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Volunteer chaplain prays for, with dying patients, families

Volunteers at Intermountain Medical Center gave 35,600 hours of their time in 2014.

Volunteer chaplain prays for, with dying patients, families

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. Read more »

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How watching reality TV makes you a better person and other health links

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

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Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

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Just because eating a piece of chocolate makes you feel better doesn't mean you should eat the whole bar, experts say. Read more »

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Governor, legislators leave 'baggage' behind in Medicaid expansion

Gov. Gary Herbert's announcement that he and legislative leaders "agreed to start over" on Medicaid expansion is apparently more about politics than policy. Read more »

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Health risks associated with snoring can include effects on the brain

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Snoring could be a sign of a much more serious health condition, according to recent research. Read more »

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What Dove's latest body image campaign gets right — and wrong — about boosting self-esteem

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The company's new #ChooseBeautiful video and social media campaign stands out in an advertising space that's predominately negative, but self-esteem experts say Dove's approach is too simplistic. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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The Latest on Nepal: Quake death toll climbs past 6,600

A week after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, police say the death toll from the disaster has climbed past 6,600. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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B.B. King in home hospice care, his website says

usician B.B. King is in home hospice care in Las Vegas, according to his official website. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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5-year-old rings bell, celebrates end of cancer treatments

A bell rings in the halls of Primary Children’s Hospital. It’s the joyous sound of someone ringing a bell to celebrate the last of their cancer treatments. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu

A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

After 45 years of providing health care in rural western Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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How to tackle fear and other health links

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: A different view of the parable of the talents

"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Why we reach for sugar when we're stressed, and other health links

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family inspired, empowered and well-informed. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Toxic waste defiles defunct chemical plant in Hungary

Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. The government says it will... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Herbert, legislative leaders starting over on Medicaid expansion

After meeting in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert said he and legislative leaders are starting over on Medicaid expansion. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Chief general counsel at the U. finds unexpected upside to cancer diagnosis

John Morris has pancreatic cancer. The chief general counsel at the University of Utah is using the precious time he has left to save others from his fate. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Self breast exams, and why women should be doing them

Kelly was an otherwise healthy 31-year-old woman in 2013 when she discovered a mysterious lump in her right breast. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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German measles officially eliminated in North, South America

Health officials say the first region of the world to rid itself of German measles is North and South America. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Colleges rush to improve counseling services and other health links

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April 29, 2015

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Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

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The FDA is considering stricter regulation of the homeopathic medicine industry. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

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A new project is bringing greenhouses to rural farming cooperatives in Sierra Leone, giving communities better food security and opportunities for nutrition. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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The Latest on Nepal: Life slowly returns to Kathmandu

While many villages across Nepal are still waiting for rescue and relief teams, life in the capital, Kathmandu, is slowly returning to normal. Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Free medical shuttle for Uinta Basin residents may end, health department says

A shuttle service that offers free rides to medical appointments at hospitals along the Wasatch Front only has enough funds to operate for another three months, according to the TriCounty Health... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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