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.
BOSTON (AP) — The nation's drug classification system should be revisited but illegal drugs shouldn't simply be decriminalized nationwide, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told a gathering of police leaders focused on the opioids crisis Thursday in Boston.
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 (AP) — Utah patients can use medical marijuana legally after a compromise agreement was signed into law, but they won’t likely be able to buy it legally inside the state until at least 2020, officials said Tuesday.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label.
WASHINGTON (AP) — To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually — a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant surgeries performed each year.
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 (AP) — A recent study says about 85 percent of all firearm deaths from 2006 to 2015 in Utah were the result of suicide.
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.
OGDEN — You can get your flu shot without leaving your car Tuesday.
OGDEN — Weber State University has renamed its school of nursing in honor of a woman who was instrumental in expanding health care offerings in Ogden in the early 1900s.
OGDEN — Ogden City officials say they don’t know the fate of a proposed hospital facility on 12th Street.
There's a new hospital in the Layton neighborhood.
OGDEN — Community members can learn more about a ballot proposition that would expand Medicaid in Utah at an Ogden town hall Monday.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, with new information from the state.
OGDEN — Instead of going to jail, some intoxicated homeless people picked up by Ogden police now may be dropped off at the Lantern House shelter.
Another human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Box Elder County.
A human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Box Elder County.
OGDEN — A Weber County Jail inmate was being held in the medical unit when he hanged himself in a shower, an investigative report says.
OGDEN — Shane Nye loved to sell motorcycles for a living, but he's no longer very interested in them.
LAYTON — Layton Hospital is just a couple of months away from opening its doors to patients.
Local health departments officially have more authority to regulate vaping shops, with the goal of snuffing out sales to minors.
BOX ELDER COUNTY — Three more mosquito pool samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Box Elder County.
SALT LAKE CITY — There’s an emergency need for blood donors — especially those who have Type O — due to a severe nationwide blood shortage, the American Red Cross says.