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Families need to know of dying decision to donate organs

More than 1.5 million Utahns are registered as organ donors, but when does that decision make a difference?

Controversy swirls over sexual assault investigation and BYU Honor Code

A BYU investigation into an alleged rape of one of its students has ignited debate over whether the university's Honor Code discourages students from reporting sexual assaults. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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1 down, 99 to go: Families kick off heart health challenge

The annual contest kicked off Thursday with an official weigh-in and health assessment. In 100 days, the families will return to see who made the most improvement. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Alta View Hospital breaks ground on $94 million expansion

After 34 years serving the residents in the southeast corner of Salt Lake Valley, the hospital is in need of a face-lift. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Rio officials confident of measures in place against Zika

Rio de Janeiro Olympic officials are confident that measures in place will protect visitors from the Zika virus when the games open in less than four months. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Intermountain Healthcare breaks ground on new Layton hospital

Intermountain Healthcare is building a new hospital in Layton, at 201 W. Layton Parkway. It is expected to open in mid-2018. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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13-month-old boy airlifted to hospital after falling into cooler

A 13-month-old boy was in the hospital in with life-threatening injuries Wednesday after nearly drowning in a small cooler. But his family is hoping CPR performed by his recently trained... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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University of Utah hospital CEO leaving for Stanford

David Entwistle is leaving at the end of May to take on the role of president and CEO at Stanford Health Care, according to officials at the academic health system. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Woman lost in forest for 9 days credits survival course

Ann Rodgers ate plants and a turtle and made a "help" sign large enough that a helicopter was able to find her after nine days in the Arizona wilderness. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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CDC: No doubt now that Zika virus causes rare birth defects

U.S. health officials say there's no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Riverton mother and son battle rare bleeding disorder

They called it the "family nosebleed thing," but it was something far more serious. It's a disease that affects 1 in 5,000 people in the U.S., and if left untreated, it can be deadly. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Diabetes on 'relentless march' across world

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A Starbucks cup suggested that sugary drinks line the path to diabetes. The World Health Organization says it's more complicated than that, but that the disease is on a "relentless march" across... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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How meditation improves health

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Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice. One of the most beneficial things you can do for your health is to sit quietly for 20 minutes, proponents of meditation say. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is

Top health officials say the more they learn about Zika, the scarier the virus appears and they still need more money to fight the mosquitoes that spread it — and for research into vaccines... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Popular lawnmower exchange program is back

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is once again hosting a lawnmower exchange for area residents who want to trade in their gas-powered lawnmowers or lawn trimmers. The machines are... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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5 Utah water systems report high lead level in tap water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Pen Hollist wasn't surprised to learn that cities around the country are dealing with elevated lead levels in tap water. He helped his father build countless Utah houses... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Religious marathoner shares his simple path to the Olympics

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A Utah athlete told Runner's World magazine how he made the U.S. Olympic team. Jared Ward's strategy is one everyone can use to be healthier. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Losing weight, shedding baggage: When it comes to health, people rely on community

The term "community health worker" has many variations — wellness coach, peer support specialist and *promotora* are just a few. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Olympic venues nearly ready for TV; big worries elsewhere

Olympic inspectors are taking their final look this week at Rio de Janeiro's preparations. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Water break causes severe damage at University of Utah

A water break at the University of Utah flooded 75,000 square feet Friday evening, causing at least $1 million in damage, fire officials said. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Salt Lake County woman with Zika gives birth, baby healthy

A Salt Lake County woman who was infected with Zika virus gave birth in late March, the Salt Lake County Health Department announced Friday. The baby has tested negative for Zika and is healthy,... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Smart security system helping kids with autism be more independent

A growing number of Utah families are using smart home technology to help their children who struggle with autism. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Ex-BYU and NFL player focuses new career on concussions

A former BYU football star whose NFL career was cut short partly by concussions has now decided to devote himself to helping others with similar injuries. Late last month, Austin Collie quit his... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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The sport with the most concussions (hint: it's not football)

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Although football gets all the bad press, it's only one way to get a concussion. Here are other sports with high rates of concussion and the reason a helmet may be your most important sports gear. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Baby giraffe expected at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Zookeepers at Utah's Hogle Zoo are capitalizing on one giraffe's positive training experience, as she will allow them to conduct an ultrasound on the nearly 8-month-old fetus she's carrying. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Raising awareness about the importance of physical activity

LaRue Baldwin, left, Dr. Dan Cox, Bruce Spencer and Darlene Spencer take part in “Walk With a Doc” in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Start By Believing Day promotes better response to sexual assault survivors

Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, and other Utah House Democrats joined advocates for victims of sexual assault on the Capitol steps Wednesday morning to promote awareness for Start By... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Sponsor hopes new law will push more young adults to be organ donors

A new law just passed by the Utah Legislature requires universities to provide students with organ donation information. Experts hope more young adults will become donors as a result. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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White House: $589M to go to fight Zika virus

Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration announced Wednesday. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Should you stop using baby powder?

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A thousand women have sued Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew its iconic baby powder caused cancer. Do we need to stop using powder? Read more »

April 6, 2016

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The doctor will log on now: Telemedicine catching on with consumers

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Although an online doctor's visit can cost one-third of an office consultation, only four in 10 people know that telemedicine exists. Should you see a doctor over a computer? Read more »

April 6, 2016

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How a day off of school earned me a new running partner

Recently my son Anderson asked to take a day off from school. I agreed, but on one condition: He would need to go for a run with me. The rest is history. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Giving a 'voice': CoughDrop app provides assistance to those with communication needs

CoughDrop, an Augmentative and Alternative Communication device, allows users to build a customizable, symbol-based keyboard that represents commonly used words. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Are you an apple or a pear? Your shape may determine your health

Researchers from Intermountain Medical Center presented the results of several studies at an annual heart research expo last weekend. Here's a look at three studies released there that have... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

Congressional officials say the Obama administration has decided to transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Girl losing sight may see pope as part of visual bucket list

A 5-year-old American girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight may get her wish to see Pope Francis. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Increase in threats reported at US abortion clinics

Threats and violence directed at U.S. abortion clinics increased sharply in 2015, according to the National Abortion Federation, which attributed the surge to the release of undercover videos... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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St. George abatement workers on lookout for Zika-carrying mosquitoes

New mapping from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is changing the outlook for the threat of the Zika virus in the United States. The new map shows that a larger portion is vulnerable... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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5 tips for saving for your LDS mission

If you are prepared, then you shouldn’t fear. If you’re going to be prepared financially for missionary service, here are five tips that will help you. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Number of obese people surpasses underweight

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For the first time, the world has more obese people than underweight, a new report says. The change presents health challenges for the two fattest countries and threatens to divert resources from... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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HOPE Squads help students recognize suicide warnings

Ramirez is one of several students in the Ogden School District who belong to a HOPE Squad — teams of students trained to recognize suicide warning signs and identified as someone their peers... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Walk with your doc on National Walking Day

Research has shown that every hour of regular exercise can add about two hours to life expectancy, even if you don’t start until midlife. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Ex-nurse linked to at least 16 patients infected with hepatitis C, investigation finds

At least 16 people were infected with hepatitis C in an outbreak associated with a former health care worker who was employed at hospitals in Layton and Ogden, a Utah Department of Health... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths (+video)

Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He's a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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'Random Acts' premiere, autism-awareness programming to air April 4

BYUtv will air the premiere of "Random Acts" and KBYU Eleven will host a night of programming to raise autism awareness on Monday, April 4. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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The bystander's dilemma: How society can help Bad Samaritans become good

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The story of the Good Samaritan is one of Jesus' most beloved parables, but for many people it has been replaced by the adage "No good deed goes unpunished." Enter bystander-education programs with... Read more »

April 3, 2016

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AP Interview: Philanthropist finds joy in helping children

Retired banking executive T. Denny Sanford has given much of his $1.4 billion in donations to the health care and research fields, but the 80-year-old philanthropist says he finds the most joy in... Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Officials face tight deadlines on partial Medicaid expansion

The Legislature passed it. The governor signed it. But HB437, which proposes to extend Medicaid to 16,000 of the state's poorest of the poor, is still nothing more than a piece of paper until the... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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Global research sees statin benefits in lower risk patients

The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don't have heart disease. Read more »

April 2, 2016

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'Miracle' preemie born at sea reunites with AirMed crew who brought him home

In Haiden Morgan’s young life, there are already too many miracles to count. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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State health officials urged to get ready now for Zika in US

The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. this summer. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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