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News Clips | August 16, 2022

Pregnancy tests are routine before many surgical procedures. But Dobbs has raised the stakes of a positive result

Pre-procedure pregnancy tests are routine for patients of child-bearing age before everything from tooth extractions to ACL repairs, to guard against any potential risks to a developing fetus. Amiko Uchida, a gastroenterologist practicing at the University of Utah School of Medicine, is quoted.

Voting laws trial begins by zeroing in on how new regs affect Native Americans

The different laws at play in this one trial center on one theme: Groups of voters, mainly Native Americans, are put at a disadvantage by the new laws. Professor Daniel McCool, a professor emeritus with the University of Utah, has written and published extensively about how election systems are designed to increase or decrease access to voting.

DOE to award up to $44M to advance enhanced geothermal systems

Managed by the University of Utah, FORGE is DOE’s dedicated field laboratory for developing technologies to create, sustain, and monitor EGS reservoirs.

The science behind the meteor-caused sonic boom heard over Utah

Ben Bromley, a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Utah, explains that it's not common for a meteor to create a boom like many Utahns heard on Saturday morning, but it's also not that rare either.

Salt Lake City meteor: Utah astronomy experts break down Saturday spectacle

Those who were lucky enough to see the meteor would have noticed its sound only after it briefly streaked across the sky. That’s because Saturday’s meteor broke the sound barrier due to its speed and size, resulting in the sonic boom heard across the region, Paul Ricketts, the director for the South Physics Observatory at the University of Utah, said.

Salt Lake City unveils first tiny home of its proposed village—see what you think

Mayor Erin Mendenhall envisions 60 of these units going up on the west side, helping to ease homelessness by providing a real roof overhead. Officials from the nonprofit selected the home they unveiled Monday from a series of designs developed last year by graduate students in the University of Utah’s architecture school.

See how short-term rentals are taking over the Beehive State

In Garfield County, short-term rentals through platforms such as Airbnb, and Vrbo made up 6.2% of the county’s total housing, according to data in a recent report by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.

Proven Ways to Have the Healthiest Liver, Say Experts

"Recent research shows a dramatic uptick in the number of people suffering or dying from conditions like liver cancer or liver disease," says Robin Kim, MD, surgical director of liver transplantation at University of Utah Health's Transplant Services.

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