Health Care

Going vegan: Sidestep pitfalls through careful meal planning

OGDEN — Savory steaks, chops and roasts are used to anchor the all-American meal, and other animal products play a major supporting role. But whether driven by health or ethical reasons, vegan diets are the rise in the U.S. 


Government

Human endocannabinoid system might be marijuana soulmate

OGDEN — It turns out that humans have a built-in neurotransmission system that appears well-designed to respond to cannabis for treating chronic pain, anxiety, nausea and a host of other symptoms caused by various diseases and conditions.


Health Care

Costly genetic testing made possible for toddler with potential gene disorder

CLINTON — By the time Camdin Wiberg turns 2 this September, his parents should have a definitive answer as to what’s causing the toddler’s ongoing ailments.


Government

Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

OREM — Rep. Brad Daw called out the Libertas Institute for making what he believes to be totally false claims.


Health Care

Families with autistic children struggle to pay for therapy programs

LAYTON — Many families in Utah play a constant balancing act for their autistic children: seeing positive results from providing consistent physical, social and behavioral therapy, and finding ways to pay for it.


Health Care

Genetic testing is remaking medicine, but insurance has yet to catch up

LAYTON — At 19 months old, Camdin Wiberg weighs 17 pounds. But this wide-grinned toddler’s zest for life totally overcompensates for his small stature.


Government

Fact-checking Utah Medical Association's claims on medical marijuana initiative

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Medical Association recently blasted proponents of a pending medical cannabis ballot initiative for wanting to profit from the highly lucrative business, as well as seeking to open the door to recreational use.


Health Care

Sugary beverages scarce at McKay-Dee Hospital

OGDEN — McKay-Dee Hospital is sugar-free when it comes to soft drinks, flavored waters and sweetened teas sold in its public cafe to health care providers and visitors who drop by for a break.


Health Care

Intermountain Healthcare restructuring signals minimal changes at McKay-Dee

OGDEN — As Utah’s largest employer and health care provider undergoes a major restructuring, administrators forecast minimal impacts to Intermountain Healthcare’s employees and services in Weber County.


Health Care

CDC: Blocking Utah youths access to firearms at home could reduce suicides

OGDEN — Blocking access to firearms in the home could be one simple way to reduce Utah’s alarming suicide rate among youth ages 10 to 17.


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