Health Care

Syracuse woman fights chronic, painful bladder condition

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Jackie Owen of Syracuse was still teaching kindergarten when she was diagnosed with Interstitial...

Health Care

Syracuse woman fights chronic, painful bladder condition

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Jackie Owen of Syracuse was still teaching kindergarten when she was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis in 2006. Since then, she’s had to leave the career she loved and learn how to deal with intense daily pain that rarely backs off.


Local

Merging of IASIS, Steward health care companies could impact Northern Utah

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The impact of an impending merger between two for-profit hospital operators will ripple through Northern Utah, but exact details are still scarce.


Environment

Rise of Western wildfires makes for gloomy air quality future in Utah

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Then fires began lighting up throughout the West, including the Uintah Fire, just miles from the 24-year-old’s Riverdale home.


Police & Fire

Northern Utah authorities explain blood draw policies after SLC nurse's arrest

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Northern Utah police and health officials explained the procedures they use to obtain blood draws and whether a recent incident involving a Salt Lake City nurse will make them change their policies.


Police & Fire

Ex-jail inmates staying off drugs with breakthrough non-narcotic treatment

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Dozens of former Northern Utah Jail inmates in the past year have received once-a-month shots of Vivitrol. The non-narcotic treatment curbs cravings for narcotics.


Health Care

Ogden syringe-exchange program launches, but no takers show up

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The program, which law enforcement officials here initially opposed, aims to keep heroin and other intravenous drug users from using dirty needles, thus slowing the spread of disease.

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