Stop the Opidemic

Six Utahns die every week from an opioid overdose. And 80% of heroin users started with prescription drugs.

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How safe is your playground?

For nearly 1,700 Utah children attending public schools – enough students to fill 68 average Utah elementary school classrooms – playgrounds will be the cause of bumps, bruises, and even broken bones.

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Cytomegalovirus can harm your baby

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a common virus that infects people of all ages. It is estimated that 6-30% of hearing loss in children may be due to congenital CMV, making it the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss in the U.S.

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About the Utah Department of Health

We strongly believe that health is critical for enjoying a prosperous life. Our vision is for Utah to be a place where all people can enjoy the best health possible, where all can live, grow, and prosper in healthy and safe communities.

It was the pioneering spirit of two remarkable individuals which would shape the future of public health in Utah for generations to come.

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