ADULTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ADULTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Tree falling on highway was reckless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533809-82/highway-reckless-behavior-tree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533809-82/highway-reckless-behavior-tree.html.csp">Letter: Tree falling on highway was reckless</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:51:02.37-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The definition of involuntary manslaughter is: causing another person’s death through reckless behavior. Chopping down a tree to cross a state highway is reckless behavior. Mr. Edgar Riecke is dead now because of the Boy Scouts’ behavior. The adults in this group should be prosecuted. Surely there was no malicious intent, but chopping down a tree to cross a state highway is going to impact anyone using the road. Thank goodness the goblins in Goblin Valley are not near the highway. Charlie H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58533809@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:51:02 MDT Op-ed: These 3 questions for doctors will lead to smarter patients http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58532611-82/health-care-literacy-patients.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58532611-82/health-care-literacy-patients.html.csp">Op-ed: These 3 questions for doctors will lead to smarter patients</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Darrin Doman</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:39:03.596-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you’ve ever felt lost in a conversation with a doctor during an office visit, struggled to understand medication labels on a prescription or felt overwhelmed as a health care provider explained the intricacies of a medical procedure, you’re not alone. In fact, nine out of 10 adults in the U.S. have difficulty understanding basic health information, a problem in health circles known as “low health literacy.” Health information comes in many forms, including medication labels, physician visits,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58532611@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:39:03 MDT Letter: Lack of Medicaid hurts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58493538-82/medicaid-qualify-lack-special.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58493538-82/medicaid-qualify-lack-special.html.csp">Letter: Lack of Medicaid hurts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T10:31:02.464-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Watching the way our state is dealing with the Medicaid expansion reminds me of what I observed the years I was a high school administrator. There were students who were challenged intellectually, physically or emotionally, but not enough to qualify for special help, who really struggled. No matter how hard they tried, they were almost always in the D or F category, many of them not graduating. And now many of those same people are having a hard time living as adults in Utah. Most of the jobs th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58493538@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:31:02 MDT SLCC gets $2.5 million grant from U. S. Department of Labor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469795-78/programs-students-college-grant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469795-78/programs-students-college-grant.html.csp">SLCC gets $2.5 million grant from U. S. Department of Labor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T16:40:01.645-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah students in welding, medical billing, truck driving and other one-year degree programs at Salt Lake Community College will have more chances to rub elbows with potential employers under a new federal grant. The college’s one-year programs allow students to choose their own start dates and work at their own pace, and they’re about to get even more flexible with the $2.5 million bonus announced Monday, said Kevin Brockbank, dean of the School of Applied Technology and Professional Developmen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58469795@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:40:01 MDT Letter: Don’t let others vote for you http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58455413-82/elected-exercise-prefer-vote.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58455413-82/elected-exercise-prefer-vote.html.csp">Letter: Don’t let others vote for you</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T20:12:38.421-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With last year’s government shutdown, it will be very interesting to see how many of our Congress will be rewarded with another opportunity to serve again. The entire 425 members of the House of Representatives are up for election, along with one third of the Senate. How many will survive and be re-elected, and will they be re-elected because most adults prefer to not to exercise their right to vote? They prefer to let their neighbors to make the decision for them. Dale Curtis Salt Lake Ci...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58455413@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:12:38 MDT 16,000 Mormon youth participate in Ogden cultural celebration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58438725-78/ogden-youth-16000-celebration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58438725-78/ogden-youth-16000-celebration.html.csp">16,000 Mormon youth participate in Ogden cultural celebration</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T07:53:52.649-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 07:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Youth from the LDS Church’s Ogden Utah Temple district, about 16,000 of them, participated in a cultural celebration Saturday at the Dee Events Center. With a theme of “Shine the Light” in advance of Sunday’s rededication of the newly remodeled Ogden Temple, the youth sang and danced, aided by close to 150 stage crew members and more than 1,000 adults working behind the scenes. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 participated in two performances, one in the afternoon and another in the evenin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438725@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:53:52 MDT Americans’ bellies expanding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58422592-68/obesity-fat-inches-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58422592-68/obesity-fat-inches-percent.html.csp">Americans’ bellies expanding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSEY TANNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T20:40:19.079-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines instead of in their hips, thighs, buttocks or all over are known to run a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and other obesity-related ailments. Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults have abdominal obesity, up from 46 percent i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584225922014-09-20T20:40:19.079-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T20:40:19.079-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58422592@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:40:19 MDT Op-ed: Stand up to elites who undermine traditional marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429746-82/marriage-elites-stand-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429746-82/marriage-elites-stand-family.html.csp">Op-ed: Stand up to elites who undermine traditional marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Roback Morse</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:02.195-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Why should we stand for the family, or for marriage, or for life or for any of the culturally-conservative issues? Living in California during the Proposition 8 debates, I had a front row seat watching the “elites” mangle the meaning of marriage. The judicial elites have handed down a disastrous series of federal court decisions, solidifying governmental commitment to the ideology of the sexual revolution. The entertainment elites seem to celebrate every family form except the natural family o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429746@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:02 MDT Rampell: Many life milestones are out of millennials’ reach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420307-82/millennials-adults-marry-milestones.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420307-82/millennials-adults-marry-milestones.html.csp">Rampell: Many life milestones are out of millennials’ reach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T16:14:45.987-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • We want to move out. We want to own our home. We want to marry. We want to work. The problem is, many of us can’t. America’s young adults have gotten a lot of flak for missing many of the milestones that earlier generations checked off with ease. We aren’t getting even entry-level jobs, which could enable us to pay our own bills. Not only are we not buying houses, many of us aren’t renting, either: About a third of millennials still live with their parents, earning us the irksome...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420307@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:14:45 MDT Utah teens embracing e-cigarettes ‘left and right’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58374903-78/cigarettes-percent-department-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58374903-78/cigarettes-percent-department-health.html.csp">Utah teens embracing e-cigarettes ‘left and right’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T21:53:53.103-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Increasing numbers of Utah teenagers are using e-cigarettes, setting themselves up to be the next generation of nicotine-addicted adults, the Utah Department of Health said Thursday. According to the department’s Tobacco Prevention and Control 2014 Annual Report, 12 percent of Utah students in grades 8, 10 and 12 surveyed last year said they had tried e-cigarettes. Nearly 6 percent — triple the percentage in 2011 — said they regularly use e-cigarettes, which are battery-powered devices that turn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374903@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:53:53 MDT Utah leads the nation as more than 8 in 10 U.S. homes ban smoking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58374269-68/smoking-cdc-homes-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58374269-68/smoking-cdc-homes-percent.html.csp">Utah leads the nation as more than 8 in 10 U.S. homes ban smoking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MIKE STOBBE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T12:37:40.591-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 12:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Smoking is banned in more than eight out of 10 U.S. homes — nearly twice as many as two decades ago, according to a new government study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found smoking is even forbidden in nearly half of homes where an adult smoker resides, up from one in 10 households with smokers in the early 1990s. CDC experts attribute the changes to shrinking smoking rates and altered attitudes. “People no longer see it as socially acceptable to smoke around nonsmok...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583742692014-09-04T12:37:40.591-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T12:37:40.591-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374269@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:37:40 MDT Cepeda: One sleeper of an issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355969-82/sleep-adults-kids-early.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355969-82/sleep-adults-kids-early.html.csp">Cepeda: One sleeper of an issue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T01:01:05.136-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • Many adults tend to dismiss scientific research about the adolescent mind. Perhaps they came of age during a time when children, especially teens, were expected to behave as little adults. For years the scientific community has made clear that brains of children and young adults into their 20s undergo physical and chemical changes that can result in high-risk behaviors, vulnerability to addiction and mental illness. Still, some adults scoff at the notion that teenagers don’t have ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355969@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT