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How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

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Nearly half of heart attacks are undetected, and these "silent" heart attacks are as bad for you as those that are diagnosed. The common ailment some resemble may surprise you, but you might... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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How you can be trained to recognize signs of mental health crises and help

Free Mental Health First Aid classes help people recognize signs of mental health crises and learn the best way to help. The Speedy Foundation, created in memory of Olympian Jeret "Speedy" Peterson... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Stomping out the stigma': A look at the portrayal of mental health in films

Films have come a long way in reducing the stigmas associated with mental illness, but there is still much work to be done, according to a National Alliance on Mental Illness representative and two... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Utahns speaking out on pending Medicaid expansion plan

The public comment period has opened on a proposal to extend health care to up to 11,000 people who are living in chronic homelessness, in and out of the criminal justice system, or dealing with... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills

The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Where does Salt Lake City rank among the fittest cities in the nation?

The American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index has released its 2016 fitness report for metropolitan cities. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

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With the Summer Olympics approaching, a Canadian scholar is calling for the games to be postponed or moved because of the danger the Zika virus poses in Brazil. These other cities could offer to help. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging negotiations with the Senate and the White House. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Critics question shrinking expectations for Medicaid extension

Advocates for Utah's homeless and mentally ill are questioning the Legislature's partial Medicaid expansion plan after learning it will cover 6,000 fewer people than originally promised. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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3 recent books offer tips for weight loss, wellness

These three recently released books offer tips and insights on weight loss, wellness and developing healthy habits. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Homeless woman joins climate change protesters, wins bid at BLM auction

Victoria Ramos, inspired by a group of protesters, figured she could afford bidding on an oil and gas lease parcel at a Salt Lake City BLM auction. The price was $2 an acre, but Ramos is homeless.... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Let your children climb

As I joyfully watched my 2-year-old climb along the side of an iron fence as he used his newly acquired motor skills, a nearby adult came by and told him that it was not safe to climb. I beg to... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Summer eating: Experts offer tips on becoming a 'Master of the Grill,' summertime food safety

With summer just around the corner, many families will be at the parks and in their backyards for picnics and barbecues. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Former U. football player sues NCAA, WAC over concussions

A former University of Utah football player filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the NCAA and the Western Athletic Conference for allegedly failing to protect athletes from concussions. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Doctors hope experimental treatment will save 3-year-old girl with cancer

A Sandy mother having her third child went for a routine ultrasound, assuming everything would be fine. But doctors found something very troubling. Now this young mom is coping with the unexpected. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Senate likely to advance $1.1 billion in Zika funding

After a three-month delay, the Senate is acting on President Barack Obama's request for money to combat the Zika virus. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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UN: More worrying about Zika but Rio Olympics shouldn't be moved

The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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The best time in life to think about bone health (it's not what you think)

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What a teenager eats now can determine the health of his bones when he retires, which is why families that want to remain active all through their lives should worry about osteoporosis long before... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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IMC offers new heart implant to lower risk of stroke

An implantable heart device 11 years in the making will now be available to all eligible Utah patients. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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What you've always been told about breakfast may be wrong

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We've always been told to eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper. But it turns out that it's what we eat — not when — that matters. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Post impeachment, Brazil's road ahead filled with challenges

To say that Michel Temer faces huge challenges would be an understatement. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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30 foods that will make your hair and skin beautiful and healthy

There are many ways achieve aesthetic benefits without a salon or a pill — naturally, through the food you eat. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Your role in helping victims of sexual assault? It's bigger than you think

Public campaigns and policy changes are necessary to increase sexual assault reporting, but experts say the greatest and most immediate impact comes as friends and family re-evaluate how they think... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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The troubling reason girls drop out of sports

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Girls' participation in sports declines after puberty, and a new study reveals why: They are uncomfortable with their developing bodies. This piece of clothing can help. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Spaniards evacuated due to massive tire fire return home

Thousands in the central Spanish town of Sesena were allowed to return home Saturday as firefighters tamped down a massive tire fire that had coated the area in thick, toxic smoke. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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The 'health' food that's making us fat

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The U.S. dietary guidelines urge us to eat yogurt, but not the kind with 30 grams of sugar and a cookie-crumb topping. The marketing of yogurt explains a lot about the obesity epidemic, and there... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Pfizer says it's blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

eutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Privacy vs. science: Storing babies' blood samples

Two-day-old Ellie Bailey squirms in a hospital bassinet and cries as her tiny left heel is squeezed and then pricked with a needle to draw a blood sample. An Indianapolis hospital technician... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Medical malpractice lawsuit in Joan Rivers' death settled

The family of comedian Joan Rivers, who died days after undergoing a routine endoscopy at a New York City clinic, has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility, the family's... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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University of Utah Health Care welcomes its newest patients: Team USA

The next time a U.S. Olympic athlete finds themselves injured or ill, they may well find themselves being sent to the University of Utah, which has been chosen as one of three national medical... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Will the last family doctor in America please turn out the lights?

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Family medicine is on the decline in the U.S., with young doctors choosing lucrative specialties over a practice that pays less and demands longer hours. The trend has troubling implications for... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Fatal car crashes involving marijuana up in Utah

The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who had detectable levels of marijuana in their system has "skyrocketed" in the past two years, according to a recent report from the Utah Highway... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Are you healthy enough to be pregnant?

Mentally, you’re ready to be a mother. But what about physically? Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Researchers warn swaddling poses danger to infants

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An analysis of babies lost to sudden infant death syndrome showed that swaddling increased the risk of death by one-third. The research suggests the best way to tuck your baby in at night - and why... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Warrant: Minnesota doctor saw Prince, prescribed drugs

A Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death — including the day before he died — and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant that were... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Utah's first-in-nation fetal pain law perplexes doctors

Utah's first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say it's unnecessary and impossible to comply with. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Arianne Brown: The day I stopped stigmatizing cheerleading

For the past few years, my daughter has wanted to try cheerleading. Fueled by stigmas I have carried for years, I have always discouraged her. This year was different. Here's why. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Why are American girls so anxious?

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Childhood is supposed to be carefree, but many American adolescents are just as worried as adults, and most of them are girls. Why are our girls so anxious, and what can we do to help them? Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Hand in hand: Utah's spiritual leaders bless St. Mark's caregivers

The Rev. Claudia Giacoma participates in the 15th annual Blessing of the Hands at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City on Monday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Public comment, hearings on Medicaid expansion this month

Members of the public will be able to weigh in later this month on a pared-back plan to expand Medicaid in Utah. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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St. George 'pill pusher' doctor sentenced to 8 years in prison

A St. George doctor was sentenced Monday to federal prison for writing false or fraudulent prescriptions that flooded more than 81,000 oxycodone pills into southern Utah and Nevada. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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E-cigarette poisonings surge in young children, study says

Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Study: Sanders' economic plan piles $18T on federal debt

Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they'd also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits,... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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5 videos to inspire you to get off the couch

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Exercise should be a get-to, not a have-to, but sometimes we all need a little kick to get going. Here are five videos guaranteed to make you want to lace up your shoes. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Senate's power brokers are aging; several seeking new terms

Millennials have emerged as the nation's largest living generation yet that demographic shift isn't reflected in the upper reaches of the Republican-controlled Senate, where the body's oldest... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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New Utah abortion rule puts some doctors at odds with the law

A Utah law that requires doctors to administer pain medication to the fetus when performing abortions after 20 weeks gestational age has put many doctors and legislators at odds Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Local soup kitchen sells empty bowls to feed the homeless

Hundreds turned out to buy hand-made pottery as part of an annual public fundraiser for Catholic Community Services, which feeds the poor and homeless downtown at St. Vincent de Paul's Dining Hall. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Photo gallery: Utahns join cancer fight by participating in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Thousands of Utahns gathered in Salt Lake City to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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