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Doctors and Utah Health Dept. launch historic air purifiers in Utah schools project

| Sep 16, 2022 | Utah

Cleaner air improves student performance, decreases COVID transmission and school absenteeism. In an historic, far reaching clean air initiative, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE) and the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (UDHHS) have joined forces to launch a project to place air purifiers in every K...[ Read More ]

Intermountain Healthcare opens its first orthopedic urgent care clinic in St. George to help patients receive specialized care faster

| Sep 12, 2022 | Utah

In an effort to reduce unnecessary doctor visits and help patients receive specialized care faster, Intermountain Healthcare is opening Intermountain Southwest Ortho Urgent Care clinic on the St. George Regional Hospital campus.   This is Intermountain’s first orthopedic urgent care clinic, which will improve access for patients with affordable orthopedic care and specialists....[ Read More ]

Executive leadership appointed to One Utah Health Collaborative

| Sep 9, 2022 | Utah

During a special signing ceremony on Tuesday, Governor Spencer Cox took the One Utah Health Collaborative’s (OUHC) pledge of commitment to improving affordability, equity, and outcomes for the state’s health care system.      Cox announced OUHC’s 6-member Board of Directors and the Executive Director, Jaime Wissler, who joined the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Leisha Nolen, Utah State Epidemiologist, on public health efforts in the Beehive State

| Sep 6, 2022 | Utah

Utah recently recorded some of the lowest numbers of COVID-19 deaths and steepest declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the country. Leisha Nolen, MD, PhD, Utah’s State Epidemiologist, attributes those results to the state’s unique set of demographics as a relatively young and healthy population.      With 65% of its...[ Read More ]

CDC recommends use of bivalent COVID-19 booster

| Sep 6, 2022 | Utah

(Salt Lake City, UT) September 1, 2022 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations for use of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent vaccines to help protect Americans from COVID-19. Also known as “updated boosters,” the vaccines target multiple strains of COVID-19—the original strain of the...[ Read More ]

Utah registers 4th largest decline among states for recent COVID-19 hospitalizations

| Sep 1, 2022 | Utah

According to the latest data released by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Utah ranked 4th among states in terms of hospitalization rate decrease over the past two weeks at -22%.     The state reported 5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people during that time period and had the...[ Read More ]