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Wendy Leonard
Wendy Leonard works as a reporter for the Deseret News, and while her daily duties are dictated by breaking news, she currently focuses on writing about issues involving health care, medicine and transportation. She began her journalism career at Weber State University and has been working at the Deseret News since 2004. Leonard loves meeting new people and telling their stories through her writing, as well as educating the public on issues that affect the community. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and photography and is nationally and locally licensed as a pharmacy technician. She served an LDS mission to Hong Kong, where she learned to speak Cantonese, and has visited 46 of the 50 states, as well as a handful of places outside of the U.S.
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The Utah Legislature will take on Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan as it determines how to provide health insurance to the state's more than 100,000 uninsured.
The National Children's Study will no longer be funded, but a local doctor and researcher vows to continue to collect information that he believes will provide answers to common children's health problems.
A Utah initiative held an all-day conference on Saturday to encourage women to run for municipal and political offices throughout the state.
Three members of Utah's congressional delegation addresses the Utah Eagle Forum's annual convention on Saturday.
A third young person in Utah County has come down with measles after two Utah teens came home from Disneyland with the illness.
A team of researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute has discovered that a more complete, extended family history helps when determining a man's risk for prostate cancer.
An increase in emergency room visits and calls to the local poison control hotline has Salt Lake County Health Department officials concerned about e-liquid used in battery-operated electronic cigarettes.
Utah health officials are hoping the recent measles outbreak will serve as an important reminder for people to get vaccinated.
Two Utah County residents have been exposed and may have transmitted the measles virus, according to health department officials.
The Utah Olympic Oval offers beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses for hockey, free skate and performance ice skating. To kick off National Ice Skating month, the oval offered free learn-to-skate wo...