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Ben Lockhart


Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Ben:


About 200 Utah seniors suffer serious falls each week, report says

Each week, about 200 Utahns 65 years of age or older suffer a fall and receive medical help for their injuries at an emergency room, according to a report released this week by the Utah Department of Health. → Read More

Utah study uses records dating to the 1700s to identify family trees for fountain of youth

University of Utah researchers say that through examination of hundreds of thousands of genealogical records, they have identified certain family trees with noticeably impressive longevity among multiple distant relatives. → Read More


Vivint sales reps don hair nets, assemble more than a quarter million meals for orphans worldwide

About 1,300 sales representatives for Vivint Smart Home donned hair nets Wednesday and assembled more than 272,000 meals to be sent to orphans in Third World countries. → Read More

Greg Hughes goes behind the scenes of Utah's medical marijuana compromise

As he prepared to to leave office as speaker of the House last month, Greg Hughes sat down with the Deseret News to discuss the successes and controversies behind Utah's medical marijuana grand compromise. → Read More

'A new lease on life': University of Utah celebrates record-breaking year for organ transplants

University of Utah Hospital on Friday celebrated its record-breaking year for solid organ transplants, with 255 completed in 2018. → Read More

Utah researchers say study is breakthrough for examining low-functioning autistic youth

Researchers say a newly published study authored by experts at BYU and the University of Utah represents a breakthrough in how to more adequately examine the brain activity of autistic youth who have low cognitive abilities. → Read More


'We got to zero and my phone went off': Utah's 1st baby of 2019 arrives shortly after stroke of midnight

The first Utahn born in 2019 was Evolet Figuerola, who was born at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches long. → Read More

Police name skier who died after crashing at Brighton resort

Police have named the man who died after crashing into a tree while skiing Monday at Brighton Ski Resort. → Read More

University of Utah researchers: Alzheimer's patients can benefit from familiar music

MRI scans of patients who have Alzheimer's disease show that playing songs with personal meaning to them activates parts of their brain that still have a semblance of memory retention, researchers at University of Utah Health say. → Read More

Utah toddler pushing to regain control of her life after rare disease left her paralyzed

A South Salt Lake toddler is pushing to regain control of her life after a rare but growing disease turned it upside down in an instant. → Read More

Man chasing dog into road dies after hit-and-run crash

Police have confirmed the death of a man who was hit by a truck Friday while chasing after a dog who had run into the road. → Read More


Utahns urged to review their options on federal health exchange as enrollment deadline approaches

As the deadline approaches for Utahns to sign up for coverage through the federal health exchange, those who already have a plan are being cautioned to carefully consider their best options for 2019 rather than passively re-enrolling. → Read More

University of Utah researchers examine why most patients have trouble being honest with their doctor

A pair of questionnaires designed by University of Utah researchers found most patients are not totally honest with their doctors, a new medical paper shows. → Read More


Department of Public Safety vows to ensure 'rights are upheld' for medical marijuana patients

Utah Department of Public Safety leaders promised Tuesday to do everything thy could to ensure the rights of qualifying patients to possess medical marijuana are upheld in light of the new law in effect in the state. → Read More


Utah Legislature overwhelmingly passes medical marijuana compromise bill

The Utah Legislature voted overwhelmingly Monday afternoon to pass a wide-ranging medical marijuana bill replacing the ballot initiative that voters approved Nov. 6. The bill now goes to the governor. → Read More


Utah House overwhelmingly passes medical marijuana compromise bill

A floor session is underway as legislative leaders will attempt to pass a medical marijuana bill replacing a ballot initiative that voters approved Nov. 6. → Read More

'Time to move forward': Utah House, Senate overwhelmingly pass medical marijuana compromise bill

The Utah Legislature on Monday signaled overwhelming support for a sweeping medical marijuana compromise bill fraught with complexity and political risk, but which nonetheless enjoyed broad support among key groups both for and against Proposition 2. → Read More


Utah enrollment in ACA exchange down 11 percent so far, but industry leaders, advocates not alarmed

The number of Utahns enrolling in insurance plans on the federal health exchange is down compared to this time last year, new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid shows. → Read More

Medical marijuana special session: How did Utah get here?

Legislative leaders will try Monday to make good on their promise to pass a comprehensive medical marijuana bill that strikes the right balance of adequately addressing patients' need for access and maintaining safeguards against abuse. → Read More

'Best birthday present I've had': Advanced surgery zapping Parkinson's symptoms comes to Utah

The leading edge of a series of advancing surgeries known as deep brain stimulation, which can extinguish some of the most distressing symptoms of Parkinson's disease that plague a person's day-to-day life, has come to Utah for the first time. → Read More