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Primary Children's Hospital performs miracles for thousands who cannot pay

Primary Children's cared for more than 84,400 child patients last year. The KSL telethon helps to raise funds

Primary Children's Hospital performs miracles for thousands who cannot pay

Primary Children's Hospital cared for more than 84,400 child patients last year, including 9,269 whose families needed help to pay the bills. The annual KSL telethon helps to raise funds for... Read more »

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Medicaid expansion in Utah still under (tight-lipped) negotiations

Utah lawmakers continue to work on a plan to cover the state's uninsured but don't anticipate striking any kind of deal before August. Read more »

6 hours ago

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Administration asks skeptical judge to toss House health care suit

Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law, but encountered plenty of... Read more »

9 hours ago

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Americans are growing more accepting of key moral issues and other health news

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

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Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. Read more »

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County senior centers give aging adults a leg up on life

There are 19 senior centers throughout Salt Lake County where seniors can participate in an array of fitness classes and other activities, as well as meet others with similar interests and stages... Read more »

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Utah defends contentious law on contact lens price-fixing

Utah state attorneys have asked an appeals court to clear the way for a contentious law that bans price fixing by contact lens makers and could have wide-ranging implications for the $4 billion... Read more »

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Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

st report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a... Read more »

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Looking at nature can help your brain work better and other health news

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

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There's another emerging health risk of income inequality

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There's a growing income gap between those who smoke and those don't. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Book review: 'Forgotten Skills of Backyard Herbal Healing and Family Health' is a great intro into herbal world

With pictures, step by step instructions and easy to follow examples, "Forgotten Skills of Backyard Herbal Healing and Family Health' provides great instruction for anyone looking to advance in... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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France makes it illegal for supermarkets to toss edible food and other health news

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Want to lose weight? Watch where you put what you eat

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Recent research looked into how the location of food affects people's dietary choices. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Many hospitals stop giving free formula to new moms to encourage nursing, study says

Many U.S. hospitals have abandoned sending breastfeeding new moms home with formula freebies, according to government researchers who found a big decline in a practice they say discourages nursing. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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It's 'trauma season' in Utah for children

Summer’s a killer. It’s prime time for injury deaths — by definition, preventable deaths, says Utah's chief medical examiner, Dr. Todd Grey. Keeping kids safe is everyone’s... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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4 ways to keep preschoolers active

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New research shows children aren't getting enough physical activity at preschool. Here are a few fun ways for parents and teachers to add more exercise into young people's days. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Cancer charities fraud highlights need for donors to ask questions

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In the wake of the cancer charities scandal, people should learn to be more careful with their donated dollars, according to financial experts. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Memorial honors those who donate bodies to medical science

A memorial Friday celebrated people who have donated their bodies to provide invaluable experiences to University of Utah medical students. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Hospital comparison tool redesigned

The Utah Department of Health has released a redesigned Utah Hospital Comparison tool. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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