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Paul Nelson

Health officials find disparities in health care received by minority communities in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Health care officials in Utah say there are troubling gaps among minority communities across the state.  They say there are racial inequities in most of the standards they measure for public health.  Gaps in minority health care Analysts with the Utah Department of Health have noticed gaps between the kind of […]
11 days ago
FILE PHOTO: The Intermountain Healthcare Kem C. Gardner Transformation Center in Murray is pictured...
Carlos Artiles Fortun

New study sheds light on the negative impact of pandemic on mental health in Utah

UTAH — A new study by researchers at Intermountain healthcare confirms the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of the country. 4,633 patients participated in the study, which claims the pandemic’s negative impact on people’s mental health and physical well-being has been significant. In the study, nearly 40 percent of patients […]
12 days ago
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Paul Nelson

Doctors say Utah ‘not in a good place’ preparing for COVID-19 in the winter months

There are some bleak predictions from health care workers in Utah. Doctors say we have “no room for error” when it comes to preparing for the winter months and possible surges of COVID-19 cases. 
14 days ago
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Amber Gentry

Utah veteran uses virtual reality to help others combat PTSD 

Veterans can use virtual reality to connect with doctors and fellow veterans, as well as play games to help ease stress they may be feeling.
15 days ago
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Kate Davis and Paul Nelson

Utah State Prison currently dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

Earlier in the week, Utah prison officials confirmed a handful of COVID cases at the Wasatch Facility. Now, there are 66 active cases.
15 days ago
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Nick Wyatt

Intermountain Healthcare plans drone prescription deliveries

Intermountain Healthcare is teaming up with electric drone maker Zipline to make drone prescription deliveries starting in 2022.
15 days ago
Portugal's new after work policy to accommodate work from home since pandemic Photo: Canva...
Julia Horowitz and Vasco Cotovio, CNN Business

In Portugal, it’s now illegal for your boss to call outside work hours

A new policy has been adopted in Portugal to aid work-life balance. The policy makes calling employees outside of their work hours illegal.
16 days ago
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Nick Wyatt

Lawmakers pass bill allowing federal vaccine mandate exemptions

On Wednesday, Utah lawmakers voted to approve a bill allowing employees to claim exemptions from the federal vaccine mandate for businesses.
16 days ago
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Kate Davis

Utah Fetal Center opening at Primary Children’s Hospital

The Utah Fetal Center will specialize in complicated pregnancies including surgical intervention while the child is still in the womb.
16 days ago
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Eliza Craig

FEMA adds $8.4 million to Utah’s COVID response fund

FEMA said the funding will go toward personal protective equipment including medical gowns, N95 masks, and gloves.
16 days ago
SHORELINE, WA - NOVEMBER 03: A firefighter prepares pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19...
MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF NPR

Studies find evidence of ‘Superhuman’ immunity to COVID-19

In an article released by NPR, some scientists are reporting “superhuman immunity” present in defending against COVID-19. This is also known as “hybrid immunity.” The article explains that scientists have discovered that certain individuals are able to produce an extremely powerful immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. These individuals produce very high […]
17 days ago
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Nick Wyatt

COVID-19 vaccine clinics for kids 5-11

Healthcare networks and school districts around Utah are setting up COVID vaccine clinics for kids 5 to 11 years old Monday.
19 days ago
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Megan Marples, CNN

Daylight Saving Time has ended. Here’s how to make the most of your time and combat seasonal mental health issues

(CNN) — You’ve turned back your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, but what now? Many people look forward to that extra hour of sleep, but it’s not enough to erase chronic sleep debt, said Dr. Kannan Ramar, professor of medicine at the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. However, the […]
20 days ago
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The Associated Press

BREAKING: Federal appeals court stays Biden’s vaccine mandate

On Saturday, a federal appeals court halted the Biden administration vaccine requirement.
20 days ago
27 Republican states filled federal lawsuits  against President Biden's vaccine mandate on private ...
By DAVID A. LIEB, GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANDREW DeMILLO

Lawsuits over workplace vaccine rule focus on states’ rights

27 Republican states filed federal lawsuits against President Biden's vaccine mandate on private companies.
21 days ago
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Simone Seikaly and Paul Nelson

Utah AG joins legal action against federal vaccine mandate

Reyes said the challenge is to protect Utahns from an "aggressive exercise of coercive power by the federal executive branch."
21 days ago
FILE: PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 10: Courtney Belanger of Westbrook hands back the specimen collectio...
Jeanne Sahadi, CNN Business

Who will pay for testing under Biden’s new vaccine mandate for businesses?

Companies are running the numbers this week as they comb through recently released guidance on how to implement President Biden's Covid-19 vaccination mandate.
22 days ago
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MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

Pfizer says COVID-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90%

Pfizer says its experimental pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% among patients with mild-to-moderate infections. The company announced Friday it will soon ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and international regulators to authorize its pill, which is taken twice a day for five days.
22 days ago
Employees will be requires to get completely vaccinated or get test weekly for Covid-19. Credit: Ap...
By DAVID KOENIG

US mandates vaccines or tests for big companies by Jan. 4

Companies with more then 100 employees will need to be completely vaccinated or get a weekly test for Covid-19 by Jan. 4, 2022.
22 days ago
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Eliza Craig

High patient volumes at children’s hospital result in procedure and surgery delays

Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital experiences unprecedented numbers of patients. They will delay non-urgent procedures and surgeries.
23 days ago
(A drawing hangs along with other messages of hope and remembrance as part of Suicide Prevention Da...
Nick Wyatt

BYU researchers create algorithm to predict adolescent suicidal thoughts, behavior

Researchers at BYU created an algorithm that can predict adolescent suicidal thoughts and behavior with 91% accuracy.
23 days ago
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Eliza Craig and Heather Kelly

Utah baby delivered in a hospital parking lot

After accidentally showing up to work early, a Utah ER nurse from Lakeview Hospital helped deliver a baby in the parking lot.
23 days ago
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The Associated Press

US mandates vaccines or tests for big companies by Jan. 4

Tens of millions of Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus weekly.
23 days ago
FILE: Ford requires salaried employees to get vaccinated. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)...
By Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN

Ford is first major US automaker to mandate vaccines

Ford will mandate vaccines for its 32,000 US salaried employees, a spokesperson for the company said Wednesday.
23 days ago

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