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Two children who attend the same school in Salt Lake County are recovering from mumps, which they both contracted despite being fully vaccinated. County Health Department officials announced Thursday they were investigating those cases while awaiting test results for four …

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  • Majority of Utahns polled by group oppose Trump’s approach to Obamacare
    Kammie Garr is among large numbers of Utah residents opposed to President Donald Trump’s plans for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, as...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 08:23 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sen. Brian Shiozawa, R-Salt Lake City asks question to Carolyn Tuft, a Utah woman who survived the Trolley Square shootings  after she testified in favor of Medicaid expansion and reform at the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee Monday Feb. 8.  She still has hundreds of lead shotgun pellets in her body and lives in constant pain.  She said that she needs to take take pain medications and a drug called chemet which helps her body leach out the lead in her system.  She has lost most everything and can’t hold down a job.  She falls in the health insurance gap, has no drug benefit and pays for medications with her own cash.  Wording on abortion yanked from Utah telemedicine bill
    In an effort to prevent a “great” telehealth measure from getting mired in potential lawsuits, Sen. Brian Shiozawa prompted a legislative panel Tuesda...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lawmakers set aside right-to-die measure
    As terminal prostate cancer takes over his body and weakens his bones, Forrest Shaw fears he’ll bump into a doorway and break an arm. Or sneeze and cr...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mary Beckerle, CEO, and director of the institute, gives patient Mike Houston a high five after he said he was just about at the end of his chemotherapy infusion program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  ------ The Huntsman Cancer Institute has been upgraded to the ’comprehensive cancer institute’ designation by the National Cancer Institutes, and now joins the ranks of the 45 top centers for research and patient care.  Huntsman Cancer Institute requests $6.2 million in state funds for cancer research
    Huntsman Cancer Institute is seeking about $6.2 million in state money, in part to replace funding it had drawn in past years from a U.S. settlement w...
    Updated Feb 08 2017 09:34 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Francisco Kjolseth |  Tribune file photo)   Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, speaks in support of a resolution calling on president Donald Trump to undo the Bears Ears National Monument during Utah House debate on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Utah House OKs bill barring remote abortion pill dispensing
    A bill that bars doctors from using telemedicine to remotely prescribe abortion-inducing medication advanced through Utah’s Legislature on Tuesday des...
    Updated Feb 08 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Measles case detected in Salt Lake County, first since 2011
    A child from Salt Lake County is recovering from the measles this week after traveling abroad, making it the first confirmed case of the disease in co...
    Updated Feb 08 2017 11:19 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune File Photo)   The University of Utah Hospital, Thursday March 3, 2011. Lawmakers 'disappointed' with U. of Utah's $50M building request, say it won't ease doctor shortage
    State lawmakers are concerned that a $50 million request from the University of Utah to help replace its hospital and build other new medical faciliti...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 11:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • State officials send feds Medicaid expansion plan for low-income parents
    As Utah officials continue to wait for federal approval of their small-scale Medicaid expansion plan, they hope to expand coverage to some parents. To...
    Updated Feb 03 2017 10:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   A year after almost legalizing it, Utah Legislature questions whether marijuana is medicine
    Republican Rep. Brad Daw thinks the dozens of states that have implemented medical marijuana laws have approached the issue incorrectly. Instead of de...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 07:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   ’You can’t grow the number of doctors to keep up with the demand,’ said anesthesiologist Dr. William Hamilton, who plans on retiring from Intermountain Medical Center in 2018 after 32 years in practice. Hamilton says there is a shortage of doctors in the state and across the nation, largely because of the baby boomer population of doctors are retiring.   Utah’s physician shortage worsens as more retire
    William Hamilton used to get irritated when people flashed him photos of their grandchildren. Then his daughter gave birth to triplets eight months ag...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Breast cancer patient Marilyn Southwick recounts the story of how her husband Scot shaved her hair into a mohawk before she lost it to cancer as she undergoes a chemo treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. New research led by scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute has identified a previously unknown way that advancing breast cancer destroys bones, raising up the possibility that a drug now in clinical trial could be used to stop the process. Huntsman Cancer Institute study: New drug could halt bone damage from breast cancer
    The pain in Marilyn Southwick’s right hip wouldn’t quit. The avid hiker and biker from Ogden found herself needing uncharacteristic breaks during exer...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Rep. Raymond Ward, R-Bountiful presents his bill, HB90 -  Insurance Opioid Regulation - in Health and Human Services committee, Wednesday, January 25, 2017. State campaign to educate Utahns about opioid addiction
    Tony Lewis started taking OxyContin recreationally when he was 15 years old. He made the switch to heroin two years later. By 27, he was dead from an ...
    Updated Jan 25 2017 11:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • U. study: Law helps infants at risk for hearing loss
    State-mandated testing for babies with hearing loss has increased early detection of a congenital and health-threatening infection that affects 1 in e...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 07:47 am   |     |   Share
  • Obamacare replacement will define Trump presidency, Utah hospital official says
    An advocate for Utah hospitals said he expects Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans to repeal as much of the Affordable Care Act as they can, as...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Intermountain Healthcare laying off 52 employees
    Intermountain Healthcare is laying off more than 50 software engineers, opting to use an outside supplier to develop information-technology applicatio...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 07:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Dr. Joshua Schiffman, left, and Schiffman Labs team member Lauren Donovan, lab specialist, look at human cancer cells reacting elephant p53 (EP53) at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City Friday January 6, 2017.  Team members have spent the past year testing the elephant p53 (EP53) in human cancer cells and have found that human tumor cells die very quickly when exposed to the EP53. They have teamed up with Dr. Avi Schroeder from Tehnion-Israel Institute of Technology, a chemical engineer, to manufacture EP53 protein nanoparticles to begin preclinical testing. Lab tests show elephant DNA may be key to fighting cancer, says Utah researcher
    Josh Schiffman likes to think of the tumor-suppressing protein p53 as a superhero in a bright red cape. It swoops in whenever there is DNA damage and ...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 08:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Trump’s ideas on vaccine safety worry top autism researcher
    Eric Fombonne is worried, to say the least, about what a potential vaccine-safety commission headed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could mean for science an...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Obama administration will not rule on Utah’s scaled-back Medicaid expansion plan
    When President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated Jan. 20, the fate of Utah’s small-scale Medicaid expansion plan will be up to his administration. And...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 10:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Plan calls for Utah to reduce number of suicides 10 percent by 2021
    For Andrea Hood, temporarily removing a suicidal person’s gun from their home is common sense, akin to taking away a drunk person’s car keys. “When so...
    Updated Jan 10 2017 11:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. Tuesday December 27, 2016. Thousands of Utah kids using suicide intervention app to get help
    Kids often have difficulty asking adults for help when they’re being bullied or having suicidal thoughts — these are sensitive issues, Barry Rose said...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah physician John Opitz, M.D., has received the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit), the only national decoration bestowed by the Republic of Germany. He was photographed at the University’s Health Sciences Library in Salt Lake City, Tuesday December 6, 2016. War, peace and pediatrics: U. researcher awarded for decades of study and care
    The second desk drawer on the right in John Opitz’s study isn’t lined with the typical pens, pencils and Post-it notes: It’s lined with eggs. Twenty-t...
    Updated Dec 27 2016 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Gina Thompson, left, and her mother Janet Thompson, hold a poster of Gina’s daughter, Brandi Thompson, in Janet Thompson’s home in Eden, Utah Monday, Dec 5, 2016. Brandi Thompson was 21 when she got meningitis and died in 2007. Utah is one of only 12 states that don’t require students to get a meningitis vaccine in college/before college. ‘What is wrong with you?’: After losing a granddaughter to meningitis, Utah woman pushes for mandated vaccination
    Eden • The first responders and anxious family members crammed into the house were a blur to Gina Thompson, her vision singularly focused on the basem...
    Updated Dec 25 2016 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   The Sorenson Patient Tower is part of Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. 8 Utah hospitals among nation’s worst-performing for patient safety
    Intermountain Medical Center is among eight Utah hospitals being penalized by the federal government for patient-safety problems. The federal Centers ...
    Updated Dec 22 2016 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah’s Obamacare enrollment up 24 percent from last year — biggest jump in nation
    Nearly 145,000 Utahns have signed up for 2017 health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s online exchange — 24 percent more than last year. And...
    Updated Dec 22 2016 03:23 pm   |     |   Share