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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 ...

Weber County COVID-19 case count drops dramatically, ‘a good place to be’

OGDEN — Since January, when the COVID-19 case count spiked in Weber and Morgan counties, the numbers have fallen dramatically and, so far, stayed put. "It's a good place to be," said Brian Cowan, director of the Weber-Morgan Health Department. In January, as the omicron variant of COVID-19 ...

Hundreds demonstrate at Utah Capitol in support of abortion rights

"My body, my choice." Walking through State Street in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday, chanting in unison, were hundreds of Utahns protesting in support of abortion rights. The protest was one of many nationwide after the release Monday of a legal opinion draft that would eliminate Roe ...