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Utah study shows prostate cancer risk is strongest in families

A team of researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute has discovered that a more complete, extended family history helps when determining a man's risk for prostate cancer. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Salt Lake County health study reveals big problem with inaccurate e-liquid labeling

An increase in emergency room visits and calls to the local poison control hotline has Salt Lake County Health Department officials concerned about e-liquid used in battery-operated electronic... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Scott Mitchell tackles weight gain on 'The Biggest Loser'

It's a huge weight off Scott Mitchell's shoulders — or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366 pounds. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Salt Lake County health board bans wood burning on 'voluntary' action days

It is now illegal for Salt Lake County residents to burn wood or coal in their fireplace, light an outdoor fire pit, or use their charcoal grill on "voluntary" air action days called by the Utah... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Utah measles outbreak shows value of vaccination

Utah health officials are hoping the recent measles outbreak will serve as an important reminder for people to get vaccinated. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Connecticut court rules against teen who didn't want chemo

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state officials aren't violating the rights of a 17-year-old girl by forcing her to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Are two-thirds of cancer caused by bad luck? Researchers, reporters disagree

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A new study on the risk of contracting cancer was met with confusing news coverage. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Why you can't afford not to take a vacation

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A new Gallup poll showed that vacation frequency is a better predictor of well-being than income. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Acne: Setting the Record Straight

Doctor Erika Summers a a dermatologist with University of Utah Health Care, answers questions about acne in an effort to set the record straight. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Davis health department offers Medicare class

The Davis County Health Department is offering a Medicare 101 class, designed to inform those turning 65 or preparing to retire about benefits offered by Medicare and enrollment time periods. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Health care sign-ups steady as uninsured rate hits new low

Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law grew slowly but steadily over the New Year's holiday, as the share of Americans still lacking coverage hit its lowest level in years. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Obama threatens veto of increase to health care law's definition of full-time worker

The White House on Wednesday said President Barack Obama will veto legislation that would increase his health care law's definition of a full-time worker from 30 to 40 hours per week. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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2 Utah County youths contract measles on recent Disney vacation

Two Utah County residents have been exposed and may have transmitted the measles virus, according to health department officials. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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House GOP forcing 2016 debate on Social Security's finances

House Republicans want Congress to address the troubled finances of Social Security's disability program, setting the stage for a contentious debate that could affect 11 million people in the... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Add strength training to your fitness regimen

On a recent meeting with a fitness professional, I was told that I was a "Prius." I thought that this was meant as a compliment when it was in fact it was not. While I could run forever, what I... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Injuries force Harry Reid to skip opening session of Senate

With a bandage across one eye and a black bruise near his jaw, the Senate's top Democrat offered a personal account of his injury last week that forced him to miss the opening day of the new Congress. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Living Well classes offered for those with chronic conditions

The Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainland Association of Governments are promoting Living Well With Chronic Conditions, a six-class self-management series. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Redefining beauty focus of UVU presentation

“Beauty Redefined: The Impact of Body Image on Women’s Confidence and Influence” is the title of the third in a four-part speaker and dialogue series scheduled by Utah Valley... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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CDC: Alcohol poisoning kills 6 a day, mostly middle-aged men

To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults — not teens or college kids. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Trying for test-tube baby? Risks to mom are rare, study says

Complications are uncommon for women undergoing test-tube fertility procedures: A new 12-year U.S. study shows the most frequent involve drugs used to stimulate ovaries, but it suggests problems... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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At cost of grieving families, China manages public emotions

Some wailed and some staggered with grief as the relatives of the 36 people killed in Shanghai's New Year's Eve stampede visited the disaster site Tuesday for seventh-day commemorations that are a... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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South Jordan hosting radon awareness open house

South Jordan will host an open house to help residents learn more about radon. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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CDC: Flu season continues to worsen, could peak this month

The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health officials fear this will be an unusually bad year, it's too soon to... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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What to expect from the Affordable Care Act in 2015

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The next year will bring with it a new set of complications related to the employer and individual health insurance mandates. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2015

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