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First case of Zika virus in Utah confirmed, officials say

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials confirmed the first case of the <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/" target="_blank">Zika virus</a> has been identified in <a href="http://utah.gov/index.html" ...

REPORT: Utah ranks average for preventative healthcare

The <a href="http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/" target="_blank">United Health Foundation</a> has released <a href="http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/PressReleases/FinalReport-SpotlightPrevention-26-Feb-2016.pdf" target="_blank">a ...

Tanner Clinic to open new east Layton location

LAYTON — East <a href="http://www.laytoncity.org/public/" target="_blank">Layton</a> will soon be home to <a href="http://tannerclinic.com/" target="_blank">Tanner Clinic</a>’s fifth location. The <a ...

6 takeaways from new report on Weber, Morgan counties’ health

The <a href="http://www.webermorganhealth.org/index.php" target="_blank">Weber-Morgan Health Department</a> has officially released its first Community Health Assessment, <a href="http://www.webermorganhealth.org/_include/pdf/WMHD_CHA.pdf" ...

Wear Red Day urges women not to ignore sometimes subtle heart attack symptoms

Karen Hill knows her right from her left. So five years ago, when the then 71-year-old South Ogden woman began having strange pains on her right side near what she describes as her “neck bone,” a heart attack was the last thing on her mind.Hill had just lost her husband a month earlier to ...

Volunteers help inner-city Ogden get free health services

OGDEN — About 500 Ogden-area residents received free medical, dental and optometry services over the past two days at the Marshall White Center. The two-day health clinic was organized by THRIVE, a full-time volunteer organization run by college-aged members of the Seventh-day Adventist ...

American Lung Association blasts Utah for poor control of e-cigs among youth

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is flunking in efforts to save lives through better controls against tobacco products, including the boom in e-cigarette use among teens, a health group charged Wednesday.In its 14th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report, the <a href="http://www.lung.org/" ...

Key questions remain in hepatitis C outbreak investigation

OGDEN — It’s been three months since McKay-Dee Hospital and Davis Hospital and Medical Center alerted 7,200 patients they may have been exposed to hepatitis C by an infected nurse who worked at both places.However, much remains unknown publicly about the extent of the outbreak.What has been ...

North Ogden woman honors donor, pushes on after rare heart-liver transplant

NORTH OGDEN — Heidi Martin lights a candle on every holiday for a young woman she has never met.That woman lost her life last year. She was an organ donor and a perfect match for Martin, who was waiting for a new heart and liver.“It’s so hard to know someone lost their life so you could ...

Traveling pregnant women, missionaries should be wary of zika virus

How worried should Utahns be about the Zika virus? There’s no immediate threat of widespread infections here, but local health authorities are paying attention to the mosquito-borne virus, which has reached epidemic proportions in at least 24 countries worldwide, <a ...