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December 27, 2002 - Eye Disease Rates May Soon Follow Upward Trend of Diabetes
December 23, 2002 - Cartoon Vultures Teach Utah Kids That "Smoking is a Dangerous Road"

                    ( Click here to see still Samples from the new Vulture Ad )

December 20, 2002 - Utah Rule Provides First Year of Patient Safety Data

December 19, 2002 - (Advisory) - Utah Rule Provides First Year of Patient Safety Data

December 16, 2002 - Utah Department of Health 2003 Budget Statement

December 5, 2002 - A Gift of Better Hearing - Donate Your Used Hearing Aids

November 14, 2002 - Department of Health Awarded Grant to Study Autism in Utah 
November 6, 2002 - Utah's Youth Can Become "Defenders of Truth" by Entering Anti-Tobacco Advertising Contest

October 30, 2002 - Controlling Diabetes Reduces Risk of Complications: Free complication screenings available in November
October 23, 2002 - Utah's CHIP Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 12

October 16, 2002- Cardiovascular Disease Still No. 1 Killer of Utahns

October 16, 2002- Milestones 2002 Report: Cardiovascular Disease in Utah

October 14, 2002 - Day Care Centers Targeted to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance Impact

October 14, 2002 - (Advisory) - Utah AWARE Kicks-Off New Campaign To Reduce Antibiotic Resistance

October 1, 2002 - UDOH to Launch New Truth About Tobacco "I Did It!" Media Campaign To Focus on Utahns Who Have Successfully Quit Smoking

September 30, 2002 - Influenza Vaccine Clinics To Begin Statewide
September 27, 2002 - Thousands Will Take To Streets On Walk To School Day

September 26, 2002 - World's Largest Cornucopia Reminds Utah of Importance of Eating '5 to 9'

September 19, 2002 - Western Equine Encephalitis Virus Found in Washington County

September 17, 2002 - New Report Shows Utah's Progress Against Tobacco

    ( Report:  Utah Tobacco Settlement Account - "Real People, Real Savings, Real Results" )

September 12, 2002 - Department of Health Awarded Grant to Study Causes of Birth Defects

September 3, 2002 - IHC and State to Offer Medicaid Preferred Provider Network

August 30, 2002 - Utah Resident Contracts Probable West Nile Infection Outside of State
August 23, 2002 - Utah Department of Health to Hold Budget Public Hearing

August 20, 2002 - New Health Advisory Council Marks Day 200 of the Utah Department of Health's 1,000 Day Plan

August 20, 2002 - Utah Department of Health - 1,000 Day Plan Milestones

July 30, 2002 - Utah Department of Health is Awarded Two Bioterrorism Response and Prevention Grants
July 17, 2002 - Hepatitis A and Chickenpox Vaccines Required for School Entry

June 21, 2002 - New Health Benefits Package Will Aid 25,000 Utahns
June 21, 2002 - (Advisory) New Health Benefits Package will Aid 25,000 Working Utahns

June 13, 2002 - Report Points Finger at Arthritis as Major Public Health Concern

May 22, 2002 - Utah's Gold Medal Schools - A Million Miles Walked
May 20, 2002 - 2002 Emergency Medical Services Week - Help is a Heartbeat Away

May 17, 2002 - Winners Awarded in Truth From Youth Advertising Contest

    (Contest Awards List)

May 16, 2002 - 2002 Emergency Medical Services Week - Help is a Heartbeat Away

May 15, 2002 - Utah's CHIP Open Enrollment Begins June 3

May 13, 2002 - Utah Kids to Receive Awards for Speaking the Truth About Tobacco in the "Truth from Youth" Anti-tobacco Contest

May 4, 2002 - Utah Hispanic Survey Identifies Health Concerns

    (2001 Utah Hispanic Health Survey Report, PDF document.)

April 18, 2002 - The Utah Department of Health Announces Dr. Robert Rolfs as the New State Epidemiologist
April 16, 2002 - Utah Immunizations- climbing to New Levels As National Infant Immunization Week Kicks Off

April 16, 2002 - "Stop the Spots" Event Kicks Off National Infant Immunization Week

March 26, 2002 - Report Reveals Most Adults Aren't Screened for Colorectal Cancer

February 12, 2002 - Negative Anthrax Test at Airport
February 9, 2002 - Waiver Approval Expands Insurance Coverage to 25,000 Utah Adults

February 9, 2002 - Waiver Approval Expands Insurance Coverage to 25,000 Utah Adults (News Advisory)

February 8, 2002 - Flu Season Update:  More Influenza Cases Reported with Improved Disease Monitoring

January 29, 2002 - 400 New Child Safety Seats To Protect Small Olympic Visitors
January 18 , 2002 - Homeowners Hosting Olympic Guests Provided Public Health Safety Guidelines

January 18, 2002 -  Utah's Influenza Season May Coincide with Olympics

January 18, 2002 - Environmental and Public Health Agencies Launch Olympic Visitor Information Web Page

January 18, 2002 - Public Health Will Enhance Bioterrorism Monitoring During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games

January 18, 2002 - Utah Department of Health Shows Off Olympic Pin

January 18, 2002 - Olympic Theater Food Inspections Standardized for the Olympics

January 18, 2002 - Public Health Agencies Work to Ensure Food Safety During the Games

January 18, 2002 - Utah's Indoor Clean Air Act Protects Non-Smokers

January 18, 2002 - Utah Public Health Opens EPICENTER to Monitor Disease During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games 

January 7, 2002  - New Bill to Enhance Department of Health's Ability to Quickly Identify Public Health Threats

January 1, 2002  - Utah Department of Health Files "Medical Exception" Emergency Amendment to Rule

January 1, 2002  - The Child Health Insurance Program Clarifies Benefit Changes

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