Health

Opioid pills in a hand: Utah ranks seventh in the nation for drug overdoses.
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The United States Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it is investing in two rural health centers in Utah: the Brigham City Bear Lake Community Health Center and Rocky Mountain Health Care in Heber.

USU Extension

The Food Fun and Reading course is designed to help children from preschool through second grade learn more about eating well through reading and activities.

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Mental health can be difficult to discuss, which is why McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden wanted a more approachable way to address the topic. 

Congress has approved $150 million annual for type 1 diabetes research through the Special Diabetes Program.
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Advocates of research to treat and cure Type 1 Diabetes are meeting with members of Congress this week. A Utah mother from Riverton is in Washington, D.C. to share her 13-year-old son's story. While there, Stacey Warnick will encourage continued federal funding for programs that she hopes will lead to a cure of the metabolic disease.

USDA recalls ground beef and pork potentially contaminated with E. coli.
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More than fourteen-thousand pounds of ground beef and pork products are being recalled.   U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the products may be contaminated with E. coli.

The Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc., of Clackamas, Oregon says the products subject to recall bear establishment number “965” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Oregon, Utah, and Washington state.

The Food is Medicine initiative in Idaho is expanding to help more families get fresh and healthy meals. The initiative's "screen and intervene" program helps doctors identify people experiencing food insecurity.

USU pre-med student researches concussion reporting behaviors.
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Almost half a million student athletes compete in 24 different sports at a collegiate level. Many of these athletes will suffer concussions. 

Doctor discusses health with patient
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The study finds poor air quality not only affects our environment, but also our health. Researchers University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare report a correlation between high incidents of pneumonia and winter inversions along the Wasatch Front. 

Synthetic cannabinoid oils have been associated with negative health implications, hospitalizations, and deaths.
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The U.S. Army is warning about the dangers of vaping synthetic cannabinoid oil after about 60 soldiers and Marines in North Carolina and 33 troops in Utah experienced serious medical problems in January.

In a Monday public health alert, the U.S. Army Public Health Center said military personnel have suffered headaches, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, dilated pupils, dizziness, agitation and seizures. All these symptoms are associated with synthetic cannabinoids. Two Marines have died in accidents blamed on synthetic cannabinoid-induced seizures.

USU Offers Free Depression Screening For Students

Jan 31, 2018
At USU's health fair, students can get a free, confidential mental health screening, courtesy of university Counseling and Psychological Services.
Katherine Taylor


 Utah State University’s health fair is full of students wandering the booths, collecting the small offerings from various local businesses. Students get their blood pressure tested and spin wheels for prizes ranging from hand sanitizer to bags of goldfish crackers.

The Utah App Revolutionizing Youth Suicide Prevention

Jan 29, 2018
SafeUT, a Utah app that allows students to text or call crisis workers, may be one of the tools lawmakers implement during the 2018 legislative session to prevent youth suicide.
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SafeUT is a statewide suicide prevention service in the form of an app. It was created with funding from the Utah State Legislature in collaboration with University of Utah’s University Neuropsychiatric Institute, along with funding from other government bodies and donations.

intermountainhealthcare.org

Surgeons at a hospital in a Salt Lake City suburb performed 172 organ transplants last year, including a record number of liver transplants.

The Intermountain Medical Center in Murray celebrated the milestone on Tuesday with a gathering of families of donors, recipients and medical staff.

Utah State Univeristy

The president of Utah State University sent a memo to faculty and staff about the university’s code of conduct amid growing awareness of mental health issues and sexual violence on college campuses. 

Suicide prevention will be addressed by Herbert's task force.
yipa.org

Gov. Gary Herbert is creating a task force that includes a high-ranking Mormon leader, the Utah Jazz owner and the leader of an LGBT rights group to address a troubling increase in teen suicides in Utah.Herbert unveiled the coalition Wednesday and called on the members to coordinate with suicide prevention groups to create a list of recommendations to give to him by Feb. 15.