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Fake News and the Swamp Needs a Brain Scan

When I was 5 years old, my Quaker grandmother told me to be careful of the thoughts I think. Thoughts turn into words, words turn into actions, actions turn into habits, and habits define a life. Before the end of the 20th Century, neurobiologists believed that the brains of humans reached full development around the […]

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Medicaid Expansion is not the Answer

On the subject of Medicaid expansion: I would just like to reiterate that you will not solve our medical problems by throwing more money at them. It has already been tried in many states and in every one it has failed, however; it has significantly expanded their debt to the point where many of those […]

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Thank You President Trump

From the Editorial Board of Gem State Patriot News While 350 newspapers around the globe are writing fake news articles about President Trump, we would like to thank him for the many good things he has done to turn around our country from eight years of oppression by former president Obama. Since taking office, President […]

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In Reply to Wayne Hoffman’s ‘Voluntary Giving’ Medicaid Gap Solution

I just finished reading Idaho Freedom Foundation head Wayne Hoffman’s proposed solution to the Medicaid expansion problem, and all we can say is you might as well be whistling Dixie while drowning in quicksand. We have written many times about how we need to change the way we look at healthcare in Idaho and in […]

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States Offer Relief From Rising Health Care Costs – Congress Should Help

— Published with Permission of DailySignal.com — Insurance executives say that in for 2019, individual market premiums could increase by 30 percent nationwide. Middle-class Americans, stuck in Obamacare’s insurance “markets,” are desperate for relief from skyrocketing health insurance costs. Innovative state governors and legislators, as The Heritage Foundation has urged, need Washington’s help to provide it. […]

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Medicaid Expansion is not the Answer

Once again our favorite “Liberal Media Muppet” Betsy Russell who tries to write stories for the Spokane Review is trying to trash Labrador for the sake of expanding a system in Idaho that has failed in just about every other state it has been tried in. Why has Medicaid expansion failed? Because there are no […]

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A Historic Review of Modern Medicine

Modern day medicine in the USA began at the end of the 19th century with the development of Medical residency training programs at John’s Hopkins University and the Mayo Clinic. Both institutions were run by physicians and administered by Catholic Sisters. The majority of their patients were indigent and couldn’t pay for their services. Fee […]

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PODCAST: Pros and Cons of Medical Cannabis with Dr. Michael Karlfeldt

Today, we discuss pros and cons of cannabis, both medically and legally with Dr. Michael Karlfeldt who runs a large integrative medical clinic in Meridian. Dr. Karlfeldt is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN® ), with 20+ years of clinical experience, and offices previously in Los Angeles and Stockholm. He has been practicing in Boise, […]

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A Primer on Medicinal Cannabis – Idaho Needs More Health Freedom

The word Cannabis is the real name for marijuana: The Government has made the word marijuana into something to be shunned so for the purpose of getting off on the right track we will be using the word Cannabis in this article instead of the government’s derogatory terminology. We will also refer to the Hemp […]

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Will Integrative Medicine be the Future of Healthcare? Part III in a series (The Solution)

Our approach to a healthy society is upside down: Those who are involved in healthcare have built an entire trillion dollar industry around it. As a nation, we do not try to keep our citizens healthy by any means. What we do is continue to allow corporations to use untested chemicals in household products, produce […]

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Setting an Example – Kevin Miller’s Quest: ‘Changing Your Lifestyle’

Kevin Miller is setting an example to anyone who has a weight problem or, as many might say, an addiction to food. I’m not sure if I was an inspiration to Kevin in this quest but maybe I played a small part in his decision to get back to his body building weight. We all know […]

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Idaho Lawmaker Berates ‘Loser Snowflakes’ for Suffering from the Problems He Helped Create

Perhaps it’s time the “loser snowflakes” of the world started recognizing the real source of their problems. Stephen Hartgen is a Republican Idaho State Representative from Twin Falls. This means he spends 3-4 months every year in session in Boise, Idaho, voting on laws and budgets. He also serves as the Chairman of the Commerce & […]