HEALTH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HEALTH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prosecutor: Idaho worried about money before releasing FLDS boys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351926-78/service-parents-health-welfare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351926-78/service-parents-health-welfare.html.csp">Prosecutor: Idaho worried about money before releasing FLDS boys</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T01:01:03.352-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The agency responsible for child protection in Idaho wanted to send eight boys from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints home with their parents to save the state money, a prosecutor said last week. Ian Service, a deputy Bannock County prosecutor, said he wanted the boys to remain in foster care. The disagreement was so great, Service said, that the Idaho Attorney General’s Office petitioned to join the juvenile court case and represent the Idaho Department of Health...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58351926@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT WHO: Senegal Ebola case ‘a top priority emergency’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358466-68/ebola-health-dakar-senegal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358466-68/ebola-health-dakar-senegal.html.csp">WHO: Senegal Ebola case ‘a top priority emergency’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BABACAR DIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T11:48:37.56-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dakar, Senegal • The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. Senegal faces an “urgent need” for support and supplies including hygiene kits and personal protective equipment for health workers, the WHO said in a statement Sunday. “These needs will be met with the fastest p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583584662014-08-31T11:48:37.56-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T11:48:37.56-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358466@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:48:37 MDT Op-ed: It’s time to put a woman’s health, safety and rights first http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352026-82/care-health-abortion-woman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352026-82/care-health-abortion-woman.html.csp">Op-ed: It’s time to put a woman’s health, safety and rights first</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leah Torres</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T09:07:59.41-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In states across the country, politicians are passing laws that single out abortion care for regulations that apply to no other similar medical practices. As a result, a woman’s ability to access safe, legal, essential reproductive health care in the United States today varies widely from state to state. This means a woman in Utah does not have the same access to health care that a woman living in Colorado does. That simply isn’t fair. As an obstetrician-gynecologist serving Utah women and 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> 58352026@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:07:59 MDT Salt Lake County closes Chinese restaurant in Midvale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58351915-223/restaurant-violations-department-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58351915-223/restaurant-violations-department-health.html.csp">Salt Lake County closes Chinese restaurant in Midvale</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy STephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T14:23:14.773-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake County Health Department closed Rice King restaurant in Midvale on Thursday for creating an “imminent health hazard due to excessive critical violations.” According to a notice on the department website, the restaurant, at 755 E. Fort Union Blvd., received 45 code violations. Among the problems: • Raw meat contaminating clean dishes. • Dish soap contaminating raw shrimp. • Food being prepared on the floor. • Rice noodles being stored in a cardboard box. • Tooth brush below drink ...</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> 58351915@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:23:14 MDT Feds are investigating Idaho’s Medicaid contractor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352821-79/health-optum-idaho-behavioral.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352821-79/health-optum-idaho-behavioral.html.csp">Feds are investigating Idaho’s Medicaid contractor</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise • Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio, health care providers say Optum Idaho sent them patient information that should have gone to other providers. “We have received multiple authorizations for clients that are not ours, [were never ours],” a provider, whose identity was redacted by the Id...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583528212014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352821@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:13:02 MDT Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353077-68/zmapp-drug-ebola-monkeys.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58353077-68/zmapp-drug-ebola-monkeys.html.csp">Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:40:09.322-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they were infected with the virus and when most were showing symptoms. That is several days later than any other experimental Ebola treatment tested so far. The drug also completely protected six other monkeys given a sl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583530772014-08-29T17:40:09.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T17:40:09.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353077@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:40:09 MDT Editorial: Herbert should give up on work requirement for Healthy Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352039-82/herbert-utah-health-medicaid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352039-82/herbert-utah-health-medicaid.html.csp">Editorial: Herbert should give up on work requirement for Healthy Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T09:07:59.426-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The good news is that low-income households in a state with a Republican governor and a Republican legislature will now have the opportunity to get health care coverage under an expanded Medicaid program because state officials have dropped their insistence on a work requirement for all those who benefit. The bad news is that state was not Utah. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday struck the deal with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services that will allow the Keystone State to exp...</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> 58352039@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:07:59 MDT Utah’s alternative to Medicaid expansion still stalled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347872-78/utah-health-healthy-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347872-78/utah-health-healthy-herbert.html.csp">Utah’s alternative to Medicaid expansion still stalled</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:49:02.758-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s a persistent snag preventing federal health officials from agreeing, in concept, to Gov. Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan: the work requirement. Herbert said Thursday during his monthly KUED news conference that he’s “cautiously optimistic” that he and the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services will resolve their differences over that final stumbling block when he’s in Washington next month. “If we can get it done by the end of September then we’ll be able to seal the deal,”...</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> 58347872@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:49:02 MDT New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351749-68/tax-health-insurance-forms.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351749-68/tax-health-insurance-forms.html.csp">New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 06:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans. Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, the Department of Health and Human Services must send out millions of new tax forms next year. They’re like W-2s for people getting health insurance tax credits under President Barack Obama’s law. The forms are called 1095-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517492014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T18:27:41.881-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351749@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:27:41 MDT Summit County health officials warn of possible diesel water contamination http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351188-78/creek-summit-contamination-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351188-78/creek-summit-contamination-county.html.csp">Summit County health officials warn of possible diesel water contamination</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:30:22.235-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Summit County health officials on Friday cautioned water-users downstream of a crash near Echo Creek between a semi-trailer rig and an SUV hauling a trailer to keep a lookout for possible fuel contamination. The crash occurred 5:15 p.m. Thursday on westbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 176. No injuries were reported, but the semi’s fuel tanks ruptured during the accident and leaked diesel into the creek. North Summit Fire District spokesman Tyler Rowser said that hazardous materials workers sto...</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> 58351188@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:30:22 MDT Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348717-68/medicaid-federal-coverage-pennsylvania.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348717-68/medicaid-federal-coverage-pennsylvania.html.csp">Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARC LEVY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and HOPE YEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Harrisburg, Pa. • A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state’s plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration and the federal agency agreed to a plan that lets private insurers administer Medicaid-funded coverage that adheres to Medicaid’s existing rules. The plan vastl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487172014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:55:49.239-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:55:49 MDT Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348712-68/bugs-bacteria-gilbert-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348712-68/bugs-bacteria-gilbert-health.html.csp">Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURAN NEERGAARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:49:30.133-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you’ll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too. In fact, researchers who studied seven families in Illinois, Washington and California could easily match up who lived where using their microscopic roommates, almost like CSI for germs. Thursday’s study is p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487122014-08-28T16:49:30.133-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:49:30.133-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348712@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:49:30 MDT U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347355-68/vaccine-ebola-health-testing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347355-68/vaccine-ebola-health-testing.html.csp">U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:12:20.933-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. It will test 20 healthy adult volunteers to see if the virus is safe and triggers an adequate response in their immune systems. Even though NIH has been testing o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473552014-08-28T10:12:20.933-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:12:20.933-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347355@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:12:20 MDT U.N.: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347282-68/ebola-outbreak-cases-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347282-68/ebola-outbreak-cases-health.html.csp">U.N.: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and KRISTA LARSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine. Currently, about half of the people infected with Ebola have died, so in a worst-case scenario the death toll could reach 10,000, the agency said, according to a plan released Thursday on how to stop the outbreak. The U.N. agency’s latest figures show ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583472822014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347282@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:59:09 MDT Deal on health care aids port contract talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58344815-79/health-contract-dockworkers-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58344815-79/health-contract-dockworkers-care.html.csp">Deal on health care aids port contract talks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T18:12:02.737-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 06:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months. West Coast dockworkers already have unusually generous health benefits — so generous, argue their employers who pay for the coverage, that the insurance plan has become riddled with fraud. Doctors and clinics have ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583448152014-08-27T18:12:02.737-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T18:12:02.737-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344815@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:12:02 MDT Three ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342803-79/insurers-patients-insurance-coverage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342803-79/insurers-patients-insurance-coverage.html.csp">Three ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick</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="2014-08-27T09:04:02.23-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 09:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--Insurers-Sick Patients,1223 Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there’s still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling. Insurance companies can exclude some well-known cancer hospitals or certain individual specialists who treat pricey conditions from the list of providers they cover under a plan. They can dissuade HIV patients from signing up for coverage by requiring...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583428032014-08-27T09:04:02.23-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T09:04:02.23-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58342803@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:04:02 MDT Washington Post: The teenage biological clock http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338859-82/sleep-health-schools-adolescents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338859-82/sleep-health-schools-adolescents.html.csp">Washington Post: The teenage biological clock</a></h4>