Diagnosed: A Yearlong Radio Series on Healthcare

Our series Diagnosed provides an opportunity to monitor the Utah healthcare pulse - the perceptions, beliefs, research and opportunities. Most importantly, this program provides a forum to generate an understanding of the many ways in which healthcare impacts our lives and communities.

The series will air on Utah Public Radio during NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Each month we will dissect a different aspect of healthcare in Utah. Topics will include Utah's emergency medical technicians, rural healthcare and adaptive technology, and the morals and ethics of dying. 

Support for Diagnosed has been provided in part by our members and Intermountain Budge Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic offering care for every member of your family in one location. Details found here.

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“With stroke, we have a very short time window when we’re able to treat people,” said Dr. Marilyn McKasson , telestroke medical director for Intermountain Healthcare.

During a recent installment of the UPR original series Diagnosed, we discussed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.  As the series continues we learn about a social media campaign being used to help educate the public about the benefits of medical cannabis for treating individuals with disabilities. 

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In November Utahns will vote on whether or not to legalize medical cannabis through a ballot initiative known as Proposition 2. 

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“I hit the wheelchair almost five and a half years ago,” said Mindy Mair. When she says she “hit the wheelchair,” she means that is when she needed technology to get around Vernal, where she lives.

Diagnosed: The Cost Of High Drug Prices

Sep 27, 2018




“Any chance I get, on the airlines, to give up my seat to get a gift card with cash value on it, I give it up—for this,” said Doug Adams, a North Logan father of a college freshman with type I diabetes. “I have looked at prices around the world and it's a fraction of what we pay. A fraction. I travel to Europe and to India quite frequently and every time I go, I look. And I try to find what is the latest. And it's amazing the cost difference. It really is.”

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According to studies by the Utah Department of Health, concussions make up 75 percent of all traumatic brain injuries occurring nationally. And yet, many individuals aren’t aware of the symptoms.

Diagnosed: Hope For Caregivers

Aug 15, 2018
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While more than 150,000 Utahns serve as caregivers for loved ones with dementia, often many people feel they are going at it alone. However, support resources for caregivers are available. And so is hope.

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As part of our series Diagnosed, a look at first responders in medical emergencies. We all hope we never have to make that 9-1-1 call, but when we do, we rely on them to save lives. Andrea Smardon reports on the role of EMT’s and paramedics on the front lines of our emergency response system. 

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The United States pays more for healthcare per capita than any other country, yet our outcomes are less than perfect compared to other developed nations. In an attempt to address the disparity, healthcare professionals are changing how they approach patient treatment. 

Diagnosed is defined as having the nature of an illness or other problem identified by examination of the symptoms - it's also the title of Utah Public Radio's yearlong healthcare series.