News Clips for May 9 & 10, 2019

Drug overdose is the leading killer — by far — of Utah’s pregnant women and new moms, a study says. Opioids are the main culprit.

A new study shows drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for pregnant and postpartum women in Utah — and overdoses appear to kill women as indiscriminately as blood clots and car wrecks do, heedless of their income, race or where they live.

The air we breathe; pollutants in our own home

New University of Utah study reveals indoor air quality can be as bad as outdoor air.

The trouble with print

At last week’s Independent Publishers Guild conference, the University of Utah’s Rick Anderson said that academic libraries in the US were buying fewer and fewer print books, a trend that is only going to continue. “We will never stop [buying print] entirely, but how far above zero we end up at, I can’t tell you.”

UOP Expansion Is Game Changer For Ski And Snowboard Athletes

Christie Hind is the interim director of the Park City Ski and Snowboard team and she says they’ve raised about half of their obligation to the project. “We’ll raise three million of this project. Rowmark, which is the ski club down at Roland Hall, will raise three million. The University of Utah is responsible, I think for about a million of the project and UOLF will raise the balance.”

Analysis: As the Salt Lake Tribune changes to a non-profit, will it affect their reporting?

As UtahPolicy.comfirst reported Tuesday evening, The Salt Lake Tribune is moving from a for-profit newspaper to a non-profit media outlet run by a foundation, which will raise all kinds of questions for the largest statewide newspaper. Will it continue to produce a printed daily paper – seven days a week as it does now?

Huntsman Cancer Institute program offers hospital-level care in patient’s own home

Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah launched a program designed to bring hospital-level care into the homes of patients with cancer.

This badass chair allows paralyzed vets to ski

TetraSki, a new technology was integrated into the 33rd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, held in Snowmass Colorado from March 31 to April 5, 2019. The technology was integrated in the clinic for the second year in a row to help promote independence in skiing and life.

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

Enjoy the many sounds and sights of nature by looking up, down and around. The Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve is home to over 200 species of birds and amphibians, as well as aquatic mammals such as the beaver, muskrat and river otter.