Healthcare Archive

Experts Agree Information is Key as Mental Health Awareness Week Recognized

This week marks Mental Illness Awareness Week, an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses. Utah experts say one in four

Medicaid Pilot Project For Autism Begins Taking Applications

A new Medicaid pilot project offering services to children with autism spectrum disorders begins accepting applications today. As KCPW’s Charlotte Duren reports,

Governor Holds 2nd Annual Health Summit

As Utah continues to look at improving its health care system with small tweaks, about 500 of the state’s public health officials

Utah Cancer Survivors Experience More Chronic Diseases

More people are surviving cancer in Utah, but new data released by the Utah Department of Health show cancer survivors are experiencing

Utah Youth Smoking At 5.9 Percent, All-Time Low

Fewer Utahns are lighting up. A new report released by the Utah Department of Health shows youth smoking in the state is

New Data Shows Spike in Uninsured Utahns

The number of Utahns without health insurance climbed from 10.6 to 13.4 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to new numbers from

Cooke, Herbert Differ on Views of Medicare

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke says the state needs to stop neglecting issues related to health care. Cooke criticized Governor Gary Herbert’s

Report Shows Where Asthma is Most Prevalent in Utah

Does where you live impact your health? A new report by the Utah Department of Health shows asthma rates in Utah vary

Lawmakers Recommend Standards For Minimum Health Coverage

Utah’s Health System Reform Task Force unanimously voted today (Thursday) in favor of recommending an essential health benefits package. The plan will

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