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All flights in and out of Provo Airport were cancelled for the second consecutive day Friday.

Utah's poorest may get chance for health care, without help from Affordable Care Act

One Utah lawmaker is taking a new approach to get some of the state's most vulnerable people the health care they need. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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What you don't know about the HPV vaccine may hurt you

Health officials are renewing efforts to urge parents and adolescents to get the vaccine and protect themselves from cervical cancer. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Army cites deep flaws at Utah biodefense lab

A general and 11 others associated with Dugway Proving Ground face potential punishment for leadership, management and technical failures that an Army report says contributed to the mistaken... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Botched French drug trial leaves 1 brain dead, 5 in hospital

One man is brain dead and three others are facing possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a botched drug test in western France, the French Health Ministry said Friday. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Why the U.N. is promoting a biblical diet

The United Nations wants everyone to check their pulse— not our heart rate, but the amount of dried beans we've been eating. The agency's "Year of the Pulse" puts a spotlight on one of the... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Good news for parents who play video games with their teens

New research from the University of California suggests some video games may be better than others at stimulating the brain. Here's the best type to play. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone

A corpse has tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone, officials said Friday, the day after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak over in West Africa. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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New partnership to 'braid' mental, physical health services

A new partnership among Volunteers of America - Utah, the Utah Department of Health and Salt Lake County will bring physical and mental health services under one roof at the Cornerstone Counseling... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Medical marijuana gets another shot

Proponents of medical marijuana legalization are renewing their efforts with an eye toward the start of the 2016 Utah Legislature. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia, though health officials warn that it will be several more... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Ebola is over, but could it happen again?

The World Health Organization announced Thursday that the world's biggest-ever Ebola epidemic is over after two years. Here is a closer look: Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato

A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Data show number of children not being vaccinated on the rise

New immunization data from the Utah Department of Health shows the number parents not immunizing their children from being vaccinated is on the rise. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Step away from the sodium, CDC says

Nine out of 10 Americans consume dangerously high levels of sodium, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, the CDC warns in a new report. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Minimize the rivalries by focusing on the game

The decision that Ute athletic director Chris Hill made to cancel next year's games against rival BYU made me think about the importance we place on rivalries. As a mother of young athletes, I... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Linda and Richard Eyre: Exercise a habit to supplement healthy eating

The eat-half habit will still not reach its full potential for taking weight off and keeping it off unless one more habit is added, and that habit is — you guessed it — the exercise habit. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Mindful runners seek a still mind in a fast body

To become a faster runner, slow down your mind. Proponents of "mindful running" say that it's not only possible to both meditate and run, but the practice will make you a better runner as well. It... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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The pizza box, not just the pizza, is health hazard, FDA says

The classic brown pizza box is as hazardous to your health as the gooey saturated fats inside it, the FDA said this week. Its filing will likely force restaurants to devise new ways to package... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Bison slaughters to continue for now, Yellowstone Park official says

Large numbers of migrating Yellowstone National Park bison are likely to face slaughter for at least the next couple of winters as officials weigh changes to a 15-year-old agreement that drives the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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People who never get colds share their secrets

The average American adult gets two colds a year, and over a lifetime, spends five years miserably congested. But some people claim to never get colds. Here are some of their secrets. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Can you trust online reviews of your doctor?

In late 2012, the U. became the first medical system in the country to publish patient surveys online. To many physicians, it was a sign of a new era of medical care. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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How temperatures below 200 degrees are being used to treat everything from cancer to crow’s feet

At this time of year, most people are trying to get warm and stay that way. But others are paying for the opportunity to be freezing, at cryotherapy salons popping up all over the country. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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BYU student paralyzed in bounce house accident thanks helpful doctors

It's not often that trauma patients get to return and thank the ER doctors who saved them. But the BYU student paralyzed in a bounce house accident went back to show gratitude to the doctors and... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Obama vetoes bill to repeal signature health care law

Protecting his signature domestic achievement, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation to repeal his health care law, saying the measure "would reverse the significant progress we have... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states, ahead of heart disease

Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Parents of toddler with rare incurable disease hoping for a miracle

A Utah family is in the fight of their lives. Their baby boy has Tay-Sachs disease, a rare genetic disease that's incurable. But that isn't stopping them from having hope. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Janet Jackson says she's recovering, denies cancer

Janet Jackson said she doesn't have cancer, but she isn't specifying the illness that interfered with a concert tour. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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House GOP sending health law repeal to Obama for first time

House Republicans prepared to cast their 62nd vote Wednesday repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, with a difference: It's the first time their bill will end up on the president's desk. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Losing weight in 2016, Part 2

Last week’s article suggested that we simply eat half of each meal and stop, and that we bridle our appetites until eating half becomes a habit. Here are two habits to develop in preparation... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Valeant names Howard Schiller as interim CEO

Pharmaceuticals has named former finance chief Howard Schiller as interim CEO while the troubled drug company's chairman and chief executive remains hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Is an occasional wood fire a threat to your health?

The fireplace and hearth was once the heart of a home, but in some families, it's been replaced by the TV, and it's being banished for health and environmental reasons. Is the occasional fire... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Investigation finds more cases of hepatitis C at McKay-Dee, Davis hospitals

The Utah Department of Health has identified more patients exposed to hepatitis C in the investigation of McKay-Dee and Davis hospitals. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Utah doctors take care to a new level in a virtual world

MountainStar Healthcare is the first hospital system in Utah to employ MDLIVE, which allows patients and doctors to interact via Internet communication for a $49 fee. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Many doctors don't urge HPV shots for preteens, leading to low vaccination rates, study says

Many pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of nearly 600... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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U. professor trying to measure nutrition level of groceries

How healthy is the food you're buying? It's a seemingly simple question. But it can be surprisingly hard to answer. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Fewer people are dying from cancer in wealthy countries, but poorer populations aren’t so lucky

Fewer people are dying from cancer in wealthy countries, while mortality rates are on the rise in lower-income countries, a new study says, providing fresh evidence that lifestyle weighs heavily in... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Silent killer: Doctors battling liver disease that threatens one-fifth of adults

Wayne Eskridge didn't know it then, but he was suffering from one of the most common diseases in the U.S. It's a disease that is growing fast, strongly linked to the rise of the obesity epidemic... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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Hawaii raises smoking age to 21; military supports new law

Hawaii is raising the legal smoking to age 21 for traditional and electronic cigarettes on Jan. 1, becoming the first state in the nation to do so. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Two's company: Twin birth rate reaches all-time high in U.S., Utah

In Utah and nationwide, the twin birth rate has reached an all-time high. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Pasta’s many benefits can make it a healthy addition to your meals

Pasta has healthy perks for you as you begin to shed those unwanted holiday pounds. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Trio of vegan cookbooks offers savings that are savory and food that's a delight to see and taste

These vegan cookbooks feature step-by-step instructions as well as tips on what to keep in the cupboard and how to save money, along with beautiful and delicious foods that non-vegans will love, too. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Focus on now in the new year

While I was out running, a fog rolled in, blocking both the path in front of and behind me. Over the next few miles, my focus was on my immediate surroundings — surroundings that were wonderful. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Utah Planned Parenthood seeks emergency order to keep funding in place

Planned Parenthood of Utah has asked an appeals court to put off a judge's ruling that would allow the state to end its federal funds starting Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Top 10 wellness stories of 2015: e-cigarettes, body image and more

The overlap among physical, mental and spiritual health is evident in many of our top wellness stories from 2015. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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When growing old the way you want and reality catch up to each other

Rich Young wanted a piece of paradise but settled for desert and freedom. What happens, however, when one who is living off the grid grows old and faces illness? Young is pondering the future with... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Cold temps, snow on the ground mean air quality will worsen

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is warning residents about air pollution levels getting worse as the week progresses, despite a weak storm system moving into the area. No burn... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Wellness means more than saying no to French fries and working out every day

Living well includes activities from reading for fun to spending time with friends and asking good questions. A year of reporting on wellness gave me an appreciation for the small habits that help... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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How your New Year’s fitness goal just got easier

Although federal guidelines advocate more than 7 hours of exercise each week for optimal health, there are big benefits in much smaller sessions, something to keep in mind when making New Year's... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Manning angrily denies Al Jazeera report he obtained PEDs

Peyton Manning said a report by Al Jazeera set to air Sunday that suggests he obtained performance-enhancing drugs was "completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage." Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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