Cathy McKitrick

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Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

OREM — Rep. Brad Daw called out the Libertas Institute for making what he believes to be totally false claims.


Health Care

Families with autistic children struggle to pay for therapy programs

LAYTON — Many families in Utah play a constant balancing act for their autistic children: seeing positive results from providing consistent physical, social and behavioral therapy, and finding ways to pay for it.


Health Care

Genetic testing is remaking medicine, but insurance has yet to catch up

LAYTON — At 19 months old, Camdin Wiberg weighs 17 pounds. But this wide-grinned toddler’s zest for life totally overcompensates for his small stature.


Government

Fact-checking Utah Medical Association's claims on medical marijuana initiative

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Medical Association recently blasted proponents of a pending medical cannabis ballot initiative for wanting to profit from the highly lucrative business, as well as seeking to open the door to recreational use.


Health Care

Sugary beverages scarce at McKay-Dee Hospital

OGDEN — McKay-Dee Hospital is sugar-free when it comes to soft drinks, flavored waters and sweetened teas sold in its public cafe to health care providers and visitors who drop by for a break.


Health Care

Intermountain Healthcare restructuring signals minimal changes at McKay-Dee

OGDEN — As Utah’s largest employer and health care provider undergoes a major restructuring, administrators forecast minimal impacts to Intermountain Healthcare’s employees and services in Weber County.


Health Care

CDC: Blocking Utah youths access to firearms at home could reduce suicides

OGDEN — Blocking access to firearms in the home could be one simple way to reduce Utah’s alarming suicide rate among youth ages 10 to 17.


Health Care

With diabetes on the rise, free Ogden clinic adjusts accordingly

OGDEN — The Seager Memorial Clinic, nestled in the basement of the Ogden Rescue Mission, teemed with activity on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 28, with Dr. Marc Johnson right in the thick of it all.


Health Care

Study links 2 essential oils to breast development in boys

PLEASANT GROVE — Pleasant Grove, a Utah County city of just under 38,000, is home to the corporate headquarters of doTERRA International, a fast-growing essential oil business founded in 2008 and that reached more than $1 billion in sales by 2015.


Government

Utah gov's opposition to medical marijuana initiative draws fire from activists

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert came out in strong opposition Thursday, March 29, to a citizen-led medical cannabis ballot initiative poised to make it onto November’s ballot. Whether his stance will diminish the measure’s public support remains to be seen.


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