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Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 people across a swath of four countries.

How to prevent cognitive decline related to aging

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The Institute of Medicine says families can do a lot to prevent cognitive decline related to aging. Brain health is as influenced by lifestyle choices like exercise and diet as heart health is. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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What divorce does to women's hearts and other health links

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

April 16, 2015

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Chris Christie opposes Iran deal, open to US troops in Islamic State fight

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday the emerging nuclear pact with Iran will lead to it having nuclear weapons and to an even more dangerous Middle East. He also said he'd be open to... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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FDA approves new type of heart failure drug from Amgen

Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Taylorsville hosting meeting to discuss emergency center

The city is hosting a Mayor's Town Hall Meeting to discuss the new St. Mark's Hospital Emergency Center being constructed. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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California vaccine bill: Personal rights vs. public health

California lawmakers are hearing renewed discussions on a bill that would prevent parents from seeking vaccination exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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First cardio implant allows doctors to monitor patients from home

The first cardio implant is being used that allows doctors to monitor heart failure patients from the comfort of their own homes. The technology was first designed to monitor engine pressure in jet... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Obama says Ebola-fighting goal is to prevent any new cases

Citing significant gains in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Obama declared Wednesday that the international goal now is to prevent any new cases of the deadly virus in the... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Hundreds of dogs sickened by a flu strain in Midwest

A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Why preemies happen

Lindsey was pregnant for just 24 weeks and four days when she gave birth to tiny one-pound, 10-ounce Ira about 15 weeks ahead of schedule in April 2014. After a year in the hospital, Ira is finally... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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How certain sports nurture a healthy brain and other wellness links

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

April 15, 2015

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Dispelling 5 myths about food poisoning

One in 6 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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