Mental health grants available for rural multicultural communities in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the need for mental health services has increased in rural parts of Utah. There are grants available to help support these communities, courtesy of Cambia Health Solutions and the Utah Department of Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Nonprofit groups that serve multicultural communities in … Read more

Mental health for kids should be top of mind for parents

A panel from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute speaks to parents about mental health treatments and prevention for their children on Thursday. (Emily Ashcraft, Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Local experts are teaching parents the skills they need to help children who exhibit mental health issues. “If your child … … Read more

National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st time

A photo of a great horned owl in Utah’s wild taken in 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said a great horned owl found dead in Cache County died from the avian flu breakout across the country. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — A great horned owl … Read more

Arizona health insurance providers now to cover cancer ‘biomarker tests’

PHOENIX — A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state’s Medicaid plan to pay for so-called “biomarker tests” that are needed for many modern cancer treatments. The legislation’s signing was hailed by the American Cancer Society, which called biomarker testing a critical step in assessing … Read more

Utah events, awareness day spark conversations to reduce stigma of mental health challenges

Labeled Fest, held between Thursday and Saturday in Salt Lake City, gave an opportunity for people to talk about mental illnesses during Mental Health Month in May. (Emily Ashcraft, Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Many people are trying to normalize conversations about mental health and work towards ending a stigma … Read more

CDC probing 109 liver illnesses in kids, including 5 deaths

US health officials are now looking into more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and severe liver disease in children, including five deaths. (Steve Allen, Alamy) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes NEW YORK — US health officials are looking into more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and severe liver disease in children, … Read more

Is the Peloton Guide – the company’s new strength-training device – a worthy gym replacement?

The sleek Peloton Guide costs $395 and focuses on strength-training instead of cardio.Handout When the world shut down in March, 2020, my family made popular pandemic investments to cheer us up including a puppy and Peloton Bike (no air fryer as of yet). On cold winter days, I’d wake up with grand plans to ride … Read more

Need an MRI? Book your own for less without waiting on approval from a doctor or insurance

Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes When you’re living with chronic pain in your knees, back, shoulders, joints, or any part of your body, relief can’t come soon enough. Unfortunately, dealing with the healthcare system can be a pain all on its own. According to a 2017 survey of physician appointment wait times, it takes an … Read more

Health officials report 3,226 new COVID-19 cases in Utah, 13 deaths

Christine Spencer fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a Salt Lake County Health Department mobile site in Salt Lake City on Dec. 29, 2021. On Thursday the Utah Department of Health reported 3,226 new COVID-19 cases and 13 additional deaths . (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT … Read more