HEALTH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HEALTH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sierra Leone struggles in Ebola isolation effort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436375-68/sierra-leone-health-freetown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436375-68/sierra-leone-health-freetown.html.csp">Sierra Leone struggles in Ebola isolation effort</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freetown, Sierra Leone • Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone’s 6 million people were complying with orders to stay at home as nearly 30,000 volunteers and health care workers fanned out across the country to distribute soap and information...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584363752014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436375@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:51:02 MDT Paul Rolly: State makes longtime resident of Utah prove it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58429047-90/utah-building-state-employees.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58429047-90/utah-building-state-employees.html.csp">Paul Rolly: State makes longtime resident of Utah prove it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T10:51:21.725-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Noah North recently helped his mother make an appointment online to renew her Utah driver license. They gathered all the evidence she would need to prove she was a U.S. citizen and a lawful resident of the Beehive state and that the octogenarian had not illegally infiltrated the “Land of the Free.” They went to her appointment with a printed copy of her renewal form and a fist full of I.D. cards: bank cards, utility bills, her birth and marriage certificates issued by the state of Utah (it was ...</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> 58429047@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:51:21 MDT Letter: Protect retirees’ health care benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434165-82/benefits-retirees-care-elderly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434165-82/benefits-retirees-care-elderly.html.csp">Letter: Protect retirees’ health care benefits</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:52:02.778-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Another large corporation, General Electric, is cutting health care benefits to their retirees. This is not something that the elderly can afford. Most retirees do not have income that can be diverted to cover these costs. Their incomes have also been reduced or lost due to the stock market and banking industry’s greed of recent years. The burden will rest on the shoulders of the government and the American taxpayer to take care of the elderly. It is time to pass the Bankruptcy Fairness and Empl...</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> 58434165@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Op-ed: Restore NIH funding so it can save more Utahns’ lives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429473-82/nih-research-funding-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429473-82/nih-research-funding-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Restore NIH funding so it can save more Utahns’ lives</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Carrie L. Byington</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:01.949-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Did you know that between 1900 and 2000 the average life expectancy in the U.S. increased from 44 years to 77? Or that the five-year survival rate for childhood cancer patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 1960 was less than 10 percent and is now almost 90 percent? These advancements in medicine and child health are directly linked to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. As a pediatrician and researcher at the University of Utah, I can personally attest to the vital roles ...</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> 58429473@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Letter: Utah health plans’ cost jump is not ‘minimal’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433940-82/health-plans-cost-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433940-82/health-plans-cost-insurance.html.csp">Letter: Utah health plans’ cost jump is not ‘minimal’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:01.945-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the Tribune article (“Utah health plans’ cost to jump,” Sept. 19), Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser called the price hikes (5.7 percent) “minimal.” If a 230 percent increase in health plans’ cost over the inflation rate (1.7 percent according the U.S. Government for the period ending Sept. 17, 2014) is minimal, I will eat my hat. If I was commissioner, I would be asking the insurance carriers, “Why are Utahns paying twice as much for health insurance than people in Germany, Japan and ...</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> 58433940@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434081-68/sierra-ebola-health-leone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434081-68/sierra-ebola-health-leone.html.csp">Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLARENCE</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ROY-MACAULAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freetown, Sierra Leone • Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the outbreak under control, thousands of health care workers began going house to house in crowded urban neighborhoods and remote villages, hoping to find and isolate infected people. President Ernest Bai Koroma urge...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584340812014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58434081@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:59:05 MDT Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58424777-79/flu-doctor-retailers-shots.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58424777-79/flu-doctor-retailers-shots.html.csp">Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T15:05:02.784-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 03:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies. The nation’s biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctor’s office to protect them...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584247772014-09-19T15:05:02.784-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T15:05:02.784-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424777@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:05:02 MDT Utah health plans will cost 5.7 percent more next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58429398-78/plans-insurance-exchange-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58429398-78/plans-insurance-exchange-health.html.csp">Utah health plans will cost 5.7 percent more next year</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="2014-09-18T21:55:21.336-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns shopping for health insurance on the federal exchange can expect prices that are 5.7 percent higher, on average, next year. Small businesses that go through the state’s Avenue H exchange will see more modest increases averaging 3.5 percent, state insurance executives told the Legislature’s Health Reform Task Force. But rural Utahns will watch rates for their individual plans increase by 7 percent on average. Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser called the price hikes “minimal,” because...</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> 58429398@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:55:21 MDT Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426126-79/flu-doctor-shots-vaccines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426126-79/flu-doctor-shots-vaccines.html.csp">Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:27:02.119-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies. The nation’s biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctor’s office to protect thems...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584261262014-09-17T17:27:02.119-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T17:27:02.119-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58426126@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:27:02 MDT Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425769-79/apple-apps-fitness-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425769-79/apple-apps-fitness-health.html.csp">Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:02:02.243-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A bug in Apple’s new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data. Apple says it hopes to have HealthKit apps restored to its app store by the end of the month. Affected apps include Carrot Fit, WebMD and AskMD. Apple didn’t provide details on what went wrong. The iOS 8 software became available Wednesday. HealthKit is supposed to create a central repository for health and fitn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584257692014-09-17T16:02:02.243-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:02:02.243-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425769@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:02:02 MDT Washington Post: Slowly moving against Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424414-82/health-ebola-obama-response.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424414-82/health-ebola-obama-response.html.csp">Washington Post: Slowly moving against Ebola</a></h4>