Health

'Healthy' sweeteners, protein-powerhouse quinoa, other nutrition myths debunked

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Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for...

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: Mylan's EpiPen fiasco can't be unseen

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Mark Saal: I’ve seen it, and I still don’t believe it. Mylan CEO Heather Bresch defends outlandish price increases for auto-injector.


Police & Fire

New avenues sought for drug detox in Utah jails

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Jail medical supervisors have argued forcefully about security and logistical concerns. But the Weber County Jail is just starting a pilot program with treatment agencies to provide Vivitrol detox injections prior to release.


Environment

Climate change, growing wildfire risk expected to make Utah's air worse

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Utah’s dry weather and damaging wildfires stir up dust.


Health

'Healthy' sweeteners, protein-powerhouse quinoa, other nutrition myths debunked

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Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for nutrition advice, but not all the advice you hear is worth believing. Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths:


News

2 cases of equine West Nile Virus found in Uintah County

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is urging horses owner to vaccinate their animals after two cases of equine or horse West Nile Virus were confirmed in Uintah County. 


Health

Weber-Morgan Health Department makes proposed diesel regulation public

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If approved by the health board, the change would require diesel vehicles 14,000 pounds and less to have emissions tests before they can be registered in Weber County.


Health

Zika virus FAQ: Facts about the virus' prevention, symptoms, effects and more

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Now that the Weber-Morgan Health Department has confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Weber County, we answer some common questions about the mosquito-borne virus. 


Environment

Weber-Morgan health board opens diesel testing decision to public comment

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The board voted to collect written comments and hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 7. 


Health

Weber-Morgan board likely to move closer to diesel decision on Monday

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The Weber-Morgan Health Board could vote on a diesel emissions testing rule Monday, opening the proposed regulation to public comment.


Health

Many 'super lice outbreak' reports get the science wrong (and it's in Utah)

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Most importantly: Super Lice is in Utah, contrary to what the green and pink map indicates.  


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