Utah ranks seventh in the nation for childhood well-being, according to the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book released yesterday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The state dropped one spot since the report last year, when it ranked 6th overall.
SALT LAKE CITY — Drug overdoses ranked as the leading cause of pregnancy-associated maternal deaths in Utah from 2005 to 2014, with most caused by opioid use during the postpartum period when infants were six weeks to 1-year-old.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Who is going to grow Utah’s medical marijuana remains unknown as a July 1 license application deadline looms.
OGDEN — On Sept. 9, 2005, Court McGee was dead, slumped over in a Northern Utah trailer from a heroin overdose.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Diesel Brothers and an environmental group are in settlement talks over penalties the truck makers will pay for selling vehicles with “defeat” devices to circumvent pollution controls.
OGDEN — Resident 33 could not leave his room in an Ogden nursing home for at least two months.
OGDEN — Melissa Freigang is on a mission — to help Weber County stay one step ahead of poverty and to help kids from low-income backgrounds steer clear of poverty as they grow into adults.
SALT LAKE CITY — An attorney for Davis County has attacked the credibility of three expert witnesses who concluded the county jail fatally fumbled the care of an inmate who bled to death of a ruptured spleen.
More nurses trained to examine and care for sexual assault victims are moving to meet the demand created by Utah’s high rate of rape.
Kaysville resident Christine Stenquist first tried marijuana in 2012. At the time, she had no idea how dramatically her life would change because of that decision.
OGDEN -- Medical cannabis should not only be legal but readily accessible. This was the message that Dr. Courtney Ladika aimed to convey to medical personnel gathered at the 74th annual conference of the Ogden Surgical-Medical Society held at Weber State University in mid-May.
OGDEN — Ogden’s central core has the second highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the state.
Graphs, charts and scientific studies don’t do much to change the mind of someone who is anti-vaccine. Stories, however, might.
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarettes aren’t considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart.
Seasoned runners who’ve participated in the Ogden marathon have all run past the first-aid stations on their marathon routes, but they might not know the full scope of support that Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital physicians and nurses provide at the race — or how important it is that runner…
OGDEN — An arrestee being led to his cell found his new cellmate hanging inside, according to an investigation of the Jan. 9 death in the Weber County Jail.
OGDEN — Over the past decade, Utah’s fat quotient held fairly steady with almost six in 10 adults having enough “love” in their “handles” for that extra weight to be considered unhealthy.
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday in a case that spotlights a streak of six deaths in the Davis County Jail in 2016 and subsequent state efforts to scrutinize Utah’s local jails.
OGDEN — After years without one, Weber County now has a new residential drug and alcohol treatment center for men.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OGDEN — So intelligent — and yet so humble.
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.