Last year, rural Utahns went to the hospital for preventable oral health issues 40% more often than their urban counterparts. Moab was no exception to this trend, according to the Moab Regional Hospital’s CEO, who was quoted in a state report on oral health released last month.
The Southeast Utah Health Department warns that flu is on the rise and it is not too late to get a flu shot.
Dr. Selina Sekulic is the featured speaker at the next Dinner with a Doc event at Moab Regional Hospital, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13.
It may not have been a Christmas miracle that saved Todd Gill’s life, but the president of Missouri-based Superior Adventure Center insists that a chain of fortunate coincidences added up to a miracle or two.
A Utah man is dead and another injured after the two were in a single-vehicle car crash about seven miles from the Colorado-Utah state line on the morning of Dec. 11.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe more people in the U.S. will come down with the flue, with activity “likely to increase and remain elevated over the next few weeks.” The CDC said there’s a 45 percent chance the flu season will peak late this month, but it could extend into February.
Two people died after falling near Delicate Arch in Arches National Park early in the morning Nov. 29. They have been identified as Torrance, California residents Toshiaki Amimoto, 65, and 60-year-old Etoko Amimoto, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
The San Juan Health Service District plans to build a new rural health clinic in Spanish Valley. The district has purchased land and secured funding for the $6.4 million facility, which will be constructed on what is set to become one of the main intersections in the growing community.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Moab Regional Hospital is focused on carrying out its mission: “Our dedicated team puts the patient first, delivers quality cost-effective healthcare, and promotes wellness to all we serve,” according to a recent press release from the facility.
Dr. Kimberly Franke will give a presentation on shoulder pain and strategies to help alleviate symptoms as part of Moab Regional Hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the hospital.
The Family Medicine Clinic at Moab Regional Hospital continues to offer convenient walk-in flu shots to residents and currently has supplies of both regular and high-dose shots (recommended for those 65 and over). Both insurance and Medicare are accepted. The fee for those without insurance is $25, according to a statement from the hospital.
A recent report from nonprofit Voices for Utah Children shows how well Grand County’s youth are doing in educational, health and economic terms compared to the rest of the state and country. Among the starkest findings: The county has the second worst insurance rate for children in the state.