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Free brain fair in Davis County to promote healthy brain function

A free Brain Fair will be held in Davis County, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14

How to prepare for age-related memory lapses and other health links

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Free fair to promote healthy brain function

A free Brain Fair, hosted by Autumn Glow Senior Activity Center and the Utah Alzheimer’s Association, will be held in Davis County. Read more »

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High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home... Read more »

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Why willpower is not as valuable to weight loss as people think and other health links

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New U. computer model will track specific sources of valley pollution

An event Monday at the University of Utah unveiled a sophisticated computer model that tracks specific sources of air pollution at an hourly rate in the Salt Lake Valley. The model is designed to... Read more »

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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, 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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May 4, 2015

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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 »

May 3, 2015

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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 »

May 2, 2015

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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 »

May 2, 2015

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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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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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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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