Health Care

Automatic Obamacare plan switch causes confusion, may cost Utahns more

Health Overhaul-3

Under the ACA, Molina policyholders will automatically be enrolled in a comparable...

Health Care

After 8 years, Morgan's WIC program moves back to Ogden

Weber-Morgan Health Department

In July, the Weber-Morgan Health Department vacated the portable classroom it had used as an office and clinic to administer the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that provides food and nutrition assistance to low-income moms with infants and children under five years of...


Health Care

Chlamydia, gonorrhea on the rise nationwide and here in Northern Utah

STD medicine disease

In 2016, these sexually transmitted diseases ranked as Weber-Morgan Health Department’s top two confirmed diseases.


National

Blood pressure of 130 is the new 'high,' according to update of guidelines

High Blood Pressure

The nation’s heart experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the deadly condition sooner.


Government

Automatic Obamacare plan switch causes confusion, may cost Utahns more

Health Overhaul-3

Under the ACA, Molina policyholders will automatically be enrolled in a comparable SelectHealth plan. But the convenient switch could be problematic for some.


Government

Need help with an ACA insurance plan? Here's where to look for open enrollment

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Navigating Utah’s health insurance options before the open enrollment period ends Dec. 15.


Local

Drug addiction topic of free seminar in Roy on Friday

drug addiction stock photo needle heroin

Seminar to offer better understanding of drug addiction, treatment options and resources available.


National

Obamacare signups spike at open enrollment's start

The Healthcare.gov website

More than 200,000 Americans chose a plan on Nov. 1, the day open enrollment began, according to one administration official.


Government

Bountiful lawmaker hopes to expand birth control access for low-income moms

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According to Rep. Ray Ward, the program would cost the state about $800,000 per year, but would produce cost savings over the long haul.


Health Care

Weber County's syringe exchange program starts to take root

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Eight weeks in, Weber County’s needle exchange program has attracted about a dozen participants, proving that gaining the trust of intravenous drug users is never easy.


Environment

Why worry about Great Salt Lake drying up? Owens Valley story gives insight

Owens Valley dust

A century ago, all the water from Lake Owens was funneled to Los Angeles. It was a saline lake with a lot in common with the Great Salt Lake and the Wastach Front. 


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