Health Archive

The Bottom Line: Vicki Farrar, Catheter Connections

The Bottom Line – (Air Date: March 10, 2015) Each year more than 500,000 patients in the U.S. suffer from intravascular (“I.V.”)

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 70 (3/5/15)

From the Speakers office on Capitol Hill Natalie, Jim, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg Hughes), discuss the LGBT nondiscrimination agreement

The Bottom Line: Shaking Up the Insurance Marketplace

The Bottom Line (Air Date: March 3, 2015) –Last November Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser warned Parker Conrad’s San Francisco-based company Zenefits

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 68 (2/19/15)

This week from the Minority Party’s office at the Capitol, Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg on the Right), joins Jim and

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 67 (2/12/15)

From the Speaker’s office, Greg, Jim, and Natalie chew over cutting back the education budget, the GOP’s closed caucus for Healthy Utah

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 66 (2/5/15)

Into week 2 of the Legislative session Greg, Jim, and Natalie discuss the Utah House, Healthy Utah and the Department of Health

What Do We Know About E-Cigarettes?

(KCPW News) The Tooele City Council decided to table an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes on Wednesday. The ordinance sought to

Bill Aims to Help Parents Talk to Kids About Sex

One Utah lawmaker wants to make it easier for parents to talk to their kids about sex education. This morning, a bill

Changes to Who Can Enter Smoke Shops in Utah

Who should be allowed in smoke shops? One Utah Representative says no one under the age of 19. That’s why he is

CPR Certification Could Become Mandatory for High Schoolers

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature will be discussing adding a new graduation requirement for Utah high school students during the upcoming session.

CityViews 11/21/12: Food Assessment Study/The Pioneer Table

  Segment 1: Salt Lake City recently completed a study that looked at the local food stream, from the garden to the

Herbert Wants More Answers About Federal Health Insurance Exchange

Utah Governor Gary Herbert wants more answers about what the federal health insurance exchange means for Utah. ​Monday, he sent a list

U of U Scientists Create Intravaginal Ring to Prevent HIV

A device that could prevent HIV transmission is being developed in our own backyard. Scientists at the University of Utah have developed

CityViews 9/26/12: Obesity in Children/Comma or Semi-colon?

  Segment 1: A quarter of Utah kids are either overweight or obese. That sobering fact has public health officials and doctors

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

LDS Hospital Completes Five Year Renovation

After a five-year facelift, Salt Lake City’s LDS Hospital is celebrating a new beginning. Monday, the facility was rededicated after a $32

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

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

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

Officials Confirm First Human Case of West Nile Virus This Year

West Nile Virus is back. For the first time this year, health officials have confirmed a human case of the virus in

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

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

Matheson Explains Vote to Back Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson was one of just five Democrats in the House of Representatives to join Republicans in voting to repeal

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

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

Utah’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Facilities Go Smoke Free

(KCPW News) Beginning next week, new smoking bans will take effect across the state. More than 150 publicly-funded substance abuse and mental

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