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(Eric Harkleroad | KHN Illustration) With Roe v. Wade likely to be overturned, questions about whether abortion clinics can be opened on Tribal lands have sprung up.

Tribes show little interest in offering abortions on reservations despite speculation they could

By Arielle Zionts | KHN | June 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Katheryn Houghton | KHN) Steve McGrath grew up in Butte, Montana, and has long been one of the voices in his neighborhood asking whether the dust that settles on his roof and car includes a dangerous mix of toxic metals. He says that so far he hasn’t gotten a satisfactory answer.

Some People in This Montana Mining Town Worry About the Dust Next Door

By Katheryn Houghton | Kaiser Health News | June 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Bryan Tarnowski/The New York Times) Exposed lake bed in the northern part of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, March 14, 2022. Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City.

An ‘environmental nuclear bomb’ as Utah’s Great Salt Lake dries up

By Christopher Flavelle | The New York Times | June 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Lisa Rathke | AP Photo) Deb Walker visits the grave of her daughter, Brooke Goodwin, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in Chester, Vt. Goodwin, 23, died in March of 2021 of a fatal overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl and xylazine, an animal tranquilizer that is making its way into the illicit drug supply. According to provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, more than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, setting another tragic record in the nation’s escalating overdose epidemic.

U.S. overdose deaths hit record 107,000 last year, CDC says

By Mike Stobbe | AP Medical Writer | May 11, 2022, 3:50 p.m.

(Charlie Neibergall | AP) Steve Grove, a chaplain at Hennepin County Medical Center, prays in a COVID-19 patient's room, Dec. 10, 2021, in Minneapolis.

A guide to help you keep up with the Omicron subvariants

By Louis Jacobson | PolitiFact | May 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) EMT Charles Ledbetter, delivers a Covid test to a patient in their car in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Utah reports 7 more deaths from COVID-19 as virus levels rise in sewers

By Paighten Harkins | April 28, 2022, 9:49 p.m.

( Lydia Zuraw | KHN) The rise in temperatures across the world is providing a perfect environment for mosquitoes and their subsequent diseases to thrive.

Climate change may push the U.S. toward the ‘goldilocks zone’ for West Nile Virus

By Melissa Bailey | Kaiser Health News | March 31, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Ivana Martinez | KUER) Tyson Plastow of Layton is dealing with long-term side effects from the coronavirus, like difficulty breathing and chronic pain.

‘This is how life is now’: Long haulers still experiencing the effects of COVID two years on

By Ivana Martinez | KUER | March 23, 2022, 12:41 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

No more falling back? The U.S. appears headed toward ditching changing our clocks and Robert Gehrke is not pleased

By Robert Gehrke | March 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Thibault Camus | AP) A priest carries the processional cross during the Way of the Cross ceremony at the St. Germain l'Auxerrois church in Paris, Friday, April 10, 2020. 
Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Andy Larsen notes, we realize we never came together as one to face this enemy.

Andy Larsen: Two years after the pandemic changed everything, we’re missing the unity that tragedy can bring

By Andy Larsen | March 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Phase one of the University of Utah's West Valley Health and Community Center at 3750 S. 5600 West in West Valley City. The complex is expected to open in late 2026 or early 2027.

A big hospital complex is coming to West Valley City. See what it will have.

By Alixel Cabrera | March 9, 2022, 5:45 p.m.

(Eric Harkleroad | Kaiser Health News) Medicaid providers are struggling to get enrollees vaccinated against COVID-19.

From Alabama to Utah, efforts to vaccinate Medicaid enrollees against COVID run into obstacles

By Phil Galewitz | Kaiser Health News | March 1, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

(Courtesy of Tammy Allred) A photo of Kylie Kaplanis from 2019. Kaplinis was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease three years ago. As the disease progressed, she made clear to her family she wanted a death with dignity, but Utah state law prohibits assisted suicide. Her mother, Tammy Allred, is fighting to change that in honor of her daughter through a bill in the Legislature.

Facing a terminal illness, Kylie wanted to die with dignity. But the state said she didn’t have the right.

By Robert Gehrke | February 7, 2022, 7:35 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) A COVID-19 testing site is pictured along Guardsman Way in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Utah halts state, on-site rapid testing after analysis finds ‘higher than expected’ false negatives

By Eric Walden | February 7, 2022, 1:24 a.m.

(Rebecca Blackwell | AP Photo) Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 sit processing for 15 minutes, at a free testing kiosk run by the city health department, in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Viral experts say a person can still transmit the coronavirus after isolating for five days if their test comes back positive.

It’s day 6 of Covid, and a rapid antigen test comes back positive. Stay home, say virologists.

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Kaiser Health News | February 3, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Renee Bright | KUER) Researchers are studying whether psychedelic medicine can help ease the anxiety of cancer patients.

Clinical study of psychedelic drugs for cancer patients could be a ‘game changer’

By Benjamin Bombard | KUER | February 1, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) A new treatment center for monoclonal antibodies is shown to media on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Murray. The Utah Department of Health, which operates the facility, will no longer use race and sex as a factor in determining who gets limited treatment for COVID-19.

Utah eliminates race and sex as factors in monoclonal antibody COVID treatments after ‘legal concerns’

By Erin Alberty | January 22, 2022, 1:13 a.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, drops the gavel for the start of the 2022 legislative session in the Senate chamber at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

House leaders bullied two Salt Lake County Council Republicans to change their votes on the COVID mask mandate. They didn’t budge.

By Robert Gehrke | January 22, 2022, 12:52 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Utah’s omicron response is a failure with plenty of blame to go around, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | January 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Covid vaccinations provided by the Salt Lake County Health Department at the Rancho Market parking lot on Redwood Road, on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Andy Larsen: How well does the vaccine work against omicron? Here’s the real-world data.

By Andy Larsen | January 15, 2022, 5:51 p.m.