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Seeking social media 'likes' could cause increased dislike in body image

Studies show that women's consumption of social media can be directly associated with negative body image.

Photos: Superheroes brave roller coaster for a good cause

Volunteers from Kids Heroes Foundation, dressed as superheroes, participate in a marathon roller-coaster ride at Lagoon in Farmington on Monday. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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New for-profit medical schools springing up across U.S.

For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, including in Utah, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Earlier US case of superbug precursor found

A New York City patient was found to have been infected with bacteria last year that had a special type of resistance to antibiotics, the earliest known case in the U.S. of bacteria that could lead... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement

During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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The skinny on how pasta affects your weight

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Italian researchers say that pasta eating is linked to healthy body weight. But use your noodle before you ramp up the linguini, and follow this advice to make pasta a healthier dish for your family. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Avengers, other heroes to assemble at Lagoon for charity roller-coaster ride

The superheroes of the Kids Heroes Foundation are planning a two-hour roller-coaster marathon at Lagoon in Farmington on Monday to raise funds for families in need. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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The oldest woman to reach the 7 summits inspires other Utahns

At age 66, Carol Masheter became the oldest women to reach the seven highest summits in each continent. Now 69, she told her story to a group of senior citizens this week, inspiring them to stay... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Georgia set to execute sixth inmate this year

An execution scheduled for Thursday would be the sixth in Georgia this year — the most executions carried out by the state in a calendar year since the death penalty was reinstated four... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to concern about Zika

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is withdrawing from the Olympics because he is concerned about the Zika virus. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Quick on his feet: Addict who got a second chance rides coast-to-coast for charity

Recovering addict is known for his coast-to-coast bike rides raising money for charity, despite the 16 stents in his heart and implantable defibrillator in his chest. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Utah athlete in Transplant Games encourages people to be organ donors

A Utah athlete is using his experience at the Transplant Games of America to encourage others to become organ donors. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Salt Lake County resident becomes first Zika-related death in continental U.S.

The first confirmed Zika-related death in the continental U.S. has occurred in Salt Lake County. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Red Cross appeals for blood donations amidst Zika scares

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The American Red Cross says the nation's blood supply is running critically low and is asking for donors to step up within the next week. But there's one group of people who should stay away... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Germany lawmakers approve 'no means no' rape law

German lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that will make it easier for victims of sex crimes to file criminal complaints if they rejected their attacker's advances with a clear "no." Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Study: Trump health care plan would make 18M uninsured

Donald Trump's health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but also lower premiums significantly for policies purchased directly by consumers, according to an independent study... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires, burns

More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after some of the motorized scooters overheated, burned riders and damaged property. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Salmonella isn't the only reason to not eat raw cookie dough

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Everyone knows they shouldn't eat cookie dough because of the risk of salmonella from raw eggs, but there's a surprising new reason why shouldn't let your children dip a finger in the mixing bowl. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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'Everything is going skyward': Utah Valley Hospital makes progress on $429 million facility

When the new patient tower at Utah Valley Hospital opens its doors in 2018, it will become the tallest building in Utah County and will redefine the skyline of Provo. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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How to turn one lemon into a loaf cake

Requiring one medium lemon and a few pantry items, you'll want to dive into this loaf of cake recipe. It's nice for summertime dining. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Friends, Make-a-Wish Foundation support family of girl fighting melanoma

As 3-year-old Ruby Thackery plays soccer in her backyard in Sandy, you'd never know she is fighting stage 4 melanoma. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah recently announced it will grant her wish to... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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1 year later, Bountiful woman still ailing from unsolved hit-and-run

For Nina Jacobs, the Fourth of July carries an entirely different significance. She was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in 2015 and still has a long road to recovery. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Environmental group calls for widespread lead testing for Utah children

A group of health care professionals with a focus on environmental issues is asking state lawmakers to pay for blood lead testing for pregnant mothers and infants. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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As Utah braces for Zika, health officials sound a familiar warning

Public health officials said they don’t want Zika concerns to overshadow what they say remains the biggest danger to Utahns this summer: West Nile virus. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Study: Utah clinics overprescribe antibiotics

A report published last week by the Utah Department of Health shows that most clinics in Utah prescribe antibiotics for acute bronchitis — a practice that public health officials are... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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6 health tips to get you through the holiday weekend

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In addition to fireworks, vacations and cookouts, the long holiday weekend brings mosquitoes, sunburns and sweat. These tips will help you get through it. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Health and wellness secrets of the Founding Fathers

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George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and friends are well-known as the Founding Fathers of America. Less known is how the men overcame sickness and tragedy while building a nation. A Q&A with... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Blood donors 'pay it forward' to honor community heroes

In preparation for the Fourth of July weekend, Utahns honored their heroes and gave back to the community Friday at two Red Cross blood drives in Salt Lake City and West Jordan. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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How long should your child see a pediatrician?

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Young adults are staying on their parents' health plans longer, and they're seeing their childhood pediatricians even when they're old enough to have families of the own. At what point is this a... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Fireworks contribute to bad air level spikes

Fireworks are loud and exciting, but they can also make for some bad air. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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The reason you should make time to cook with your kids

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Americans are spending more money in restaurants than grocery stores, a trend that worries health professionals, who say families are healthier when they eat meals prepared at home. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Smaller portions won't necessarily lead to 'fun-sized' Americans

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From soft drinks to hummus, every kind of food and drink seems to be fun-sized these days. But ultimately this may mean we'll eat more, not less. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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5 tips to care for your body and your wallet

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What's good for your body can be good for your wallet as well, with these tips on the impact of smart shopping, eating and sleeping. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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'Dad, I'm not afraid': Cancer researchers join nationwide brainstorming session

"One of the reasons I so desperately wanted this to occur is to reinvigorate the country with the notion that we're in this game, man," Vice President Joe Biden said. "... To let people across the... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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The pimple dilemma: To pop or not to pop

Doctor Erika Summers a a dermatologist with University of Utah Health Care, answers questions about acne in an effort to set the record straight. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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When sick, Dr. Mom sometimes has the best advice

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Most of us get medical advice for doctors and other health professionals, but what Dr. Mom says matters, too. This makes for a wide array of family health advice offered around the world —... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Arianne Brown: 5 tips on how to stay healthy while on vacation

Maintaining a health and fitness regimen while on vacation is often a hard thing to do. Here are five tips on how to stay healthy while on vacation. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika

Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Senate Democrats block GOP's Zika funding bill

Senate Democrats have blocked a GOP-drafted measure to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, accusing Republicans of packing the measure with partisan provisions and unfair spending cuts. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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What every parent needs to know about food allergies

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One out of every 13 children has a food allergy that could morph from mild to life-threatening without notice. Here's what every parent, coach and Sunday School teacher should know. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Family searches for answers after daughter, 8, dies from flu

The Coynes thought their daughter had a mild stomach flu. A few hours later, she was dead. The medical examiner determined her cause of death to be the H1N1 influenza virus. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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West Valley mom creates special needs baseball league

If there's one sport Jennifer Maravilla knows well, it's baseball. So when her son had a bad experience in youth baseball, she was up for the challenge of creating a new special needs baseball... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Supreme Court abortion decision could affect Utah, experts say

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that struck down parts of a Texas abortion law could have reverberations in Utah, experts say. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Wise Tech Choices initiative seeks to educate 21st century Scouts

The nonprofit organization Internet Keep Safe Coalition joined the Boy Scouts of America's Great Salt Lake Council on Monday to launch Wise Tech Choices, a new initiative promoting digital balance... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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What to know about Supreme Court tossing Texas abortion law

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 on Monday that Texas' sweeping anti-abortion law is unconstitutional. Here are details about the ruling and the law, known as HB2: Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Big ruling for abortion rights in Supreme Court's Texas case

The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Summitt

Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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4 Utah public health clinics to expand dental services with new federal funds

Utah Partners for Health planned on offering dental care at its Midvale clinic, but with a new federal grant of $350,000, it is happening much sooner than expected. Three other clinics in Utah will... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Arches Health Plan shutdown leaves $33 million in unpaid claims

With $17.8 million in the bank and about $33 million in liabilities, officials with the Utah Department of Insurance say they are doing the best they can to pay off Arches' outstanding claims. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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