Health Archive

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

State Releases Online Report on Flu Vaccinations for Health Care Workers

Patients worried about contracting the flu while in the hospital can now find out which facilities might put them at risk. The

CityViews 4/11/12: SkiLink/Paws on the Patio

Segment One: The Solitude-Canyons SkiLink plan has been praised by Utah’s GOP Congressional delegation and skewered by environmentalists.  And in this election,

Number of Hacking Victims Shoots Up Drastically

The number of Utahns who could have had their data stolen in a cyberattack on a state government server continues to climb.

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

Hackers Access Medicaid Files on State Health Department Server

Utah residents who are on Medicaid will want to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit scores in the

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

House Moves to Triple Abortion Waiting Period

The Utah House of Representatives approved a measure Monday that would require women in Utah to wait three days before getting an

Controversial Health Compact Moves Forward

Utah is a step closer to joining a multi-state compact that would petition the federal government for state control of healthcare dollars.

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

Controversial Interstate Health Compact Moves Forward

A proposed interstate compact with the goal of petitioning the federal government for state control of Medicaid and Medicare dollars passed a

Sex Ed Restrictions Bill Clears House

A bill that bans the discussion of contraception, homosexuality, premarital sex and the intricacies of intercourse in human sexuality curriculum for Utah

Autism Pilot Program Advances out of Committee

State lawmakers and members of the public showed widespread support Friday for a proposed pilot program to fund behavioral therapy for young

Lawmaker Urges More Business Friendly Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding was one topic of conversation at Utah’s Capitol Wednesday. One House Democrat is teaming up with local organizations hoping to make

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

CityViews 2/15/12: The Dark Side of Tanning

  Segment 1: We dream of basking in the sun during the winter months, but tanning – say doctors – has a

Senate Approves Bill to Make State Pay for Health Insurance Mandates

A bill that requires the state to pay for health insurance mandates that lawmakers pass onto other public agencies cleared the Senate

CityViews 2/14/12: Chocolate 101

  Segment 1: Why do we love chocolate? What makes high-quality chocolate? And what do those percentages mean on the labels of

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

CityViews 1/30/12: Redefining Autism

  Segment 1:   What is autism? A panel of the American Psychiatric Association is considering a redefinition of the disorder, causing

CityViews 1/12/12: Sleeping With Baby

Segment 1: A case involving a Utah couple accused of killing their infant by sleeping with him brings up all sorts of questions about

CityViews 1/11/12: Seeing is Believing?

Segment 1:   Making superficial snap judgments are part of life, even though we know not to judge a book by its

Whooping Cough Cases Rise in Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County has seen a high number of pertussis or whooping cough cases this past year. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,