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Can you be both fit and fat? See what the science tells us

Mirna Valerio runs marathons. She also weighs about 250 pounds. Can she be both fat and fit?

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Privacy vs. science: Storing babies' blood samples

Two-day-old Ellie Bailey squirms in a hospital bassinet and cries as her tiny left heel is squeezed and then pricked with a needle to draw a blood sample. An Indianapolis hospital technician... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Medical malpractice lawsuit in Joan Rivers' death settled

The family of comedian Joan Rivers, who died days after undergoing a routine endoscopy at a New York City clinic, has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility, the family's... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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University of Utah Health Care welcomes its newest patients: Team USA

The next time a U.S. Olympic athlete finds themselves injured or ill, they may well find themselves being sent to the University of Utah, which has been chosen as one of three national medical... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Will the last family doctor in America please turn out the lights?

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Family medicine is on the decline in the U.S., with young doctors choosing lucrative specialties over a practice that pays less and demands longer hours. The trend has troubling implications for... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Fatal car crashes involving marijuana up in Utah

The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who had detectable levels of marijuana in their system has "skyrocketed" in the past two years, according to a recent report from the Utah Highway... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Are you healthy enough to be pregnant?

Mentally, you’re ready to be a mother. But what about physically? Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Researchers warn swaddling poses danger to infants

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An analysis of babies lost to sudden infant death syndrome showed that swaddling increased the risk of death by one-third. The research suggests the best way to tuck your baby in at night - and why... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Warrant: Minnesota doctor saw Prince, prescribed drugs

A Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death — including the day before he died — and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant that were... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Utah's first-in-nation fetal pain law perplexes doctors

Utah's first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say it's unnecessary and impossible to comply with. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Arianne Brown: The day I stopped stigmatizing cheerleading

For the past few years, my daughter has wanted to try cheerleading. Fueled by stigmas I have carried for years, I have always discouraged her. This year was different. Here's why. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Why are American girls so anxious?

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Childhood is supposed to be carefree, but many American adolescents are just as worried as adults, and most of them are girls. Why are our girls so anxious, and what can we do to help them? Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Hand in hand: Utah's spiritual leaders bless St. Mark's caregivers

The Rev. Claudia Giacoma participates in the 15th annual Blessing of the Hands at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City on Monday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Public comment, hearings on Medicaid expansion this month

Members of the public will be able to weigh in later this month on a pared-back plan to expand Medicaid in Utah. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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St. George 'pill pusher' doctor sentenced to 8 years in prison

A St. George doctor was sentenced Monday to federal prison for writing false or fraudulent prescriptions that flooded more than 81,000 oxycodone pills into southern Utah and Nevada. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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E-cigarette poisonings surge in young children, study says

Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Study: Sanders' economic plan piles $18T on federal debt

Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they'd also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits,... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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5 videos to inspire you to get off the couch

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Exercise should be a get-to, not a have-to, but sometimes we all need a little kick to get going. Here are five videos guaranteed to make you want to lace up your shoes. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Senate's power brokers are aging; several seeking new terms

Millennials have emerged as the nation's largest living generation yet that demographic shift isn't reflected in the upper reaches of the Republican-controlled Senate, where the body's oldest... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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New Utah abortion rule puts some doctors at odds with the law

A Utah law that requires doctors to administer pain medication to the fetus when performing abortions after 20 weeks gestational age has put many doctors and legislators at odds Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Local soup kitchen sells empty bowls to feed the homeless

Hundreds turned out to buy hand-made pottery as part of an annual public fundraiser for Catholic Community Services, which feeds the poor and homeless downtown at St. Vincent de Paul's Dining Hall. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Photo gallery: Utahns join cancer fight by participating in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Thousands of Utahns gathered in Salt Lake City to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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How the rise of fake drugs is killing the poor, and what can be done to stop it

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An estimated 10 to 30 percent of medicines sold in developing countries are counterfeit as compared to 1 percent in the developed world. Many drugs, such as antibiotics or malaria tablets, contain... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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How to have more empathy (but not too much)

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Empathy is the ability to be sensitive to other people's positive and negative emotions. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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What sitting at a computer all day does to your eyes

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Sitting at a computer for eight hours is hard on the eyes. If your eyes are tired and your vision blurry, you might have computer vision syndrome, but doing this for 20 seconds every two hours will... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Sweeping FDA regulations take aim at e-cigarettes

Tad Jensen has had better mornings. In front of him is the 499-page document he just printed — a copy of the Food and Drug Administration's long-awaited rules that bring e-cigarettes under... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Salt Lake City's GREENbike program adding more stations, new bicycles

The popularity of Salt Lake City’s bicycle share program continues to grow, and GREENbike SLC is growing along with it. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Medical mistakes kill more Americans than strokes, Alzheimer's

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Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say human error, not disease, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and challenge the CDC to be more forthcoming about medical mistakes. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

The governor of California on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians

Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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CDC: 1 in 3 antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary

Nearly one-third of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. — about 47 million prescriptions each year — are inappropriate and unnecessary, according to a report from the Centers for Disease... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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How runners and cyclists use new apps to create art in motion

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Runners and cyclists are creating art as they work out, etching faces, animals and Game of Thrones characters. All you need to get in on the craze is a pair of shoes and a GPS. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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The 4-point blueprint for a healthy house

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Where we choose to live can have a significant impact on our family's health. From the shape of your house and yard to the street it's located on, you can create a blueprint for a healthier home. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Creative gardening: How to be smart with your space, climate

Spring is the season for traditional planting, but for some burgeoning gardeners, nontraditional options may be more realistic. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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'Biggest Losers' show why we regain lost weight

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The first woman to win "The Biggest Loser" admitted recently that she has regained much of the weight she lost in the reality-show competition Researchers at the National Institutes of Health may... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Study: Flu vaccine for pregnant women a 'public health priority'

Researchers are calling flu shots for pregnant women a "public health priority" after a study found that the vaccine confers a significant protection for newborns in the first six months of their... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Snyder expects expanded Medicaid coverage in Flint next week

An additional 15,000 children and pregnant women grappling with Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis should become eligible for government health insurance starting next week, once the funding... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Your triplets just got even more special

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The number of triplets born in the U.S. rose dramatically in the 1980s and '90s, but now has fallen just as dramatically. The change mostly affects one group of mothers. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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After more than 6 years, 3 families yearn for justice in day care abuse case

For six years, the case of a Murray day care provider charged with violently abusing three toddlers has languished in court. The families of the three alleged victims say it has been a "living... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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New strategies eliminate long waitlist for food truck hopefuls

Dawn Cox was on the verge of quitting when she got the call she'd been waiting for: Inspectors were ready to approve her food truck. That was in February, four months after she first applied for a... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Teacher to run 5K race 6 months after double lung transplant

Six months to the day after undergoing a life-saving double lung transplant, a Boston school teacher who for his entire life has lived with a disease that robs him of lung capacity is running a 5K... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Do we really need milk?

Once considered "nature's perfect food," milk is falling out of favor with consumers — unless it's made from almonds or cashews. What happens to the nation's health when we've no longer "got... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Is your 'doctor' really an M.D.?

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From a teenager posing as a physician to a chiropractor practicing "pastoral medicine," some people sound like doctors, but they're not. What initials should you look for after your doctor's name? Read more »

April 30, 2016

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FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill?

The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer

Casting cancer as a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research rooted in appreciation for the real... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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U.K. doctors embrace e-cigarettes as U.S. officials shy away

A report from the Royal College of Physicians summarized 10 years of data on e-cigarettes and tobacco and concluded that smokers should be urged to switch to e-cigarettes. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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