MEDICAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MEDICAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58236805-77/ncaa-athletes-concussions-concussion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58236805-77/ncaa-athletes-concussions-concussion.html.csp">NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL TARM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:17:02.564-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a Tuesday filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Crit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368052014-07-29T09:17:02.564-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:17:02.564-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236805@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:17:02 MDT Deal on veterans’ health care to cost $17B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234323-68/veterans-care-billion-miller.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234323-68/veterans-care-billion-miller.html.csp">Deal on veterans’ health care to cost $17B</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T20:25:58.923-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A rare bipartisan deal in Congress would spend about $17 billion to help ease U.S. military veterans’ long waits for medical care. The deal announced Monday expands the type of non-VA hospitals and clinics where veterans could receive care, authorizes leases for 27 new VA facilities, and allows the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to fire senior executives. It includes about $12 billion in emergency spending and about $5 billion in offsets within the VA’s budget, said Sen. ...</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> 58234323@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:25:58 MDT Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232667-79/drug-medimmune-academy-rsv.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232667-79/drug-medimmune-academy-rsv.html.csp">Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSEY TANNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:40:01.815-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation’s leading pediatrician’s group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The dispute involves new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which say medical evidence shows the drug benefits few children other than very young preemies. The medicine guards against a common but usually mild virus that can cause serious lung problems. It’s the second time ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582326672014-07-28T09:40:01.815-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:40:01.815-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232667@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:40:01 MDT Arizona execution renews debate over methods http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227197-68/death-execution-injection-lethal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227197-68/death-execution-injection-lethal.html.csp">Arizona execution renews debate over methods</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:33:05.344-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it’s even worth looking for one. Death penalty opponents say any killing is an unnecessarily cruel punishment. Proponents may favor the most humane execution method possible, but many reject the idea that a few minutes or hours of suffering by a criminal who caused great suffering to others sh...</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> 58227197@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:33:05 MDT Girl injured on Lake Powell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58226341-78/girl-injured-lake-release.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58226341-78/girl-injured-lake-release.html.csp">Girl injured on Lake Powell</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T23:08:02.56-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 12-year-old girl was injured this week when she was struck by a boat propeller on Lake Powell. The girl, from Israel, was injured after she was ejected from the back of a moving powerboat while holding an inflatable inner tube on Wednesday, according to a news release from the National Park Service. The boat’s propeller slashed her lower leg, the release states. National Park Service medical crews, Coconino County (Ariz.) sheriff’s deputies and personnel from Classic Aviation responded to the ...</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> 58226341@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:08:02 MDT Letter: Stop using ‘marijuana’ (the word) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58225191-82/cannabis-marijuana-figuratively-literally.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58225191-82/cannabis-marijuana-figuratively-literally.html.csp">Letter: Stop using ‘marijuana’ (the word)</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:30:02.476-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some things are better left behind. Some terms and popular expressions need to be retired when the culture determines those slang names and catch phrases are derogatory. Now I think it is high time the media weeds out the use of the name marijuana and especially the term medical marijuana. Cannabis supporters are burned out on the defamatory reference of pot. The name marijuana was intentionally made mainstream to evoke a negative connotation. It was used in the early twentieth century to play o...</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> 58225191@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:30:02 MDT 12-year-old boy rescued off Utah’s Mount Timpanogos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216644-78/helicopter-sheriff-office-leg.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216644-78/helicopter-sheriff-office-leg.html.csp">12-year-old boy rescued off Utah’s Mount Timpanogos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T18:35:19.691-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 06:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 12-year-old boy who fell and cut his leg open hiking on a snow field near the base of Mount Timpanogos was rescued and taken by helicopter to hospital Wednesday afternoon. The boy’s mother called emergency dispatchers about 2:10 p.m., saying her son had fell near Emerald Lake and cut his lower right leg to the bone, according to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. The leg was bleeding badly, the mother told dispatchers, though she had managed to bandage the wound and contain...</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> 58216644@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:35:19 MDT Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197698-79/marijuana-edibles-infused-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197698-79/marijuana-edibles-infused-medical.html.csp">Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LISA RATHKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T08:59:01.915-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Montpelier, Vt. • Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize the practice and awareness spreads about the best ways to deliver the drug. Edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures popular with medical marijuana users have flourished into a gourmet market of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581976982014-07-18T08:59:01.915-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T08:59:01.915-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197698@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:59:01 MDT Medical helicopter crashes in New Mexico; 3 dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196157-68/helicopter-medical-crash-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196157-68/helicopter-medical-crash-area.html.csp">Medical helicopter crashes in New Mexico; 3 dead</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T22:42:25.474-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Newkirk, N.M. • A medical helicopter flying to pick up a patient crashed into the side of a New Mexico hilltop early Thursday, bursting into flames and killing all three crew members on board, authorities said. The helicopter was flying from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe to Tucumcari when it disappeared from radar at 2:48 a.m. It went down near Newkirk along Interstate 40 about 135 miles east of Albuquerque and about 30 miles from Tucumcari. Ranch workers found the w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581961572014-07-17T22:42:25.474-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T22:42:25.474-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196157@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:42:25 MDT Medical helicopter crashes in New Mexico; 3 dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195431-68/helicopter-medical-crash-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195431-68/helicopter-medical-crash-area.html.csp">Medical helicopter crashes in New Mexico; 3 dead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T14:50:55.211-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 02:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Newkirk, N.M. • A medical helicopter flying to pick up a patient crashed into the side of a New Mexico hilltop early Thursday, bursting into flames and killing all three crew members on board, authorities said. The helicopter was flying from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe to Tucumcari when it disappeared from radar at 2:48 a.m. It went down near Newkirk along Interstate 40 about 135 miles east of Albuquerque and about 30 miles from Tucumcari. Ranch workers found the wre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581954312014-07-17T14:50:55.211-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T14:50:55.211-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195431@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:50:55 MDT TV preview: Medical drama is a big ‘Rush’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58188636-223/watch-medical-rush-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58188636-223/watch-medical-rush-lake.html.csp">TV preview: Medical drama is a big ‘Rush’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T16:51:05.044-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Rush” is not your average doctor show. Dr. William P. Rush (Tom Ellis) is hard-living, hard-partying and handsome. He’s a “medical fixer” to Los Angeles’ rich and famous. He cares for billionaires, baseball players and gang members at $20,000 a pop, cash up front. It’s sort of a much-darker version of USA’s “Royal Pains,” and it gets off to a promising start. Watch • 10 p.m. Thursday, USA</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> 58188636@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:51:05 MDT Man in ICE custody dies at Utah hospital http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58184074-78/ice-medical-utah-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58184074-78/ice-medical-utah-according.html.csp">Man in ICE custody dies at Utah hospital</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T22:30:01.832-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 38-year-old Mexican national who was being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) pending his removal from the United States died Saturday morning at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. Santiago Sierra-Sanchez was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after Utah County Jail officials found him unresponsive in the jail’s medical unit, according to a Monday news release from ICE. He was transported by ambulance to the ...</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> 58184074@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:30:01 MDT Free medical services offered Friday, Saturday in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58171092-78/free-care-fair-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58171092-78/free-care-fair-friday.html.csp">Free medical services offered Friday, Saturday in Salt Lake City</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="2014-07-10T20:46:01.115-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 08:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns in need of health screenings and other medical services can receive care free of charge Friday and Saturday at the Junior League of Salt Lake City’s annual health fair. The 22nd annual CARE fair — or Community Assistance Resource Event — will be held at the Horizonte Training and Instruction Center, at 1234 South Main Street in Salt Lake City, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. It will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Services include physical and dental exams, women’s health 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> 58171092@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:46:01 MDT Eastern Utah motorcyclist dies from injuries in June crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58153896-78/manning-center-injuries-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58153896-78/manning-center-injuries-medical.html.csp">Eastern Utah motorcyclist dies from injuries in June crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T21:11:17.616-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Fort Duchesne man critically injured in a June 26 motorcycle accident has succumbed to his injuries. Uintah County sheriff’s Corporal Brian Fletcher said 45-year-old Albert Lance Manning lost control and crashed into a bar pit about 3 miles south of the eastern Utah town of Ballard. He was not wearing a helmet. Unconscious and unresponsive, Manning was found by a passerby who called 911. He was rushed to Uintah Basin Medical Center and then flown by helicopter to Intermountain Medical Center ...</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> 58153896@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:11:17 MDT 7-year-old boy drowns at Cottonwood Heights pool http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58154611-78/cottonwood-heights-ford-lifeguards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58154611-78/cottonwood-heights-ford-lifeguards.html.csp">7-year-old boy drowns at Cottonwood Heights pool</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T21:42:17.273-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 7-year-old boy drowned Sunday in the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center pool. Just before 2:30 p.m., a swimmer saw the boy underwater and brought this to the attention of the lifeguards, said Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Corbett Ford. The lifeguards brought him out and, along with help from two off-duty medical professionals, tried to save his life. The police and Unified Fire Authority arrived and took him to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition, but he died later that afte...</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> 58154611@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:42:17 MDT Letter: Let liberals take in immigrants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147673-82/liberals-illegal-medical-simple.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147673-82/liberals-illegal-medical-simple.html.csp">Letter: Let liberals take in immigrants</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:40:02.752-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have a suggestion to limit the expanding pressure on those many communities in which our government is foisting illegal migrants. Local governments would be hard-pressed to fit this unwanted influx into their already stretched budgets. Have these illegal entries transported to the homes of all those ultra-liberals demanding the United States merely accept the human infusion and all its inherent medical, economic and social problems, not to mention use by drug cartels to achieve access to this ...</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> 58147673@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:40:02 MDT Letter: End war on marijuana patients http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141991-82/patients-marijuana-medical-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141991-82/patients-marijuana-medical-war.html.csp">Letter: End war on marijuana patients</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T15:20:02.092-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 03:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This week we will spend an entire day celebrating freedom. Yet, our country is home to the world’s largest population of prisoners, several of whom are serving time for medical marijuana despite being in compliance with state law. In a recent New York Times article “Lock ‘Em Up Nation: Mandatory Sentencing for Medical Marijuana,” Timothy Egan writes, “if Larry Harvey, at the age of 70, with his gout and high blood pressure and bum knee, gets the mandatory 10-year term, he’s likely to die in pri...</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> 58141991@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:20:02 MDT Texas man dies at Rainbow Family Gathering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58130121-78/death-gillespie-rigby-morning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58130121-78/death-gillespie-rigby-morning.html.csp">Texas man dies at Rainbow Family Gathering</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="2014-06-29T22:42:37.163-06:00">Updated Jun 29, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Texas man was found dead in his tent Sunday morning at the Rainbow Family Gathering — the second death in two weeks at the mountain location east of Heber. The body of Timothy R. Gillespie, 68, was turned over to the state medical examiner for an autopsy and official determination, said Deputy Chief Jared Rigby. Rigby said the sheriff’s office does not suspect foul play in connection with Gillespie’s death, or in the earlier death of a New Hampshire woman. Gillespie’s friends said they saw hi...</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> 58130121@www.sltrib.com Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:42:37 MDT Many challenges face ex-inmates living with HIV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126748-68/hiv-health-care-inmates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126748-68/hiv-health-care-inmates.html.csp">Many challenges face ex-inmates living with HIV</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T11:14:03.956-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Several times each month, a white bus picks up newly released ex-inmates at New York’s Rikers Island jail complex and drives into Harlem, where helping hands await at a transition program run by a nonprofit called the Fortune Society. These new arrivals face the myriad challenges confronting anyone leaving jail or prison — and a daunting additional one. They have HIV. While infection and incarceration represent a double challenge, this can be a health-care opportunity, says JoAnne Pag...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581267482014-06-28T11:14:03.956-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T11:14:03.956-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126748@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:14:03 MDT Letter: VA woes won’t change until funding grows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58124066-82/having-care-hierarchy-higher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58124066-82/having-care-hierarchy-higher.html.csp">Letter: VA woes won’t change until funding grows</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:38:02.745-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It has taken a long time for public awareness of the problem VA is having meeting veterans’ medical needs. Back in 1963 I was fresh out of the Navy. Soon after I developed a toothache and having no resources, I went to the VA. They could have taken care of it, but the wait time would be six months. Because of the pain I couldn’t wait. Now all veterans are not equal. There is a hierarchy or ranking. Those that serve during times of conflict rank higher. Serve in a war zone, up you go. Wounded 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> 58124066@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:38:02 MDT