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All Provo Airport flights canceled Friday due to 'sticky' inversion

All flights in and out of Provo Airport were cancelled for the second consecutive day Friday.

State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan River contamination

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted new information on the sampling results of the San Juan River in the aftermath of the August Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Utah water quality... Read more »

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All Provo Airport flights canceled Friday due to 'sticky' inversion

All flights in and out of Provo Airport were cancelled for the second consecutive day Friday, and the inversion is to blame, according to an airport administrator. Read more »

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Bill introduced to tax e-cigarettes to pay for rural health care

A bill adding a tax to e-cigarettes that would be used to pay for rural health care needs was introduced Friday, but the sponsor acknowledges it will be a hard sell to the Utah Legislature. Read more »

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Research and control at center of marijuana debate; LDS Church issues new statement

As two very different bills aimed at making medical marijuana available to Utahns make their way through the Utah Legislature, both medical and religious leaders are urging lawmakers to pass... Read more »

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WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials

Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, the World Health Organization said Friday, while advising pregnant women to consider delaying travel to areas where the... Read more »

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Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business. Read more »

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Zika virus: 4 questions pregnant women are asking

On February 1, the World Health Organization escalated concern by declaring the Zika virus a “public health emergency.” The virus has no vaccine and no treatment, and it is hard to... Read more »

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Lawmakers advance five bills designed to save lives

Lawmakers advanced five bills Thursday, all meant to target the growing prescription painkiller epidemic in Utah. Read more »

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Lehi recreation center seeking volunteers

The Lehi Legacy Center is seeking volunteers for host program in exchange for a membership to the 96,000-square-foot recreation facility, located at 123 N Center. Read more »

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Inversion tightens grip on Wasatch Front

The air outside is unhealthy, according to measurements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but the body has natural defenses like tears and phlegm to help you fight back. It's gross,... Read more »

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Digesting the new dietary guidelines

After two years of research and debate, the U.S. government has updated its guidelines on what Americans should eat. Here's what they say -- and why the report has so many people upset. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Cheerleaders for Medicaid expansion ask Utah lawmakers to consider implications

It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah on Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Are candidates focusing enough on drug addiction?

The CDC has called the drug problem an epidemic and candidates have taken on the subject regularly during the election, many with personal stories of loved ones affected by drugs, though few have... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Stress, chocolate and loneliness: How Valentine's Day can be hazardous to your health

Valentine's Day isn't just a drain on the wallet. It can also be bad for your health. But there are ways to avoid the psychological blows Cupid delivers, as well the bodily harm from an excess of... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Wide awake surgery: What it looks like and why patients want it

Being conscious for surgery may sound like a frightening throwback to the days before anesthesia. But the practice is taking hold as a low-risk, low-cost and patient-friendly approach to a growing... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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What to expect if you're giving up sugar for Lent

If you're giving up sugar for Lent, you have plenty of company. It's an increasingly popular choice for the people who make sacrifices in the six weeks leading up to Easter. But be prepared; your... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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If Splenda gives Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn’t use it?

If the American-made sweetener Splenda gave Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn't use it? That's what one consumer advocacy group says, but others say the science is suspicious. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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With more parents choosing not to vaccinate, Utah on brink of losing 'herd immunity'

With more and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, Utah's schools are at risk of losing "herd immunity" — the protection a community enjoys when roughly 90 percent of its... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Doctors' group hosts air pollution and pregnancy seminars

The Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment is hosting a pair of seminars detailing air pollution and risks to pregnant women. The seminars, in Salt Lake City and Provo, offer information on air... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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How even the sweetest of smells can pose as a health risk

If you burn scented candles to make your home smell pleasant, you could be releasing dangerous chemicals in the air. But there's something you can add to your home to counter the ill effects, the... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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How the Super Bowl can empty an office

Millions of people call in sick or report to work late the day after the Super Bowl. But in Denver and Charlotte, people may be calling in sick for weeks to come, and not because they ate too many... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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LDS missionary department leader: Zika has 'our utmost attention'

The assistant executive director in the LDS Church’s Missionary Department, in a Q&A posted online by the church on Monday, said missionary health is the department's first priority but that... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Utahns will have to wait for a breath of fresh air

Haze settles across the Salt Lake Valley, obscuring the Wasatch Mountains on Monday. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Researchers in Utah working on ways to identify Zika more quickly

Until a few weeks ago, many people had probably never heard of the Zika virus. Co-Diagnostics Inc. in Bountiful is working to find ways to identify the disease faster, particularly in the poorer... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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The heart of the matter: What your pulse says about your health

If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could need a pacemaker. Or, you could be a world-class athlete in phenomenal shape. What's normal, what's not, and should you be monitoring yours? Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says there's no evidence that Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Zika presents ethical quandary for Catholics

Health officials in Brazil and other countries hit hard by the Zika virus are warning women not to get pregnant. This is causing an ethical quandary for Catholics who want to abide by official... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Your childhood may affect how much you eat today

Many people turn to food when they're feeling stressed, tired, or even bored, according to the Mayo Clinic, but now researchers have discovered another reason you may be eating when you're not... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Women may have unusual symptoms during a heart attack

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. But symptoms are often different for women than men. For women, it's not always the classic chest pain. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Women’s health fair set for Feb. 9-10 in Provo

The Utah County Health Department’s Women’s Clinic is sponsoring a Heart of the Matter health fair, catered to women ages 40 to 64, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the department,... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Florida readies for a fight with Zika virus

Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Brazil health official confirm Zika spread via transfusion

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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How a Utah child’s miraculous heart transplant led his mom on an improbable startup journey

When Tammy Bowers was told her son, Landen, wouldn’t live to see his first birthday, she didn’t give up hope. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Should scientists be allowed to change DNA to prevent genetic disease?

A major bioethics panel, charged by the Food and Drug Administration with weighing the ethics of a DNA manipulation technique that would create so-called "three-person babies," has released its... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Are you willing to take a pledge to help clean the air?

On Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority launched a campaign to help lower emission levels across northern Utah. The agency invited commuters to take a pledge to use public transit more often... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Intermountain to host Family Heart Fair

The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute is hosting its annual Family Heart Fair to educate Utahns about simple steps they can take to encourage the entire family to live heart-healthy. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Higher temperatures makes Zika mosquito spread disease more

The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Jimmy Carter faces biggest accomplishment so far: Eradication of Guinea worm in Africa

Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Merck beats 4Q profit forecast, misses Street view on sales

Merck & Co. posted an 87 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit compared with last year when the drugmaker had a huge gain from the sale of consumer health business. It beat Wall Street profit... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Here's an unexpected way to get healthier while sitting

Although sitting is said to be the new smoking, there's one way you can sit and still reap health benefits. All it takes is two needles and some yarn. Knitting, it turns out, has both physical and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets, restaurants

Puppies bark and wag their tails as they follow a gray-haired woman through a hillside compound that shelters more than 200 dogs. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

Health officials in Texas on Tuesday reported the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America — a person who was... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Diesel technician program gives students path into growing career field

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Misdiagnosed with dementia, ex-BYU professor fights to overcome struggles

Dimentia can be a devastating diagnosis. Doctors told a former BYU law professor and environmental attorney at the White House that she was losing her mind. A simple discovery led doctors to... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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What manufacturers won’t tell you about hoverboards

Yes, hoverboards look cool ... but take a closer look before you get on. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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