MEDICAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MEDICAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax not meeting revenue target http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314587-79/tax-irs-audit-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314587-79/tax-irs-audit-medical.html.csp">Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax not meeting revenue target</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T18:20:01.431-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • An “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax. The tax agency, however, doesn’t have adequate tools to identify which companies owe it, the audit said. The report could add fuel to efforts to repeal the tax, which is opposed by Republi...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58314587@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:20:01 MDT Community Health details attack on patient records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309032-79/attack-community-health-information.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309032-79/attack-community-health-information.html.csp">Community Health details attack on patient records</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T09:54:02.426-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">FRANKLIN, Tenn. • Hospital operator Community Health Systems, which operates Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele, said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, Tenn. company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. But Community said the attack did bypass its security systems to take patient names, addresses, birthdates, and phone and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583090322014-08-18T09:54:02.426-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T09:54:02.426-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309032@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:54:02 MDT Bloomberg View: Containing Ebola means sending masks and gowns, not drugs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300615-82/ebola-workers-care-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300615-82/ebola-workers-care-health.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Containing Ebola means sending masks and gowns, not drugs</a></h4>

By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T13:58:02.444-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--On the Money-Health Insurance Appeals,825 4 keys to appealing a rejected insurance claim By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Keep calm and take notes. Stay true to this principle and you can improve your odds of successfully fighting a health insurer’s claim rejection. Experts who help with the appeals process say patients have a 50 percent chance or better of prevailing. They say a winning argument may require heavy doses of research and persistence, but the end result is a decision that ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582922742014-08-13T13:58:02.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T13:58:02.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292274@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:58:02 MDT BSD Medical threatened with delisting by Nasdaq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292238-79/medical-bsd-nasdaq-delisting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292238-79/medical-bsd-nasdaq-delisting.html.csp">BSD Medical threatened with delisting by Nasdaq</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T13:32:02.152-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 01:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BSD Medical Corporation has been notified it could be dropped from the Nasdaq stock exchange because its shares are not worth enough. The Salt Lake City-based medical products company, which provides systems to treat cancer and benign diseases using heat therapy, said Wednesday it had received a delisting notice Aug. 8 from Nasdaq, based on the price of BSD Medical common stock finishing the previous 30 consecutive days of trading below the exchange’s minimum requirement of $1 per share. BSD Med...</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> 58292238@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:32:02 MDT Logan woman becomes first Utah patient to get tiny new pacemaker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276080-78/device-pacemaker-heart-implanted.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276080-78/device-pacemaker-heart-implanted.html.csp">Logan woman becomes first Utah patient to get tiny new pacemaker</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T21:53:25.432-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Logan woman and her cardiologist said Monday that a new, small pacemaker that keeps her heart beating steadily was implanted without surgery two weeks ago at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. Susan Thomas, 72, became the first patient in Utah to receive the new pacemaker, a Nanostim pacing device. The pacemaker is in clinical trials and has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Intermountain is seeking other candidates who want to participate. But Thomas is already a...</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> 58276080@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:53:25 MDT June was best month yet for Colorado pot sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58277364-68/pot-sales-recreational-colorado.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58277364-68/pot-sales-recreational-colorado.html.csp">June was best month yet for Colorado pot sales</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Wyatt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:00:17.705-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • June was the best-selling month yet for recreational pot in Colorado, with $24.7 million in total sales, according to state tax collections reported Friday. Recreational pot sales were up more than 19 percent from June sales, an increase likely attributable to more stores opening. Since January, Colorado has reaped $29.8 million in taxes from marijuana, according to June collections reported by the state Department of Revenue. That figure includes taxes, licenses and fees from both med...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582773642014-08-11T09:00:17.705-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T09:00:17.705-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58277364@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:17 MDT Utah lawmakers dabble in medicine at U. mini-medical school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271728-78/medical-utah-medicine-mini.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271728-78/medical-utah-medicine-mini.html.csp">Utah lawmakers dabble in medicine at U. mini-medical school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T21:04:41.066-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah legislators and policy-makers stepped into the life of a medical student — analyzing colon specimens and making diagnoses — Thursday during the University of Utah’s inaugural Project Medical Education. During the one-day mini-medical school, participants went through a white-coat ceremony, worked through patient cases, discussed lab samples, were assigned to residency programs and learned about the daily tasks of an academic physician. “Our mission is really to serve the state and I think i...</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> 58271728@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:04:41 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Knick’ is so grisly it’s hard to sit through http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58263930-223/knick-drama-grisly-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58263930-223/knick-drama-grisly-medical.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Knick’ is so grisly it’s hard to sit through</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T09:31:13.473-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Describing “The Knick” as gruesome is an understatement. A massive understatement. If you’re even slightly squeamish, you’re going to be grabbing for the remote. If you don’t click away fast enough, images will be burned into your brain. Forever. Yes, there is all sorts of grisly content on TV. But this medical drama set in 1900 is off the charts. TV artistry has advanced to a point where the caesarean section performed in Friday’s premiere (10 p.m., Cinemax) looks not only real but absolutely ...</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> 58263930@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:31:13 MDT Medical condition forces BYU hoops signee Emery's early mission release http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58269271-65/emery-outlet-thoracic-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58269271-65/emery-outlet-thoracic-medical.html.csp">Medical condition forces BYU hoops signee Emery's early mission release</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:11:45.517-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nick Emery, the former Lone Peak High basketball star who signed with BYU in 2013 prior to an LDS Church mission to Germany, is returning home due to a medical condition that likely requires surgery. Emery’s brother, former BYU star Jackson Emery, posted on Twitter that Nick is coming home Wednesday night from Frankfurt, Germany. Also, Emery’s Facebook page posted this explanation Wednesday evening: “Elder Emery has recently been dealing with worsening conditions of thoracic outlet syndrome. He ...</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> 58269271@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:11:45 MDT McArdle: Adding injury to an already flawed bankruptcy law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267613-82/loans-bankruptcy-student-bills.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267613-82/loans-bankruptcy-student-bills.html.csp">McArdle: Adding injury to an already flawed bankruptcy law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Megan McArdle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T13:33:01.104-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D.-R.I., has introduced a bill that would allow people with high medical bills to bankrupt their student loans. I sympathize with the basic impulse, but this is absolutely the wrong way to go about it. The inability to bankrupt student loans is ... what’s the word I’m looking for? Right — absurd. If people need bankruptcy relief, they need bankruptcy relief; there’s no reason that debts owed to the government should get special deference in a bankruptcy proceeding. (Tech...</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> 58267613@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:33:01 MDT Surgeon general who lost job for fighting tobacco dies at 87 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267098-68/steinfeld-general-surgeon-tobacco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267098-68/steinfeld-general-surgeon-tobacco.html.csp">Surgeon general who lost job for fighting tobacco dies at 87</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRYSTA FAURIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T08:59:39.306-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by a president after he campaigned hard against smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87. Steinfeld died Tuesday morning in a nursing home in suburban Pomona following a stroke he suffered about a month ago, said his daughter, Susan Steinfeld of La Canada Flintridge. “He laid the groundwork for us to be better people and make the world a better place,” she said by telephone. Ste...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582670982014-08-06T08:59:39.306-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T08:59:39.306-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267098@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:59:39 MDT Study: Wide hospital quality gap on maternity care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58259962-68/quality-hospitals-complications-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58259962-68/quality-hospitals-complications-medical.html.csp">Study: Wide hospital quality gap on maternity care</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="2014-08-04T15:28:09.612-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Where a woman delivers her baby can make a major difference to her own health — a quality gap that remains largely hidden from mothers-to-be. A new study comparing hospitals nationwide finds that women who delivered at low-performing facilities suffered more than twice the rate of major complications for vaginal births. For cesarean section deliveries, the disparity was even greater: nearly a fivefold difference, according to the study in Monday’s issue of Health Affairs. But try to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582599622014-08-04T15:28:09.612-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T15:28:09.612-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259962@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:28:09 MDT Two critical after Washington County crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58252771-78/hopper-medical-olaguez-semi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58252771-78/hopper-medical-olaguez-semi.html.csp">Two critical after Washington County 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="2014-08-01T21:24:11.197-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two people were critically hurt after a car crashed head-on into a semi-truck near Washington. Sherlene Olaguez, 55, was driving north Friday evening on Interstate 15 when she “might have suffered a medical condition, which caused her to lose control of her vehicle,” said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper. About 7:55 p.m., Olaguez crossed into the southbound lanes, where she crashed head-on into a semi near mile marker 13, the trooper said. The car caught fire upon impact, though the f...</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> 58252771@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:24:11 MDT Injured man rescued from Cache County canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58252215-78/canyon-cache-county-franke.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58252215-78/canyon-cache-county-franke.html.csp">Injured man rescued from Cache County canyon</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="2014-08-03T20:19:12.072-06:00">Updated Aug 3, 2014 08:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Mendon man was flown out of a Cache County canyon after an ATV rollover. Brad Franke, 45, was riding ATVs with friends in Millville Canyon on Friday afternoon when his ATV rolled, said Cache County sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck. Franke had suffered injuries to his leg, arm and ribs, and dispatchers received a call for help about 5:35 p.m. The man was about three miles into the canyon, so a medical helicopter arrived for “to get medical attention to him quicker,” Peck said. The helicopter took off ...</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> 58252215@www.sltrib.com Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:19:12 MDT Letter: Expand medical cannabis use in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251819-82/utah-marijuana-cannabis-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251819-82/utah-marijuana-cannabis-medical.html.csp">Letter: Expand medical cannabis use in Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:24:02.452-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cannabis extracts made available to Utah children with severe epilepsy is a compassionate step in a good direction, and I praise legislators such as Steve Urquhart in their efforts to help parents safely get these extracts over state borders. However, there’s a disconnect of compassion in this whole debate over this low-THC marijuana. Where’s the medical marijuana for Utah citizens suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer, and a host of other ailments that marijuana may help? It’s as if low-THC cannab...</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> 58251819@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Infant girl dies after being found in Utah car http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251495-78/police-hurricane-according-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251495-78/police-hurricane-according-car.html.csp">Infant girl dies after being found in Utah car</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="2014-08-01T20:58:14.719-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An 11-month-old girl died Friday after being found in a car in Southern Utah. About 1:07 p.m. Friday, Hurricane emergency responders found the infant near 50 E. 500 North, where she had been left by a family member in a car seat in a vehicle that was not running, according to a news release from Hurricane police. Police said the child was inside the vehicle for “a substantial period of time.” The infant was not breathing and was unresponsive, but first responders began CPR. After the paramedics...</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> 58251495@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:58:14 MDT Riverton faces lawsuit over rejection of plasma-donation clinic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58242627-90/according-behind-biolife-clinic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58242627-90/according-behind-biolife-clinic.html.csp">Riverton faces lawsuit over rejection of plasma-donation clinic</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By courtney tanner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T21:34:52.572-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Behind closed doors Tuesday night, Riverton city officials discussed strategies for dealing with a lawsuit brought by a company denied its request to locate a plasma donation clinic in the southwest Salt Lake Valley municipality. Developers behind the plan filed the complaint last week in 3rd District Court claiming rejection of the application to build a plasma-collection clinic was illegal and politically motivated. The lawsuit was spurred by the City Council’s 3-1 vote earlier this month to 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> 58242627@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:52 MDT