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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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Utah lawmakers continue to work on a plan to cover the state's uninsured but don't anticipate striking any kind of deal before August.
Primary Children's Hospital cared for more than 84,400 child patients last year, including 9,269 whose families needed help to pay the bills. The annual KSL telethon helps to raise funds for children and famili...
There are 19 senior centers throughout Salt Lake County where seniors can participate in an array of fitness classes and other activities, as well as meet others with similar interests and stages of life, and h...
Lawmakers plan to "carefully" consider potential implications of medical marijuana use in Utah. The issue will be studied in-depth during the interim summer and fall months.
Volunteers at Intermountain Medical Center gave 35,600 hours of their time in 2014, including providing spiritual care in a patient's time of need.
A North Salt Lake family wrestles with the potentially dangerous aftermath of an August 2014 landslide that wiped out a large portion of their backyard and left their home precariously perched on the side of a ...
A father of four daughters works tirelessly to inform the public about the common defect that took the lives of his first two daughters. While it is lesser-known, congenital diaphragmatic hernia affects 1 in 2,...
Approximately 300 people turned out for a search of areas Elizabeth "Elena" Laguna Salgado frequented in the month she lived in Provo. The 26-year-old woman hasn't been seen or heard from since Thursday, April ...
Immunizations are most effective when given early and to as many people as possible to protect the very few who can't get them, according to one Utah health official.
High schoolers from across the state witnessed a taped recording of babies born via traditional routes and Cesarean section. Virtual Healthcare Interactive is a partnership between the Utah State Office of Educ...