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Free program to discuss grief and loss amid holidays

Grieving the loss of a loved one can be profoundly difficult, especially during the holiday season when families gather together to celebrate traditions that once included their lost loved ones. On Tuesday, Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program will hold its annual Grief and ...

Utah doctor reports increase in COVID cases, other seasonal illnesses

A new wave of COVID-19 is starting to make its way through Utah, with increasing numbers of people testing positive for the virus and visiting emergency departments across the state. Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, an infectious disease physician at Intermountain Healthcare, said with the colder weather ...

Utah doctors: Protect yourself lest Utah experience ‘tripledemic’

Utah doctors are already starting to see an uptick of respiratory illnesses and are asking people to get vaccinated and take proper precautions so the state can hopefully avoid a “tripledemic.” The triple threat includes a collision of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, ...

Study: Stillbirth risk passed down genetically through males

New research by University of Utah Health is the first to show that stillbirth risk is passed down genetically through male members of the family. Published last week in BJOG, an international journal of obstetrics and gynecology, the research shows the risk of stillbirth preferentially comes ...

Ogden Regional Medical Center installs new trauma director

OGDEN — Tina Draney was always told she had a caring nature, so it was no surprise she ended up going into the nursing field. As she started her career at Ogden Regional Medical Center 25 years ago, Draney said she quickly recognized she had a draw toward the most critical patients. “I ...

Woman credits Intermountain Healthcare DNA study for catching cancer risk

Madison Certonio recently learned that her decision to participate in the world’s largest DNA mapping initiative may end up saving her life. During a press conference Wednesday, the 25 year-old said she learned from the study that she has the BRCA 2 gene that puts her at a 65% to 80% chance ...

Free child mental health screenings to be offered in Davis County

In an effort to work toward preventing suicide and improve access to behavioral health services, free mental health screenings are being offered for children in preschool to sixth grade. The 30-minute screenings, hosted by Davis Behavioral Health, Davis County Health Department, Davis School ...

Crush the Crisis seeks to raise awareness about opioids in Ogden

OGDEN - Ogden Regional Medical Center will host its 4th Crush the Crisis event on Saturday, Oct. 29, to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and the importance of proper disposal of unused or expired medications. The event coincides with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ...