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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 researchers find that heart attacks don't have a strong genetic link in families, but are more commonly a result of lifestyle choices and environmental factors.
Health department officials and local health care facilities are preparing for the possibility that Ebola could make its way to Utah.
Police officers and investigators throughout Salt Lake County have begun submitting rape kits for processing, helping to eliminate the backlog of cases that remain unsolved.
Salt Lake City officials said two northbound lanes and a southbound lane on Foothill Boulevard will be reopened in time for the Monday morning commute after a major pipeline break left four homes inhabitable an...
The number of uninsured Utahns has decreased as the economy rebounds and some additional options have become available to procure health insurance.
Lucas Aguilar spent Saturday fighting bad guys with the K-9 unit, shooting (pellet) guns and searching for superheroes at Utah's Hogle Zoo.
Two apartment fires across town from each other ended up displacing dozens of residents on Saturday.
The Utah Department of Health on Wednesday released its annual report on health care-associated infections, giving Utahns one more tool in the process of selecting a facility for surgery or other procedures.
Researchers at the University of Utah have identified a part of the Ebola virus that can potentially be treated with drugs that have yet to be discovered. The characterization of the protein could be beneficial...
Utah law now requires all babies to be tested for critical congenital heart defects. The screening is one of three mandatory tests performed on babies and collected by the Utah Department of Health.