Health Care

Teacher's death plunges junior high school into shock and grief

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Weber School District spokesman Lane Findlay said that school staff became aware of Shane...

Environment

Nearly 1 in 5 Weber County diesel vehicles failing emissions tests

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With almost a year’s worth of diesel emissions tests under their belts, Weber-Morgan health officials say they’re surprised by the results.


Education

Teacher's death plunges junior high school into shock and grief

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Weber School District spokesman Lane Findlay said that school staff became aware of Shane Wray’s death first thing Wednesday morning and were deeply affected by the loss.


Government

FACT CHECK: Marijuana town hall at Bonneville High School

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Last week’s town hall meeting at Bonneville High School focused on the ills of marijuana, presenting data primarily from a law enforcement perspective. And some of the information shared seemed to merit closer scrutiny.


Health Care

Former Utah Congressman launches company to study cannabis

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The study will focus on participants wrestling with pain, anxiety or sleep issues. 


Health Care

Open enrollment period still open, but not for long

There's still time to pick a plan

The open-enrollment period ends Dec. 15 for individual health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


Government

Town hall meeting touts multiple ills of marijuana

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The divide between law enforcement and medical cannabis proponents appeared to be deep and wide Wednesday night during a town hall meeting held at Bonneville High School.


Business

CVS expands into insurance with $69 billion Aetna bid

CVS Aetna Acquisition

CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client, the companies announced late Sunday. CVS Health Corp. will pay about $207 in cash and stock for each share of Aetna Inc. That...


Health Care

Kratom beginning to rival cannabis in controversy over risks, benefits

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Is kratom, a pain-relieving botanical substance, a viable alternative to opioids? A growing number of people weigh in on the controversial topic.


Government

Better data, more inclusive culture could help reduce youth suicides in Utah

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Youth suicides in Utah went up 141.3 percent from 2011 to 2015, dramatically outpacing the nation’s rate and prompting state health officials to seek outside help to better understand how to address the problem.


Health Care

CBD oil touted as broadly beneficial, but still potentially illegal

For some, CBD oil has been a godsend

A quick internet search yields scores of websites touting cannabidiol or CBD oil as an aid to relieve pain and anxiety, minimize epileptic seizures, protect brain neurons, halt cancer growth, treat acne and more.


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