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With parents choosing not to vaccinate, Utah near losing 'herd immunity'

With parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, Utah's schools are at risk of losing "herd immunity."

Exec who jacked up price of a life-saving drug is arrested

A boyish-looking entrepreneur who became the new face of corporate greed when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving drug fiftyfold was led away in handcuffs by the FBI on unrelated fraud charges... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Health officials defend Utah's poor placement in latest infectious disease report

A new report has pegged Utah as one of the least-prepared states in the nation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, but state officials say such low marks aren't warranted. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Mobile mammogram service gives homeless women a chance at early detection

Utah has a high rate of breast cancer diagnoses, but a much lower than average rate for women obtaining preventive screening for breast cancer. A mobile mammography van is helping to change that. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Syracuse mom gathers care baskets for families with babies in NICU

Having a child in the hospital can be stressful and, at times, lonely. A Syracuse mother whose daughter spent six months in the neonatal intensive care unit knows those feelings all too well. Now... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Study: Salt Lake among most affordable health care cities, but with some caveats

A new study on health care spending adds more depth to a conversation that has often touted Utah as the most affordable state in the nation, experts said. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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How new medications are helping the addiction battle

During the Recovery Works sessions, Christine began to feel her shame disappear just as her physical cravings had. She learned to deal with the emotions she’d been drowning in alcohol. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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How churches can accommodate members with disabilities

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be given opportunities to share their spiritual gifts in worship, accommodation experts said. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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This common activity vastly increases your odds of developing Alzheimer’s later in life

Taking care of yourself and cultivating joy may be effective strategies to prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Chipotle aims as close to perfect food safety as possible

Perfect food safety is not possible, but Chipotle is trying to get as close to that ideal as they can with new procedures and testing inside and outside their restaurants, the company's founder and... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Police searches of drug database drop dramatically due to new law

Police searches of Utah's prescription drug database have dropped dramatically since a state law passed this year requires law enforcement to get a search warrant. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Intermountain Healthcare to build new hospital in Layton

Intermountain Healthcare has announced plans to build a full-service hospital at Layton Parkway west of the south I-15 interchange and the FrontRunner tracks. Construction will begin in March 2016... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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It's time for homemade cookies, pies, fudge and… a heart attack?

What’s that clenching in your chest, or that pain in your arm and jaw? Could it be a heart attack? You'll get lifesaving emergency car in the ambulance. So don't drive to the hospital... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Health care enrollment deadline passes Tuesday

In the final hours of the open enrollment period, health care navigators are busier than ever. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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How old is too old for major treatment? Age is not always a barrier

Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

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4 ways to minimize the stress of sending Christmas cards

There are less than two weeks left until Christmas. Have you sent your holiday cards yet? Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

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Intermountain researchers discover new cure for hepatitis C

Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray have a new cure for hepatitis C that they say is effective even for patients with advanced liver disease. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Samsung aid for sick workers comes with conditions, secrecy

Samsung's hopes of ending years of acrimony over whether its computer chip factories caused cancer have hit a hitch: some sickened workers and their families say they'll never accept its highly... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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More children getting screened for autism at a younger age, study says

More children are receiving screenings for autism at a younger age, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Wednesday. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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'Human rights form a chain with many links,' new Utah Citizens' Counsel report says

The Utah Citizens' Counsel released its annual public policy recommendations in seven areas, including poverty, education and governance. The organization's annual report was released at a press... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Utah Medicaid director stepping down

Utah Medicaid Director Michael Hales is stepping down to pursue opportunities in the private sector, the Utah Department of Health announced on Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Deadline looms for federal health insurance marketplace enrollment

With about five days to go before open enrollment to the federal insurance marketplace closes, more Utahns are opting for coverage there. And many of them can expect to save money, according to... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Planned Parenthood suspect: 'I am a warrior for the babies'

The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado stunned a courtroom Wednesday by declaring he is a "warrior for the babies" and won't go... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Unhealthy smog hovers over Beijing on Day 2 of smog alert

Unhealthy smog hovered over downtown Beijing as limits on cars, factories and construction sites kept pollution from spiking even higher Wednesday, on the second of three days of restrictions... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Gov't survey: Fewer Americans struggle to pay medical bills

For the fourth straight year fewer Americans are struggling to pay medical bills, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Most of the progress has come among low-income people and... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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How a lack of parental care can disrupt brain development in children

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Research from China says that children whose parents don't provide direct care for long periods develop more gray matter — and that's not good news for the child. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Beijing schools close as city issues 1st smog red alert

Schools closed and rush-hour roads were much quieter than normal as Beijing invoked its first-ever red alert for smog Tuesday, closing many factories and imposing restrictions to keep half the... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Boston College students treated after eating at Chipotle

More than 20 Boston College students, including at least eight members of the men's basketball team, complained of gastrointestinal symptoms after eating at a Chipotle restaurant, school officials... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Grocery chains leave food deserts barren, AP analysis finds

As part of Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Intermountain Healthcare CEO to retire

Dr. Charles W. Sorenson will retire as CEO of Intermountain Healthcare in October 2016. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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‘Sickest of the sick’: Caring for patients who account for lion's share of costs

Intermountain Healthcare has opened an experimental clinic for the "sickest of the sick" — the small percentage of patients who account for the most patient spending — a problem that... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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Jimmy Carter says latest brain scan shows no cancer

Jimmy Carter confirmed that his most recent brain scan showed no signs of cancer. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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German Christmas ad emphasizes the need to include elderly relatives (+video)

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A new commercial highlights the pain of spending the holidays alone. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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Swaziland expects to eliminate malaria from its borders by the end of next year

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By the end of next year, if all goes well, Swaziland will be the first country in mainland Sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate this mosquito-borne illness from its borders. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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Restaurant group sues NYC over new salt-warning labels

New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Fraud in substance abuse programs could bring regulation

Utah lawmakers are considering a plan to properly license and regulate substance abuse treatment facilities in Utah, developing a standard of care, as well as educating the public of the quality... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Veteran amputees to undergo first ever prosthetic implants

Early next week, two veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom will undergo surgery at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center that could change their lives. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Lawmakers looking to restore dental benefits to Utah's disabled, blind

A bill was introduced to Utah lawmakers on Thursday that would essentially reinstate dental benefits for a select population of Medicaid patients, specifically those who are disabled and/or blind. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Health care spending grows, but Utahns still spend the least

Federal data released Tuesday shows Utahns spent less on health care than any other state last year. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Census: More single moms falling below poverty line in Utah

More single mothers are falling below the poverty line throughout Utah and the U.S., including almost 38 percent of single moms in the state, according to new Census data released Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Grandchildren could be one reason humans live long lives and more health news

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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E. coli recalls spread to 18 states

An investigation into an outbreak of E. coli that sickened five people in Utah has been traced back to a celery and onion mix from a California producer. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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New diabetes cases begin to fall in the U.S. and more health news

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Arianne Brown: Embrace your post-baby body

While waiting for a visit from my family after having given birth, I wondered if I should stay in my gown or change. Changing would reveal my swollen belly and other post-baby things. I decided to... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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E-cigarette regulations may be coming down the pipe

New regulations could be coming down the pipe for Utah's e-cigarette industry. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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CPR class credited with saving West Jordan teen's life

Paramedics rarely get calls for heart attacks at middle schools, but that’s what happened on Oct. 14 when 14-year-old Skyler Nelson collapsed in the West Jordan Middle School gym while doing... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Davis board names interim health director

The Davis County Board of Health has selected Brian Hatch as the interim director of the health department. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Majority of babies are conceived this time of year—learn the latest birthing trends here

Did you know that more babies are born in the United States during the months of August, July, October and September than any other months? That means (subtract nine months) November and December... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Group funded by Coke to fight obesity disbanding

A nonprofit funded by the Coca-Cola Co. to combat obesity is disbanding following revelations about the beverage maker's involvement with the group. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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What really drives you crazy when you're waiting in line and more health news

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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

Would you like to spend quality time with George Clooney as he showers you with compliments? Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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