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2 hrs ago | ASHP

Albuterol Sulfate 0.5% Inhalation Solution

Enterovirus D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. In 2014, hospitals are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness from enterovirus D68.

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6 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Rolly: Getting Utah's homeless kids to school is a tough job

While Utah politicians wring their hands about Common Core and other education initiatives they didn't think up themselves, and while legislators continue to micromanage education for their own special interests, heroic efforts by educators go unnoticed. Those who scream that Common Core is a federal socialist plot seem to be the last to worry about homeless children getting an education.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Salt Lake City, UT

10 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Appeals court: Hateful poem sent to professor a form of free speech

On Monday, a federal appeals court found that he was well within his rights to do so, and that merely threatening to kill someone isn't necessarily a crime. "The district court found that [Heineman] knowingly sent an email that caused the recipient to reasonably fear bodily harm," the court wrote.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Thanks, Ute Tribe, for letting us be Utes, too

Thank you for letting us be Utes. We are grateful that you have allowed us to use your name, and we respect and honor it.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Project invites University of Utah students to be chicken

The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah student, Faane Malafu, participates in PETA's youth division high-tech "I, Chicken" virtual reality hardware exhibit at the University of Utah Union in Salt Lake City, Monday, September 15, 2014. The exhibit includes wireless VR goggles, motion capture cameras, and a powerful computer-with guidance from leading VR psychologists in order to immerse participants in a world where they can flap their wings, communicate with other chickens, take dust baths, and engage in other natural chicken behavior.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Meat, Chicken, Sundance Film Festival, Activism, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality

Salt Lake Tribune

County council candidates to debate Tuesday

Salt Lake County Council candidates Micah Bruner and Jenny Wilson will square off from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in a debate at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, in Salt Lake City. Democrat Wilson and Republican Bruner are vying for the six-year, at-large council seat being vacated by longtime county official Randy Horiuchi.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Sundance Film Festival, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Salt Lake City, UT

KSL-TV

Is the 3-D experience worth the cost?

Hollywood churns out 3-D films to the tune of billions of dollars every year, according to IHS Screen Digest. It said in 2006, there were only 258 3-D cinema screens in the world.

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Medical News Today

Parents choose less expensive surgery when given privy information upfront

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis , parents were almost twice as likely to choose the less expensive procedure - when they were aware of the cost difference.

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Related Topix: Appendicitis, Health, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Sun Sep 14, 2014

SFGate

Ex-University of Utah President Peterson dies

Chase N. Peterson , a longtime educator who was president of the University of Utah from 1983 to 1991, died Sunday, the university said. He was 84. "The University of Utah and the state of Utah were greatly blessed by the service Chase Peterson rendered to thousands of students for more than three decades," current university President David Pershing said in a statement Sunday.

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Effingham Herald

How interfaith initiatives empower young people

In a crowded university auditorium, a young woman leaned over to her neighbor and asked, "Have you heard of this guy before?" The pair, along with dozens of their fellow college students, had heard of the event from friends and professors, but the speaker, Eboo Patel, was unfamiliar. Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and the University of Utah's event's guest of honor, would likely view the girl's question as a good metaphor for interfaith work.

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The WSU Signpost

Same-sex debate coming to Weber State Thursday

Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. The court is expected to make a ruling on same-sex marriage within the next year.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: U. leads the way for its hard-of-hearing fans

Hearing loss is a common problem caused by aging, disease, heredity and noise. One in five people have a hearing loss and are at a disadvantage because of hearing disability.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, Opinion

Deseret News

Facelift: Utah basketball facilities rising and being renovated

Digital rendering of the new basketball court being installed at the Jon M. Huntsman Center at the University of Utah. I'm hopeful that there's a little bit of symbolism between starting to go vertical with the practice facility.

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The Navajo Times

New scholarship for Ute students

The university says in a statement the fund is part of a new agreement in which the tribe affirmed its support for the school's Ute team name. University officials say a lack of money is a significant barrier to a degree for many American Indian students.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah author James Dashner getting the Hollywood treatment with 'The Maze Runner'

For a film buff like James Dashner, receiving the Hollywood treatment for his best-selling action thriller "The Maze Runner" is another happy plot twist in a multiple-chaptered narrative journey. The movie adaptation of the Utah writer's 2009 novel opens in wide release - including at Dashner's neighborhood movie house, South Jordan's The District - on Friday.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

JD Journal

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Receives $2.2 Million...

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Receives $2.2 Million Gift from Rita E. Fordham's Estate University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Receives $2.2 Million Gift from Rita E. Fordham's Estate Summary : Rita E. Fordham left over $2 million in gifts from her estate to the law school, Deseret News reports. It's a great week for the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law : the school will receive a new endowed chairman and support for its loan forgiveness program, as well as its yearly debate program, due to a generous $2.2 million gift from the late Rita E. Fordham's estate.

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Deseret News

U. library offers look at 16th-century medical science

Andreas Vesalius' book "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" , first published in 1543, is part of a buildingwide exhibition at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. Andreas Vesalius' book "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" , first published in 1543, is part of a buildingwide exhibition at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

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Deseret News

First female Australian prime minister to speak at the U.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Gillard will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum sponsored by the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center.

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Salt Lake Tribune

10 fun tidbits about Canyonlands on its birthday

President Lyndon B. Johnson made Canyonlands the 31st national park Sept. 12, 1964.

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KSL-TV

$134M Primary Children's Hospital expansion almost complete

A need for space and a changing health care environment are driving the expansion of Primary Children's Hospital , which is set to open in early October. The 240,000-square-foot addition, connected to the existing hospital with a 300-foot skybridge over Mario Capecchi Drive, brings six levels including 67 new exam rooms and dozens of offices that will house faculty and clinicians from 40 University of Utah departments.

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Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Family, Kids

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