News stories from the past 60 days.
Aug 14, 2019 - News segment on physician shortages in Idaho and efforts to address those shortages. Idaho ranks 49th in the number of physicians in the state; many rural areas struggle to retain their staff. Initiatives to help address the issue include a program at the state's medical school giving preference to Idaho residents and including telehealth as part of student rotations.
Source: KIVI TV
Aug 9, 2019 - In the past 12 months Connecticut, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Michigan have passed laws allowing dental therapists to practice in a role similar to physician assistants in medicine. A total of 12 states now authorize dental therapy in some capacity.
Source: Pew Charitable Trusts
Last Updated: 8/15/2019