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Varying health premium subsidy amounts under law worry consumers

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a subsidy to help pay for health insurance under the federal law

Varying health premium subsidy amounts under health care law worry consumers

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her... Read more »

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Rare cancer treatment leaves Provo teen hopeful

Natalie Wright, 17, of Provo, is hopeful the completion of proton therapy she received at a San Diego hospital will curb tumor growth. Natalie was the first teen to finish the treatment at the... Read more »

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Classes offered for people with chronic conditions

The Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainland Association of Governments are promoting "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," a six-class self-management series. Read more »

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Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon; state expanded program under health care overhaul

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. Read more »

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Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah

Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as a result of conflicting appeals court rulings on the Affordable Care Act... Read more »

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Controlling the silent killer

High blood pressure (Hypertension) affects more than 78 million Americans. Make sure you know the signs of high blood pressure now. Read more »

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Obama nominee Robert McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Appeals courts issue contradictory rulings on health care law; White House says subsidies will continue

President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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West Nile activity discovered in four Utah counties

West Nile activity has been found in four Utah counties. The Utah Department of Health is warning residents to take precautions. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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D.C. Circuit Court limits Obamacare funds, White House hopes to appeal the ruling

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A three-judge panel at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Affordable Care Act cannot provide subsidies to millions enrolled under the federal health care exchange because the law,... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

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Opponents of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling favoring religious freedom are distorting that decision's impact on women, critics allege. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: You're not in jail, so what is your excuse?

Individuals alone choose not to perform a push-up or sit-up. They take the elevator not the stairs. They are the makers of their schedule and stewards of their time and talents. They read or... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Understanding and responding to the increase in teen depression

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For some American children, the struggles of adolescence are more serious than high school drama and hormones. Depression poses a serious health risk for a growing number of teens and should be... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Health centers, clinics in Utah contribute more than healthy communities

Community health centers stimulate economic growth in Utah communities, according to a recent economic impact analysis. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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What happens to card debt when someone dies?

If family births are the most joyous occasions for almost all of us, family deaths are the polar opposite. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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How do Americans use their time?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an annual report tracking how much time Americans spend, on average, on various daily activities. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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British woman's selfies shed light on mental illness

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Rebecca Brown was 14 when she started taking selfies to document her struggle with trichotillomania — a disorder that leads to compulsive hair pulling. Now 21, she's created a video montage... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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3 cheap ways to make the most of your summer exercise

Does it surprise anyone to learn that demand for personal trainers goes up in the summer? Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Weird ways our brains control our money habits

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for money psychology studies. And it’s not just because I write about money. On a sheer curiosity level, they’re fascinating. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Supporters rally around breast-feeding Logan mom who was told to cover up

A group of breast-feeding moms in Logan are taking a stand after one of them was asked by a school principal to cover up. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Oregon sues 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

Oregon's attorney general has sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Acting VA Secretary: VA has lost trust of vets, American people

The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Google, Novartis AG to develop contact lenses for diabetics

Google and Novartis have teamed up to develop a new kind of contact lens specially made to help people with diabetes. The new smart lens created by Novartis' Alcon eye-care division and... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Democrats seek political edge in contraception ruling

Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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