User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. If those amounts are too low, consumer...
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Of packrat poop, creosote bush and juniper-fed lamb 23.7.2014 From the Blogs
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Drs. Oz and Roizen: Brain power and age; omega-3s and pregnancy 22.7.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Q: I'm worried that I'll end up with memory problems, like my mom. I'm 47, and she's 79.
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The Mercury News: CDC drops the ball, and the anthrax 17.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
We’re no experts on medical research. Nonetheless, we offer this humble safety tip to those who are: When conducting experiments on deadly pathogens, safety protocols must be extremely restrictive and strictly followed. Always. It should go without saying, but amazingly, employees at the until-now-revered Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta didn’t get the memo. The nation’s pre-eminent medical research laboratory has been rocked by revelations of scientists’ sloppy handling of ...
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U.S. markets climb slow but steady 3.7.2014 | business
Summary: Private sector job creation leads U.S. markets to new records; JPM down on Jamie Dimon health announcement; GoPro takes its first tumble; FTC sues T-Mobile; Goldman a 'boys' club? Lily Jamali ...
College: Good for your wallet and your health 29.6.2014 | business
Deciding whether to attend college often centers on jobs. But health should be another ...
Binge drinking leads to one in 10 early adult deaths, CDC says 27.6.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
It's no secret that America's favorite legal drug has vast impacts on public health. But just how closely binge drinking and overconsumption of alcohol are linked to deaths may come as a surprise.
In NC hamlet, residents worry over coal ash ponds 17.6.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DUKEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The sweet tea served in the tidy kitchen of Joanne Thomas' antebellum home comes with an ominous warning.
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Household waste, electronics pickups begin 5.6.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The first in a series of electronics recycling and household hazardous waste collection events will take place Thursday at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City. It will run from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Mount Olympus pavilion. The Salt Lake County Health Department will accept electronic products such as computers, cell phones, televisions and stereo equipment. Household hazardous wastes include yard-care chemicals, pesticides, fuels, paints, batteries, fluorescent light tubes, used oil, antifreeze a...
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A hero for our nation's veterans 1.6.2014 | news
Dr. Sam Foote didn't want fame. But when the system he worked for failed, the whistle-blower became a hero to our nation's heroes.
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Sponsored: Can poor air quality lead to pregnancy and birth complications? 13.5.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Cherise Udell moved to Utah during the winter of 2005 while she was pregnant with her second child. A California native, she was familiar with horror stories about smog hovering over Los Angeles and the Golden State’s overall reputation as a magnet for air pollution in some parts. So she was floored when she arrived in Utah and experienced her first inversion, realizing that Utah’s beautiful mountains were also home to a dirty secret at wintertime. “I didn’t realize how bad the air pollution was...
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"Green Smoothie Cleanse" inspires thousands to lose weight 13.5.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
When author JJ Smith developed her latest nutrition plan, she hoped it would have fast results. But even she wasn't expecting to lose 200,000 pounds in three months.
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Scientists flying over Colorado oil boom find worse air pollution 8.5.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists have found that Colorado's Front Range oil and gas boom has been emitting three times more methane than previously believed — 19.3 tons an hour — a climate-change problem that state officials hope new rules will ...
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Op-ed: U. fraternity takes lead in addressing campus rape epidemic 3.5.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Five days before the Obama Administration’s April 29 release of sweeping recommendations to address an epidemic of sexual assault on U.S. college campuses, this happened: One dozen members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity from the University of Utah mingled with the crowd at the Rape Recovery Center’s annual fund-raising gala, where they hawked auction items, sold cupcakes and provided information about our victim services. For the past school year, the Beta men have been active partners with th...
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2 more toxic meatballs found near Gunbarrel park, bringing total to 10 21.4.2014 Denver Post: Local
Two more meatballs laced with poison were found today near a Gunbarrel park, bringing the total number to 10 found where three dogs are thought to have been poisoned last ...
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DNA alternative to Pap test sparks medical debate 16.4.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON — A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and
Japan lab says stem cell research falsified 1.4.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO (AP) — Data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper was falsified, a Japanese government-funded laboratory said Tuesday, as the lead researcher accused of the malpractice denied any wrongdoing.
Utah leads nation in insured swamped by medical bills 25.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah may not have the most uninsured residents, but it ties with Idaho for the country’s highest rate of underinsured — those who struggle to pay for health care, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund. The analysis of U.S. Census data shows underinsured rates range from a low of 8 percent in New Hampshire to highs of 16 percent in Mississippi and Tennessee and 17 percent in Idaho and Utah. Being underinsured is defined as living in a household that spent 10 percent or more of its in...
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Cotter negotiates amid spills and uranium spike by river in Canon City 14.3.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Cotter negotiates amid spills and uranium spike by river in Canon City
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Mom-daughter tandem to lead this year's Relay For Life 13.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The 2014 Relay For Life event will be similar to previous years but a change in leadership will shake up some of the structure. Participants have an opportunity to sign up and to learn about fundraising opportunities and incentives to participating in this year’s event at the Relay For Life Kick Cancer Kickoff Party to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Like most events, changes come from the top. And while the leadership is new, the three leading this year's Relay are no strangers to Steamboat. The new American Cancer Society local event representative is Steamboat native Emily Hines, and the chair and co-chair for the event are long-standing Steamboat residents, Mary and Natalie Simmins. Mary Simmins has been a committee member for the past three years but is serving as the chair for the first time this year and is thrilled to be sharing the opportunity and connection with her daughter, Natalie. “The first year we did it as a family ...
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