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Davis County Health Department offering back-to-school vaccinations

The Davis County Health Department is sponsoring four back-to-school vaccination clinics

Judge tosses lawsuit seeking fatal drugs for terminally ill

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state of California by three terminally ill residents seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

One psychiatry professor calls it "the conversation we're stuck with," a teachable moment growing out of horror. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Study shows bystander intervention saves lives in cardiac arrest

A new study shows that bystanders who intervene by performing CPR or defibrillation on patients going into cardiac arrest can increase their chance for survival. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Why animals make us better people and more health news

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July 27, 2015

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Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Planned Parenthood videos: No sign of political issue fading

Two stealthily recorded videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Abortion videos prompt calls for donations in Oklahoma

Recently released videos that show a Planned Parenthood official discussing the distribution of fetal body parts are being used by anti-abortion advocates in Oklahoma to seek political... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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California judge indicates dismissal of right-to-die lawsuit

A county judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Added sugar: Proposed food label would say how much to eat

Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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APNewsBreak: Life sentence urged in peanut salmonella case

Federal court officers are recommending what attorneys are calling an "unprecedented" sentence of life in prison for a peanut executive convicted in a salmonella-poisoning case. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Family: French doctors seek protection in coma patient feud

Doctors given a green light by a European court to end the life support for a comatose French man on Thursday sought help from prosecutors amid an escalating conflict between the man's family members. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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How to meditate at work and more health news

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July 23, 2015

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Free CPR classes offered in Taylorsville

The Unified Fire Authority is hosting free CPR classes during open house events. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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West Nile virus detected in mosquitos in four Utah counties

Mosquitos in four counties have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Utah Department of Health. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Revolutionary technique for fixing brain aneurysms

Shelley Brunson may have never known she had a brain aneurysm if it hadn't been for the herniated disc in her neck and her chronic sinusitis. The string of painful ailments that wreaked havoc on... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit

Eli Lilly & Co. reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early enough, one of a handful of drugs in late-stage testing in the frustrating... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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What breaking up does to the brain and more health news

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July 22, 2015

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Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Study: Women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men

Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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