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Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday. Read more »

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A solution to paying that medical bill you can't afford

“I had health insurance and I actually have a great job, but my daughter needed something that I wasn’t able to provide for her,” Paige Strate said. But a solution was available... Read more »

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: The fastest way to change your behavior is to change your environment

We have far less control over our behavior than we think. The best way to control your behavior is to take control of the things that control you, starting with your environment. Read more »

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How Maroon 5 helped me lose weight and impress the girl

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Many modern American kids are overweight, and exercise has been labeled as a good way for them to shed pounds. But they need motivation. Here's one story about how motivation helped me lose weight... Read more »

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This class may be the key to lowering depression in middle school

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Adding focused cardiovascular fitness into sixth graders' gym class and recess can help stave off depression during adolescence. Read more »

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Couple struggling with fertility now expecting quadruplets

A Pleasant Grove couple was hoping for one baby but is now making room for four after in vitro fertilization proved to be fruitful in a way it almost never is. Read more »

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Utah County offers diabetes management class

The Utah County Health Department is offering a free Living Well With Diabetes class that starts Sept. 17. Read more »

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for... Read more »

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McDonald's confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. Read more »

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Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalized

Some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center in a Liberian slum when it was looted over the weekend are again under observation at a hospital Monday, a health official said. Read more »

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Music project strikes a chord with Alzheimer’s patients

Irene Wade doesn’t always remember her name, or her birthday, or her children’s faces. She’ll often stumble in the middle of a sentence and then burst into tears. Read more »

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Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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As many doctors retreat, ebola fight grows harder

When people started dying of Ebola in Liberia, Clarine Vaughn faced a wrenching choice: Should she send home, for their own health and safety, four American doctors working for HEARTT, the aid... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa could last another six months, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, and an aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants

It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Ask the Mompreneur: How to teach yourself what you need to know to run your business

There are a million things you need to learn as a business owner, in addition to the thing you’re really good at. You may be a superb butcher/baker/candlestick maker, but in order to survive... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Utah gets $1M grant to battle prescription drug overdose deaths

Data show more people die from drug overdoses in places across the United States where prescribers dole out the most painkillers. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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NewLink Genetics: Ready to test Ebola vaccine

An Iowa drug developer is preparing to test a possible Ebola vaccine in humans, as scientists race to develop ways to prevent or fight a virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in a West... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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8 types of bullies and how to handle them

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Bullies are everywhere and they all have different strategies. So how do you tackle them? Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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As African medics die of Ebola, debate over experimental drug use continues

A leading physician in Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered for an experimental... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Preventing back-to-school colds

The common cold makes any parent nervous when their kids are going back to school. Find out what you can do this year to prevent it from infiltrating your house. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Camp empowers burn survivors

Camp Nah Nah Mah, one of the University of Utah's burn camps, wrapped up for the summer Tuesday. Campers are encouraged to think of themselves as burn survivors, play, and learn how to deal with... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Utah young adult loses 260 pounds, changes outlook on life

When Zakary Swendsen graduated from high school, he weighed 450 pounds and learned that he might not live past 21. But with the help of his family and God, he has lost 260 pounds, fought depression... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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