SALT LAKE CITY — A bill requiring county jails to offer contraceptives to female inmates who had birth control prescriptions before incarceration is on hold while the sponsor addresses lawmakers’ concerns.
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression, to find those who need prompt care. Now they're also being urged to identify women at risk — because counseling could prevent depression from setting in.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah passed sweeping changes to a voter-approved Medicaid expansion Monday, cutting the number of people covered nearly in half and adding work requirements that the Trump administration is expected to approve.
OGDEN — The federally mandated practice of posting hospital prices online falls short of its intended goal, that of helping consumers shop for the best deal. And a recent analysis of how the health care system responds to typical market forces helps to explain why.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — It's reckoning time: President Donald Trump had his annual medical exam Friday, a year after his doctor advised him to up the exercise and cut the calories.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A plan to scale back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Utah won a key approval in the state Legislature on Friday despite protests that it reduces access to needed health care and thwarts voters’ wishes.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah House has passed a proposal to create a committee to review drug overdose deaths.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fast-moving proposal to scale back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Utah passed the state Senate on Monday over protests from activists who say it guts a plan the majority of voters want.
Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s top health official asked Congress on Friday to pass its new prescription drug discount plan and provide it to all patients, not just those covered by government programs like Medicare.
Across Utah County, there are people waiting for donations, whether it is a needed organ, bone marrow or blood that will save their lives. Others have given these life-saving donations to complete strangers. Gift of Life highlights those involved in the medical donation process.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A plan to scale back the number of people covered by Utah's voter-approved Medicaid expansion has moved one step closer to passage, despite protest from supporters.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators rallied at the Utah Capitol on Monday to shield a voter-approved Medicaid expansion from lawmakers’ efforts to change the measure to control costs.
SALT LAKE CITY — The sponsor of an “end of life prescriptions” bill coming up in the Utah Legislature says it would free terminally ill patients of needless misery and severe pain. But significant opposition is expected from conservative organizations.
SOUTH OGDEN — The shock has worn off, but the urgent problem remains: A local nonprofit group that helps sexual assault victims is scrambling to find a new home.
SOUTH OGDEN — South Ogden City and a substance abuse treatment center are jousting in federal court over the legality of the city's refusal to allow the site to expand to 32 beds.
OGDEN — As of Jan. 1, all hospital prices must be posted online for consumers to peruse and consider. This cost disclosure, originally part of the Affordable Care Act, is now required by the Trump administration to be electronically published.
OGDEN — Little Evolet Figueroa provided a midnight surprise as the year’s first baby in Northern Utah.
Utahns signed up for 2019 health insurance in droves during the final week of open enrollment ending Dec. 15, and that late rush brought the state’s totals on par with last year, despite Republican-led efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.
OGDEN — Some in Utah’s criminal justice system expect more DUI convictions when the nation’s toughest blood alcohol limit for impaired driving takes effect Sunday.
OGDEN — Candice Follum, who admitted to stealing and eating methamphetamine for three years while she worked as the Weber County Sheriff’s Office’s evidence clerk, was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail.
SALT LAKE CITY — A nonprofit group laid out a recipe Thursday to reduce Utah’s prison and jail populations, cut crime, save lives and unburden taxpayers.
FARR WEST — In her work as a driver license examiner, Megan Shimizu has learned a lot about organ donation.
OGDEN — Larry Gallegos found out the hard way that his uncle died in prison.
Got health insurance? If not, now is the perfect time to sign up for coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act. But wait another week and that opportunity will slip away.
SALT LAKE CITY — A state committee has recommended a five-point plan to help Utah’s county jails prevent deaths among an incarcerated population increasingly afflicted by substance addictions and mental health problems.
FARMINGTON — The Davis County Jail went six years without documented protocols for providing health care to inmates, Sheriff Todd Richardson said in a wrongful-death lawsuit deposition.
OGDEN — Sometimes old buildings, like people, need a fresh start. Such is the case with a 70-year-old structure at 1159 30th St.
SALT LAKE CITY — Intensive up-front screening for mental health and substance abuse problems has been identified as the top priority in a state examination of county jails.
SALT LAKE CITY — After seeing the state’s first annual report on deaths in county jails, several officials who work in the system said suicide prevention behind bars should be a focus for legislative consideration.
SALT LAKE CITY — Only a handful of Utah jails give top-line withdrawal drugs to addicted inmates, and smaller counties lack resources to do so, according to a new state report and the work of a special committee.
Utah’s jail deaths reporting law has no enforcement clause and will do little to reduce risks faced by inmates, says a consultant who helps families after loved ones die behind bars.
KAYSVILLE — A state agency that maintains certification of nursing assistants says its abuse registry now contains the names of 242 CNAs who were found to have abused, neglected or stolen from patients.
SOUTH OGDEN — The woman is blind but can see shadows.
A violent felon from Ogden was found dead in the Utah State Prison, and paramedics thought his trachea had been crushed.
OGDEN — At almost 18 months of age, Mason King doesn’t hold still long, but the stethoscope Dr. Stanley Graham placed on his chest piqued his curiosity.
SALT LAKE CITY — Of about 500,000 people booked into Utah's county jails since the end of 2012, an estimated 71 died behind bars, according to a state committee studying the issue.
This November, Utah voters will decide the fate of Proposition 3, a ballot initiative that would bring the state in line with 33 others (including Washington D.C.) who have fully expanded Medicaid in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act.
FARMINGTON — Another patient has filed a civil lawsuit against Davis Hospital and Medical Center and a nurse who faces criminal charges for allegedly diverting drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C.
SOUTH OGDEN — Just as demand for its services has doubled in the #MeToo era, a groundbreaking nonprofit group that helps sexual assault victims may lose its home.
FARMINGTON — A 30-year-old man made his first court appearance Wednesday on four felony charges of physically abusing two elderly residents of an assisted living center.
Editor's note: The Utah Nursing Assistant Registry was misidentified in an earlier version of this story. We apologize for the error.
Prosecutors and civil liberties groups are calling for more treatment for mentally ill criminal arrestees, with the goal of helping more defendants to recover and avoid lengthy incarceration.
FARMINGTON — Three expert witnesses condemned the medical treatment given Heather Miller, who fell from a Davis County Jail bunk and bled to death internally, court documents show.
OGDEN — A federal judge Thursday rejected a claim that Ogden officers used excessive force in wrestling an agitated man to the floor of the police station, breaking his leg.
WEST HAVEN — Cooper Bacon looked at the giant tow truck and talked about his work.
RIVERDALE — A few years back, if you brought up the notion of legalizing marijuana for medical use at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, you’d likely end up talking to yourself.
CLEARFIELD — A certified nursing assistant has been arrested on allegations of physically abusing two elderly residents at a Clearfield assisted living center.
SALT LAKE CITY — A state task force on drug withdrawal and jail deaths is off to a sluggish start, beset by slow responses from the counties, legal red tape and a lack of confidence in available data.
It’s Friday at the bustling Seager Memorial Clinic. Patients pack the waiting room, located in the basement of the Ogden Rescue Mission.