News Clips for March 21, 2019

Prostate cancer, but funny: After a 10-year hiatus, a Utahn’s unusual play heads to Denmark

Jeff Metcalf is wearing galoshes as he stands in his kitchen. The floor is dry here, but not so in a rental unit managed by he and his wife, Alana. Over at the rental, a root system has snaked its way up the plumbing, causing the pipes to burst earlier that day.

Utah Asia Campus welcomes the largest class since its inception

The new semester at Utah Asia Campus welcomed its largest one-semester enrollment of freshman students since the campus opened in 2014. 126 new students were enrolled for the first day of classes.

The flu has killed four Utah children. And the latest strain might not subside soon.

Four children have died from the flu in Utah since October — nearly double the average annual number of pediatric flu deaths for the past decade, health officials confirmed Wednesday.

4 compelling reasons you should never wear shoes in the house

Hate that feeling when you step in gum? And your shoe won’t release the pavement to which you’ve unwittingly attached yourself? It’s happened to everyone. Then comes the frustrated back-and-forth scraping against the non-affected rough surface to try to get most of that germy chewed gunk off your foot.

Pink Park City ups its fundraising goals for Huntsman Cancer Institute on Saturday

Park City Mountain is set to turn pink this Saturday as the annual Pink Park City fundraiser takes to Canyons Village.

‘Short sleepers’ can get just 4 hours a night and feel fine. But is their health at risk?

“Sleep is overrated.” So proclaims Stephen Klasko, who throughout his life has taken pride in sleeping only four or five hours a night. Those extra few hours away from his pillow, he believes, have allowed him to write books, run marathons, and achieve his lofty professional goals. An obstetrician and gynecologist, he’s the president and CEO of Jefferson Health, one of the region’s largest health systems. Under his tenure, it has expanded rapidly to a $5 billion enterprise with 14 hospitals.

DC business-college group expands tech credential, adds Amazon Web Services as partner

Amazon Web Services and General Dynamics are among the latest additions to a partnership between companies and colleges in the Washington, D.C., metro area that aims to fill skills gaps in fields such as data analytics and machine learning.

The 'grandmother hypothesis' is playing out in my living room

My kid has disturbingly large feet. Having burned through seven shoe sizes in the past 12 months, he’s been forced to graduate from Velcro to laces. At three years old but with flippers more suited to a Year 2 student, he now has to learn to tie them.


Indigenous mothers in farming communities in Yucatán, Mexico, breastfeed for about 1.5 months longer following cesarean deliveries than they do following vaginal deliveries, research finds.