A long-awaited report highlighting the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion in Utah was released Thursday.
During a human trafficking forum on Wednesday, May 1, Salt Lake native Elizabeth Smart spoke candidly about her nine months in captivity after being kidnapped in 2002 and the importance of... Read more »
In a public-private partnership intended to help victims of domestic violence, a community resource center was launched Monday at West Jordan City Hall. The center is a project of South Valley... Read more »
Huntsman Cancer Institute employees dedicate themselves daily to helping their patients, but Monday was a day set aside as a spiritual refuge for their healing hands to be recognized. It also... Read more »
Scientists are treating obesity in mice with fecal transplants. The transfer of stool, meaning billions of bacteria, from one animal to another is not news. Humans have undergone them. It is losing... Read more »
This dish is hearty and full of Mexican flavor but without the traditional ingredients. This healthy version of enchiladas is sure to please. Read more »
Provo’s long-awaited recreation center is now hosting open tours of its new pools, basketball courts, water slides, supervised child play areas, running track and weightlifting facilities. An... Read more »
California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as... Read more »
A BYU research group has released a study that tracked Adderall abuse using Twitter. In addition to refining their tracking programs, the computational health science group hopes to develop... Read more »
Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands. Read more »
Infant mortality has declined in the U.S., according to a new CDC report, but America still has one of the highest infant mortality rates for an industrialized nation Read more »
Battling Tourette's syndrome: "The urge doesn't go away. If you think about it like a sneeze, it kind of always feels like a sneeze on the brink." Read more »
Health care policy wonks were sent into a bit of a dither this week when the New England Journal of Medicine published a study finding that Medicaid does not improve physical health outcomes. Read more »
Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. Read more »
President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert declared May "Clean Air Month" on Thursday and pointed to individual steps like upgrading from a two-cycle to a four-cycle lawnmower or buying low fume or "VOC" paint that will... Read more »
The Utah Valley Eye Center teamed with the Ouelessebougou Alliance to help bring sight to villagers in Mali. Read more »
Utah leads the nation in the speed at which stroke patients are treated. Timing is critical in the treatment of stroke, as more brain cells die with each passing second. Read more »
It's not a "Star Trek" tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical — without the paper gown or even a visit to the doctor's office. Read more »
The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday. Read more »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing Plan B One-Step contraceptive to be sold without prescription to those 15 and older. It has been available to those 17 and up. It will be placed on... Read more »
Only 2 percent of deaths are eligible for organ donation, so the more names on a state's organ donation registry, the better chances those fighting for survival might have. Read more »
Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still... Read more »
Most people who die by guns in the U.S. do so by their own hand. Several initiatives around the country are sidestepping the polarized legal debate and bringing together gun retailers and health... Read more »
Mara Kofoed was not always hopeful about having kids. When she first started trying for children in 2004, and learned that she had fertility issues, her life seemed full of fear and anxiety. She... Read more »
An over eater learns to listen to her body. Read more »
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Babies predominantly fed formula for the first six months were 2.5 times more likely to be obese by age 2 as babies whose mothers breast-fed. Introducing solid foods before 4 months of age... Read more »
Although a new study shows 79 percent of Americans believe the American Dream is alive, there appear to be a few contradictions in some of their other responses. Northwestern Mutual released data... Read more »
Intermountain Healthcare launched a new system that tracks cumulative radiation exposure from medical exams. Read more »
Providing charity health care for Utahns was offered Tuesday as an alternative to the state accepting an expansion of Medicaid during a panel discussion sponsored by the Sutherland Institute. Read more »
A long-awaited report highlighting the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion in Utah was released by the state's health department Thursday. Read more »
America and other developed countries are facing a new epidemic: suicide. The Daily Beast reports the number of suicides in the United States has increased every year since 1999 and looks to... Read more »
The growing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease might be slowed if more people addressed symptoms of mild cognitive decline with a health care professional early on. Read more »
Doctors in Salt Lake City will soon start clinical trials on an innovative prosthetic implant that could help thousands of veterans who have lost a limb. Read more »
Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to longstanding military law. They include stripping... Read more »
Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are more likely to be obese when they're adults, according to a new study. Read more »
Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Read more »
More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to autism. Now, health officials are... Read more »
Odds are that two of 25 kids (8.3 percent to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that he or she considered "mentally unhealthy," according to a... Read more »
Utah Symphony and Utah Opera musicians are taking their performances on the road this month to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's. Read more »
Ellen Zachos is a modern-day forager, gathering wild foods to enrich her cuisine. New York's Central Park provides the fixings for much of her larder, which includes wines, pickles, jams and... Read more »
Utah's legislative Health Reform Task Force discusses complicated terms and processes mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will continue to swing into effect throughout... Read more »
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help cover their child's health care needs. Read more »
After the Gosnell abortion murder trial skidded to a conclusion this week, advocates on both sides have dug in their positions, while the thoughtful "mushy middle" finds itself flummoxed, but a... Read more »
The American Cancer Society — one of the nation's best known and influential health advocacy groups — is 100 years old this week. Read more »
The state Division of Wildlife Resources is offering safety tips to prevent bears from being attracted to campsites so campers can avoid tragedy this summer. Read more »
When it comes to meaningful reporting on education, the environment and the family, Deseret News reporters stand out in the Rocky Mountain region. Read more »
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