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All flights in and out of Provo Airport were cancelled for the second consecutive day Friday.

Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Weekend storms pump up mountain snowpack

A pair of storms over the weekend dramatically increased the amount of snow in southern Utah's mountains, and one farming community received more than 2 feet of new snow. Northern Utah also... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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State hosts meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a meeting on the Clean Power Plan unveiled last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Utah is among states contesting the rule,... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Strike up the band for better health

Music doesn't just soothe the savage beast; it also has superpowers that can improve health. Here's why guitars and drums are becoming medical equipment in hospitals and homes across the country. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Why one food-safety lawyer won't eat pre-packaged salad

Even before the Centers for Disease Control announced that one person had died and 12 were hospitalized from eating pre-packaged salad, one food-safety attorney said he would never eat it. Here's why. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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U. doctor leads trial of new sclerosis drug

One day three years ago, Kristie Griffiths was driving to work when she looked down at her hands and saw that they had turned bright white. The diagnosis is systemic sclerosis, and it has no cure. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Things to Know: Utah's record bills numbers include repeats

Utah lawmakers are on track to sift through a record number of bills over the next six weeks after legislators moved at a frenetic pace to submit proposals, including many resurrected ideas that... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Planned Parenthood videos spark questions about the proper procedures for undercover investigations

This week a Texas grand jury decided not to take action against Planned Parenthood and instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists who made the videos, sparking questions about undercover... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Education makes the difference with an architect

As in the medical industry, there are different levels of education and specialties within the realm of home design and architecture. Hiring an architect is like hiring a cardiologist for your... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Lawmakers seek to 'save lives' by targeting opioid epidemic

On Friday, lawmakers announced a group of bills to target the opioid epidemic in Utah, which had the eighth highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation in 2014. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Deadline looms for decision on Nevada mine Superfund status

Gov. Brian Sandoval was still wrestling Friday with whether to end the state's opposition to adding a toxic, abandoned mine in western Nevada to a list of the country's most contaminated sites that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Cruises, airlines send travel alerts for Zika virus

Friday update: Officials for the LDS Church issued a statement saying they are monitoring the situation and continue to instruct missionaries on how to avoid mosquito-borne viruses. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region

In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue several advisories over the past few weeks. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," chief of the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts on Monday to decide if the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Salt Lake County reports second influenza death

A second Salt Lake County resident has died with the flu, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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What do the French think about U.S. health care?

Two senior French health officials and two French health care journalists are spending a week touring Intermountain Healthcare facilities and meeting with its top executives. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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It's year 5 in the fight to end intergenerational poverty

After years of collecting data and research on intergenerational poverty in Utah, state officials are asking communities to take a focused approach to disrupt generations of families living in... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Bikram yoga founder ordered to pay $7.4M for sex harassment

A man who made an empire out of his high-heat brand of yoga has been ordered to pay well over $7 million to a former legal adviser who said he sexually harassed her. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Recreational sports are the foundation for greater things to come

Recently, my husband signed up two of our boys for a recreational sport in the form of Jr. Jazz Basketball — affectionately called “monkey ball.” As crazy as it is to play (and... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Home-cooked and healthy: Food blogger, chefs offer advice for healthy meals at home

Sara Wells of Our Best Bites and chefs from the Park City Culinary Institute share tips for making healthy meals at home. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Health minister: Brazil is 'losing battle' against mosquito

Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects, but he also was quoted Tuesday as... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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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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