Health Archive

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,