp Family Medicine now offers commercial worker’s compensation and occupational health services.

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http://magicvalley.com/news/local/your-business-briefs/article_9734219d-5657-50b7-b611-aca2029b43c9.html