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Health impacts from bacteria found in Amazonian tribe both good and bad

Members of a village have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and on the human body.

Dispelling 5 myths about food poisoning

One in six Americans gets sick from food every year. Not only is food poisoning common, but myths about it are common as well. Here are five common myths debunked. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches

A new study suggests that Americans' private medical information is under threat. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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IMS: US prescription drug spending jumped 13 pct. in 2014

U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Avenue H reports doubling health insurance enrollment

Avenue H, Utah's small-business health insurance marketplace, has reported more than doubling its enrollment since 2012. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Is spring the season for falling in love?

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The weather in springtime might make it easier for people to fall in love. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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How parents can best care for preemies and other health news

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Here are some great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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FDA warns of liver injury from muscle-building supplement; reported injuries in Calif., N.J., Utah

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements sold by a Las Vegas company because they may contain anabolic steroids that can cause liver damage. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Investigator: VA whistleblower cases remain 'overwhelming'

The number of whistleblower cases reported at the Department of Veterans Affairs remains "overwhelming," a year after a scandal broke over chronic delays for veterans seeking medical care and... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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'Right to Try' measure raises issues of ethics, freedom

Some doctors worry that an effort to grant terminally ill people more access to unproven drugs might offer them false hope or even be harmful, but advocates for a "right to try" say patients should... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides

The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by teenagers in recent months has shaken this... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Reporting to work in the midst of depression and other health links

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Here are some great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family to be empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Give your life story a positive spin — your future self will thank you

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New research shows that people who look for a bright side in life's difficult moments enjoy mental health benefits. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Few marathon bomb survivors seek help for 'invisible' wounds

Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings have been slow to take advantage of programs meant to help them cope with what experts call "invisible injuries." Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Obesity in middle age reduces dementia risk, study finds

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Being overweight or obese in middle age reduces the risk of dementia in old age, according to a recent study, but the results don't necessarily justify that second slice of cake. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

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New research found that procedures like face-lifts or eyebrow-lifts seem to make people appear more likable and outgoing. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

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Conventional wisdom says these conditions can neither be cured nor prevented and treatment can only attempt to manage symptoms. A growing number of doctors are pushing past conventional wisdom. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Photos: Family Support Center holds Stroller Walk Against Child Abuse

Participants walk in the Family Support Center’s Stroller Walk Against Child Abuse in Taylorsville on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The 20-minute walk was held to raise awareness about child... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Book review: 'Tales from Another Mother Runner' shares stories of mothers who run

In "Tales from Another Mother Runner," their third installment of their Mother Runner book series, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea invite 22 other mother runners to lend their voices. Read more »

April 11, 2015

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What to know about recent food recalls and bacteria listeria

Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Utah teen walks out of hospital months after crash put him in a coma

Nearly six months after an ATV crash left him in a coma, 16-year-old Britton Shipp walked out of the hospital Friday surrounded by family members who had longed to see him come home for good. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Q&A: What is listeria?

Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Lauren Hill dies after fighting tumor to play college hoops

Lauren Hill, a freshman at a Ohio university who fought an inoperable brain tumor to play college basketball, has died. She was 19. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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UN: Ebola still global emergency despite big drop in cases

The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Vaccine debates continue in California, how grief-stricken parents heal and other health links

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Here are some great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Welcome to the age of virtual doctor visits

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Health insurers are working to bring 21st-century technology to bear on the health care system. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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