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Public News Service - UT: Health

Public health officials say the stress of life during the coronavirus crisis has caused a sharp increase in the number of people in Utah experiencing depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. (Kioshkin/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY -- While most Utahns seem to have weathered the coronavirus pandemic with less illness and death than has been seen elsewhere, they have not been unaffected by the crisis. Public health officials say the stress and uncertainty of living under a stay-at-home order has caused an increas

State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn says state officials are taking a slow approach to easing restrictions such as social distancing and face masks to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kzewnon/Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Health officials say Utah is one of the states least affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that is bringing some calls this week to ease restrictions. Most of the state currently is under an orange alert, for moderate precautions, but some Utahns say the state should move to a y

Almost one third of Utah's population lives in rural parts of the state, and will depend on a network of rural hospitals in case they are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (SQuintans/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY - In the COVID-19 pandemic, where you live in Utah could be a major factor in your chances of surviving a bout of new coronavirus. Almost one-third of Utah's 3.2 million residents live outside of the Salt Lake City metro area and are served by a network of 21 rural hospitals and 14

A new study shows Utah has among the highest rates of Latino children without health insurance in the country. (josecervo/Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY - The number of Latino children with health insurance in Utah and many other states, which had increased steadily over past decades, is now dropping. A new report by UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that Utah has one of the highest rates

A new poll shows that most Utahns don't want the state Legislature to approve any more restrictions on women's reproductive rights. (rocketclips/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY - Members of the Utah Legislature have proposed a significant number of bills this session to restrict women's reproductive rights. However, a recent poll shows that a majority of Utahns disagree with their elected officials. The poll asked about 800 Utah citizens regarding issues

According to a national drug database, the cost of a vial of insulin can be $1,500 a month or higher for diabetics, 10 times what it was just a decade ago. (Young/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY -- The skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs has become a bipartisan issue among voters, and Utahns overwhelmingly back a plan to help diabetics overcome the cost of life-saving insulin. A new poll from UtahPolicy.com Y-2 Analytics finds 4 out of 5 registered voters would support

Starting Wednesday, about 60,000 more Utahns will become eligible for full Medicaid coverage after more than a year of wrangling over the program. (maxiporik/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY - Thanks to the state's "fallback plan," about 60,000 more Utahns will become eligible for Medicaid benefits on Wednesday. Federal officials last week approved a waiver for the state that includes a full Medicaid expansion with work-reporting requirements. That comes almost a year a

Open enrollment is under way through Dec. 15 for health insurance coverage for 2020 through the Affordable Care Act. Free assistance is available to Utahns through TakeCareUtah.org. (mdr/PNS) <br /><br />

SALT LAKE CITY – The enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is open in Utah, and advocates say if you are uninsured, you should check into it. Open enrollment for ACA health insurance began Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15. There were almost 200,000 Utahns enr

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