Tag: health

Lawmaker who wants to reduce legal abortion window says bill is worth potential legal cost

This article originally appeared in 2 KUTV. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — When a woman can legally get an abortion in Utah might soon change if one representative gets her way.  “It’s sanctioned in Utah that it’s actually legal to dismember a fetus,” says Rep. Cheryl Acton, who represents Utah’s District 43. Currently, the law limits abortions to 20 weeks. Acton’s bill would

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Know the air quality color code

During inversion season, it’s particularly important to understand the risks of outdoor air pollution, especially the risks associated with outdoor exercise. When you perform outdoor exercise, you’re likely to inhale more air, and breathe more deeply into your lungs through your mouth, bypassing your nasal passages which normally filter some airborne pollution particles. Here are

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 33 – January 22, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat that aired on January 22, 2013. ——- Last week Northern Utahns experienced a string of bad air days that left many coughing and wheezing, unable to go outdoors. Such symptoms and restrictions are usually limited to the very old and very young, but on

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