Protéjase del calor del verano

El DHHS de Utah comparte consejos de expertos para prevenir los accidentes relacionados con el calor en niños, trabajadores al aire libre y adultos mayores. Con el gran cambio de...
Last updated: June 6, 2024

Utah is the healthiest state for older adults

No. 1 again, but it’s not just Utah’s economy this time.  For the fifth year in a row, Utah has achieved the ranking of the healthiest state for older adults,...
Last updated: May 31, 2024

Utah confirms first rabid bat of the season

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah public health officials have confirmed a bat found earlier this month has tested positive for rabies. This is a reminder to every Utah resident to avoid...
Last updated: May 30, 2024

Utah confirma el primer murciélago rabioso de la temporada

(Salt Lake City, UT)-Los funcionarios de salud pública de Utah han confirmado que un murciélago encontrado a principios de este mes ha dado positivo en la prueba de la rabia....
Last updated: May 30, 2024

EMS Awards Ceremony

May 21, 2024 DRAPER — The Utah Department of Health and Human Services and Utah Department of Public Safety recognized emergency medical services professionals for heroic and lifesaving work, excellence...
Last updated: May 24, 2024

The tools of a dentist, the tools of change

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2024, University of Utah School of Dentistry Dr. Jennifer Strohecker, PharmDUtah Department of Health and Human Services Director, Division Of Integrated Healthcare andState Medicaid...
Last updated: May 21, 2024

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