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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Some lawmakers are saying that Utah's latest alternative to Medicaid expansion — UtahAccess+ — is complicated and difficult to understand and may lead to its unfolding.
Utahns needing insurance to obtain basic medical care are hopeful that the latest alternative to Medicaid expansion, unveiled by Utah House republicans on Tuesday, is the last they'll have to hope for.
Two teenage girls escaped serious injury after their vehicle rolled in Little Cottonwood Canyon Saturday.
A man believed to have vandalized and stolen from over 40 vending machines throughout Utah and surrounding states has been arrested.
Prescription medications cause more deaths in Utah than illicit drugs, regardless of how they are obtained, according to the state health department.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brought a sampling of its Circus XTREME show to patients at Primary Children's Hospital on Thursday.
Aging and adult services agencies across the state hosted events on the first day of fall to help prevent falls among older adults.
Cancer patients and their caregivers have already started booking rooms at the nation's newest Hope Lodge, which is purposefully located near many renowned local treatment facilities.
A continuing cold front ushered in feelings of fall in Utah, even leaving the highest peaks of the Beehive State dusted in white stuff.
A Utah doctor is looking for patients to enroll in a worldwide clinical trial that could lead to the approval of a new vaccine to prevent clostridium difficile colitis — C. diff — an often debilitat...