News Clips for Dec. 5, 2019

For Many Soldiers, Mental-Health Issues Start Before Enlistment

Combat experience is often blamed as the root cause of suicidal behavior among veterans. But ongoing Army studies show that many troops with mental-health problems can trace them back to trauma experienced before they joined the military.

What’s IPL? How it can make your skin dazzle

Makayla Nelson, Master Esthetician at University of Utah Health joined us on Good Things Utah to talk about Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. The desire to beautify one’s skin is becoming more and more common among all types of people: men, women, young, old, middle-aged. There are many ways to go about it, but one that’s increasing in popularity is IPL, or intense pulsed light. So, what exactly is IPL?

The End of Recycling? Life After National Sword

This week on the program, a panel of local experts discussing how China’s National Sword policy has changed the recycling business model, what the future of recycling looks like and how we can all recycle better.

How worms revealed a key protein in insulin synthesis and diabetes

By studying the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, scientists from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan have identified a protein that's key for insulin synthesis, the understanding of which they say could lead to new approaches to prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes.

Grief Counselors on campus

Nobody should ever have to grieve alone. The passing of student Cesar Perez and his brother Louis took an emotional toll on his family, his friends and the Pierce College community. Many gathered at the vigil in the Student Engagement Center on Nov. 25 where they encouraged everyone to unify as a campus and emotionally support his loved ones. School-based support and increased understanding should be available when a student experiences the death of a friend or loved one.

Utah hospitals on board with lawsuit to keep negotiated insurance rates secret

A group that represents Utah hospitals supports efforts to keep the rates that hospitals have negotiated with insurance companies secret.

Students at Westminster College upset over 8.5% tuition hike

With a combination of scholarship money from running on the track team, a student loan, some financial aid and the bit of cash he earns from working 30 hours a week at his part-time job, Nate Martin has been able to—though just barely—cover his tuition and expenses at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

13 Utah peace officers disciplined for lying, drunken driving, assault and more

Jared Palmer credits his job as a jailer at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office to the years he spent abusing opioids. “From my addiction,” Palmer said, “that’s what drove me into law enforcement, especially corrections, because I’d been down that road.”