User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Jan 16 2017 24:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Brother’s death leads Colorado software engineer to connect victims of opioid abuse through maps 15.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
In less than two years, the website has grown to include the profiles of 416 people who died because of oxycodone, heroin, morphine and other opioids.
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Health warning issued on some Utah-caught fish 13.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State officials are warning residents against eating fish caught at three Utah locations — Big Sand Wash Reservoir, Millsite Reservoir and Pineview Reservoir. According to the Department of Environmental Quality, the flesh of fish from these sites may contain potentially harmful quantities of mercury. Mercury is associated with neurological defects in infants and children, so young children, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant, and nursing mothers are advised against eating fish k... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Coming clean with your 2017 beauty routine: Where and how to do it around Denver 12.1.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Go inside three local beauty businesses that focus on natural ingredients and healthy personal care products, and even get a few tips from Lindsey Vonn's new book.
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Pharmaceutical firms lead markets down 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A steep slide in pharmaceutical companies pulled U.S. stock indexes mostly lower in afternoon trading Wednesday. The health care sector slumped after President-elect Donald Trump said the government needs to overhaul how it buys drugs from pharmaceutical companies. Energy companies rose the most as crude oil prices headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 42 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,898 as of 12:10 p.m. Mountain time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slid 1 point...
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Letter: Utah's real slogan should be 'Life Asphyxiated' 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On Dec. 29, highly toxic PM 2.5 particle pollution in Salt Lake’s air hit 70.9 micrograms/cubic meter: in the Red Zone, even by the lax standards of our Department of Environmental Quality. A concentration over 3.0 adversely affects health, children’s especially. We are now registering more than 20 times that level. It’s inversion season — little different from those past. Air pollution is now a worldwide problem, worst in countries with brutal political leadership. India, China, Nigeria, etc., ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Ethics official warns against Trump Cabinet confirmations before reviews are complete 10.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A top ethics official has warned that plans to confirm Donald Trump's top Cabinet choices before background examinations are complete are unprecedented and have overwhelmed government investigators responsible for the reviews.
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5 habits worth cultivating in 2017, according to a dietician 31.12.2016 Denver Post: Food
Whether you make formal New Year's resolutions or not, the changing of the calendar often leads to contemplating what changes we might like to see in our lives.
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Mikaela Shiffrin grabs 3rd World Cup win in 3 days after spectacular final slalom run 30.12.2016 Denver Post: Outdoors
SEMMERING, Austria — For once, even Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin couldn't believe what she had just achieved.
Mindy Marriott tapped to lead REPS 26.12.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Mindy Marriott is eager to build relationships in the community and recruit volunteers in her role as the new executive director of Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide . Marriott, who was most recently the volunteer coordinator for Northwest Colorado Health, hit the ground running in the position in early December. A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours a day to connect local residents dealing with a personal mental health or other types of crises with trained professionals or volunteers who can provide support. In the event of an emergency, dial 911. Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) 24-hour crisis line: 970-846-8182 Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 24-hour crisis line: 970-879-8888 Mind Springs Health 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-207-4004 Colorado’s mental health crisis line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) She replaces Meghan Francone, who led REPS since mid-2014 and left the position in the fall. “I’m really honored to lead the organization,” Marriott said. While Mariott is ...
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Emergency managers charged over Flint's lead-tainted water 21.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Flint , Mich. • A criminal investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water turned to former key officials at City Hall on Tuesday as Michigan’s attorney general announced charges against four people accused of keeping residents on a contaminated system that caused the crisis. Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose separately were state-appointed emergency managers in Flint in 2014-15 when the city was using the Flint River as a source of drinking water. Ambrose also served earlier as a financial adv...
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Tainted peanut butter leads to belated $11.2M fine 14.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Albany, Ga. • A decade after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating Peter Pan peanut butter contaminated with salmonella, the company that sold it paid with an embarrassing courtroom guilty plea and an agreement to pay the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case. The president of a ConAgra subsidiary entered a guilty plea on behalf of his company Tuesday to a single misdemeanor count of shipping adulterated food. A U.S. District Court judge then approved a deal ConAgra reached ...
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Senate GOP shies from fight over Medicare 2.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare — and they are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government’s flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans. It turns out that Republicans, especially in the Senate, are not spoiling for a fight. “We are not inclined to lead with our chin,” said No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas. “And right now, we’v...
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Trump taps Price to lead HHS, plans 2nd meeting with Romney 29.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • President-elect Donald Trump moved to fill out his Cabinet Tuesday, tapping Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Aides signaled that at least one other Cabinet nomination was imminent. The president-elect appeared to still be torn over his choice for secretary of state. He summoned former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to New York for dinner Tuesday night to discuss the post for a second time. He was also meeting with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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BYU study could lead to better treatment of prostate cancer 26.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A recent study involving Brigham Young University researchers could be a first step toward predicting better treatment methods for prostate cancer patients. Doctors currently base their treatment of this cancer on experience or statistics, said Michael Scott, a BYU civil and environmental engineering professor, but that method can lead to over- or under-treating the disease. So, BYU researchers teamed up with others from the University of Coruna, University of Texas-Austin and Carnegie Mellon Un... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Hayden prepares for Turkey Day 20.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Hayden residents were earning their turkey next week with the second annual Turkey Trot on Saturday at Dry Creek Park. About 70 people showed up to compete in the 5-kilometer race or to walk at their own pace for a mile. The event benefited the Health and Wellness Team at Hayden Valley Elementary School. The program has existed for the past year and a half. "It's just been a snowball that's been rolling and growing," said Kristin Mortenson, one of the team's leaders. With cuts to the music, arts and physical education programs, the Hayden School District had to find alternative ways to promote physical, emotional and social wellness. "It's just another aspect of education," Hayden Valley Elementary School building administrator Rhonda Sweeter said. She said research has proven that a healthy brain leads to better learning. The Hayden and South Routt school district recently had a health and wellness grant renewed through the Colorado Health Foundation for the next three years. It funds a person to ...
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On heels of justice reform, Utah prisons have seen populations decline 16.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Changes in the way Utah punishes drug offenders has contributed to a significant drop in the number of people locked up in the state. Officials projected that the prison population through the first six months of the year was on pace to reach 7,498 before lawmakers passed the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in 2014, designed to put more drug offenders into treatment and fewer into cells. With the change, the prison population was expected to be held down to 6,674 over the period of time, but tod... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Revisiting Idaho’s lead-poisoning legacy 14.11.2016 Current Issue
A new book documents a catastrophe in Silver Valley.
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Lead levels in Dillon water again exceed federal limit 9.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Testing conducted by the town of Dillon last month again found lead levels in some homes that exceeded the 15 parts per billion limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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NFL: Kevin Turner, lead concussion suit plaintiff, had CTE 4.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Boston • Dozens of times since beginning their work on the brains of former football players, boxers and military members who suffered repeated blows to the head, researchers have announced their findings with slides of damaged tissue, strong words about the danger of concussions and perhaps a call for sports officials to take the issue more seriously. At a Boston University medical conference on Thursday, doctors put a human touch on the often clinical diagnoses, announcing to a room stocked wi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Poison served up for study at Natural History Museum of Utah 18.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Poison gets its due at the Natural History Museum of Utah, with a new exhibit that provides a lively appreciation of chemicals that can kill you. The exhibit, “The Power of Poison,” takes museumgoers through the science, history and culture of toxic substances, to show “how poison really permeates our lives,” said Sarah George, the museum’s executive director. The traveling exhibit, curated by New York’s American Museum of Natural History, opens to the public Saturday, and will run through April...
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