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

UR Medicine set to open new Batavia campus | Top Story

BATAVIA — UR Medicine will open the doors Monday at its new Batavia campus. The new 21,455 square foot medical campus—located at 7995 Call Parkway—will centralize specialty clinics and primary care into one location, along with on-site lab services, making care more convenient for patients. It will also provide adult and pediatric allergy/immunology, neurosurgery, oncology, … 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

County considers ARPA funding for mental health services | News

The Morrison County Board of Commissioners is examining how it can allocate American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds to improve mental health services in the county. During the past two weeks worth of Board planning sessions, Health and Human Services Director Brad Vold, along with supervisors Jeff Bowman and Melanie Erickson, presented options to the … 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

Hawaii Health Department warns of COVID-19, flu outbreaks at high school proms

The Hawaii Department of Health today issued a special edition COVID-19 cluster report regarding an outbreak of both the coronavirus and Type A influenza connected to a high school prom on Oahu. DOH had ceased issuing the biweekly cluster reports in early January, but will issue one if special circumstances warrant it. “With case counts … 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

More exercise, better life | Local Business

At 22,000 square feet, the borough of Chaguanas now has the largest gym in Trinidad and Tobago. Raw Fitness Health Club officially opened its doors at the Brentwood Mall last week Tuesday. The state-of-the-art gym is divided into two stories and boasts an open floor plan and modern design. From its sensory-operated doors to its … Read more