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Seeking social media 'likes' could cause increased dislike in body image

Studies show that women's consumption of social media can be directly associated with negative body image.

U. researchers take a new approach to HIV: Turn it against itself

University of Utah researchers believe they've found a vulnerability in the HIV virus. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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How moms can help solve America's obesity epidemic

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American adults are continuing to get fatter despite the billion-dollar ministrations of the weight-loss industry. But health-conscious families can help solve the obesity epidemic, two doctors say. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Utah prepares for 'more active fire season' in 2016

A hotbed of grasses and increasingly hot and dry weather can make for a complicated fire season in Utah, officials say. They are asking for public assistance in preventing and being prepared for... Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Butter pecan and coconut cookies provide sweet satisfaction

If you have a sweet tooth, this simple cookie recipe for Butter Pecan and Coconut Cookies will more than satisfy it. Start off with a cake mix, then add in four basic ingredients. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Controversial 'Vaxxed' film comes to Utah

The controversial film "Vaxxed" arrived in Utah theaters this week. The movie makes claims of a government coverup of a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, a theory that has been widely... Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Photos: Hospital's Summer Fest brightens patients' day

Penney Pedersen gets a stuffed animal during a Summer Fest celebration at Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Family support gives strength when you want to quit

My husband says when I "cheer" for my kids, it sounds more like a "scream." It's not as loud as my dad's whistle at my athletic events, but I'm going for the same message: I'm here, and I care. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Health officials remind parents about dirty pool water

As they do with the start of every summer season, Salt Lake County Health Department officials sought to reassure parents it's safe to swim with what they call their “poop in the pool”... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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West Valley mom fights rare disorder that makes eating excruciating

Food is a celebration. Beyond nutrition, it's one of the great joys of life for most people. But what if you lost your ability to eat? Meet a Utah mom fighting a rare disease. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Pregnant 'Today' anchor Savannah Guthrie to skip Olympics because of Zika concerns

;Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie is pregnant and as a result will bow out of covering the Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika virus. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Bandaged shark bite victim is all smiles in hospital photo

A woman who was attacked by a shark in Southern California was all smiles in a photograph taken as she recovers from a large bite wound that stretches from her shoulder to her pelvis. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Turtles, frogs and other pets your family probably shouldn't own

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Mosquitoes get all the bad press, but many other members of the animal kingdom make humans sick, too. Some are common household pets, and veterinarians urge caution, especially in homes with... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Would teens be slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale & quinoa?

Would U.S. teens be any slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale and quinoa? Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Insurance rates going up: New concerns for Obamacare

Fresh problems for "Obamacare": The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama's... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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How simple walks are helping Salt Lake County residents beat the pain of aging

Three times a week, Pat Wilson laces up her teal sneakers and heads to Liberty Park. She and her husband are in their fifth week of Walk With Ease, a free exercise program offered to older adults... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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The 3 reasons more Americans are dying in greater numbers

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For more than a decade, the death rate in America has been on the decline, but it's rising again because of three factors, the CDC says. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Connecting with coloring: 13 coloring books to help adults rest from their stress

In a world moving in an increasingly digital direction, a return to simpler times can provide a welcome diversion, and some say spending time with a coloring book could do the trick. Here is a list... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies

Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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AP sources: Ali's hospital stay could pose serious issues

Muhammad Ali is hospitalized in the Phoenix area with what two people familiar with his condition say may be more serious problems than his previous hospital stays. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Health department: Utah man dies of hantavirus

The Utah Department of Health has reported a man died of hantavirus. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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How lab-grown burgers change the conversation about meat

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In less than five years, the beef and pork you serve your family may come from a Petri dish, not a pasture. While it may help to alleviate animal suffering, "cultured" meat raises other ethical... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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EPA requires Utah coal plants to cut emissions causing haze in national parks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency only partially accepted Utah's regional plan and will impose its own measures to reduce haze in national parks and wilderness areas. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Baby born in US to Honduran mom with Zika has birth defect

ran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her doctor said Wednesday. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Are Paralympians more vulnerable than Olympians in Rio?

Peter Van de Vliet relished the question about special risks facing Paralympic athletes competing in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Things to Know: The Obama administration's sodium guidelines

From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they sell. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Assaulting a health care professional may now carry a felony charge

Assaulting a health care professional in Utah could carry the same sentence as assaulting a police officer due to a new law that Gov. Gary Herbert signed during a ceremony Tuesday at St. Mark's... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Baby Layla home after surgery to help treat rare heart condition

With a new baby in the home, most parents watch every breath and every little movement. But imagine if your infant had a deadly heart condition. Meet baby Layla. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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New $1 test could help stop the spread of Zika in regions with

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As Zika spreads across the world, with more cases appearing in the U.S., researchers are developing a simple test that detects the mosquito-borne virus Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Are your children's cellphones giving them cancer?

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There's troubling new research about cellphones and cancer, giving yet another reason for parents to pay close attention to their children's phone habits. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Arianne Brown: 6 ways you know you're a soccer mom

Being a soccer mom means so much more than shuttling kids to and from games and practices with snacks in tow. Here are six ways you know you’re a soccer mom. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Book review: 'The One True Barbecue' goes whole hog as it explores the people, places and history that make barbecue what it is

Historian Rien Fertel takes readers on a tour of the South, its history and culture as he seeks out the last living practitioners of whole-hog barbecue in "The One True Barbecue." Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Cookbook review: Steven Raichlen's 'Project Smoke' is a great reference for summer cooking

During the past 30 years, barbecue cooking has moved from restaurants and competitions to being much more readily available for consumers in their own homes. "Project Smoke" is a great reference... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness

A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Photos: Mayors, employees, cycling enthusiasts bike to work

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski lead fellow mayors, employees and cycling enthusiasts at the annual Mayors’ Bike to Work Day on Tuesday. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Why your grocery bill could be going up soon

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The proposed union of Monsanto and Bayer has environmentalists seething, and if it happens, you may need to budget a little more for your family's groceries. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Medical marijuana debate focuses on feds and research

Medical marijuana advocates, stymied in their recent efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Utah, are taking the fight to the nation's capital. Read more »

May 30, 2016

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Utah family changes course because of child's diagnosis

Jacob Packer, of Syracuse, is dealing with a progressive genetic disorder that will eventually cut his life short. Primary Children's Hospital has been instrumental in handling his condition and... Read more »

May 30, 2016

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Primary Children's Hospital teams pull together for kids, families

The annual Primary Children's Hospital Telethon will be Friday, June 3, 2016. Funds raised help the hospital continue its mission of keeping "the child first and always." Read more »

May 30, 2016

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Would you eat meat grown by scientists?

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Would you eat meat made by scientists? Here's what people across the country say. Read more »

May 30, 2016

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$1 cup designed in Seattle could save millions of babies

When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers has found an innovative way to help. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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How not to spend Memorial Day at the ER

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Memorial Day can be a fun start to summer or the reason you spend Monday afternoon at the emergency room. Here are common ways people get injured as the nation gets a start to summer. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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7-year-old cancer survivor attends prom with sister

Heads turned as Sha'nayia Johnson walked through the Riverboat on the Potomac in a white satin gown with a long train and crystal accents winking under the lights. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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You really are in sync with your spouse

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Longtime couples are in sync with each other, not only emotionally but physically. Research shows how we grow more like our spouses biologically. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Kohl's Cares features books from Salina Yoon

Picture books from author/illustrator Salina Yoon with coordinating plush toys are available through the Kohl’s Cares program through the end of June, according to a news release. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Man with fake gun subdued at Park City hospital, official says

A man caused a brief scare Friday when he attempted to pull from his waistband what turned out to be a fake gun at Park City Medical Center, hospital officials said. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Manti senior conquers classes and cancer

Kelsie Albee learned more during her senior year than most of her classmates will in their lifetimes. When school started last fall, she was at Primary Children’s Hospital, having been... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Photos: Memorial honors those who donated bodies to U.

Patrica Laissez gets emotional during a memorial service in Salt Lake City on Friday for those who donated their bodies to the University of Utah School of Medicine. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman

The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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