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

Military Deployment Tied to Increased COPD Risk

Clinicians evaluating patients’ occupational histories should take into account military service, given that a study of US military veteran rosters has found an increase in the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Investigators found that 44% of veterans had been exposed to inorganic dust. The study by Paul Blanc, MD, and colleagues was published … Read more

OnRoe v. Wade, big companies already have a previous for action

Abortion rights campaigners march through downtown after demonstrating outside of Evo A. DeConcini US Federal Courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, US, May 3, 2022, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision … 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

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

Medicare Pays Women in Ophthalmology Half What it Pays Men

Medicare pays female ophthalmologists only half of what it pays men, according to data analysts. The disparity in median annual reimbursement doesn’t appear to be changing, even as more women enter the profession, said Omar Halawa, a medical student at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, who helped crunch Medicare’s publicly available numbers. About $80,000 … Read more

I hate working out, but I loved my Reformer Pilates class

Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes Reform pilates. It may sound like an intimidating workout, but rest assured, it’s anything but. Don’t misunderstand—it is a workout. But you’ll enjoy it every step of the way—and this is coming from someone who loaths exercise. The high-intensity classes and cardio jumping to crazy music aren’t my scene. Additionally, … Read more