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LDS missionary department leader: Zika has 'our utmost attention'

The LDS Church’s Missionary Department said missionary health is the first priority.

Doctors' group hosts air pollution and pregnancy seminars

The Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment is hosting a pair of seminars detailing air pollution and risks to pregnant women. The seminars, in Salt Lake City and Provo, offer information on air... Read more »

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How even the sweetest of smells can pose as a health risk

If you burn scented candles to make your home smell pleasant, you could be releasing dangerous chemicals in the air. But there's something you can add to your home to counter the ill effects, the... Read more »

9 hours ago

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How the Super Bowl can empty an office

Millions of people call in sick or report to work late the day after the Super Bowl. But in Denver and Charlotte, people may be calling in sick for weeks to come, and not because they ate too many... Read more »

20 hours ago

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LDS missionary department leader: Zika has 'our utmost attention'

The assistant executive director in the LDS Church’s Missionary Department, in a Q&A posted online by the church on Monday, said missionary health is the department's first priority but that... Read more »

21 hours ago

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Utahns will have to wait for a breath of fresh air

Haze settles across the Salt Lake Valley, obscuring the Wasatch Mountains on Monday. Read more »

22 hours ago

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Wide awake surgery: What it looks like and why patients want it

Being conscious for surgery may sound like a frightening throwback to the days before anesthesia. But the practice is taking hold as a low-risk, low-cost and patient-friendly approach to a growing... Read more »

23 hours ago

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Researchers in Utah working on ways to identify Zika more quickly

Until a few weeks ago, many people had probably never heard of the Zika virus. Co-Diagnostics Inc. in Bountiful is working to find ways to identify the disease faster, particularly in the poorer... Read more »

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The heart of the matter: What your pulse says about your health

If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could need a pacemaker. Or, you could be a world-class athlete in phenomenal shape. What's normal, what's not, and should you be monitoring yours? Read more »

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Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says there's no evidence that Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Zika presents ethical quandary for Catholics

Health officials in Brazil and other countries hit hard by the Zika virus are warning women not to get pregnant. This is causing an ethical quandary for Catholics who want to abide by official... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Your childhood may affect how much you eat today

Many people turn to food when they're feeling stressed, tired, or even bored, according to the Mayo Clinic, but now researchers have discovered another reason you may be eating when you're not... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Women may have unusual symptoms during a heart attack

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. But symptoms are often different for women than men. For women, it's not always the classic chest pain. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Women’s health fair set for Feb. 9-10 in Provo

The Utah County Health Department’s Women’s Clinic is sponsoring a Heart of the Matter health fair, catered to women ages 40 to 64, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the department,... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Florida readies for a fight with Zika virus

Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Brazil health official confirm Zika spread via transfusion

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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How a Utah child’s miraculous heart transplant led his mom on an improbable startup journey

When Tammy Bowers was told her son, Landen, wouldn’t live to see his first birthday, she didn’t give up hope. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Should scientists be allowed to change DNA to prevent genetic disease?

A major bioethics panel, charged by the Food and Drug Administration with weighing the ethics of a DNA manipulation technique that would create so-called "three-person babies," has released its... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Are you willing to take a pledge to help clean the air?

On Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority launched a campaign to help lower emission levels across northern Utah. The agency invited commuters to take a pledge to use public transit more often... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Intermountain to host Family Heart Fair

The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute is hosting its annual Family Heart Fair to educate Utahns about simple steps they can take to encourage the entire family to live heart-healthy. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Higher temperatures makes Zika mosquito spread disease more

The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Jimmy Carter faces biggest accomplishment so far: Eradication of Guinea worm in Africa

Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Merck beats 4Q profit forecast, misses Street view on sales

Merck & Co. posted an 87 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit compared with last year when the drugmaker had a huge gain from the sale of consumer health business. It beat Wall Street profit... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Here's an unexpected way to get healthier while sitting

Although sitting is said to be the new smoking, there's one way you can sit and still reap health benefits. All it takes is two needles and some yarn. Knitting, it turns out, has both physical and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets, restaurants

Puppies bark and wag their tails as they follow a gray-haired woman through a hillside compound that shelters more than 200 dogs. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

Health officials in Texas on Tuesday reported the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America — a person who was... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Diesel technician program gives students path into growing career field

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Misdiagnosed with dementia, ex-BYU professor fights to overcome struggles

Dimentia can be a devastating diagnosis. Doctors told a former BYU law professor and environmental attorney at the White House that she was losing her mind. A simple discovery led doctors to... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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What manufacturers won’t tell you about hoverboards

Yes, hoverboards look cool ... but take a closer look before you get on. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Weekend storms pump up mountain snowpack

A pair of storms over the weekend dramatically increased the amount of snow in southern Utah's mountains, and one farming community received more than 2 feet of new snow. Northern Utah also... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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State hosts meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a meeting on the Clean Power Plan unveiled last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Utah is among states contesting the rule,... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Strike up the band for better health

Music doesn't just soothe the savage beast; it also has superpowers that can improve health. Here's why guitars and drums are becoming medical equipment in hospitals and homes across the country. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Why one food-safety lawyer won't eat pre-packaged salad

Even before the Centers for Disease Control announced that one person had died and 12 were hospitalized from eating pre-packaged salad, one food-safety attorney said he would never eat it. Here's why. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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U. doctor leads trial of new sclerosis drug

One day three years ago, Kristie Griffiths was driving to work when she looked down at her hands and saw that they had turned bright white. The diagnosis is systemic sclerosis, and it has no cure. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Things to Know: Utah's record bills numbers include repeats

Utah lawmakers are on track to sift through a record number of bills over the next six weeks after legislators moved at a frenetic pace to submit proposals, including many resurrected ideas that... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Planned Parenthood videos spark questions about the proper procedures for undercover investigations

This week a Texas grand jury decided not to take action against Planned Parenthood and instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists who made the videos, sparking questions about undercover... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Education makes the difference with an architect

As in the medical industry, there are different levels of education and specialties within the realm of home design and architecture. Hiring an architect is like hiring a cardiologist for your... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Lawmakers seek to 'save lives' by targeting opioid epidemic

On Friday, lawmakers announced a group of bills to target the opioid epidemic in Utah, which had the eighth highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation in 2014. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Deadline looms for decision on Nevada mine Superfund status

Gov. Brian Sandoval was still wrestling Friday with whether to end the state's opposition to adding a toxic, abandoned mine in western Nevada to a list of the country's most contaminated sites that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Cruises, airlines send travel alerts for Zika virus

Friday update: Officials for the LDS Church issued a statement saying they are monitoring the situation and continue to instruct missionaries on how to avoid mosquito-borne viruses. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region

In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue several advisories over the past few weeks. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," chief of the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts on Monday to decide if the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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