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Health impacts from bacteria found in Amazonian tribe both good and bad

Members of a village have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and on the human body.

Health experts say not all fitness apps are created equal

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People hoping to get healthy with the help of fitness apps should look for the features that fit their personalities. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Behind the wheel: 3 of 4 teens drive, fewer in bigger cities

A new government study finds about 3 out of 4 older teens are driving, but rates vary widely by state and city. Read more »

April 2, 2015

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Religious questions abound when deciding whether to donate organs

More than 800 Utahns are awaiting a potentially lifesaving organ transplant and while only 1 to 2 percent of all deaths can qualify for organ donation, more people are encouraged to register as... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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A study in resilience: Salt Lake man fought cancer with humor, generosity

Dov Siporin didn't set out to be something extraordinary. But his decision to fight his cancer with humor, love and generosity inspired patients, doctors and friends to reach out to those in need.... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Payson Immunization Clinic moving

The Utah County Health Department's Payson Immunization Clinic will be moving as of April 7. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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A neurosurgeon for back and neck pain?

Dr. Andrew Dailey explains why back and neck pain may land you a visit to a neurosurgeon. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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New study finds no elevated risk of suicide for troops who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan

A study of more than 3.9 million men and women who served in the military during the post-9/11 era found that deploying to a war zone did not result in an elevated risk of suicide. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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State unveils plans to 'measurably reduce' rates of intergenerational poverty among Utah children

Key state administrators Tuesday released five - and 10-year plans intended to "measurably reduce" the incidence of Utah children remaining in the cycles of poverty and public assistance dependency... Read more »

March 31, 2015

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3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Tooele neighbors offer signs of support for man battling cancer

Signs line the streets in one Tooele neighborhood to offer encouragement and hope for Greg Harvey, 40, who is battling an aggressive bladder cancer. Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Pharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs

A national pharmacists' group has adopted a policy discouraging its members from providing death-penalty drugs. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle

ion's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola

Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Lawsuit targets EPA in Utah regional haze plan 'failure'

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is being sued by an environmental group over what it says is the agency's failure to address regional haze in Utah. The lawsuit says scenic vistas are being... Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Research shows how stores like Forever 21 trick the brain into buying more

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Neuroscience studies have shown that pleasure centers in the brain activate when shoppers find items on sale. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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W.Va. water bottler sees potential in disabled workers

From the road, there's nothing obviously remarkable about the little stretch of flat land running alongside the Ohio River in Lesage. Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Colleges getting out of health insurance business, pushing students into marketplace

The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Deliberate crash of German plane highlights gaps in how pilots are screened

Commercial airlines do not screen pilots for mental health issues as rigorously as government agencies, law enforcement and specialized branches of the military, and some aviation experts say that... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare. Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Therapists share healing powers of horses at international EAGALA conference

More than 400 mental health professionals attended the 16th annual international conference for the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, or EAGALA, Thursday to learn the powerful... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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4-year-old boy gets new ear with aid of a 3-D printer

Four-year-old Kai Sherwood was born with a birth defect that left him with only one ear. Thanks to the marvel of 3-D printing, and a whole lot of love, Kai has a new ear that looks so lifelike no... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Panel to discuss organ donation and religion

Leaders from various religions throughout Utah will be coming together to celebrate National Donate Month and to clarify their religion’s position on donation. Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

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A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety determined that distracted driving is a major problem for teen drivers. Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: Next time you feel nervous, assume this position

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Change your posture. Body language affects not only how others see us, but also it appears to change how we see ourselves. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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