News Clips for July 30, 2019

University of Utah doctors discover potentially lifesaving treatment for cardiac patients

Tracy Phillips wants to be able to go outside and fish again. Phillips and his wife, Myrna, moved to Salt Lake City from Albuquerque, New Mexico, about four years ago so he could receive treatment from a team of University of Utah doctors for chronic heart failure. "During that time, it's been a lot of procedures, a lot of tests, and that's been my hobby for the last four years — trying to get healthy," Phillips explained.

Utah man uses his thoughts to control his bionic arm

Keven Walgamott lost his left hand and part of his lower arm after an accident about 17 years ago. Since then, he says it’s taken some adjustment. He was left-handed, so he then had to learn how to do everything right-handed.

Could in-car technologies pose a threat to senior drivers?

In-vehicle information systems are meant to minimize distractions and help drivers stay focused on the road, however a recent University of Utah study found the contrary is often true, particularly for older drivers.

Utah’s tech sector accounted for 1 in 7 jobs in the state, bringing high wages and fast growth

It’s well known that the technology industry is playing a big and growing role in Utah’s economy, but a new in-depth study on its magnitude might surprise you. Research by the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute suggests the sector accounted for one in seven jobs in the state in 2018 and more than 16% of all worker earnings, generating more than $2.5 billion in state and local tax money.

Numb to tragedy: Are frequent mass shootings are making us desensitized to the human toll?

Three separate mass shootings over the weekend in New York, Wisconsin and California left 9 people dead and 28 wounded but are people getting desensitized to these deadly incidents?