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‘We have an absolute crisis in America’: Lawmaker pushes resolution calling on Utah attorney general to sue over opioid epidemic

By Eric Baker 2d ago

With youth suicides at ‘epidemic proportions,’ Utah panel calls for expanding mental-health support, outreach and encouraging more gun locks

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth 3d ago

This Salt Lake City startup says its stem cell treatment will regenerate skin; a New Orleans doctor says it’s working for a burned boy

Mike Gorrell By Mike Gorrell 6d ago

This season's flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it

By Lena H. Sun | The Washington Post February 15

Nine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy programs

By Ariana Eunjung Cha | The Washington Post February 15

‘Speak out. Opt out. Throw Out.’ — New awareness campaign in Utah County hospitals and clinics hopes to stem opioid addiction

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth February 15

Utah lawmakers reject bill calling for mental-health care to be based on scientific evidence

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth February 15

Criminal charges filed against former Utah mortuary workers accused of mishandling human remains

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth February 14

Senate gives preliminary approval to expand birth control for low-income Utah women

Lee Davidson By Lee Davidson February 14

Navajo Nation sues health agency over funding cut

By Felicia Fonseca | The Associated Press February 12

Lawmakers across the country, including those in Utah, are looking to lower drug costs with Canadian imports

By Wilson Ring | The Associated Press February 12

Utah support for proposed Medicaid expansion initiative holds steady, with two-thirds in favor

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth February 9

Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: 'Inoculate yourself with the word of God'

By Marwa Eltagouri | The Washington Post February 7

New report details misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes

By David Crary | The Associated Press February 5

Islamic State leaves a toxic farewell of environmental sabotage, chronic disease

By Tamer El-Ghobashy and Joby Warrick | The Washington Post February 5

'Wash your stinking hands!': ER nurse advises how to avoid 'cesspool of funky flu'

By Lindsey Bever | The Washington Post February 3

Hepatitis A outbreak keeps growing in Utah — but not from recent restaurant exposures

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth February 1

Utah abortion bill would ditch 1980s-era video in favor of making pregnant women complete an 'information module' that discourages the procedure

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth February 1

Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns

By Laurie McGinley | The Washington Post February 1

Before 2016, this deadly genetic disease had no treatment. Now that it does, all Utah newborns will be screened, potentially saving 5-6 lives a year.

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth January 31

5 ideas — including one from Utah — win $10,000 each in Ohio opioid technology challenge

By Julie Carr Smyth | The Associated Press January 31

Why some men are asking for breast-reduction surgery

By Eric Pianin | The Washington Post January 28

Controversial bill to ban Down syndrome abortions easily passes Utah House

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth January 25

Utah’s support for legalizing medical marijuana hasn’t budged, with 76 percent of voters in favor, a new poll says

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth January 24