News Clips for Aug. 9, 2019

Drug Shortage Leaves Patients Without Immune-Disorder Treatment

A shortage of immune globulin has forced hospitals to ration treatments. ‘For the patients affected, it’s been very significant’

Dislocation and decentration remain common reasons for IOL removal

Some intraocular lens (IOL) explantations are inevitable for cataract surgeons. However, with good surgical technique, accurate IOL measurements, and proper patient selection and preoperative counseling, surgeons can lower their IOL explantation rate.

Pure CBD Won't Make You Fail a Drug Test, But…

As the CBD craze sweeps the nation, some users may wonder whether the cannabis extract can make them fail a drug test. A preliminary study suggests the answer is "no," at least if the CBD is pure.

Utah's medical cannabis program working to ensure safe consumption

Officials are doing everything they can to ensure that when medical cannabis becomes available in Utah it will be safe from pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals and other contaminants.

Pioneer benefactor’s ties to slavery raise questions for BYU, where a building bears his name

Abraham O. Smoot was hailed in a 2015 Brigham Young University magazine article as being “undaunted, powerful, and immovable … [having] a dignity to his presence, a rugged grandeur.”

Salt Lake City May Create Free-Fare Transit

Salt Lake City may soon become the first major American city with free public transit, as voters and mayoral candidates get behind the idea 0f eliminating fares as a way of attacking rampant air pollution.

30 Reasons Walking Is the Best Exercise

Anyone who doesn’t like rigorous workouts can take a deep breath of relief. Research has found that walking is often just as beneficial a workout (and in a few cases even more). What’s more, to walk, you don’t need to pay gym fees or try to adjust to someone else’s schedule. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes—though sandals or even barefoot at the beach would work—and out the door you go.