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'We should know': Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

Healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if it is lurking.

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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The troubling link between mental illness and incarceration, 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 22, 2015

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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 »

May 21, 2015

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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 »

May 21, 2015

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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 »

May 21, 2015

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Lack of exercise can disrupt the body's rhythms 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 21, 2015

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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 »

May 20, 2015

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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 »

May 20, 2015

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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 »

May 20, 2015

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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 »

May 20, 2015

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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 »

May 20, 2015

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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 »

May 20, 2015

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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 »

May 20, 2015

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Annual medical costs for family of four hit $25,000 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 20, 2015

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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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