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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Riverton Hospital broke ground for a new 120,000-square-foot addition on Thursday. Expansion of services aims to meet the needs of a growing community.
Utah's poorest populations are getting closer to obtaining health care benefits, according to the state's top health department official.
A Utah senator is proposing legislation that would make computer coding classes accessible to all students, as early as elementary school.
Students learning English as a second language in Utah schools are progressing and maintaining proficiency, but they're having trouble using English in actual subjects.
Two children were hospitalized Saturday after police say their mother stabbed them in their West Valley home.
Hundreds gathered in Salt Lake City Saturday for a conference dealing with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Attendees heard from doctors, other patients and vendors who believe they can help with the illness.
A need for space and a changing health care environment are driving the expansion of Primary Children's Hospital, which is set to open in early October.
A respiratory sickness that is sweeping the nation hasn't been around much for more than five decades, and a local expert believes it is making up for that absence now.
The rate of regular e-cigarette use in Utah more than doubled from 2012 to 2013, and from 2011 to 2013, it has tripled among students.
Two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors face debilitating side effects from treatment, underscoring a need for better care and ongoing support.