MEDICAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MEDICAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822912-68/test-hpv-women-cancer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822912-68/test-hpv-women-cancer.html.csp">DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T13:40:57.279-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 01:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear. The new test from Roche uses DNA to detect the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. While such technology has been available for years, Roche now wants the FDA to approve its test as a first-choice option for c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578229122014-04-15T13:40:57.279-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T13:40:57.279-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822912@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:40:57 MDT Direct access pot vending machines to debut in Colorado http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57811101-200/cannabist-shearin-stephen-machine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57811101-200/cannabist-shearin-stephen-machine.html.csp">Direct access pot vending machines to debut in Colorado</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ricardo Baca </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Cannabist/The Denver Post </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T15:56:48.331-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 03:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few months ago we wrote about the wow-factor of marijuana vending machines: Their legality, how they work and why some feel these machines represent a future that revolves around convenience, control and automation. But those pot vending machines sit behind the counter, and only the budtenders would have access to them — taking something away from a consumer’s experience of, “Whoa, I just bought marijuana from a machine.” A different kind of machine, one customers can access, will debut in Col...</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> 57811101@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:56:48 MDT Soccer: FIFA medical chief ‘hates’ Brazil drug test plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806705-77/fifa-samples-hooghe-brazil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806705-77/fifa-samples-hooghe-brazil.html.csp">Soccer: FIFA medical chief ‘hates’ Brazil drug test plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN LEICESTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:00:59.128-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monaco • FIFA’s medical chief is “really not happy” with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow results. FIFA had to turn to the Swiss lab because the Brazilian laboratory that was expected to analyze World Cup samples repeatedly failed to comply with World Anti-Doping Agency standards. FIFA expects to send about 1,000 blood and urine samples to the WADA-accr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578067052014-04-12T16:00:59.128-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T16:00:59.128-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806705@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:59 MDT Teen dies after speeding car rolls in Duchesne County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791328-78/car-county-duchesne-duncan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791328-78/car-county-duchesne-duncan.html.csp">Teen dies after speeding car rolls in Duchesne County</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="2014-04-08T22:29:34.255-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Duchesne County teen died of multiple injuries sustained when he lost control of his speeding car and rolled near the eastern Utah town of Roosevelt. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said that Michael Duncan, 17, was ejected from his 1991 model Nissan Maxima when he failed to take a curve at 50 W. Cobblehollow Road about 10:40 p.m. Monday. His car struck a dirt berm and rolled repeatedly. Duncan was rushed to Uintah Basin Medical Center. His heart stopped numerous times as paramedics admin...</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> 57791328@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:29:34 MDT Milbank: Washington might benefit from some legalized pot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57788641-82/marijuana-cannabis-medical-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57788641-82/marijuana-cannabis-medical-system.html.csp">Milbank: Washington might benefit from some legalized pot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T22:54:01.591-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Legal marijuana is spreading like a weed across the land but it has yet to take root in the place where people might benefit most from inhaling: the U.S. Capitol. The Maryland General Assembly finished work Monday on a marijuana decriminalization bill, joining two dozen other states and the District in some form of legalization. Colorado and Washington allow recreational pot, while most others have legalized only medical marijuana, but the combined campaign has redefined the meaning of a grass-r...</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> 57788641@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:54:01 MDT Utah students try their hand at ‘surgery’ at mini med operation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57779554-78/surgeons-students-surgery-medicine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57779554-78/surgeons-students-surgery-medicine.html.csp">Utah students try their hand at ‘surgery’ at mini med operation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T23:16:11.72-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Keli Kennerley said she’d always been interested in going into medicine, but the sophomore at Orem’s Timpanogos High School never really considered being a surgeon. “I didn’t think I’d like blood and guts and all that stuff,” she said, “but learning more about it, it’s really interesting and not so disgusting.” Kennerley is now reconsidering her career path after competing Saturday with 80 other high-schoolers in the Mini Medical School Boot Camp, where she finished second. The hands-on, inter...</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> 57779554@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:16:11 MDT Death toll hits 29 in Washington mudslide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57763844-68/death-mudslide-toll-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57763844-68/death-mudslide-toll-washington.html.csp">Death toll hits 29 in Washington mudslide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MANUEL VALDES and LISA BAUMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T10:27:42.625-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Wash. • A county medical examiner has increased the death toll in the Washington state mudslide to 29. That’s one more victim than had been reported Tuesday, but the number officially identified by the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office on Wednesday remains at 22. And 20 people are still listed as missing from the March 22 slide that broke off a steep hill, roared across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and buried a community at Oso, about 55 miles north of Seattle.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577638442014-04-02T10:27:42.625-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T10:27:42.625-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763844@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:27:42 MDT Work stops briefly at slide site to honor victims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57747805-68/haakenson-authorities-victims-bodies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57747805-68/haakenson-authorities-victims-bodies.html.csp">Work stops briefly at slide site to honor victims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN J. COOPER </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LISA BAUMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T17:49:22.932-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darrington, Wash. • Crews searching for victims in the tangled debris field from the Washington mudslide halted their work Saturday for a moment of silence to honor those lost. Gov. Jay Inslee had asked people across Washington to pause at 10:37 a.m. The huge slide that destroyed a neighborhood in Oso north of Seattle struck at that time on March 22. Authorities say they’ve found at least 25 bodies and scores remain missing. The grueling work with heavy equipment and bare hands in the mass of s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577478052014-03-29T17:49:22.932-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-29T17:49:22.932-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57747805@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:49:22 MDT Op-ed: VA Hospital is a terrific, caring place http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730181-82/care-dad-medical-hospital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730181-82/care-dad-medical-hospital.html.csp">Op-ed: VA Hospital is a terrific, caring place</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jody Plant</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:03.52-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Looks can be deceiving. The George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City appears dated, gloomy and war-torn. Our visually oriented society may not take the time to look beyond a shabby interior. For most, if it’s not polished and new, it simply doesn’t register as having worth. The mere mention of the VA makes some of my friends wince. Clearly, many feel it’s the worst place imaginable to send a loved one for a hospital stay. I’m glad I am able to disabuse 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> 57730181@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Study finds fewer heart problems in married people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743221-68/heart-married-divorced-risk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743221-68/heart-married-divorced-risk.html.csp">Study finds fewer heart problems in married people</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Chief Medical Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T08:51:02.338-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 08:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem. This was true at any age, for women as well as for men, and regardless of other heart disease risk factors they had such as high cholesterol or diabetes, researchers found. “It might be that if someone is married, they have a spouse who encourage...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577432212014-03-28T08:51:02.338-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T08:51:02.338-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743221@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:51:02 MDT Northwest Salt Lake homeowner digs up possible human bones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57739017-78/bones-lake-salt-homeowner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57739017-78/bones-lake-salt-homeowner.html.csp">Northwest Salt Lake homeowner digs up possible human bones</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="2014-03-27T13:40:14.865-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 01:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A homeowner in northwest Salt Lake City thought it would be a fine idea to dig a pond as part of his landscaping project — then he unearthed the bones. Salt Lake City police Detective Veronica Montoya said officers and state Medical Examiner’s Office staff responded when the homeowner reported his discovery at 500 N. 200 West about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. While the bones appear to be human and not recently buried, authorities did not know how old they may be. The western and northwestern areas of ...</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> 57739017@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:40:14 MDT Utah leads nation in insured swamped by medical bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57727868-78/underinsured-health-report-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57727868-78/underinsured-health-report-utah.html.csp">Utah leads nation in insured swamped by medical bills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T19:35:29.558-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah may not have the most uninsured residents, but it ties with Idaho for the country’s highest rate of underinsured — those who struggle to pay for health care, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund. The analysis of U.S. Census data shows underinsured rates range from a low of 8 percent in New Hampshire to highs of 16 percent in Mississippi and Tennessee and 17 percent in Idaho and Utah. Being underinsured is defined as living in a household that spent 10 percent or more of its in...</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> 57727868@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:35:29 MDT Utah families celebrate passage of cannabis ‘Charlee’s Law’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728706-78/cannabis-utah-law-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728706-78/cannabis-utah-law-oil.html.csp">Utah families celebrate passage of cannabis ‘Charlee’s Law’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T10:13:43.835-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s hemp supplement bill, better known as “Charlee’s Law,” is a technical piece of legislation, packed with a lot of “legalese,” said sponsor Rep. Gage Froerer at the governor’s ceremonial signing of the law on Tuesday. But it’s a symbol of compassion for parents who have exhausted all medical remedies for their children, and a promise of hope for a better future, he said. “And number one it’s about trust,” Froerer said. “The state of Utah is willing to trust the parents of this state in mak...</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> 57728706@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:13:43 MDT U. Medical School head cites Angelina Jolie before Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729394-90/angelina-breast-cancer-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729394-90/angelina-breast-cancer-congress.html.csp">U. Medical School head cites Angelina Jolie before Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T07:52:08.694-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 07:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The dean of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine told Congress on Tuesday that sustainable funding for medical research saves lives, citing a test that helps detect breast-cancer risk. Vivian Lee, a senior vice president for the U.’s health sciences and the CEO of University of Utah Health Care, asked a House Appropriations subcommittee to fund at least $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health in the coming fiscal year to help research schools like hers continue life...</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> 57729394@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:52:08 MDT Lehi girl in critical condition after rollover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57716498-78/car-girl-center-condition.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57716498-78/car-girl-center-condition.html.csp">Lehi girl in critical condition after rollover</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T19:50:55.116-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A single-car accident Saturday morning in Millard County sent a 12-year-old Lehi girl to Primary Children’s Medical Center in extremely critical condition. The car’s 39-year-old driver and a 17-year-old girl were taken to Fillmore Community Medical Center. According to Sgt. Jacob Cox of the Utah Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Rachelle Nicholson was driving a Mazda passenger car south near milepost 140 on Interstate 15 about 7:15 a.m. when she apparently drifted off the left side of the road into 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> 57716498@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:50:55 MDT MLB: Reds closer Chapman hit in face by line drive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707303-77/chapman-drive-field-hit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57707303-77/chapman-drive-field-hit.html.csp">MLB: Reds closer Chapman hit in face by line drive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN ESKEW</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T16:39:10.349-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Surprise, Ariz. • Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman broke bones above his left eye and nose when he was hit by a line drive Wednesday night, the latest frightening injury to a pitcher struck in the head by a batted ball. Chapman was undergoing further testing at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he was set to spend the night for observation, according to a statement from the Reds. First-year manager Bryan Price said Chapman was conscious and talking as he was taken off the field d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577073032014-03-21T16:39:10.349-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-21T16:39:10.349-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57707303@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:39:10 MDT Lowry: The foolish anti-vaxx campaign http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697616-82/anti-measles-cases-lowry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697616-82/anti-measles-cases-lowry.html.csp">Lowry: The foolish anti-vaxx campaign</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T16:42:01.545-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 04:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a feat that would have been unimaginable a few decades ago, the anti-vaccine movement has managed to breathe life into nearly vanquished childhood diseases. It took all the ingenuity and know-how we are capable of to find safe, effective ways to dramatically diminish diseases like measles and whooping cough in the developed world; it took all the hysteria and willful ignorance we are capable of to give them a boost. A developer of the measles vaccine, Dr. Samuel Katz, says the question “is no...</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> 57697616@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:42:01 MDT Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57678787-68/transgender-ban-military-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57678787-68/transgender-ban-military-medical.html.csp">Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LISA LEFF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T19:58:44.78-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, an independent commission said in a report released Thursday, saying there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calling on President Barack Obama to lift it. The five-member panel, convened by a think tank at San Francisco State University, said Department of Defense regulations designed to keep transgender people out of the military are based on outdated...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576787872014-03-13T19:58:44.78-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T19:58:44.78-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57678787@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:58:44 MDT UHP: Medical issue may be at bottom of chase on I-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57665471-78/chase-medical-uhp-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57665471-78/chase-medical-uhp-car.html.csp">UHP: Medical issue may be at bottom of chase on I-15</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="2014-03-11T14:32:53.48-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 02:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Highway Patrol suspects a medical problem contributed to a high-speed chase that only ended with a trooper forcing the driver off Interstate 15 near Payson. The Monday chase, with speeds reportedly reaching 80 mph, began when the 62-year-old man’s car sideswiped an SUV on southbound I-15 near Draper and then scraped another car near Lindon. When troopers spotted the vehicle in Orem and tried to stop it, the driver reportedly kept going. Eventually, troopers laid tire spikes in the man’s...</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> 57665471@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:32:53 MDT Medical condition may be behind Utah County chase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57661670-78/amp-driver-utah-christensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57661670-78/amp-driver-utah-christensen.html.csp">Medical condition may be behind Utah County chase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T11:24:29.462-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators suspect a man’s medical condition may have sparked a highway chase through Utah County. Troopers are not disclosing what may have been ailing the driver. The driver, a man in his early 60s, was driving south on Interstate 15 Monday afternoon when he struck another vehicle with his gold BMW sport utility vehicle, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Rich Christensen. He kept going and struck another vehicle near Lindon, Christensen said. Both crashes only caused minor damage. About 4:30 p.m...</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> 57661670@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:24:29 MDT