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As the governor and state Legislature continue to mull over the decision to expand Medicaid in Utah, the Utah Hospital Association has come out with a position to do it — but only for a... Read more »
Much of the international media have moved on, now that the bodies have been removed from the streets. But one Spanish Fork man here to help knows the real work is just beginning in the Philippines. Read more »
The Blue Team, including Utahn Hap Holmstead, lost the weigh-in on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Second Chances” on Tuesday, prompting trainer Bob Harper to use his trainer save. Read more »
Abortion rights groups say Albuquerque's decisive defeat of a ban on late-term abortions should send a strong message to policymakers around the country to stop meddling in personal medical decisions. Read more »
It's been a concern for businesses or cities to recoup costs if they provide a charging station for electric vehicles for fear they could be regulated as a "utility." A bill discussed Wednesday... Read more »
Utah lawmakers are considering changing the age at which tobacco products are accessible from 19 to 21. The provision passed through committee Wednesday and will face the entire Legislature during... Read more »
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee gave an unanimous recommendation to Ann Silverberg Williamson on Tuesday as executive director of the Utah Department of Human Services. Read more »
While turkey may be taking center stage at a major holiday next week, Hank Shaw points out that there are other fowl that may make an equally delicious main course in his cookbook “Duck,... Read more »
Air quality, health and safety, education and availability of jobs contribute to the quality of life — perhaps some more than others — but Utahns are putting all four at the top of the... Read more »
A new release out of Intermountain Medical Center shows that a blood test can predict life expectancy. Read more »
Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young. Read more »
China has no intention of abandoning family planning controls soon despite announcing it would ease the one-child policy, a government spokesman said Tuesday, adding that the policy could be... Read more »
President Obama's announcement that Americans will be able to keep their plans that don't meet the Affordable Care Act's requirements may create turmoil for states and insurance companies and may... Read more »
Advocacy groups fight over abortion rights in Albuquerque, where voters will decide Tuesday whether the city will be the first in the nation to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Read more »
Two Utah lawmakers want to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21, which would match the minimum age for drinking alcohol. Read more »
Timepieces are unique. We can choose the stars, the seasons, the sun or Rolex. However, the moon is free and will be on time even if it is its own. Read more »
Congress took a half step Monday toward increasing federal oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies that custom mix medications in bulk, a year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated... Read more »
Heart experts who wrote new guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes are defending a formula that some doctors say overestimates risk for certain groups. Read more »
A new study out of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute has shown a link between red cell distribution width levels and depression in heart patients. Read more »
With all the problems facing the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, nowhere is the situation worse or more surprising than in Oregon, a progressive state that has... Read more »
Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawing pot prospectors of all stripes. Read more »
A recent study by Intermountain Medial Center has shown that BMI may be a less-invasive way to predict heart disease in patients with type-2 diabetes. Read more »
As the international recovery effort enters its second week, the attention of LDS church leaders here is to get water, food, blankets and more to those in need, particularly in hard-to-reach villages. Read more »
The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Read more »
Strong families are one of the first defenses against the “raging storm” of pornography addiction, Elder Terry L. Wade told attendees at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography’s... Read more »
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Police have arrested a registered nurse after a woman said the man sexually abused her five times during an overnight stay at Uintah Basin Medical Center and threatened to "put her into cardiac... Read more »
A family’s tragedy gave one man a new lease on life. Chad Coates has lived with Type 1 diabetes since he was 12. Coates and childhood friend Rob Osburne grew up together in Idaho. Osburne... Read more »
Your insurance premium is only half the battle. You also need a doctor, a hospital and an affordable deductible — all questions on the minds of many observers as open registration for... Read more »
AirMed, the U.'s medical transport program, will now base one of its medical helicopters in Tooele, to eliminate the up to 20 minutes of travel time it takes to fly to the city from Salt Lake City. Read more »
Cool, or corrupting? The popularity of e-cigarettes is rapidly expanding, especially with teens, and marketing efforts appear to be ramping up. It’s something raising concerns from lawmakers,... Read more »
For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs. With the website improving and tech chatter settling down, the conversation about the Affordable... Read more »
His walk is unusual, but it’s a victory for 18-year-old Tommy Turgeon because he was born with spina bifida. The college-bound Ogden resident was given a 2001 Mercedes SUV and a scooter to... Read more »
The number of influenza cases is rising in the state of Utah just as health department officials encourage vaccination to protect against the illness. The most common strain this year is H1N1, the... Read more »
What would happen if all of a sudden words began to disappear? Certain negative words would just stop being words. Meanwhile, terms of endearment exist: We just need to choose our words more... Read more »
A little bit of chocolate seems to make everything better, making it nearly a necessity to store. Experts give information about storing chocolate in its various forms. Read more »
Some Utah law enforcement officials say the topic of officer suicide needs to be talked about openly and not swept under a rug. Read more »
David Kwiatkowski's six-month stint at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs medical center was about to end in 2008 when a doctor proposed extending the traveling technician's contract. Don't do it, one... Read more »
Utah will get $8.5 million from GlaxoSmithKline for defrauding the state’s Medicaid program through allegedly false and misleading marketing of Avandia. Read more »
Health care navigators in Utah are more able to facilitate insurance plan enrollment with recent fixes to the federal health insurance marketplace website, healthcare.gov. Read more »
Harry Baron had already lived through a tough week this summer, facing the reality that his wife of 67 years could no longer live at home. Her memory issues were serious, Baron learned, and she... Read more »
When I was craving pecan pie, I discovered my grandmother's classic recipe was dairy-free, so I took it as a sign that I must make it myself. Easier said than done. Read more »
The Utah County Health Department's Senior Grandparents and Senior Companions programs are looking for active seniors to volunteer in the community. Read more »
He’s big, soft and cuddly and always has a smile on his face. He’s a member of a construction crew and does very little work. But Boo Boo the bear just might be making the biggest impact. Read more »
Recent research indicates that a good majority of autistic children are being treated with psychotropic drugs, despite a lack of evidence supporting what they actually do. Read more »
Doug Holladay says the Salvation Army saved him. On Thursday, he was able to fulfill his dying wish to give back. Read more »
A 9-year-old Utah boy knows what it's like to spend weeks in a hospital bed. This year, he decided to give back to the hospital that has cared for him countless times in his young life. Read more »
A dozen people protesting the demolition of their homes in central China drank pesticide in Beijing in a desperate bid for attention that underscores the failures of a decades-old petitioning system. Read more »
A plan seven years in the making to improve the state's air quality received unanimous approval from the Utah Air Quality Board on Wednesday. Read more »
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into... Read more »
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