Health Care

Task force including Mormon leader to address teen suicides

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A new task force that includes a high-ranking Mormon leader, the Utah Jazz owner and the leader of...

Health Care

Hepatitis A outbreak skips Weber County, health officials aim to keep it that way

Health officials instruct eateries on Hepatitis A

The current outbreak included 146 confirmed hepatitis A cases from May 8, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. Of that total, 101 cases occurred in Salt Lake County and 31 in Utah County. Weber and Morgan counties only had two.


Health Care

Intermountain Healthcare launching new generic drug company with partners

Intermountain Healthcare to launch generic drug company

The move is being made to respond to pharmaceutical shortages and erratic spikes in costs, but it could also be an economic boon to Utah.


Education

As youth suicide increases, Weber schools say language is part of the solution

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“Calling it a suicide is not going to cause suicide to increase,” said Weber School District Student Services Director Gina Butters.


Courts

Lawsuit seeks expanded freedoms for Utah's intellectually disabled adults

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The Disability Law Center accuses Utah’s Department of Health, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, Department of Human Services and the state’s Division of Service for People with Disabilities of fostering a system that restricts residents in intermediate care facilities (ICFs) from leading...


State

Task force including Mormon leader to address teen suicides

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A new task force that includes a high-ranking Mormon leader, the Utah Jazz owner and the leader of an LGBT rights group was created Wednesday by Gov. Gary Herbert to address a troubling rise in teen suicides in Utah.


National

'It's pretty foolish behavior:' Teens daring each other to eat Tide pods

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Videos circulating on social media are showing kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry detergent packets. Or cooking them in frying pans, then chewing them up before spewing the soap from their mouths.


Government

Medical marijuana gains support from doctors, patients, researchers

Medical marijuana forum aimed to educate

A growing number of doctors and patients believe marijuana could be beneficial in easing symptoms associated with serious and chronic conditions. Utahns are on the cusp of possibly approving medical marijuana this November, which would mark a significant shift in this largely conservative state.


National

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

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An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound.


Government

Doctor overseeing CBD oil study faces Medicare fraud charges

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The physician poised to oversee Cannabidiol oil studies for the recently formed Endo-C could also be facing 80 counts of Medicare fraud in federal court.


Health Care

Health center offers baby clothes, supplies as incentive for expecting, new moms

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Although the Teddy Bear Den at Midtown Community Health Center in Ogden is little more than a glorified closet, its community impact extends well beyond its size.


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