asthma http://kuer.org en Intermountain Doctors Say Bad Air Quality Associated with Spike in Patients http://kuer.org/post/intermountain-doctors-say-bad-air-quality-associated-spike-patients <p></p><p>Air quality along the Wasatch front this week has reached levels above what the federal government deems safe, and doctors at Intermountain Medical Center say they are already hearing a lot of related health complaints from their patients.</p><p>Among those seeing a spike in patients is Denitza Blagev, pulmonary and critical care physician at Intermountain Medical Center. Common symptoms include chest tightness, chest burning, and shortness of breath.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:53:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 39539 at http://kuer.org Intermountain Doctors Say Bad Air Quality Associated with Spike in Patients KUER News Pod: Friday May 17, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-may-17-2013 <p>The wife of LDS President Thomas Monson passes away, the University of Utah receives a grant to research child asthma, and some members of the Utah Republican party propose a change to the delegate system.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F92667830&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:35:49 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29454 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday May 17, 2013 U Child Asthma Research Relies on Parents to Track Symptoms http://kuer.org/post/u-child-asthma-research-relies-parents-track-symptoms <p>The University of Utah has received a 1.9 million dollar research grant to study asthma in children and how better monitoring of the disease could improve health.&nbsp; The award comes from the Patient-Centered&nbsp;Outcomes Research Institute.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:33:28 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29405 at http://kuer.org U Child Asthma Research Relies on Parents to Track Symptoms Doctors Say State's Asthma Plan Should Address Pollution http://kuer.org/post/doctors-say-states-asthma-plan-should-address-pollution <p>Some doctors are criticizing the state’s newly-released <a href="http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdf_files/stateplan2012.pdf">plan</a> to help those with asthma.&nbsp; The plan advises asthmatics to avoid pollution, but the President of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment Brian Moench says that’s not enough.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 17223 at http://kuer.org Doctors Say State's Asthma Plan Should Address Pollution