News Clips for Dec. 5, 2018

Morning links: Utes AD Mark Harlan talks tickets; U. president aware of Larry Scott reports

Via Twitter and ESPN700 on Monday, Utah athletic director Mark Harlan implored Ute fans to buy Holiday Bowl tickets through the school's allocation. A Twitter user then responded, saying that the school's allotment of tickets hasn't been that good and that one could get better seats through the venue. Harlan responded, saying how much buying bowl tickets through the school helps the university and proves to bowls that Utah fans travel well. He also pointed out that Utah's allotment of tickets for the bowl include good seats.

Ogden School District aims to decrease number of chronically absent students

The Ogden School District is fighting chronic absenteeism this school year. Ogden School District Superintendent Rich Nye wrote a letter to parents encouraging them to make sure their children get to school every day of the week. The letter, posted to the district’s Facebook page Nov. 28, asks parents to set regular bedtimes for their children and schedule appointments and vacations during non-school times, among other things.

Utah’s Population Surpasses 3.1 Million in 2018, Despite Dip In Births

Utah grew by more than 52,660 people in 2018, even as births and migration slowed, according to new estimates from the Utah Population Committee. “The growth rate has slowed down a little bit since last year, but we’re continuing to see more people move into the state than move out,” said Pam Perlich, director of demographic research with the institute.

9 major institutions create healthier environment for physicians

About half of physicians report at least one symptom of burnout, which is nearly twice the rate of other American workers. As burnout continues to receive growing attention, more health care organizations and institutions are searching for solutions to improve physician well-being. This year, nine institutions stood out for their commitment to preventing and alleviating physician burnout.

Video gaming is becoming an official sport at some schools

Parents might want to think twice before letting their kids play fewer video games. High schools are turning video games into an official after-school sport. The University of Utah has already put together a team but schools across Arizona are about to kick off an “E-Sports league.”

Bone marker data support mCRPC combination Tx

Markers of bone metabolism improved in men with metastatic castration-refractory prostate cancer (mCRPC) who received radium-223 (Xofigo) in addition to enzalutamide (XTANDI) compared with enzalutamide alone.