Healthcare Archive

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

Significantly Changed Tanning Bill Still Alive at Legislature

A bill that would restrict the use of tanning beds by minors continued to make its way through the Utah Senate today,

Pilot Program Would Help Some Young Kids with Autism

Some children with autism could soon be getting help from the state. House leaders sat down with KCPW’s Jessica Gail to discuss

Huka Ban Passes Utah House Committee

Electronic cigarettes and hookah pipes would be banned in public establishments, if a bill that amends the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act

Children’s Dental Health Survey Shows Some Improvement

Newly released data from the Utah Department of Health shows the dental health of Utah children in first through third grade is

Politics Up Close: Crockett Runs for Mayor, Medicaid in Utah

Salt Lake County can be better managed for less. That’s the message of former county councilman Mark Crockett, who’s now hoping to

Bill Restricts Use of Tanning Beds by Utah Teenagers

The use of tanning beds by Utah residents under 18 years old would be severely restricted under a bill sponsored by Democratic

Victims of Nuclear Testing Radiation Remembered

It was 61 years ago today that nuclear testing began on the Nevada Test Site, as many residents of Salt Lake Cityand

Politics Up Close: John Swallow running for AG, SL Chamber 2012 Priorities

As Chief Deputy Utah Attorney General, Republican John Swallow has battled against the federal government on issues like health care reform and

Feds Say No to Portions of Utah Medicaid Waver

Though Utah lawmakers already passed a comprehensive Medicaid reform bill last year, more reforms are on the way. This comes after the

Utah Ranks Seventh Healthiest State in the Country

(KCPW News) Utah residents continue to be some of the healthiest people in the country. The latest United Health Foundation report ranks

New Report Breaks Down Cancer & Screening Rates on Local Level

A new report from the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Cancer Action Network will help health departments across the state

Mullen Looks Forward to Leading Rape Recovery Center in Temporary Assignment

Longtime Utah journalist Holly Mullen’s career path has taken a new turn. The former Salt Lake Tribune columnist, City Weekly editor and

Public Meeting Held to Discuss Community Service for Medicaid Coverage

Some state Medicaid recipients may soon have to work for their health care benefits. Thursday, a public hearing will be held to

Campaign Urges Utah Parents to “Act Early” on Developmental Disorders

Utah parents will soon have some help tracking their children’s development and learning about the warning signs of autism and other developmental

Number of Uninsured Americans Continues to Rise

More Americans are living without health insurance. A new report released by the US Census Bureau shows nearly one million more

Hookah Tobacco Won’t be Banned in Public Places for Now

Hookah tobacco will not be banned in Utah’s bars and clubs after all… at least not for now. In an emergency meeting

Report Looks at Infant Mortality in Utah by Race, Geography

A new study finds certain racial groups and certain areas of the state are more prone to high infant mortality rates. Utah

Health Department Offering Flu Shots

The Salt Lake Valley Health Department will begin offering flu vaccines tomorrow at five locations. November through May is typically when people

National Leaders Tour Utah Hoping to Improve Country’s Fitness and Nutrition

Four former federal cabinet secretaries came to Utah to learn more about what the state is doing to boost health and tour

State Pleas for Approval of Medicaid Reform Waiver

Governor Gary Herbert and state lawmakers made one more plea to the federal government today to grant Utah a federal waiver for

NPR’s Melissa Block Speaks to KCPW About “Beginnings”

Today NPR’s All Things Considered will launch a three-month long series of stories titled “Beginnings” which explores pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting practices

Bed Bugs Moving Into Utah at Rapid Rate

The number of unwanted guests crawling their way into Utah beds is reaching exponential numbers, according to the Salt Lake Valley Health

New State Office Takes a Broad Look at Health Disparities

The Utah Department of Health is putting a spotlight on health disparities in geography and income, in addition to its current focus

Matheson Bill Takes on Pet Medication Costs

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson says he wants to make it cheaper for Utahns to care for their pets. This morning, he discussed

AIDS Drug Assistance Program Closed to New Clients

Low-income Utahns suffering from HIV and AIDS will now have to find a new way to get their medication. Recently, the state

Local Health Centers Receive $500,000 Boost

Some of Utah’s most relied-upon clinics for the low income aren’t sure what’s ahead when it comes to their funding, with Congress

Workers at Same Office Become Ill — Just a Coincidence?

At least nine people who worked at the Utah National Guard’s Joint Language Training Center in Ogden have fallen ill or died

Health Dept. Warns of Measles Exposure at Two Events

The Salt Lake Valley Health Department says people at two recent events may have come in contact with someone infected with the