Hospital acting cautiously, hoping for no more hepatitis C cases

The hospital says it pinpointed all patients who received care and certain medications from a nurse infected with the blood-borne virus and is taking an overly cautious approach.


Struggling Utah co-op health insurer to close after 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — A nonprofit Utah health insurer is shutting its doors after learning it would receive only a fraction of federal money it was counting on. Utah’s Insurance Department announced Tuesday, Oct. 27 that Arches Mutual Insurance Co. will keep paying claims for its customers this year but...


Northern Living: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  // Midtown Community Health Center in Ogden about 60 percent of the women patients are not insured. Because of that, the center holds a Women’s Connection event every year in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare to provide free mammogram screenings....


Doctors: Raise smoking age to 21, crack down on e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes came under broad attack Monday, Oct. 26, from a doctors’ group that says electronic nicotine delivery is a pernicious avenue toward hooking younger generations to life-shortening, tobacco-related products. “Tobacco use continues to be a major health threat to children, adolescents and...

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Five E. coli cases in Utah have been linked to chicken salad bought at Costco warehouse stores, the Utah Department of Health said Tuesday, Nov. 24. Costco Wholesale has several stores along the...

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world’s largest...