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How a Utah child’s miraculous heart transplant led to an improbable startup

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

Utah slides into nation's top 10 for 'green' buildings

For the first time since the annual recognition program started six years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council ranked Utah among the top 10 states in the country for LEED-certified "green" building... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Why hip replacement is the best surgery in medicine

Like most people who undergo hip replacement surgery, Shank had osteoarthritis in her hip joint, a wear-and-tear issue that worsens over time and causes pain. After receiving total hip replacement... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson beats 4Q profit views despite lower sales

& Johnson, despite a tough year of falling revenue, posted a 27.6 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit, as a big one-time gain offset restructuring and other charges taken by the... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Tight Democrat race highlights differing views of gov't role

For months, the tumultuous Republican presidential primary has masked a brewing debate among Democrats about their own party's future. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Salt Lake County Health Department reports first flu death

A Salt Lake County resident has died from influenza, the first flu-related death in the county this year, health officials said. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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OB-GYNs figure new way to calculate when that bundle of joy is due

Forget that old plastic wheel that doctors have been using to calculate the baby's due date. There's a new tool developed by national experts that's expected to be a bit more precise... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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How beards could make men healthier

Can beards fight infections? It seems implausible, but one microbiologist suggests that they can. And one study shows the clean-shaven can harbor just as many germs as the bearded. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah lawmakers get creative with Medicaid expansion

Despite years of discussing the issue, Medicaid expansion and various plans to implement it in Utah are again on the docket for this legislative session. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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No insurance, but still clinging to hope

Wheels are turning at the Legislature to find a health care solution that a majority of lawmakers can agree on. But Utahns hanging in the balance, waiting on potentially life-changing information,... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Rising penalties drive Utahns to sign up for health care, but concerns grow

More Utahns than ever before are signing up for health insurance under the president's health care law. But with costs rising and talk of more insurers dropping out, experts say this open... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Forget the bread and milk, here's what healthy people buy for a blizzard

When bad weather threatens, most people rush to the store for bread and milk. But not the healthiest Americans. Here's what they're buying. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Federal agency calls for research into Alaska seabird deaths

A federal laboratory that assesses disease in wildlife is calling for more research into the deaths of thousands of common murres and other seabirds off Alaska's coast. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Even though federal health officials warn against too much sodium, sales of craftsman salt is on the rise

Even as federal health officials warn that 90 percent of Americans are eating dangerous levels of sodium, a nation of foodies is fueling a craze for artisanal salt. Are these designer condiments... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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New smartphone app will help students struggling with suicide, safety

A new smartphone app unveiled Wednesday will help Utah students struggling with suicidal thoughts or other issues connect with local experts and get real-time assistance. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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For smarter babies, pregnant women should eat more of this

A large-scale study in Spain suggests pregnant women can improve their babies' brains by adding more of this to their diet. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Watch: UK judge indicates Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia's FSB security service to kill a former agent-turned-Kremlin critic who died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison, a British... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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UK judge due to say whether Russia behind Litvinenko killing

One day in 2006, a former KGB agent who claimed to know dark Kremlin secrets had tea with two Russian men at a London hotel. Three weeks later, he died of radioactive poisoning — after making... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Time to see your cardiologist? Watch for these signs

From fatigue to leg swelling, know the signs for when it’s time to see your heart doctor. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Review: Under Armour's fitness gadgets need to shape up

You may know Under Armour mostly for its heavily marketed line of athletic sportswear. But the company has bigger ambitions: It's jumping into the crowded market for wearable gadgets that aim to... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson to cut about 3,000 jobs in medical devices

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate works to restructure its medical devices business. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Please hold: Insurance customers begin new year with delays

ds of health insurance consumers around the country have started the new year dealing with missing ID cards, billing errors and other problems tied to an enrollment surge at the end of 2015. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold, flu seasons

It's cold season and the miserable trudge in seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or the cough has nagged for weeks. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Bill would allow cameras in rooms at assisted living facilities

Rep. Timothy Hawkes, R-Centerville, is reviving a bill that would permit residents of assisted living facilities — or their representatives — to install cameras in their rooms. But the... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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French Hospital: Man dies after taking part in French drug trial

A man died in a French hospital Sunday after taking part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a compound similar to cannabis, and five other participants remain hospitalized. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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In Flint, Michigan, daily life revolves around lead fears, President Obama signs federal disaster declaration

The longest line at Freeman Elementary School's Family Fun Night was not for face painting or food. It was for lead testing. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Utah's poorest may get chance for health care, without help from Affordable Care Act

One Utah lawmaker is taking a new approach to get some of the state's most vulnerable people the health care they need. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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What you don't know about the HPV vaccine may hurt you

Health officials are renewing efforts to urge parents and adolescents to get the vaccine and protect themselves from cervical cancer. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Army cites deep flaws at Utah biodefense lab

A general and 11 others associated with Dugway Proving Ground face potential punishment for leadership, management and technical failures that an Army report says contributed to the mistaken... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Botched French drug trial leaves 1 brain dead, 5 in hospital

One man is brain dead and three others are facing possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a botched drug test in western France, the French Health Ministry said Friday. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Why the U.N. is promoting a biblical diet

The United Nations wants everyone to check their pulse— not our heart rate, but the amount of dried beans we've been eating. The agency's "Year of the Pulse" puts a spotlight on one of the... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Good news for parents who play video games with their teens

New research from the University of California suggests some video games may be better than others at stimulating the brain. Here's the best type to play. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone

A corpse has tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone, officials said Friday, the day after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak over in West Africa. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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New partnership to 'braid' mental, physical health services

A new partnership among Volunteers of America - Utah, the Utah Department of Health and Salt Lake County will bring physical and mental health services under one roof at the Cornerstone Counseling... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Medical marijuana gets another shot

Proponents of medical marijuana legalization are renewing their efforts with an eye toward the start of the 2016 Utah Legislature. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia, though health officials warn that it will be several more... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Ebola is over, but could it happen again?

The World Health Organization announced Thursday that the world's biggest-ever Ebola epidemic is over after two years. Here is a closer look: Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato

A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Data show number of children not being vaccinated on the rise

New immunization data from the Utah Department of Health shows the number parents not immunizing their children from being vaccinated is on the rise. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Step away from the sodium, CDC says

Nine out of 10 Americans consume dangerously high levels of sodium, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, the CDC warns in a new report. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Minimize the rivalries by focusing on the game

The decision that Ute athletic director Chris Hill made to cancel next year's games against rival BYU made me think about the importance we place on rivalries. As a mother of young athletes, I... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Linda and Richard Eyre: Exercise a habit to supplement healthy eating

The eat-half habit will still not reach its full potential for taking weight off and keeping it off unless one more habit is added, and that habit is — you guessed it — the exercise habit. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Mindful runners seek a still mind in a fast body

To become a faster runner, slow down your mind. Proponents of "mindful running" say that it's not only possible to both meditate and run, but the practice will make you a better runner as well. It... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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The pizza box, not just the pizza, is health hazard, FDA says

The classic brown pizza box is as hazardous to your health as the gooey saturated fats inside it, the FDA said this week. Its filing will likely force restaurants to devise new ways to package... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Bison slaughters to continue for now, Yellowstone Park official says

Large numbers of migrating Yellowstone National Park bison are likely to face slaughter for at least the next couple of winters as officials weigh changes to a 15-year-old agreement that drives the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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People who never get colds share their secrets

The average American adult gets two colds a year, and over a lifetime, spends five years miserably congested. But some people claim to never get colds. Here are some of their secrets. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Can you trust online reviews of your doctor?

In late 2012, the U. became the first medical system in the country to publish patient surveys online. To many physicians, it was a sign of a new era of medical care. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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How temperatures below 200 degrees are being used to treat everything from cancer to crow’s feet

At this time of year, most people are trying to get warm and stay that way. But others are paying for the opportunity to be freezing, at cryotherapy salons popping up all over the country. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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BYU student paralyzed in bounce house accident thanks helpful doctors

It's not often that trauma patients get to return and thank the ER doctors who saved them. But the BYU student paralyzed in a bounce house accident went back to show gratitude to the doctors and... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Obama vetoes bill to repeal signature health care law

Protecting his signature domestic achievement, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation to repeal his health care law, saying the measure "would reverse the significant progress we have... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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