Entries by Liberty Best

September is National Family Meal Month

September is National Family Meal Month and is a great time for families to make renewed efforts to enjoy the benefits of conversing and eating together. There are few greater investments parents can make in their family than sitting down together and sharing a meal. Let’s bring back this lost tradition to Utah’s homes. Children […]


September 20, 2018 Healthcare and emergency response professionals from throughout the Basin met Wednesday morning at Ashley Regional Medical Center for a special training hosted by the Uintah Basin Healthcare Coalition. Gary Hall, from Global Preparedness, LLC, provided ISO-POD training. An ISO-POD is a portable vinyl enclosure that creates a negative airspace to transport patients with biologically […]

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a major public health threat in Utah.  Males are more likely than females to have had a crisis within two weeks of their death such as intimate partner problems, job problems, school problems and criminal problems.  Females, were more likely to have a diagnosed mental illness, current mental illness treatment, history of mental […]

TriCounty Health Department offers blood pressure checks

Davis Food & Drug, and the Golden Age Center have recently been working with TriCounty Health Department to offer free blood pressure checks to our community in an effort to keep people healthy. Free blood pressure checks are also being offered by TriCounty Health Department in our Roosevelt and Vernal offices as well as on […]

IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Due to severe weather on the east coast, FEMA is postponing its first nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test until Oct. 3 at 12:18 p.m. our time (2:18 p.m. EDT).  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on […]

The flu vaccine is smart every year

The following is statistics and the medically educated opinion of  Dr. Karl L. Breitenbach, MD regarding annual flu vaccination.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that the 2017-2018 Influenza (flu) season was the first season to be classified as a high severity season — this was across all age groups. As of […]

Schools need to be healthy too this school year

  Utah administrative Code, Rule R392-200. Design, Construction, Operation, Sanitation, and Safety of Schools.   “School”  means any public or private educational institution including charter schools, elementary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools  established to provide education for grades kindergarten through 12 regardless of student’s age, including attached preschools, but excluding home schools.   Health […]

The HPV Vaccine can help prevent cancer

The CDC has helpful information on the HPV virus and vaccine. The vaccine is recommended for 11 to 12 year old children, both boys and girls. Help your child prevent cancer. Listen to the KLCY Eagle Country interview with our Vaccine Coordinator, regarding the HPV vaccine. The radio spot aired on Give’m Health on Aug. […]