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Shane Bryson and his wife, Heather, want to focus on adventure. After talking it over, the Layton residents have scheduled his vasectomy Friday as part of a University of Utah campaign. Shane Bryson said the birth-control procedure is a symbol …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kelly Frappier, left, a graduating student from the University of Utah School of Medicine, hugs her friend, Cassandra Anne Rickets, on Friday after learning of her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania for general surgery. Ricketts also will attend her residency in Pennyslvania at Geisinger Health System for orthopedic surgery. It’s a match! U. medical students learn residencies
    Cassandra Ricketts’ hands shook as she gazed down at a white envelope holding the key to her future. The aspiring orthopedic surgeon normally has qui...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Depression and heart disease is a deadly mix, Utah study finds
    The last eight years of research for Heidi May have been an exploration of “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” The chicken, in May’s case, is ...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 09:16 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Randall T. Peterson, Ph.D., poses for a portrait with zebrafish in the Radiobiology Lab at the University of Utah on  Feb. 7, 2017. Peterson uses zebrafish to model human diseases and then rapidly identify small molecule drug candidates for cardiovascular and nervous system disorders. U. researchers, reliant on federal cash, worry about cuts; Trump plans 20% reduction of NIH
    At 5 days old, zebrafish are just tiny black specks barely visible through squinted eyes pressed close to their plastic container of a home. That size...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Esai ’K’ sits as his mother Sonia deals with paperwork at the Utah Health Policy Project, which among other things helps people sign up for the Affordable Care Act. Latino leaders say that President Donald Trump’s proposal to replace the ACA would be bad for Latino families. GOP health plan ‘bad medicine’ for Latino families, advocates say
    Latino leaders say Republicans’ “short-sighted” proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would cause millions of members of the Hispanic population...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 09:29 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (File photo | Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mary Beckerle, CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, at the cancer center.  Lawmakers have approved at least $6.2 million in new money for the institue, funds that officials say will help expand research. State approves more than $6.2 million for Huntsman Cancer Institute research
    Lawmakers approved at least $6.2 million in new money for Huntsman Cancer Institute late Thursday, funds that officials at the Salt Lake City center s...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 10:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • E. coli outbreak tied to peanut butter substitute
    A peanut butter substitute is thought to be at the center of a multi-state E. coli outbreak. Although no cases have been reported in Utah, products c...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 08:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Report questions payments tied to donation to the University of Utah
    University of Utah officials say foundations owned by America’s richest doctor “delivered on commitments to the university,” despite a recent news rep...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 10:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Wei-Chao Huang works in researcher Christopher Gregg’s lab at the University of Utah. The team has explored brain cells that preferentially activate one parent’s copy of a gene over the other. Utah study: Cells playing favorites with one parent’s DNA may increase vulnerability for mental illness
    It’s been common sense and a basic principle of science: We get half of our genetic makeup from each of our parents. But scientists from the Universi...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City fire department provides families with kits to reverse opioid overdoses
    The Salt Lake City Fire Department is one of the first in the nation to distribute live-saving Naloxone kits to the friends and families of potential ...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Allen Christensen, R-North Ogden. Utah Senate keeps abortion language out of telemedicine bill in first vote
    Utah senators were unanimous Wednesday in their preliminary approval for a bill that promotes the use of telemedicine within the state. Without debat...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kimberly Fox, 53, now lives at The Road Home shelter in Salt Lake City.   She wants to work and be self-sufficient, but is in constant pain due to an injury dating back to 2002 and needs surgery. She was expected to be covered by a small Medicaid expansion in Utah by now, but that expansion plan is on hold, awaiting approval by the Trump administration. Caught in Utah’s Medicaid expansion limbo: Homeless woman wants to ‘try to be happy again’
    Kimberly Fox rolled her wheelchair through the hallways of the Road Home shelter in Salt Lake City last month, reflecting on the events of the past de...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mumps outbreak reported in Salt Lake County
    Two children who attend the same school in Salt Lake County are recovering from mumps, which they both contracted despite being fully vaccinated. Coun...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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
  • (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)   U.S. News & World Report has rated The University of Utah Hospital among the top the best graduate schools in the nation. 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 Mar 14 2017 11:33 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