Healthcare Archive

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

Lawmakers Hear Update On Autism Program

Utah lawmakers gave an update at the State Capitol Wednesday on the progress of a pilot program offering health coverage for young

Report Says Medicaid Won’t Bust Utah’s Budget

A new report by a local advocacy group says Medicaid spending is not going to cripple Utah’s budget, despite fears expressed by

Children’s Health Insurance Program Celebrates 15 Years

Thousands of Utah families have reason to celebrate this week as advocates mark the anniversary of the Children’s Heath Insurance Program, or

Health Department Holds Outreach Meetings on Data Breach

The Utah Department of Health is kicking off a dozen outreach meetings to provide help for those impacted by the Medicaid data

Street Medicine: It May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Drs. Jim Withers and Pat Perri, leaders of the Street Medicine Institute, say the service of resource-poor individuals is an opportunity to

Reaction to Matheson Vote on ACA, Huntsman Skips GOP Convention

This week, for the 30th-plus time, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President

High Blood Pressure Second Most Costly Chronic Illness in Utah

More than $111 million is spent each year treating high blood pressure in Utah, according to a new report from the Utah

What the Affordable Care Act Could Mean For Those with Autism

One in 47 Utah children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. That’s why many Utahns are paying close attention to what

Politics Up Close: Health Reform Reaction, Congressional Candidate Jay Seegmiller

Democratic Congressional candidate Jay Seegmiller served one term in the Utah House of Representatives after defeating the House Speaker back in 2008,

Advocates Celebrate Health Reform Law Ruling

Doctors, small business owners and health care advocates met at the capitol this morning to celebrate what they call a huge victory

Herbert on Court Ruling: Repeal ObamaCare, Repeal Obama

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act still must be repealed, following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Updated Survey Method Reveals More Uninsured, Smokers

Updated survey methods used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Utah Department of Health indicate higher numbers of

Red Cross Facing Blood Supply Shortage

Blood supplies kept by the American Red Cross for distribution to local hospitals has dropped to approximately 50 percent of normal, and

Disease Caused by Rodent Exposure Kills Two Utahns

Two adult Utahns have died in the past month from Hantavirus infection, which leads to a deadly lung disease. And that comes

Report Warns of Billions in Additional Obesity-Related Costs

Utahns who are packing on the pounds will cost the state billions of additional dollars in health care over the next few

Race For The Cure Experiencing Participation Reduction

Twelve thousand runners, walkers, and volunteers will fill library square tomorrow to help fight breast cancer.

Celebration Honors Utahns at the Forefront of HIV Care

Care for patients suffering from HIV has come a long way over the past 30 years. Wednesday, the Utah AIDS foundation honored

Health Clinic Serving Homeless Gets $3 Million Grant

Two community health centers in Utah were awarded federal grants today as part of the health care reform law to help expand

Health Department Still Notifying SSN Hacking Victims

The Utah Department of Health has sent letters to nearly everyone who had their social security number stolen by hackers earlier this

New Compound Shows Promise for Leukemia Patients

Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute have discovered a new compound that could offer hope to patients suffering from leukemia. Dr. Nikolaus

Medicaid Breach Much Larger, Includes CHIP

More than 180,000 Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program recipients have had their personal information stolen in a cyber attack believed to

Abstinence-Only Bill Opponents to Rally at Capitol

The Utah Parent Teacher Association says Utahns are being misinformed about the controversial sex education bill that state lawmakers passed during the

County Launching Mobile Teams for Mental Health Crises

Hoping to keep residents with mental health problems out of emergency rooms or jail whenever possible, Salt Lake County has launched three

Advocates Oppose Exemptions to Utah Indoor Clean Air Act

Legislation that bans huka smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces under the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act is

Tanning Restrictions Close to Becoming Law

A bill restricting the use of tanning beds by minors will soon be on Governor Gary Herbert’s desk, after the Utah House

Bill Banning Hookah and E-Cigarette Use Clears Another Hurdle

A bill banning the use of hookahs and e-cigarettes in public places under the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act will be debated

Committee Votes to Extend Abortion Wait Time

A bill seeking to triple the length of Utah’s mandatory abortion waiting period is one step closer becoming law. Friday, the House

Senate Gives Final OK to Tanning Restrictions

A bill that would require parents be present and sign a release form each time a child under 18 years old visits

House Approves Hookah and E-Cigarette Ban

A bill that would place hookah and e-cigarettes under the restrictions of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, with exemptions carved out