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Medicare is trying to start a healthier national conversation about dying

Medicare will likely begin reimbursing doctors who discuss end-of-life care plans with their patients in 2016.

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How Medicare is trying to start a healthier national conversation about dying

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Medicare will likely begin reimbursing doctors who discuss end-of-life care plans with their patients in 2016. What do Medicare recipients need to know before taking advantage of this service? Read more »

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Startup hopes to help children with autism in rural areas

An uncle's love for his nephew, who has autism, inspires a business idea. Read more »

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U. welcomes first expanded class of medical students

The University of Utah welcomed 122 first-year medical students Friday, the first expanded medical class at the U. since the passage of SB42, legislation meant to address the shortage of physicians... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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A community comes together to support a teenage girl burned over 65 percent of her body

Baylee Hoaldridge's parents say they're blown away by the outpouring of love and support from family, friends and complete strangers. Their daughter was burned from the chest down in an ATV... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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New state-of-the art rehab center in Sandy helps paralysis patients

Inside Neuroworx's new $9 million rehabilitation center in Sandy, 24-year-old Isaiah Rodriguez walks with the help of an innovative device called Vector. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress

Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Utah man dies of bubonic plague

State health officials are investigating a case of bubonic plague, which killed an elderly man in Utah earlier this month. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Community rallies to grant last wishes to terminally ill Tooele man

Friends, family and strangers step up to the plate to make dreams come true for a former Tooele High School baseball player who three weeks ago received a terminal diagnosis for his rare form of... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Utah tents help moms in Nepal deliver babies in more sanitary conditions

Mothers giving birth in Nepal don't have many options as to where to do so after devastating earthquakes ruined several medical buildings. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast's war-wounded

They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Sherry Young: A mother's glimpse into life with a special needs child

"Emma's future is unknown, an empty canvas. I want to paint it with love and hope and not bitterness and fear. I love this girl so much, and wherever I go I will proudly say ‘She's With... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Clearfield boy bullied because he's missing most of his teeth

Isaac Bryant's baby teeth never came in on the bottom, and the 12-year-old is missing 18 permanent teeth. Kids were cruel in elementary school because he drooled and had difficulty saying certain... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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How to self-test for Afib

The episodes often struck at night. Robin Plume would awaken breathless, her heart beating rapidly and irregularly. Only a trip to the emergency room would make the haphazard thumping stop. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Health department warns Grand County residents of infectious disease in nearby Colorado

Residents in Grand County are being cautioned against an infectious animal- and insect-borne disease that has affected several people in Colorado this year. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Artificial kidney could allow patients to live normal, healthy lives

End-stage renal disease affects 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide. Dialysis is only a short-term solution, and thousands of patients die while waiting on the transplant list. The artificial kidney... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Photos: LDS Hospital opens simulation center

LDS Hospital opened the state’s largest and most advanced medical simulation centers on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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6 questions you've always wanted to ask about vaccinations

Whether or not to vaccinate your children, has been a topic of controversy in recent years, with many parents having a hard time making a decision. Here is a list of things you want to know about... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Why reading to young children matters

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New research highlights how reading to young children benefits their growing brains. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Why patients don't follow doctors' orders — and what doctors could do about it

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Health care providers are increasingly viewed as a valuable resource in the fight against America's obesity epidemic. But health experts said it will take more than doling out nutrition advice for... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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It's panda-monium! National Zoo says Mei Xiang has twins

It's double trouble for the National Zoo after its adult female panda gave birth to twins. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Utahns join nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood

About 100 Utahns joined in the peaceful protest outside the doors of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's Metro Health Center, located at 160 S. 1000 East. It was one of more than 300... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Setting the odds for those with MS: BYU study gives personalized predictions for the disease

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A new study introduces a method for making personalized predictions for those who have multiple sclerosis. The research is a culmination of a partnership between BYU statistician David Engler and... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

Cancer forces Jimmy Carter to slow down but not stop work

Cancer in his brain is forcing Jimmy Carter to slow down, but the 90-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is insisting on keeping up with some of the humanitarian work that has sustained him since... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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