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Report links smoking bans, cigarettes taxes to lower suicide rates

A report says states that have imposed higher cigarette taxes and banned smoking indoors had lower suicide rates

3 cheap ways to make the most of your summer exercise

Does it surprise anyone to learn that demand for personal trainers goes up in the summer? Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Weird ways our brains control our money habits

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for money psychology studies. And it’s not just because I write about money. On a sheer curiosity level, they’re fascinating. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Supporters rally around breast-feeding Logan mom who was told to cover up

A group of breast-feeding moms in Logan are taking a stand after one of them was asked by a school principal to cover up. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Oregon sues 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

Oregon's attorney general has sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Acting VA Secretary: VA has lost trust of vets, American people

The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Google, Novartis AG to develop contact lenses for diabetics

Google and Novartis have teamed up to develop a new kind of contact lens specially made to help people with diabetes. The new smart lens created by Novartis' Alcon eye-care division and... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Democrats seek political edge in contraception ruling

Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Finding healing: Innovative Utah program turns addicts into athletes

Former addict helps others battle drug addiction by helping them find athletic achievement in Addict II Athlete. The group allows families and friends of addicts to find support and help, as well. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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New guidelines on job discrimination could help many pregnant workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Maintain your brain

The ins and outs of keeping your brain healthy and functioning at its highest level. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Change in S.L. County's mental health services 'awkward,' but audit points no fingers

An audit of Salt Lake County's behavioral health system notes an 'awkward' transition from a nonprofit agency as the sole service provider and overseer of the county's resources provider to... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Federal government toughens protections for pregnant workers

For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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J&J 2Q profit climbs 13 percent on new-drug sales

Sales of several new drugs, particularly its hot new hepatitis medicine, lifted Johnson & Johnson's second-quarter profit by 13 percent, topping analysts' expectations. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Helping the mentally ill join the workforce

By his own admission, for many years Cyrus Napolitano’s mental illness — bipolar disorder — did not make him an ideal employee. Perhaps the worst moment came when he walked into the Brooklyn McDonald’s he was... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Veterans crisis center comes to St. Louis

Veteran Eugene Washington spent several years during the Vietnam War on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. Now he just wants the government to honor its promise to provide for him when he can no longer... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: From nothing to something is an incalculable achievement

Small is big. Change does not have to be disruptive in volume or degree to be important. Even the action of thought to do better is beyond and far above the cold and dead zero. Pulling the plug on... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Second probe details more CDC anthrax lab problems

A second investigation found more safety problems at federal health laboratories in Atlanta, including the use of expired disinfectants and the transfer of dangerous germs in Ziploc bags. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead

Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Illinois towns see jobs ahead in medical marijuana

The prospect of adding new jobs has led officials in many shrinking Illinois communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to cozy up to would-be growers. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Stress may be tearing your family apart

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Nearly half of Americans experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a new national survey. Health, work, finances and family all set people on edge. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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CARE Fair offers services to low-income, uninsured Utahns

The Junior League of Salt Lake City is presenting the or CARE Fair offering free medical and social services to low-income and uninsured Utahns, Friday and Saturday. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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