Utah Medical Personnel Should Keep an Eye on Trouble Areas
Utah may be one of the healthiest states in the country, but there’s no getting away from growing issues that plague every region. Obesity is increasing in every state, and that’s no exception here. In recent years, the percentage of adults who are obese grew to an unprecedented 23%.
There are many upsides to living in this beautiful state. Utah boasts the lowest smoking rate in the United States with only 9.1% of adults who haven’t yet kicked the habit and the second lowest rate of binge drinking. These are both serious concerns that can lead to urgent care.
Healthcare providers know just how important it is to have access to care. ACLS certification is being used by employers to gauge how well a medical professional will do in an emergency situation. More employers are adding this crucial certification to requirements for staff.
Being healthy also means routine diagnostic care, especially for residents who are getting older or people with a family history. Utah trails far behind other states in terms of adults who get cholesterol checks. Only 65.7% of people have had theirs checked in the last five years.
Diabetes is another disease that knows no boundaries. The number of adults with diabetes is fairly low at 123,000 but it is rising nonetheless. Recent years have showed a jump from 5.5% to 6.5%.
It’s important to keep in mind that many problems are preventable. Unfortunately, with budget cuts across the board, it’s likely that people are getting less necessary checkups.
Access to healthcare was already limited due to the abundance of rural areas that did not have nearby hospitals. There are also a low number of physicians in comparison to residents. Additional cuts further burden this issue and make it more difficult for a person to see their doctor.
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|Castleview Hospital||300 N Hospital Dr|
Price, UT 84501-4218
|IHC Urban Central Region Hospitals||5121 S. Cottonwood Street|
Murray, UT 84157
|Central Valley Medical Center||48 W 1500 N Attn:kristine T|
Nephi, UT 84648-8900
|Ogden Regional Medical Center||5475 S 500 E|
Ogden, UT 84405-6905
|Gold Cross Ambulance, Salt Lake City||1717 S Redwood Rd Attn: Jack Meersman|
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-5110
|Lakeview Hospital||630 Medical Dr|
Bountiful, UT 84010-4908
|Pioneer Valley Hospital||3460 Pioneer Parkway|
West Valley City, UT 84120-2049
|Logan Regional Hospital||1400 N 500 E|
Logan, UT 84341-2455
|US Training Council||825 N. 300 W. (visit our website for more info)|
Salt Lake City (near downtown), UT 84103
|Dixie Applied Technology College||46 S 1000 E|
St George, UT 84770-3025
|Cintas First Aid & Safety, Salt Lake City||1586 S. 5350 W.|
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
|University of Utah Health Care - Hospital and Clinics||50 N Medical Dr|
Salt Lake City, UT 84132-0001
|Pioneer Valley Hospital||3460 South Pioneer Parkway|
West Valley City , UT 84120
|Jordan Valley Medical Center||3580 West 9000 South|
West Jordan, UT 84088
|Gold Cross Ambulance- Eastern Division||220 W. 100 South|
Vernal, Ut 84078
Utah became the 45th state in 1896. The state capitol of Utah is Salt Lake City with a population of 178,097 people (2005 Census). Salt Lake City is also the largest city in the state, with the second largest being Provo with 113,459 people (2005 Census). The total population of Utah is 2,763,885 people (2010 Census). Utah is comprised of 82,144 square miles of high plateau and canyons in the southeast, flat desert area in the west, salt flats in the northwest, and Middle Rockies running from the northeast, east to west. The state flower is the sego lily. The state bird is the California gull. The state insect is the honeybee.
The first explorers to the area in 1776 were Franciscan friars Escalante and Dominguez. American frontiersman Jim Bridger discovered the Great Salt Lake in 1824. The Mormons, in an attempt to escape from religious persecution, fled to the west in 1847 and established a settlement at what is now Salt Lake City. The area of Utah was acquired by the United States under a treaty that ended the Mexican War in 1848. Shortly thereafter, in 1869, the transcontinental railroad was established and completed upon the driving of a golden spike at Promontory Summit.
Throughout the nineteenth century, the Mormon’s faced difficulties with the federal government because of their open polygamy. In 1890 the Mormon Church renounced polygamy. Utah has long since been a producer of gold, copper, silver, lead, and other minerals. Over the years, oil also has become a large production. Utah is a largely agricultural state with a high emphasis on livestock and farming. Although these sources of income have long since provided for the state, in recent years, tourism has been on the increase, which as significantly aided in the income of the state.
There are over 11,000 miles of streams and 147,000 acres of lakes perfect for fishing in the state. There are a host of national parks and landmarks for visitors, as well as historical places such as the Mormon tabernacle and Monument Valley. Prominent historical figures and famous people from Utah include Philo Farnsworth, Butch Cassidy, Donny and Marie Osmond, Brigham Young, and others.
Our Utah online ACLS class is accepted in these locations: