Health

CDC reports monkeypox cases....
Allie Litzinger

Monkeypox may be added to wastewater monitoring in near future

Wastewater has become a focal point of testing for diseases since polio was recently discovered in the wastewater of New York.
11 hours ago
FDA hearing aids...
Chris Jacobs

The FDA will implement new rule for hearing aids

The new FDA rule allows pharmacies and drugstores to sell hearing aids over-the-counter, and could drastically drop the cost of hearing aids.
2 days ago
The IMRT study included research from the Huntsman Cancer Institute, which is pictured....
Mark Jackson

U of U study shows potential racial disparities in IMRT cancer treatment

The study found that the disparity in IMRT treatment may come from slower authorization from patients' insurance agencies.
2 days ago
Polio US 2022...
The Associated Press

Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, suggesting virus circulating

State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett says the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming but not surprising.
6 days ago
Intermountain Healthcare...
Mark Jones

CEO and President of Intermountain Healthcare announces resignation

Intermountain Healthcare will soon be looking for a new CEO and President. Current, CEO and President Dr. Marc Harrison announced Thursday he will resign from the position later this year.
6 days ago
St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City. According to the Utah Hospital Association, staffing at hosp...
Martha Harris

Staffing at Utah hospitals is in a more stable place than a year ago

Staffing at Utah hospitals are at a more stable position than they were last year, according to the Utah Hospital Association. However, they still aren't at pre-pandemic levels.
8 days ago
Utah ranks one of the top ten states to have a baby, new study finds....
Waverly Golden

Study places Utah among top ten states to have a baby

According to a new study, Utah is among the top states to have a baby and has one of the lowest c-sections hospital costs.
9 days ago
President Joe Biden speaks about Ukraine in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 202...
Donald Judd, CNN

President Joe Biden officially cleared to emerge from isolation following rebound Covid-19 case

 President Joe Biden was officially cleared to emerge from isolation Sunday after a second negative Covid-19 test, his physician announced.
11 days ago
Curt Gresseth

Subaru Outback outscores other midsize cars in new side-crash test

The 2022 Subaru Outback outscored six other midsize sedans in an updated side-crash test, which more accurately reflects real-world conditions than the previous test.
11 days ago
costco samples senior hours...
Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business

The mysterious companies behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s

As prices surge, store brands -- also known as private labels, white labels or generic brands -- have become an even more attractive option for inflation-fatigued shoppers who are looking to switch from pricier name brands. Store brands can be anywhere from 10% to 50% cheaper.
12 days ago
Utah COVID update...
Michael Lee, CTVNews.ca writer

Long-term COVID symptoms persist in 1 in 8 adult patients, study says

The study, published in peer-review journal The Lancet, looked at groups of adults diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as those who were uninfected, and examined whether they developed new or worsening disease symptoms
12 days ago
Utah lake bloom algal...
Simone Seikaly

Utah Lake algal bloom still at harmful levels says DEQ

Utah Lake visitors are asked not to drink the water near an algal bloom, to avoid swimming and water skiing, and to thoroughly clean fish that are caught.
13 days ago
Utah Clean Air Partnership urges Utahns to take steps toward cleaner air....
Martha Harris

“Live to Breathe” campaign encourages steps for clean air

Utah Clean Air Partnership's "Live to Breathe" campaign encourages Utahns to take meaningful steps toward cleaner air.
13 days ago
monkeypox vaccine...
ZEKE MILLER, MIKE STOBBE and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press

US to declare health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

The announcement will free up federal money and other resources to fight the virus, which may cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like bumps on many parts of the body.
14 days ago
Researchers at Yale University say they have been able to restore blood circulation and other cellu...
Katie Hunt, CNN

Research in pigs shakes up what we know about dying

With more research, the cutting-edge technique could someday potentially help preserve human organs for longer, allowing more people to receive transplants.
14 days ago
sun burn...
Chris Jacobs

With the summer heat, comes health concerns and needed help for vulnerable

Health risks such as heatstroke and blood clots become a problem during the summer heat, as does making sure the homeless population has what it needs to survive.
20 days ago
The University of Utah, U of U, Health has opened a new rapid contraception clinic, to give people ...
Jessica Lowell

University of Utah opens rapid access contraception clinic after Roe ruling

The University of Utah Health has opened a new rapid contraception clinic. They say demand spiked after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
21 days ago
Salt Lake City Mayor helps install the first of many new 20 mph signs throughout Salt Lake City....
Waverly Golden

Salt Lake City begins installing new 20 mph signs throughout the city

New 20 mph signs are replacing 25 mph signs throughout Salt Lake. It's part of an initiative combatting the number of traffic-related deaths.
22 days ago
monkeypox vaccine...
MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

US signs off on 800,000 more doses of monkeypox vaccine

The announcement follows weeks of delays and growing criticism that authorities have been too slow in deploying the monkeypox vaccine.
22 days ago
monkeypox answers...
Amanda Dickson

Questions and answers about monkeypox and its vaccine

An infectious disease expert spoke to KSL NewsRadio and offered answers to commonly asked questions about monkeypox.
22 days ago
COVID-19 outbreak...
Dale Spaulding

Study provides additional insight into the origins of COVID-19

A U of U researcher said the 2019 coronavirus outbreak began at a live animal market with a bat, then passed through livestock.
22 days ago
Image of the World Health Organizations logo...
Carma Hassan and Carolyn Sung, CNN

WHO declares monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The decision was announced Saturday morning after WHO convened its second emergency committee on the issue on Thursday.
26 days ago
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Elizabeth Weiler

2020 data shows an increase in drug overdoses for minority groups

The CDC attributes the discrepancy, in part, to inequities in the access to treatment for drug overdoses among minority groups.
26 days ago
Intermountain Healthcare...
Becky Bruce

One million cases of COVID have now been reported in Utah

Intermountain Healthcare announced Thursday one million cases of COVID have been reported in Utah since the pandemic began in early 2020.
27 days ago

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