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Should I take a shower after each time I’m out in public?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened the urgency of consistent cleaning and sanitizing. Because of how rapid the virus has spread throughout the nation, health officials have urged the public to maintain social distancing to limit the number of individuals becoming infected with coronavirus. With well over 1,000 cases of coronavirus in Utah, many… Keep Reading

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New Online COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Available To Utah Public

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Intermountain Healthcare has developed a free online tool to prescreen symptoms for COVID-19; her name is Scout. More than 80,000 people have utilized the tool since it launched a week ago. Intermountain Healthcare’s Susan Tew, assistant vice president of consumer experience, said this is a quick and easy way for someone to either… Keep Reading

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Four Common Coronavirus Questions Answered

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – With the first case of COVID-19 now confirmed in Utah and more to be expected, there are a lot of questions about the virus still circling. Dr. Tom Miller, chief medical officer with University of Utah Health, answered some of the most common questions Utahns have been asking to help separate what is fact… Keep Reading

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How Parents Can Prepare Your Home, Children Against Coronavirus

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Businesses and churches are taking measures to protect the community and prepare against coronavirus, but you might be wondering what steps you can take in your home. The CDC is warning Americans to prepare for a wider spread of Coronavirus in the United States, but what exactly does that mean for Utahns?… Keep Reading

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Utah Schools Hit Hard By Flu Season

SANDY, Utah – It’s that time of year when many Utah kids are getting sick and one Utah school has been hit especially hard by the flu. Canyons School District officials said attendance is down by nearly 25% at Sandy’s Lone Peak Elementary School, meaning almost one in four students is home from school – possibly… Keep Reading

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EPA awards Utah $434K for testing lead in schools, childcare facilities

SALT LAKE CITY — The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Utah’s environmental quality department $434,000 to pay for lead testing of the water of Utah schools and childcare facilities, officials said Tuesday. Officials at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality said administrators for public and charter schools, Head Start programs and licensed childcare facilities have until… Keep Reading

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Respiratory infections are on the rise in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – A virus that causes cold-like symptoms is on the rise in Utah, Intermountain Healthcare says. The respiratory syncytial virus, and similar viruses, are at moderate to high levels across the state. Dr. Per Gesteland says the RSV is a common virus that causes mild cold symptoms. Continue Reading on fox13now.com Keep Reading

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Merit Medical Introduces SCOUTShare™ Value Model

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 25, 2019– Merit Medical announced today it will introduce SCOUTShare™, a risk-sharing solution for wire-free localization at the 105 th Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, IL, to be held December 1-4, 2019. SCOUTShare is a risk-sharing model designed to support radiologists in placing a SCOUT ® reflector… Keep Reading

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Proposed law allows Utah schools to take, destroy students’ vaping devices

SALT LAKE CITY — School administrators could confiscate and destroy students’ vaping devices under the first of a series of bills Utah lawmakers will consider to address underage e-cigarette use in the state. Principals are at loss as to what to do with vaping devices they take away from students, said Rep. Susan Pulsipher, R-South… Keep Reading