Health Care

Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

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A Republican lawmaker from Orem is fighting back against a pending state ballot initiative that...

Local

Allergy doc says 2018 pollen season could be brutal in Northern Utah

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Local doctor offers tips for avoiding the extremely high pollen counts, which came early this year.


Government

Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

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A Republican lawmaker from Orem is fighting back against a pending state ballot initiative that would install a much broader medical cannabis law than the two bills he successfully spearheaded through the recent 2018 legislative session.


Health Care

Families with autistic children struggle to pay for therapy programs

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Many families in Utah play a constant balancing act for their autistic children: seeing positive results from providing consistent physical, social and behavioral therapy, and finding ways to pay for it.


Education

'Unique in their own way': How two Northern Utah families deal with autism

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Kenzie is socially engaged; Haiden has a hard time communicating. They are both smart. They both want to have friends. Haden has a therapist; Kenzie’s family cannot afford a specialist. But they also represent the different sides of the autism spectrum.


Health Care

Genetic testing is remaking medicine, but insurance has yet to catch up

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At 19 months old, Camdin Wiberg weighs 17 pounds. But this wide-grinned toddler’s zest for life totally overcompensates for his small stature.


Government

Fact-checking Utah Medical Association's claims on medical marijuana initiative

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The statement, issued in early April, contains sweeping claims that don’t check out, while some arguments ring true and others fall somewhere in between.


Health Care

Intermountain Healthcare restructuring signals minimal changes at McKay-Dee

Restructuring not expected to impact services

Thousands of employees are moving to other, for-profit, companies, but officials say the company’s mission continues.


Health Care

Sugary beverages scarce at McKay-Dee Hospital

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McKay-Dee Hospital is sugar-free when it comes to soft drinks, flavored waters and sweetened teas sold in its public cafe to health care providers and visitors who drop by for a break.


Health Care

CDC: Blocking Utah youths access to firearms at home could reduce suicides

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A recent investigation and report compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Utah’s Department of Healthscrutinized Utah’s spike in teen suicides from 2011 to 2015. One of the report’s several recommendations included “reduce access to lethal means among...


Health Care

With diabetes on the rise, free Ogden clinic adjusts accordingly

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“I enjoy volunteering. I think most doctors who come here do,” Dr. Marc Johnson said. “It’s fun to see patients in kind of a different setting, especially where they don’t have other options.”


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