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.
In separate incidents on consecutive days last week, first responders made air rescues for two climbers who sustained injuries while climbing in the same area near Professor Valley, both requiring a helicopter for extraction.
Grand County Hospice hosts the Fifth Annual Death Over Dinner event at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19, a Tuesday, at Seekhaven Chapel, 100 North and 300 East.
State veterinarian officials have confirmed a case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) this year. A Weber County horse tested positive last week and has been quarantined. Prior to diagnosis, other horses on the farm of origin were isolated from the affected horse and are being monitored for signs of illness, according to a statement from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.
“Too good to be true,” is an idea that, according to most oral health professionals, does not apply to fluoridated water. The practice, common across the United States and in some other nations, is not practiced in Moab, but local oral health specialists say it would be a great boon to residents – particularly young children.
Dr. Russell Beecher, Moab Regional Hospital’s new visiting specialist, will give a presentation and answer questions on pain management techniques as part of Moab Regional Hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” series from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The event is free and dinner is provided, according to Kate Jagla of MRH.
The Family Medicine Clinic at Moab Regional Hospital is offering walk-in flu shots to community members while supplies last. Both insurance and Medicare are accepted. The fee for those without insurance is $25. High-dose shots are also available for those 65 and over.