Health Care

Merging of IASIS, Steward health care companies could impact Northern Utah

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The impact of an impending merger between two for-profit hospital operators will ripple through...

Local

Merging of IASIS, Steward health care companies could impact Northern Utah

BS 111115 Davis Hospital 03-2

The impact of an impending merger between two for-profit hospital operators will ripple through Northern Utah, but exact details are still scarce.


Environment

Rise of Western wildfires makes for gloomy air quality future in Utah

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Then fires began lighting up throughout the West, including the Uintah Fire, just miles from the 24-year-old’s Riverdale home.


Police & Fire

Northern Utah authorities explain blood draw policies after SLC nurse's arrest

Wubbels arrest

Northern Utah police and health officials explained the procedures they use to obtain blood draws and whether a recent incident involving a Salt Lake City nurse will make them change their policies.


Police & Fire

Ex-jail inmates staying off drugs with breakthrough non-narcotic treatment

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Dozens of former Northern Utah Jail inmates in the past year have received once-a-month shots of Vivitrol. The non-narcotic treatment curbs cravings for narcotics.


Health Care

Ogden syringe-exchange program launches, but no takers show up

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The program, which law enforcement officials here initially opposed, aims to keep heroin and other intravenous drug users from using dirty needles, thus slowing the spread of disease.


Politics

U.S. Rep. Bishop to step down after next term, presuming he wins in 2018

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Bishop, now in his eighth term, revealed the plans at a town hall meeting in Layton, where he also touched on immigration, President Donald Trump and more.


Health Care

Police, needle-exchange advocates reach deal for Ogden program to move forward

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The program is meant to keep users of heroin and other drugs from using dirty syringes, but some officials have expressed concern it would encourage use of illegal substances.


Health Care

West Nile virus detected in South Ogden mosquitoes this week

West Nile Virus

The Utah Department of Health is warning Northern Utahns to take preventative measures after West Nile virus was detected in South Ogden this week.


Health Care

Intermountain Layton outpatient clinic, pediatric offerings launch in September

Intermountain Layton Hospital

Construction on the new five-story, 300,000 square-foot hospital started last year and is slated to finish next year, notwithstanding the partial launch of services next month.

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