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A beleaguered family: 12 people in 4 generations diagnosed with cancer, so far

Cursed with a rare genetic condition called Li-Fraumeni syndrome, one Utah family has seen many die.

Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Acid reflux causing Obama's sore throat

Acid reflux is responsible for the sore throat President Barack Obama has complained about for the past couple of weeks, the White House said Saturday, shortly after the president returned from... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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GOP pushes to give schools a temporary break from healthier school lunches

House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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Local MS Society chapter turns 60 this weekend

The Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is marking its 60th anniversary this weekend. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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Study: Believers and atheists alike believe 'everything happens for a reason'

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Believing in fate, or that everything happens for a reason, is part of a universal human need to find purpose in a chaotic world, a recent study found. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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Herbert unveils his version of Medicaid expansion to public, legislators

Faith and community leaders stood in support of Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan Thursday as he revealed its tenets to members of the Utah Legislature. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Constantly staring at cellphone can be a pain in the neck

New research shows staring at mobile devices for extended periods can lead to a condition dubbed "text neck." Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Dangerous practices spread Ebola in Sierra Leone

Dr. Michael Mawanda saw some disturbing behaviors when he was in Sierra Leone helping fight the Ebola epidemic, including relatives removing patients from the hospital where he worked. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Horse trots into hospital: It's therapy, no joke

Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Better than sliced bread, this new invention will change the way you eat

A busy, health-conscious family trying to stay on budget finds some help in a revolutionary, Utah-born invention. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Jailed Utahns need more seamless health care options; Healthy Utah plan may be key

On the heels of proposed prison reforms by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, stakeholders met on Wednesday to discuss avenues to get incarcerated Utahns the mental and medical... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Justices weigh bias claim of pregnant UPS driver

Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker, a closely watched case with... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Curing epilepsy through surgery

Surgeries are a proactive way of treating the brain before seizures wreak too much havoc. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Electrical stimulation of the brain turns off neurological disorder

Electrical stimulation of the brain continues producing amazing turnarounds for people with neurological diseases. For a 35-year-old woman from Boise, who used to suffer from the sometimes... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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USU Eastern nursing instructor nationally recognized

A Utah State University Eastern nursing instructor recently received the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award from the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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A bad marriage is bad news for heart health, especially for older women

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Older couples whose marriages are not very happy have greater risk of heart trouble. And that's particularly true for the wife, according to Michigan State University research. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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CDC: Circumcision benefits outweigh risks

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Doctors Without Borders: Ebola response too slow

The international response to Ebola is still too slow and piecemeal, Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday, as officials said the disease is crippling the economies of the three West African... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Report: 17 percent drop in hospital patient harm

A federal review of hospital medical records and other data has found a 17 percent decline in infections, drug mistakes, bed sores and other preventable errors from 2010 to 2013, according to a... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Former UPS driver sues the company over its treatment of pregnant employees

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Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Ex-president wins Uruguay election, pot plan safe

Ruling party candidate Tabare Vazquez easily won Uruguay's presidential election on Sunday, returning to power a left-leaning coalition that has legalized gay marriage and moved to create the... Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

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A nation of Methuselahs: Is it possible for us to live too long?

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Advances in science pose a fresh moral problem: Is it possible for humans to live too long? Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

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How do I know if I'm ovulating?

Dr. Stanford from University of Utah Health Care discusses ovulation patterns for women. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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