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CVS to spend $10.4 billion in cash on drug distributor Omnicare

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Read more »

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Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed... Read more »

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CVS to spend $10.4 B in cash on drug distributor Omnicare

lth will spend more than $10 billion to buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare and tap a growing target for prescription drug distribution: care for the elderly. Read more »

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Lack of exercise can disrupt the body's rhythms and other health news

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Oakley residents ordered to boil water before consumption

City officials here issued a warning to residents on Wednesday, asking them to boil water before using using it to eat or drink. Read more »

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Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. Read more »

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Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

y to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new... Read more »

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Telestroke brings experts to you Jetson-style

Crumpled on the floor of his Tooele bathroom, Larry screamed for help. At least, he thought he was screaming. In truth, no words came out. The 58-year-old was having a stroke, and the clock was his... Read more »

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Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids' lives

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures — up to 20 a day. Read more »

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DEA wrapping up 4-state prescription drug crackdown in South

Federal drug agents raided medical clinics, pharmacies and other locations across the South on Wednesday, wrapping up what a federal official called a long-running crackdown on prescription drug... Read more »

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Recreational noise a serious threat to young people’s hearing

More than 1 billion young people are at risk of losing their hearing thanks to repeated and prolonged use of personal electronic devices such as earbuds and smartphones, according to the World... Read more »

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Annual medical costs for family of four hit $25,000 and other health news

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Utah County Health Department holding skin cancer screening

The Utah County Health Department will hold a free skin cancer screening clinic. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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How to garden with pets in mind

Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Study sheds light on risky drinking habits around the world

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Risky drinking is on the rise among young adults even as overall consumption of alcohol declines. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Preschool children aren't getting enough exercise and other health news

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May 19, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: What a breakfast taught me about hypocrisy

I experienced true obscenity at breakfast. No, it was not what you may be thinking — it was not at Hooters before noon. It was in a five-star hotel in Manila, Philippines. What would you call... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Legalize medical marijuana? Utahns ready to debate

Proponents of medical marijuana say it would be tightly controlled in Utah if it becomes legal. But the Utah Medical Association opposes legalization until scientific evidence validates safe and... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Suicides rates stay low for young children, but troubling increase among black boys

Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation

The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it with a chemical, runs it through a processor — and injects it into... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Rethinking butter, beef and bacon, and other health news

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May 18, 2015

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Do you suffer from WIMS? Government says it has the cure

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A new video from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to put an end to web-induced medical stress caused by diagnosing health conditions through Internet searches. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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The new guidebook for understanding mental illness

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The American Psychiatric Association released a new resource this month that will help families understand the ins and outs of mental illnesses. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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In the NFL, helmet sensors are a sensitive issue

When big-money NFL careers are at stake, the use of impact-measuring sensors in football helmets isn't as routine as one might expect. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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New study re-emphasizes power of financial incentives when getting fit

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Money has been shown repeatedly to be a powerful motivational tool when taking on new, healthier habits. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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