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News Clips | May 25-June 6, 2023

The wisdom of squirrels

What an invasive species taught me about home.

Following the Rainbow to the Campus Store

As retailers like Target face backlash for selling Pride Month items, LGBTQ+ students say it’s especially meaningful to see their universities selling such merchandise in the campus store.

Proposed quarry in Parleys Canyon and Utah’s Winter Games leader at odds

Critics of proposed limestone quarry cite air pollution, damage to mountainous landscape.

Diablo IV Wants Gamers to Slay Monsters in Hell Forever

An addictive formula—kill enemies and collect the powerful gear they drop—is back, this time in a transformed video game industry where players now expect free content updates.

Where can Utah families turn for support when mom, dad or other caregiver dies?

New Utah Children’s Collaborative will build on community partnerships to identify and support children coping with the death of a parent or other caregiver.

Latino History in Utah with Professor Armando Solorzano

Armando Solorzano, a professor at the University of Utah, says the time has come for Latino-American Utahns to reclaim their history and regain a sense of belonging to this state.

Utah Valley Marathon celebrates ‘Pain You Enjoy.’ And, yes, that’s a real thing

As weird as that may sound, athletes can actually harness pain and use it to enhance their performance, said clinical psychologist Eric Yelsa. He’s a clinical health psychologist at the University of Utah Hospital’s Pain Management Center and a cycling coach.

Wildfires & the West

During the summer of 2021, the Wasatch Front saw some of the worst air quality in the world due to smoke from both in and out-of-state fires.

Drops of Hope Along the Colorado River

“It snowed again!” exclaimed Crystal Tulley-Cordova during a phone call on a frigid January morning. After years of drought, it felt like a relief.

Utah launches 1st-of-its-kind program to support children grieving loss of a caregiver

In 2014, Candalyn Winder Mettmann accepted a teaching position in China—a monumental step for her, her husband Isaac Winder and their 2-year-old daughter to begin traveling the world.

Utah artist uses creations to challenge ideas about anxiety

Ceramic artist Christina Riccio can laugh about something that's not very funny—anxiety and depression.

This nonprofit just launched a bilingual program to help Utahns navigate medical debt

Each year 22,000 lawsuits are filed against Utahns with medical debt—a figure that makes up around a third of all Utah debt collection cases.

Vitamin IV ‘wellness centers’ are cropping up around Utah. Does the trendy service work?

Vitamin infusions are said to help treat fatigue, migraines, hangovers and more, but their effectiveness hasn’t been proven.

Mental health should be treated like other diseases, including when it comes to insurance coverage, Editorial Board writes

We lose a week out of every month in productivity, says CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, due to mental health challenges.

Skin Cancer Awareness: How to reduce your risk

As summer is upon us and many are gearing up to go outside, doctors want to caution everyone not to forget to protect their skin.

Common misconceptions with fentanyl and how it affects Utah

As fentanyl-related crimes rise in the state, it’s crucial to have these often-taboo conversations with those around us.

U of U researchers part of national team building road map to treat long COVID

A national research team that included scientists from the University of Utah have uncovered new details about "long COVID," which affects those who still experience symptoms months or years after contracting the virus.

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