Health

West Nile activity discovered in Box Elder, Uintah and Kane counties

West Nile activity has been found in three Utah counties. Residents warned to take precautions.

Murray community rallies to bring injured teen home

Family and friends of a Murray girl who was involved in a roll-over car accident in Louisiana have rallied together and raising money to bring her home. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Government scientist finds forgotten vials of smallpox in storage room

A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in... Read more »

July 8, 2014

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A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? "Have a piece of fruit." Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: To forsake without being forsaken

What does it mean to be forsaken or for us to forsake? Wouldn’t be nice if the evil of the world felt forsaken? The bad guys would look around for the young, the foolish or the infirm to join... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice

A is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Ghana: Quarantined US citizen tested for Ebola

Health officials in Ghana say a U.S. citizen is being tested for Ebola and remains in quarantine after he fell ill while in West Africa. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages. Brody had previously questioned whether that would... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Pamela Yip: Take steps to keep medical bills from getting out of hand

No expenditure can hurl you toward financial ruin as quickly as medical bills. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls'

They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Utah program helps deaf babies to hear

The Children's Hearing Aid Pilot Program has outfitted 19 Utah children with free hearing aids. It is halfway through its probationary period and is seeking to help additional babies and children... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Utah working to implement veterans treatment courts

The Utah State Courts are working to implement veterans treatment courts in both 3rd District and 4th District courts. These courts will be similar to the other "problem-solving courts" already in... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Predicting which teenagers will be binge drinkers may be possible

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A study in Nature says it may be possible to predict which teenagers will become binge drinkers and abuse alcohol. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Nonprofits help the dying make farewell videos

Carolyn Ngbokoli doesn't remember the sound of her mother's voice. She was just 19 when her mom died, and no recordings were left. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Beekeepers abuzz about Portland regulation

In Portland, a good beekeeper needs good neighbors — lots of them. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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University of Utah researchers to help African refugees achieve healthier pregnancies

Researchers at the University of Utah are hoping to increase the health of babies born to the state's African refugee population by offering proper prenatal care and instruction. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Holiday eating: Have a hot dog, just don't overdo it

Nutrition and fitness experts offer tips on how to stay healthy during the summer vacation and travel season. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Fourth Street Clinic seeking new CEO

The search is on for a new chief executive officer at the Fourth Street Clinic, its third in 28 years of operation. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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7 ways your family can prevent dementia and heart disease

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New research supports the American Heart Association's list of seven ways families can improve health and diminish risk of future heart problems and dementia, including Alzheimer's — the... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Seniors learn 'parkour,' sport of daredevil youths

On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges — all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour." Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Supreme Court ruling won't alter birth-control coverage for many

Don't expect a massive wave of companies to stop paying for employees' contraceptives after this week's Supreme Court decision allowing some businesses to refuse to cover birth control. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Fat camps offer pudgy pets 'pawlates' to slim down

It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," ''doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Utah leads country in skin cancer

Utah leads the US for skin cancer victims. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Scientists withdraw claim about making stem cells

Scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Utah swim schools teach lifesaving skills to babies as young as 4 months

Two swim programs in Utah offer self-rescue training for kids as young as 4 to 6 months old. Read more »

July 1, 2014

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