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Seeking social media 'likes' could cause increased dislike in body image

Studies show that women's consumption of social media can be directly associated with negative body image.

Seeking social media 'likes' could cause increased dislike in body image

Studies show that women's consumption of social media can be directly associated with negative body image and eating disorders. Experts say one solution is to simply cut back on some social media... Read more »

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Looking for a new job? Here is a way to become a nurse in as short as 18 months

Ameritech College Healthcare is a Draper-based private college whose nursing program reached its 10th anniversary this year. The program is geared toward nontraditional students. Read more »

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. Read more »

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Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college. Read more »

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Amid algal bloom scare, Riverton residents can now use water for crops, gardens

Riverton City leaders convened an emergency meeting Friday to discuss health concerns and test results on water contaminated with cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. They voted to turn secondary... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Chevron wants to stop monitoring Red Butte Creek 6 years after spill

Chevron is asking the Utah Division of Water Quality to stop requiring any monitoring of Red Butte Creek, six years after 800 barrels of oil from a ruptured pipeline contaminated the urban... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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How to vanquish the dreaded 'Dad Bod'

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It's not just women who retain weight after childbirth; fathers can develop a "Dad Bod" that can set them up for heart disease and other conditions. One thing dads can do to prevent it can also... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard in surprising return

The four-time Cup champion, who is coming out of retirement to fill in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. the next two weekends, kept the door open to running more races if Earnhardt needs more... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Police: ICU evacuated after man barricades himself in hospital room

The intensive care unit at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center was evacuated Thursday night while officers negotiated with a man armed with a club who had barricaded himself in a room, police said. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Officials: Two women in Utah with Zika are currently pregnant

Two Utah women with Zika virus are currently pregnant, Utah Department of Health spokesman Tom Hudachko said Thursday. And two more women who were pregnant while infected have since given birth to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Giant algal bloom likely to fuel Utah Lake study

The giant algal bloom with cyanobacteria cell counts that are off the charts is underscoring the state Division of Water Quality's desire to embark on an expansive study of Utah Lake and how to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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The Hamilton-inspired reason you need to take a vacation

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If you haven't yet taken a vacation, Alexander Hamilton has some advice for you. Start planning one, or there will be consequences to your health and your family life. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Family whose 3-year-old daughter has cancer surprised with refurbished car

Martins Collision Repair, Bear River Mutual Insurance and other local companies teamed up to surprise the Thackeray family with a refurbished car, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Their 3-year-old daughter... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Water flowing to crops amid continuing algal scare

Some canals are once again delivering water to crops in southern Salt Lake County as state agencies, health experts and local farmers struggle to determine what threats, if any, exist from using... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Why American children can't pay attention

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Nearly 1 in 5 boys has been diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S., and the number of girls and adults taking medicine for the condition is rising. Why do so many of us find it hard to sit still and pay... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Cookbook review: 'The Lion House Cookbook' shares hundreds of recipes with a variety of flavors

“The Lion House Cookbook” shares hundreds of recipes made by chefs at the Lion House Pantry and modified for a home kitchen. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Why artificial sweeteners aren't helping you lose any weight

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Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas and other low-calorie products can make people hungrier, leading them to gain even more weight. Australian researchers think they know why. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Bountiful baby born with extremely rare genetic disorder fights to survive

Imagine going to the hospital expecting a routine birth and a healthy baby but finding out something is terribly wrong. That's what happened to a Bountiful mother whose infant has an extremely rare... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Effects of algal blooms continue to spread throughout Wasatch Front

Concern over contaminated water from a toxic algal bloom persists among multiple agencies, with worry that harmful levels of cyanobacteria may have infected farmers crops. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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The Spartan Race founder on the challenges of parenting in a sedentary society

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What most people don't know about Joe De Sena is that the tough guy behind Spartan Race is a family man. The man who helped give rise to the "sufferfest" explains how he built an empire simply... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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How new technology is reshaping pacemakers

“My heart was beating way too slow, so I had no energy,” she says. “Even doing housework or going up and down the stairs would make me tired.” Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Sculptures created to warn about sugar overconsumption

World-renowned Irish sculptors built a replica of Utah's Delicate Arch and a beehive to raise awareness about sugar overconsumption in the state. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Another first: Utah caretaker contracts Zika virus

Health officials are investigating what they say is a “unique” case of Zika in which a caretaker for an elderly Salt Lake County man with Zika also contracted the virus. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Toxic algal bloom impacting people, animals and farms in 2 counties

A toxic algal bloom at Utah Lake that spread to the Jordan River system is suspected of sickening more than 300 people and possibly killing 100 ducks and a goat. Major concerns persist for Salt... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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What parents should know about the gummy-vitamin craze

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The vitamin aisle at the supermarket looks a lot like the candy aisle these days. Are gummy vitamins making us healthier or destroying our teeth? Read more »

July 18, 2016

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DEQ: Don't use water from Utah Lake, Jordan River or canals

Toxic blooms of algae in Jordan River and lower Little Cottonwood Creek have prompted state and local agencies to post warning signs and limit access to the Jordan River system. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Real Food Rising guides youths' labors from farm to table

From the finer points of organic gardening to preparing a multicourse meal from crops they have grown, teens in Utah Community Action's Real Food Rising youth development program master a farm to... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Program gives grandparents more children to care for

The Utah County Health Department foster grandparent program has been providing assistance to schoolchildren for 50 years. Marie Hansen, of Spanish Fork, is the department's oldest and... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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New medical school will be Utah's second

Colorado-based Rocky Vista University will become Utah’s second medical school next summer when the school welcomes its first class of students to its new campus in Ivins, Washington County. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Photos: U. Hospital first in the US to explore X-ray system's potential

Laurie Falk, left, and Morgan Sidwell demonstrate the new Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray System at University Hospital's radiology department in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time

A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Egg prices reach 10-year lows as production outpaces demand

In less than a year, eggs have gone from being an expensive staple at the height of the bird flu crisis to reaching the cheapest prices in a decade due to fully restocked poultry barns. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Layton mom, grandma both charged with faking newborn's illness

Two Layton women have been charged with faking an illness for their newborn child and grandchild, causing the baby to undergo numerous invasive and painful tests and surgeries. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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'Serious health risks' from algae prompt closure of Utah Lake

Utah Lake has been shut down by health officials because of "serious health risks" posed by a "large, harmful algal bloom." Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah's Mike Lee one of only two senators to vote against opioids bill

Utah's senators were divided on a sweeping opioids bill that cleared Congress on Wednesday as part of a bipartisan effort to combat the growing prescription painkiller and heroin abuse crisis in... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Change in Utah law is cleaning up the substance abuse treatment industry

A recently implemented Utah law is helping to clean up the substance abuse treatment industry, cutting down on questionable practices by some providers. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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How Pokémon Go made 'Let's Move!' look like a Snorlax

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If your kids suddenly want to be outside all the time, you can thank PokÉmon Go. Why gaming is suddenly a healthful pastime, explained via popular memes. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Wrongful termination lawsuit puts spotlight on Utah autism rates

A former University of Utah researcher is suing her former employer for wrongful termination and alleging that researchers at the school improperly accessed hundreds of thousands of Utah children's... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Why and how pregnant women should work out

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If you're pregnant and want to avoid a C-section, doing this for 2 1/2 hours every week may help, a new study says. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Heber Latinos launch initiative to eliminate underage drinking

To combat underage drinking, a Utah Latino coalition has joined with Parents Empowered for the first time to launch an initiative informing parents of the harmful effects. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Mosquito experts: Prison relocation plan may take some debugging

Dust storms. Soggy soil. Now the Utah State Prison relocation faces another challenge: mosquitos. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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6 tips for a successful family road trip

Planning a family road trip this summer? Here are some tips for success — especially when traveling with kids. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Athletic aptitude is as valuable as academic prowess

All too often children who excel in athletics yet struggle academically are seen as unintelligent. Recently, my youngest daughter had an experience that illustrates this point. Athletes are not... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Is an episiotomy assault and battery?

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Is an unwanted episiotomy assault and battery? A California mom's suit against her former obstetrician has reopened the debate over whether the procedure is necessary during childbirth. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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University of Utah names vice president for research

Andrew Weyrich, most recently associate dean for research at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has been named vice president for research. He succeeds neurobiologist Tom Parks, who retired... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Planned Parenthood wins preliminary injunction in lawsuit against Herbert

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Planned Parenthood Association of Utah a preliminary injunction on Tuesday in the reproductive health organization's lawsuit against Gov. Gary Herbert and... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Pollutants study reveals elevated levels of formaldehyde in Bountiful

An air toxics study by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality shows a Bountiful monitor recorded high levels of formaldehyde. Although formaldehyde is a carcinogen, state officials stress... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Photos: Superheroes brave roller coaster for a good cause

Volunteers from Kids Heroes Foundation, dressed as superheroes, participate in a marathon roller-coaster ride at Lagoon in Farmington on Monday. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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New for-profit medical schools springing up across U.S.

For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, including in Utah, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Earlier US case of superbug precursor found

A New York City patient was found to have been infected with bacteria last year that had a special type of resistance to antibiotics, the earliest known case in the U.S. of bacteria that could lead... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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