Health Care

West Nile virus found in mosquitos in Box Elder County

Mosquito West Nile

Mosquitos with West Nile virus have been found near Willard Bay State Park.

Health Care

West Nile virus found in mosquitos in Box Elder County

Mosquito West Nile

Mosquitos with West Nile virus have been found near Willard Bay State Park.


Health Care

Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Blood Pressure Alzheimers

Autopsies on nearly 1,300 older people, including about 640 clergy members, found more signs of damage and one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in the brains of those with higher blood pressure than among those with pressure closer to normal, researchers reported Wednesday.


State

Utah's state-funded study of pot's effects on pain delayed

Marijuana Training Doctors

Results of a state-funded study in Utah designed to gauge marijuana's impact on pain might not be ready until after voters in the state decide on a medical marijuana ballot initiative in November.


National

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

Trump

The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year.


Environment

Ozone, wildfire smoke pollution a double-whammy on Wasatch Front air quality

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d patterns blew wildfire smoke into Weber County on Friday morning, spiking levels of particulate pollution. Afternoon breezes blew out the smoke, but stagnant weather caused levels of ozone pollution to build in the summer heat. No matter the source, high levels of pollution take a toll on public...


Environment

Ogden braces for another burst of pollution this July 4

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Ogden’s biggest spike in air pollution doesn’t come with winter smog or summer ozone; it almost always hits on July 4.


Health Care

With new community alliance, IHC hopes to tackle health spending problems

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Intermountain Healthcare is looking to cut the United States’ health spending problem by investing millions in a pilot program for disadvantaged communities in Ogden.


Courts

Negligence, malpractice lawsuit filed against Davis Hospital for hep C outbreak

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The lawsuit — which was filed Thursday in Farmington’s 2nd District Court — states that a Weber County woman became infected with the virus while she was admitted to the Layton hospital on Oct. 3, 2011.

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