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4-year-old boy born with a birth defect gets new ear with aid of a 3-D printer

Four-year-old Kai Sherwood was born with a birth defect that left him with only one ear.

4-year-old boy gets new ear with aid of a 3-D printer

Four-year-old Kai Sherwood was born with a birth defect that left him with only one ear. Thanks to the marvel of 3-D printing, and a whole lot of love, Kai has a new ear that looks so lifelike no... Read more »

6 hours ago

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Panel to discuss organ donation and religion

Leaders from various religions throughout Utah will be coming together to celebrate National Donate Month and to clarify their religion’s position on donation. Read more »

7 hours ago

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White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Read more »

8 hours ago

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Are anti-depression drugs as effective in Utah's high altitude?

Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered that high altitude conditions of limited oxygen can produce symptoms of depression in female rats. Their findings may influence how people are... Read more »

8 hours ago

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Mental health vetting of pilots ineffective, US experts say

There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular... Read more »

8 hours ago

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Co-pilot who reportedly crashed plane into mountain appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up... Read more »

8 hours ago

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Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance... Read more »

9 hours ago

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Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Read more »

13 hours ago

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Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

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A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety determined that distracted driving is a major problem for teen drivers. Read more »

17 hours ago

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What 'The Office' teaches us about job satisfaction

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Experts on workplace issues said the series captured valuable truths about building a healthy office environment. Read more »

yesterday

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Therapists share healing powers of horses at international EAGALA conference

More than 400 mental health professionals attended the 16th annual international conference for the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, or EAGALA, Thursday to learn the powerful... Read more »

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Health officials warn parents of pertussis outbreak in Park City

The Summit County Health Department is alerting parents about a pertussis outbreak, and what may be concerning to know is that the 11 children who are infected were fully vaccinated. Read more »

yesterday

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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it... Read more »

yesterday

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FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. Read more »

yesterday

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Sealants for Smiles meets molar health milestone

Utah’s only school-based preventive dental care program, Sealants for Smiles, celebrated a major milestone this week with the placement of its 100,000th sealant. Students with sealants are 70... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Ohio House OKs bill banning abortions after 1st heartbeat

A bill that would ban most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat again cleared the state House on Wednesday following a startlingly emotional floor debate in which a veteran female lawmaker revealed she'd been raped... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Meetings to resolve Medicaid expansion will be closed, governor's office says

Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to start meeting in early April with legislative leaders to hammer out an agreement on his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but their discussions will... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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New system helps patients who don't speak English tell doctors where it hurts

Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Utah and Idaho are using video remote interpretation services to help caregivers communicate with people who use sign language or have limited English... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doc fees

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery to ward against cancer

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal pot

Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Russia's heavy drinkers turn to moonshine, cleaning products

As the economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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