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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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State health officials are investigating a case of bubonic plague, which killed an elderly man in Utah earlier this month.
The City Council again has delayed a discussion on a proposal that could change the way things are done in West Jordan. One member claims residents misunderstand how local government is set up, giving the mayor...
Police have arrested three men in connection with a stabbing that occurred inside a mobile home early Friday.
About 100 Utahns joined in the peaceful protest outside the doors of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's Metro Health Center, located at 160 S. 1000 East. It was one of more than 300 protests, two in U...
Jimmy Carter's openness about his cancer has the potential to fuel an already burgeoning interest in finding a cure, according to local fundraisers.
Local and national experts gathered Wednesday to address a Utah committee on the potential health impacts of medicinal marijuana.
The University of Utah School of Dentistry recently secured a $1.5 million federal grant aimed at helping people recovering from drug abuse get their smiles back through proper dental health care, which isn't t...
Roseman University of Health Sciences has started an accelerated nursing program, offering students the flexibility of online coursework and a speedier route to a degree.
Names are being collected on a petition to create a special Utah license plate to increase awareness of childhood cancer and research directed at child-specific treatments. The idea for a new plate will be pres...
Remains of a northern Utah man were involved in a mix-up when they were interred a second time. The local arm of the Missing in America Project identified the man's remains and included them in a memorial servi...