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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....

Community rallies around Manti teen battling liver cancer

A 17-year-old Manti girl who was recently diagnosed with cancer missed the first day of her senior year Thursday because she was in Primary Children's Hospital. While she can’t be in class,... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Jimmy Carter's cancer diagnosis could spark awareness, funding for research

Jimmy Carter's openness about his cancer has the potential to fuel an already burgeoning interest in finding a cure, according to local fundraisers. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President Jimmy Carter told the world Thursday that he has cancer in his brain, and feels "perfectly at ease with whatever comes." Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Most Americans eat alone and more 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 »

Aug. 20, 2015

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What is a concussion?

What is a concussion? In this "Ask An Expert" video Dr. Colby Hansen discusses the common causes of concussion, how the condition is treated, and the long-term effects. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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US consumer inflation slowed in July

Consumer inflation slowed in July following two months of slightly faster gains. The slowdown reflected in part the biggest drop in airline fares in nearly two decades. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Teenagers who try e-cigarettes also try smoking and more 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 »

Aug. 19, 2015

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How to help kids be healthy without damaging their self-esteem

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Pushing parents to monitor their teen's weight can damage young people's self-esteem, especially when coupled with the media's focus on shedding pounds. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration

It had been five months since an Ebola death when Musa Kamara traveled to his hometown for festivities to mark the end of Ramadan. Not long after his sudden death in this roadside village,... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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How to raise healthy eaters and more 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 »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme is a potentially debilitating disease -... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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3 ways to boost your creativity

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According to new research, people are likely underestimating their creative potential. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Questions and answers about the war wound 'moral injury'

A psychological wound known as moral injury is gaining attention in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with veterans now being treated for these injuries to the soul — even as... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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How Coca-Cola reignited the debate about the best way to lose weight

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This week, The New York Times exposed Coca-Cola's efforts to promote the work of scientists who say exercise matters much more than dieting in the effort to lose weight. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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'I believe I will walk again one day': Epidural stimulator helps paralyzed Heber City man to stand

Dustin Shillcox is doing the impossible. The Heber City man can now stand on his own, even though he's a paraplegic. Shillcox was paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident five years ago. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Report: Legal help cuts incidence of domestic violence, saves money

Free or very low-cost legal services for people seeking protective orders not only curbs the incidence of domestic violence, it lowers societal costs of interpersonal violence, new report says. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Murray hosting health, safety fair

Murray will host its annual Health and Safety Fair next week. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Why you may want to weigh in daily and more 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 »

Aug. 14, 2015

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'Let's Move': First lady's healthy kids director understands the need for good eating

The new director of Michelle Obama's initiative against childhood obesity knows first-hand the benefits of healthy eating. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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The right dose of exercise for an aging brain and more health news

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Aug. 13, 2015

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Sunburned? What to do and what not to do

We all know sunburns hurt, but what exactly are they? In this video Brad Wiggins, R.N., discusses the reaction that occurs in the skin, and how the damage is done. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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The science of skipping breakfast and more health news

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Aug. 12, 2015

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Uproar over Planned Parenthood puts focus on fetal tissue research done at places like the U.

The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists, including at the University of Utah,... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Timberwolves' Flip Saunders says he has lymphoma

Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders says he is being treated for cancer. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Ibuprofen vs. acetaminophen: What's the difference and when you should take them

You have a terrible cold. It has given you an awful headache and you've been blowing your nose all day. You've taken Nyquil as prescribed but decide that the throbbing pain in your head has... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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