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Intermountain hospitals earn national rankings for quality of care

Two local hospitals are among six in the state that have been nationally recognized for delivering high-quality care. Intermountain Layton Hospital and Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital were listed among the top performers based on the annual Vizient Quality and Accountability Study and the ...

Coffee shop exhibit examines artists’ cancer experiences

OGDEN — While undergoing cancer treatment, sometimes too weak to even sit up, Justina Parsons-Bernstein started drawing comic panels to show what it’s like to live with the disease. Now, over a year later, the Ogden resident’s 20-page comic book is one of over 45 exhibits that will be ...

Air purifiers offered to Utah schools, teachers

Utah children and teachers now have the opportunity to breathe cleaner air in their classrooms. Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and the Utah Department of Health and Human Services are offering every classroom in every school throughout the state an air purifier to filter out many of ...

Woman has renewed appreciation for life after Ogden doc catches brain aneurysm

OGDEN — Wendy Spradley’s recent trip to the grocery store left her in tears. She said if it hadn’t been for the heroic efforts of Dr. Daniel Humphries, she may not have been here to complete what most people consider such a mundane task. “I no longer think, ‘Oh, I have to do this. ...

Utah Planned Parenthood official blasts abortion drug measure

The leader of Planned Parenthood in Utah is blasting U.S. Rep. Blake Moore's proposal that would let pharmacists turn back those seeking prescriptions for medications that can cause abortions. "Rep. Moore's blatant disregard for women seeking medical care is deeply concerning. We do not ...

Rep. Moore introduces bill to defend pharmacists’ ‘conscience rights’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Blake Moore has introduced a measure meant to give pharmacists the right to refuse to fill prescriptions for medications that can cause abortions. Moore charged that the administration of President Joe Biden has taken steps "to undermine the conscience rights ...

Experts encourage public to get flu shots

Fall is just around the corner, which means cooler temperatures and more indoor mingling. If you want to avoid getting sick, it’s time to think about the influenza vaccine. Between now and October is the perfect time to get the jab, local health officials said. This year’s vaccine will ...

More COVID-19 boosters coming to Utah

More than 100,000 doses of the latest COVID-19 booster vaccine will be available in Utah within days, state officials said Friday. The updated boosters will target the original strain of the virus, as well as two omicron variants known as BA.4 and BA.5. “We encourage all Utahns to stay up ...

Utah’s first West Nile case confirmed in Weber-Morgan patient

OGDEN — A male resident in the Weber-Morgan health district is in the hospital with the state’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus. The man is between the ages of 65 and 84 and is hospitalized with neuroinvasive complications of the virus, said Amy Carter, communicable disease and ...