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Commentary: Lessons from history still used in nursing today

Dec. 7, 1941, is a date that lives in infamy for nearly every American. Movies have been made about it, memorials created, and history has established it as the date that moved the United States into World War II. What is not often recognized is the impact the Pearl Harbor attack had on nursing ...

Commentary: September is the time to prepare for the ‘zombie apocalypse’

“I don’t have a good feeling about this.” I can still recall making that statement in a December 2019 email exchange with my colleague, Dr. Valerie Gooder, after reading reports about a developing situation in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, where a cluster of patients was experiencing ...

Anti-cancer compounds discovered in sea corals

OGDEN — Preserving the diversity of animals on the Earth is extremely important because they contain a variety of potentially human-life saving compounds. That’s what University of Utah professor Eric Schmidt said after his research team found soft sea corals contain a promising ...

Ogden set for annual medical conference

For the past 77 years, the Ogden Surgical Medical Society has been holding its annual conference to help educate local clinicians and the public on a variety of topics. This year, the conference will be held May 17-20 at Weber State University. The theme of this year’s event is “Conference ...

Intermountain research further questions benefits of alcohol consumption

Drinking alcohol provides no additional health benefit for people already taking cholesterol reducing medicines called statins, an Intermountain Healthcare study found. Some observational studies had previously pointed to red wine being beneficial at reducing the risk of coronary heart ...

Suicide Prevention Month is active throughout Utah

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and it is a great time to renew commitments to help others, become better educated and find out about available mental health resources. Across Utah, individuals and organizations are getting the word out about ways to help save lives, educate others about ...

University of Utah study examines link between suicide risk, genetics

SALT LAKE CITY — People who suffer from bipolar disorder and are genetically predisposed to post traumatic stress disorder may have a higher risk of dying from suicide, according to a study led by research scientists at the University of Utah. The study investigated risk factors for suicide ...