News Clips for June 30-July 2, 2018

'Fundamental Shift' Needed To Protect Miners From Deadly Black Lung

Coal mines comply with new dust control regulations at a near perfect rate, but that may not lead to lower rates of the deadly disease black lung, according to a new report.

Emergency Rooms Run Out of Vital Drugs, and Patients Are Feeling It

Summer is “trauma season,” when emergency rooms see a rise in injuries, but a drug supply crisis has doctors scrambling to find alternatives to needed medications.

University of Utah president visits St. George, praises Dixie State University’s ‘positive direction’

The newly appointed president of the University of Utah says Dixie State University is a vital partner in helping more people get an education and bolstering the state’s skilled workforce.

University of Utah research shows high altitude linked to depression and suicidal thoughts

Everyone seems to have the same question about Utah’s suicide rate: Why is it so high?

U. gets $5 million to research helping patients make decisions about heart health

University of Utah Health has received a $5 million grant to develop and research tools meant to help patients sort through complex treatment options for a common heart condition called atrial fibrillation.

U. gets $5 million to research helping patients make decisions about heart health

The University of Utah has received a $5 million grant to help research and develop a number of tools that could help those with heart problems find treatments, according to the Deseret News.

Support for medical marijuana remains high despite criticism from the Mormon church

Two in every three Utah voters back the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the state, according to a new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.

A Utah historian is building a database of every black person who joined the Mormon church before 1930

Some Mormons know the stories of Elijah Able, the faith’s first black elder, or Jane Manning James, an early black pioneer, but few, if any, have heard of hundreds of other African-American Latter-day Saints — members such as Freda Lucretia Magee Beaulieu, Elijah Banks or Julia Miller Lamb.

11 Fun Activities To Do This 4th of July Instead of Going to the Gym - The Good Men Project

Looking for activities you can do for fun and fitness? Try these when the gym is closed or when you need to change your routine.

New public-private proposal could bring Wingpointe Golf Course to life in 2020

Ever since Wingpointe Golf Course officially closed in November 2015, news and rumors about a possible re-opening of the course have gone up and down like a roller coaster.

Smartphone software less distracting than infotainment systems, U. study finds

New analysis from the University of Utah shows that some smartphone-based driving software is less distracting than standard carmaker operating systems.

National Academy of Science urges for stronger coal dust monitoring in US coal mines

WKMS reported that a new report from the National Academy of Sciences says the coal mining industry needs a “fundamental shift” in the way it controls exposure to coal and rock dust in order to prevent lung disease among miners.

Study looks at ways to control dust coal miners breathe

A new report examines the way coal dust inhaled by miners is regulated as health and safety officials grapple with an increase in cases of severe black lung disease in Appalachia.

U.S. coal industry needs 'fundamental shift' to fight black lung: report

Coal companies need to make a "fundamental shift" in how they control exposure to coal dust in underground mines to address the recent surge in black lung disease rates, according to a federal report released Thursday.

Black lung disease rates hit 25-year high

A report released on Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that coal companies need to do more to protect their workers from being exposed to coal dust.

Op-ed: More to do in Utah's mental health crisis

Nearly one in five people in the United States struggles with a mental health condition. Against a backdrop of mass public shootings, escalating opioid addiction and increasing rates of depression, it’s disheartening to read about the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain.

Coal Industry Needs 'Fundamental Shift' to Address Black Lung Disease: Report

Coal companies need to make a “fundamental shift” in how they control exposure to coal dust in underground mines to address the recent surge in black lung disease rates, according to a federal report released Thursday.