Entries by Jordan Mathis

Pitching In To Improve Air Quality

When we are stuck in an inversion in the Uinta Basin the quality of our air can begin to deteriorate as pollutants become trapped in the atmosphere near the valley floor.  However, we are not victims,  each of us who call the Basin home can take steps towards improving the quality of the air we […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in Utah, costing nearly $95 million in hospitalization charges in 2013. During 2013, 24,340 people in Utah sustained a TBI. Among those injured, 448 died (15.4 per 100,000 population) where TBI was reported as a cause of death on the death certificate alone […]

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Resolving to Quit Tobacco?

With the beginning of a new year, many of us consideration resolutions to improve our lives. For tobacco users, it is a time of year that many resolve to quit their tobacco use once and for all.  In fact, data suggests that more than 70% of tobacco users in the United States want to quit, and […]

Hantavirus Precautions

With the recent hantavirus reported deaths in the state it is important to be aware of the risk of the virus and how to avoid potential exposure. What is hantavirus? Hantavirus is a virus carried by rodents, and can be passed to humans, causing Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This disease is rare and symptoms are […]