MEDICAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MEDICAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Criminal investigation of Stericycle is a good idea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58458658-82/stericycle-investigation-medical-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58458658-82/stericycle-investigation-medical-sltrib.html.csp">Editorial: Criminal investigation of Stericycle is a good idea</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T18:56:01.752-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 06:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is difficult to imagine anything that could do more to boost the re-election chances of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes than for him to walk up to the gates of the Stericycle medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake with a detachment of state troopers, a freshly signed cease-and-desist order and a chain and padlock. Assuming, that is, that such an action would be both warranted by the facts and allowed under the law. And those are questions that Reyes’ office, along with the Utah Depart...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58458658@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:56:01 MDT Duchesne motorcyclist hurt in crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434648-78/clayburn-stradinger-crash-duchesne.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434648-78/clayburn-stradinger-crash-duchesne.html.csp">Duchesne motorcyclist hurt in crash</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="2014-09-19T20:54:02.065-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Duchesne man was flown to a hospital Friday evening after a motorcycle crash in Roosevelt. Coy Clayburn, 22, was driving his Harley-Davidson west on Highway 40 when, near 800 South, another vehicle turned in front of him to go east, said Roosevelt police Officer Luke Stradinger. The two collided almost head-on about 5:30 p.m. The crash broke several of Clayburn’s bones and, after an ambulance took him to Uintah Basin Medical Center, he was flown in a medical helicopter to a Utah County hospita...</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> 58434648@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:54:02 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 Masked man’s claims lead to investigation of Stericycle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425079-78/waste-stericycle-former-incinerator.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425079-78/waste-stericycle-former-incinerator.html.csp">Masked man’s claims lead to investigation of Stericycle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T09:59:26.254-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State regulators are investigating a medical waste incinerator after an anonymous former employee charged that it burned so much waste and such toxic materials in recent years that it violated state law. Stericycle, which operates the North Salt Lake facility, also is looking into the claims after an online video appeared on the website EnviroNews, said Jennifer Koenig, vice president of corporate communications. But the company’s procedures forbid such violations, so it’s unlikely they occured...</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> 58425079@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:59:26 MDT Congress passes Hatch, Matheson bill to help EMS providers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421312-90/ems-matheson-program-emergency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421312-90/ems-matheson-program-emergency.html.csp">Congress passes Hatch, Matheson bill to help EMS providers</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> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:54:44.954-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Congress has voted to reauthorize a program to help emergency responders with the unique needs of children and adolescents, a move pushed by Utah’s Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Jim Matheson. The House on Tuesday voted 410-4 to continue the 30-year-old grant program for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories that helps emergency medical services (EMS) crews stock limited doses of medicine and smaller equipment to help younger patients. The Senate approved the legis...</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> 58421312@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:54:44 MDT Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58413869-78/peterson-university-president-chase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58413869-78/peterson-university-president-chase.html.csp">Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</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="2014-09-14T22:46:26.39-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chase N. Peterson was most at home on a college campus. The son of a university president, Peterson spent all but seven of his 84 years enveloped in the life of the mind — as student, professor, dean, researcher, and eventually reaching his father’s stature as president. But Peterson, the former University of Utah president who died in Salt Lake City on Sunday of complications from pneumonia, also relished the physical touch of medicine. “Chase began his career as a physician,” recalled longtime...</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> 58413869@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:46:26 MDT Mercury News: Apple’s new products ratchet up need for privacy protections http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406619-82/apple-information-medical-private.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406619-82/apple-information-medical-private.html.csp">Mercury News: Apple’s new products ratchet up need for privacy protections</a></h4>