The physical abuse of elderly assisted-living patients in Clearfield is a warning of problems to come as the aging Baby Boomer population floods Utah’s senior care centers, according to victims’ advocates and key people in the system.
OGDEN — With a new census coming during the next calendar year, an Ogden man says he’s redoubling his effort to prompt the bureau responsible for it to get a more robust counting of veterans.
OGDEN — Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox spoke about suicide prevention to 500 secondary students — grades 7–12— at DaVinci Academy Tuesday, ending the speech with a performance with the school’s teacher band.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other drugs.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.
FARMINGTON — The children of an assisted-living patient abused by a certified nursing assistant are seeking greater protections for other elderly residents.
FARMINGTON — The Davis County Sheriff’s Office has formed an advisory committee to conduct a life safety study in the jail, where 13 people have died in the past decade.
NEW YORK (AP) — As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country's biggest public health successes : curbing cigarette smoking.
OGDEN — Ogden City and one of its police officers have been dropped as defendants in a civil lawsuit over the death of an intoxicated man in the Weber County Jail.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Evelyn Morgas lost her 40-year-old daughter to a stroke in 2015, but she said she feels like she's hugging her again every time she embraces the Utah man who received her daughter's lungs.
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FARMINGTON — A Davis County Jail nurse failed to adequately act upon dangerous signs of labored breathing and bluish skin exhibited by an arrestee who soon died of a narcotics overdose, attorneys have alleged in new court documents.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As Utah rolled out its partial Medicaid expansion Monday, health care advocates said they’re worried the scaled-back version of a voter-approved law will leave thousands of people behind.
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. measles cases through the first three months of this year have surpassed the count for all of 2018, health officials say.
SANDY — The Utah Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of 2 percent and a fee increase of 3 percent for students at Weber State University at their meeting Friday at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off “Obamacare.” But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his re-election campaign.
OGDEN — So intelligent — and yet so humble.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday approved the first step in Utah lawmakers' contentious plan for a partial Medicaid expansion.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns who flee polygamy will become eligible for crime victims’ reparations if Gov. Gary Herbert signs a bill passed by the state Senate Wednesday.
FARMINGTON — The 28-year-old Davis County Jail medical wing, unable to handle today’s wave of inmates haunted by opiate addictions or mental illness, may be replaced by a new unit with about triple the capacity.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers squashed legislation Friday designed to help establish a wholesale prescription drug importation program from Canada.
OGDEN — The League of Women Voters will be hosting a panel on the dangers the use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping.
OGDEN — Police say a woman forged dozens of prescriptions over a yearlong period to obtain nearly 14,000 pain pills and other controlled substances.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Senate committee voted 5-0 Wednesday for a bill to make refugees of polygamy eligible for reparations from the state crime victims’ fund.
FARMINGTON — A former certified nursing assistant pleaded guilty to a pair of felony charges for abusing an elderly dementia patient in attacks caught on video at a Clearfield assisted living center.
By March 14, Utah legislators will decide whether or not to dedicate funds to maternal mental health care across the state as part of this year’s state budget.
SALT LAKE CITY — A plan to provide contraceptives to female jail inmates is dead due to worries about costs and after legislators objected that other types of medical care behind bars are just as important.
SALT LAKE CITY — Some Utah lawmakers are looking northward to Canada for help in lowering prescription drug costs for patients in the beehive state.
ROY — Heather McCollor easily couldn’t have been around for her 48th birthday in January.
Ketamine, with a long record as both a dependable surgery anesthetic and a notorious club and date-rape drug, has gained new life in northern Utah as a weapon against severe depression and thoughts of suicide.
OGDEN — A measles outbreak in the northwest has U.S. health care providers on the alert and reminding people to stay vigilant about preventing childhood diseases, especially around vacation time.
SALT LAKE CITY — Large drug companies being blamed for the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic lost their effort Friday to blunt a series of lawsuits filed against them by Utah county governments.
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.
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.
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 — 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.