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Utah communities are working to stop alcohol sales to minors

Police say more local businesses are failing compliance checks for underage alcohol sales.

Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Summitt

Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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4 Utah public health clinics to expand dental services with new federal funds

Utah Partners for Health planned on offering dental care at its Midvale clinic, but with a new federal grant of $350,000, it is happening much sooner than expected. Three other clinics in Utah will... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Arches Health Plan shutdown leaves $33 million in unpaid claims

With $17.8 million in the bank and about $33 million in liabilities, officials with the Utah Department of Insurance say they are doing the best they can to pay off Arches' outstanding claims. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Meet the retired nurse who pays women not to have abortions

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A Pennsylvania woman is working to stop abortion one pregnancy at a time — by paying women to carry their babies to term. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Brooklyn's bed: Parents of 4-year-old brain cancer survivor search for a safe place to sleep

Until recently, the 4-year-old brain cancer survivor was sleeping on a modified trampoline her parents built because the insurance company denied their request for a medical bed, which ranges... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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NFL players with Utah ties visit kids at Primary Children's Hospital

NFL players visited kids at Primary Children's Hospital Friday morning. Each of the players who came was raised in Utah or had played for a Utah university. The event was sponsored by the Don... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Primary Children's Hospital chaplains laugh, cry and pray with families

They listen, laugh, cry and pray with kids and their parents who are suffering. From Catholic Mass to LDS Sacrament Meeting, Primary Children's Hospital chaplain services provide emotional support... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Life, choices and looking for the positive

"I look for the positive things," June Davidson said. "I do not even dwell on the negative — I know it’s there, but I don’t dwell on it.” Being positive and not worrying... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Millcreek mayor hopeful diagnosed with aggressive tumor days before primary

Fred Healey, one of Millcreek's mayoral candidates, has announced that his health has taken a hard turn, complicating his political prospects, and even prompting him to endorse one of his opponents... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Director calls DEA raid of his treatment center 'an abuse of power'

The Utah Department of Human Services has issued an order to the Sherwood Hills Recovery Resort to cease operations in 10 days. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah doctor to lead the battle against Zika in Rio

With six weeks to go until the 2016 Summer Games begin, a team of experts led by University of Utah pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Carrie Byington is in charge of keeping America's... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah is youngest state in country but growing in diversity

Utah remains the youngest state in the country, with a median age of 30.7, compared with the U.S. median age of 37.8. Utah and Cache counties are among the 10 youngest counties in the nation, with... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah cancer survivor summits Kilimanjaro, celebrates life

As Molly Froerer stood at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and watched the sun coming up on the African savanna, she reminisced on another difficult climb in her life — the time she beat cancer. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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House, Senate GOP seals agreement on $1.1B Zika measure

House and Senate Republicans have reached agreement among themselves on a $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus, but the measure drew immediate opposition from Democrats who signaled they... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel urges shot instead

The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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This new soda tax might help improve America's health or make customers poorer

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In an effort to curb consumption, Philadelphia will levy a new tax on sugary and artificially sweetened drinks. But will the tax make people healthier or just poorer? Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Video: How to choose the right helmet for your kids

Before you or your kids hop onto a set of wheels, make sure your helmets fit correctly. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Bubbles, boopies and burples: How Depression glass connected me to my grandmother

I received a gift out of the blue that was mysterious and surprising. But the present on my porch turned out to be a treasure. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Hatch introduces bill to encourage medical marijuana research

Sen. Orrin Hatch unveiled a bipartisan bill Monday with the aim of making it easier for researchers to study the medical benefits of marijuana. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Utahns compete, succeed on 'American Ninja Warrior' regional event in Oklahoma City

Several Utahns competed on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” during Monday night’s episode of the city qualifying event in Oklahoma City. Two are advancing to the next stage of... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Young Magna girl struggles to find her voice

A child's first words are monumental, but they're also easy to take for granted. But what if your baby never said "mama" or "dada"? Here's a Magna girl's struggle to find her voice. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Preventing mass shootings? Utah delegation sees no clear solutions

In the aftermath of Orlando, Utah's congressional leaders are still searching for answers about preventing mass shootings. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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What cancer costs

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A cancer diagnosis presents two problems: How to treat it, and how to pay for the treatment, which can cost thousands of dollars every month, even with insurance. Here's how some families tackle... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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3-D printed kidney used in complex cancer surgery

Using 3-D printers, Intermountain Medical Center created a model of a woman's kidney to study and remove a complex tumor. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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First day of summer brings triple-digit temps to Utah

An excessive heat warning was issued Monday for parts of southern and eastern Utah, with temperatures soaring in other parts of the state. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Alarming rise in Utah STD rates has health officials concerned

In the first quarter of 2016, gonorrhea cases are already 40 percent higher than in the same period last year, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department. Gonorrhea, it seems, is going viral. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Abused horses now rehabbed to help veterans with PTSD

After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Recovery schools for addicted teens on the rise

Preston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon moved on to marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and cocaine, smoking pot when he woke each day and snorting pills in the bathroom... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

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No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but summer camps are taking precautions just the same. Here's what your family's campers should be packing. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Bicycling journey from California to Maryland cut short in Colorado

Michael Conti's bicycling dreams were cut short when his support vehicle was rear-ended by a semi. The Utah man's journey of 3,000 miles in less than 10 days was ended in South Central Colorado. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Southwest braces for heat wave with temps reaching 120

Parts of the U.S. Southwest are bracing for a second summer heat wave as a high pressure ridge rolls in to bake Arizona, California and Nevada in triple-digit temperatures. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

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Hospital workers were 24 percent more likely to wash up after being shown pictures of the bacteria on their hands and phones. Could the same strategy work for your kids? Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Up to 1 in 5 trauma deaths could be prevented, study says

Up to 1 in 5 people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, a stark conclusion from government advisers who say where you live shouldn't determine if you survive.... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Philadelphia is 1st major American city with soda tax

Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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CPR classes to be held at Herriman fire stations

The Unified Fire Authority will be providing free hands-only CPR training to the citizens of Riverton, Herriman and neighboring communities. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in US

Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcomes for pregnant women infected with the virus. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Utah scientists launch major study of summertime ozone pollution

In case people have forgotten, that familiar ozone haze will be dropping by this summer. Researchers at Utah State, Weber State, the University of Utah and the Utah Department of Environmental... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Utah lawmakers hear case for death with dignity act

Democratic Utah Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck plans to again introduce her Death with Dignity Act in the coming legislative session, despite it being referred to further study in previous years. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Arianne Brown: I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

As a mom of seven, I have often felt a sense of pride in my ability be physically fit despite the turmoil that is motherhood. Recently, I have realized that I am strong because I have children. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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UN: "very hot" beverages are "probably carcinogenic" to humans

The World Health Organization's research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn't enough proof to show a link to cancer. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Don’t feel the burn this summer

The number of burn injuries treated increases in summer as people engage in activities involving fire. Children are the most at risk to be injured. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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When ultrasound shows baby has organs outside of his body, parents journey from anger to joy

Ben and Hilary Daniel's son Ricky was born with omphalocele, a rare abdominal defect where a child is born with their organs outside of their body. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Cookbook review: Family friendly freezer meals for the busy family

Anyone looking for easy, family friendly meals will find them in Micah Klug's new cookbook, "50 Freezer Meals." The recipes are easy, well-balanced and, most importantly, designed to make ahead... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Surgeon general calls for greater investment in opioid fight

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Tuesday called for more government investment in addressing the nation's opioid epidemic, saying only half of the 2 million people who need treatment for... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are fully digested. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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San Juan River, Utah Lake added to Utah's list of impaired waterways

Portions of the San Juan River impacted by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill and algae blooms at Utah Lake landed the two waterways on the state's list of impaired bodies of water. More than half of... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Hyperbaric chambers offer natural wound care benefits

When hyperbaric oxygen therapy was first introduced in the 1960s, the treatment was meant to alleviate scuba divers of decompression sickness. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Try this test before diving into a public pool or waterpark this summer

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The CDC is warning that public pools and water parks can be teeming with bacteria that can make your family sick. But there's an easy test you can perform before everyone dives in to help determine... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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