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Utah Department of Health reports rise in new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 is spiking again in Utah and health experts are asking the public to get vaccinated and take appropriate precautions. Over the past seven days, the Utah Department of Health reports 4,504 new COVID-19 cases, four new deaths and 118 hospitalizations, with 18 of those patients in ...

Health experts tell Utah parents not to dilute, make their own formula

SALT LAKE CITY — Hopefully, the baby formula shortage will be over in the next couple of months, but in the meantime, health officials are stressing two important messages to Utah families: Do not dilute your baby’s formula and don’t make your own. “Formulas are made with a lot of ...

Intermountain Healthcare earns accreditation for cancer care

Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Center has received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The accreditation includes cancer center hubs at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah Valley Hospital in Provo and St. ...

Ogden set for annual medical conference

For the past 77 years, the Ogden Surgical Medical Society has been holding its annual conference to help educate local clinicians and the public on a variety of topics. This year, the conference will be held May 17-20 at Weber State University. The theme of this year’s event is “Conference ...

BYU study: COVID-19 virus lingered longer on cards than cash

The COVID-19 pandemic changed how just about everything was done. Many businesses began recommending that customers use cards instead of cash, but did that really help to slow the spread of the virus? A new study conducted by Brigham Young University researchers found that cards are actually ...

BE FAST to spot strokes, a leading US killer

The Save A Life campaign is well underway this month to bring about the awareness of strokes. May is National Stroke Awareness Month and health care workers are reminding the public to educate themselves about the disease so they can recognize the signs and get help in a timely ...

Prevention is key for traumatic injuries among children

Trauma is the number one killer of children across the world. In the United States, close to 10,000 kids die every year, about one per hour, and thousands more are injured and can be left with a serious disability. “Prevention is key to keeping our kids safe, but if injury does occur, we are ...

Intermountain Healthcare appoints its first chief equity officer

Intermountain Healthcare has selected Tiffany Capeles as the health system's first chief equity officer. Capeles comes from CHRISTUS Health, based in Texas, where she was director of health equity, diversity and inclusion. Her work received numerous national awards and earned her the 2021 ...

Healthcare workers promote safety precautions

Guns, water, motorcycles, bicycles, skis, farm equipment, fireworks, trampolines and the ground. Yes, even the ground. What do they all have in common? Traumatic accidents and injuries. May is National Trauma Awareness Month and while emergency healthcare workers across the state want the ...