Apr 18, 2019 1:30 pm MDTNew Utah company aims to solve prescription drug shortage problem Some of the most essential generic medications are about to become more available and more affordable, putting patients first. Civica Rx, a nonprofit drug manufacturing company based in Lehi, will make at least 14 drugs available this year.
Wendy Leonard works as a reporter for the Deseret News, and while her daily duties are dictated by breaking news, she currently focuses on writing about issues involving health care, medicine and transportation. She began her journalism career at Weber State University and has been working at the Deseret News since 2004. Leonard loves meeting new people and telling their stories through her writing, as well as educating the public on issues that affect the community. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and photography and is nationally and locally licensed as a pharmacy technician. She served an LDS mission to Hong Kong, where she learned to speak Cantonese, and has visited 46 of the 50 states, as well as a handful of places outside of the U.S.
Apr 17, 2019 10:46 am MDTUtah struggling to cover the costs of growing demand for urgent mental health services The need for urgent mental and behavioral health services is growing quickly throughout Utah, putting unexpected demand on the organizations and facilities that provide around-the-clock care for Utahns in need.
Apr 11, 2019 5:45 pm MDTUtah is just 'one airline flight away' from its own measles outbreak, expert says Utah remains untouched by measles outbreaks going on all around the nation, but one local health expert says that status is just "one airline flight" away from changing, as measles is highly contagious and easily transmitted.
Apr 10, 2019 5:49 pm MDT19-year-old from Mexico is 'living the dream' at Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake CIty Edgar Perez was named honorary mayor of the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The 19-year-old has lived there for nearly a year while accessing medical care in the area. He is happy and helpful and often called the mayor there.
Mar 31, 2019 6:47 pm MDTMore Utah women dying by suicide, as researcher seeks better antidepressants for high altitudes With more Utah women dying by suicide than in years past, researchers are hoping to find better medications that will work for depression and anxiety that are a lot more common on the Wasatch Front.
Mar 27, 2019 3:34 pm MDTUtah pharmacists can issue prescriptions for birth control Pharmacists in Utah may now legally dispense birth control to women who have not seen a doctor. The state's newest standing order, authorized by lawmakers in 2018, aims to cut down some of the barriers that lead to unplanned or unwanted pregnancies.
Mar 24, 2019 9:00 pm MDTUtah researchers aim to help trauma survivors recover more fully Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, along with others throughout the country, are studying how to make the transition to "normal life" better for survivors, or people they call "graduates" of the intensive care unit.
Mar 21, 2019 4:26 pm MDTMobile health clinic aims to reach more Utahns in need Utah Partners for Health opened a new and improved mobile medical clinic on Thursday. The mobile clinic will travel to 41 locations throughout Salt Lake and Tooele counties to provide health care to Utah's uninsured and underserved communities.