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 Healthcare, a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with close to 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group under the name SelectHealth, and other medical services. Details found here.

Diagnosed: Hope For Caregivers

Aug 15, 2018
Photo courtesy of Lorie Staples.



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.

Andrea Smardon

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. 

Max Pixel

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.