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Startup hopes to help children with autism in rural areas

An uncle's love for his nephew, who has autism, inspires a business idea.

Why teen girls should play sports and more health news

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

Aug. 3, 2015

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Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes, study says

Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Music therapy classes welcome children with special needs

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The two boys at Harmony Road Music School banged on the drums, shook rain sticks and rattles, and tried to pick out tunes on the piano. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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How friendship affects well-being in each decade of life

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The psychological well-being of people in their fifties is tied to how many social interactions they had at 20 and the quality of their friendships at 30, according to new research. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Herriman man says his brain tumor felt like a 'brain freeze' from too much ice cream

A Utah father and athlete in the prime of his life had a brush with death because of a dangerous brain tumor that he says was first misdiagnosed. His wife insisted he get a CT scan and he was later... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Got a cold? Antibiotics may do more harm than good, may be contributing to creation of 'nightmare bacteria'

Health care providers tend to over-prescribe antibiotics to their patients, according to a new study from the University of Utah, with wide variation between individual providers. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Health habits practiced in your twenties affect you for years to come

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Research shows the health habits people practice in their twenties affect them for years to come. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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HPV vaccination rates increase among Utan teens

A higher share of Utah teens are getting vaccinated against HPV than ever before, but most adolescents are still not getting the vaccine, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Doctor who was father of in vitro fertilization in US dies

Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, died Friday at a Virginia hospital surrounded by family. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Davis County offering back-to-school vaccinations

The Davis County Health Department is sponsoring four back-to-school vaccination clinics Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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How reading can transform your health and more wellness news

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

July 31, 2015

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Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America

U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Government audit finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Early retirement: Players call it quits in prime of careers

Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Why you crave comfort food and more health news

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

July 30, 2015

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Who qualifies for weight loss surgery?

Do you think that you qualify for weight loss surgery? Dr. Anna Ibele helps explain who qualifies for weight loss surgery and some important aspects to consider before choosing the surgical option. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: How nature heals the brain

New studies in mental health find that a simple walk in nature can help heal the brain. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Salt Lake protesters take their message to Planned Parenthood

Protesters carrying signs against abortion gathered outside a Planned Parenthood Association of Utah office Tuesday afternoon to call on government officials to strip funding from the reproductive... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Living — or dying — with decision not to don a helmet

Josh Frost is learning to live with the split-second decision not to don a helmet before stepping onto his long board. He's lucky at that; many people don't survive the type of traumatic brain... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Q&A: The secret to raising healthy kids, according to USDA nutrition leader

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Kathryn Wilson, deputy undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services with the USDA, is passionate about training young Americans to recognize a healthy meal when they see it. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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The path to more positive thinking might start in your neighborhood park

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A new study on nature and mental health showed that taking a walk in green space reduced the kind of negative thinking that's associated with depression and other mental illnesses. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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The key to patient satisfaction in the health care system

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Increased emphasis on empathy in the health care system holds big benefits for doctors and patients alike, medical experts say. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Teens more satisfied with answers from parents than Google

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More than 80 percent of teenagers have searched for health information online, but they're more satisfied with answers offered by parents. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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