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.
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. The award comes from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Flory Nkoy is Research Director for the Inpatient Division at Primary Children’s Medical Center, and is leading the study which will involve 10 Utah health clinics and hundreds of local families. Nkoy says this project puts parents in the driver’s seat, so they can control their child’s asthma symptoms rather than the other way around.
Some doctors are criticizing the state’s newly-released plan to help those with asthma. The plan advises asthmatics to avoid pollution, but the President of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment Brian Moench says that’s not enough.