Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume
A team of researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute has discovered that a more complete, extended family history helps when determining a man's risk for prostate cancer. Read more »
An increase in emergency room visits and calls to the local poison control hotline has Salt Lake County Health Department officials concerned about e-liquid used in battery-operated electronic... Read more »
It's a huge weight off Scott Mitchell's shoulders — or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366 pounds. Read more »
It is now illegal for Salt Lake County residents to burn wood or coal in their fireplace, light an outdoor fire pit, or use their charcoal grill on "voluntary" air action days called by the Utah... Read more »
Utah health officials are hoping the recent measles outbreak will serve as an important reminder for people to get vaccinated. Read more »
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state officials aren't violating the rights of a 17-year-old girl by forcing her to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want. Read more »
A new study on the risk of contracting cancer was met with confusing news coverage. Read more »
A new Gallup poll showed that vacation frequency is a better predictor of well-being than income. Read more »
Doctor Erika Summers a a dermatologist with University of Utah Health Care, answers questions about acne in an effort to set the record straight. Read more »
The Davis County Health Department is offering a Medicare 101 class, designed to inform those turning 65 or preparing to retire about benefits offered by Medicare and enrollment time periods. Read more »
Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law grew slowly but steadily over the New Year's holiday, as the share of Americans still lacking coverage hit its lowest level in years. Read more »
The White House on Wednesday said President Barack Obama will veto legislation that would increase his health care law's definition of a full-time worker from 30 to 40 hours per week. Read more »
Two Utah County residents have been exposed and may have transmitted the measles virus, according to health department officials. Read more »
House Republicans want Congress to address the troubled finances of Social Security's disability program, setting the stage for a contentious debate that could affect 11 million people in the... Read more »
Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election. Read more »
On a recent meeting with a fitness professional, I was told that I was a "Prius." I thought that this was meant as a compliment when it was in fact it was not. While I could run forever, what I... Read more »
With a bandage across one eye and a black bruise near his jaw, the Senate's top Democrat offered a personal account of his injury last week that forced him to miss the opening day of the new Congress. Read more »
The Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainland Association of Governments are promoting Living Well With Chronic Conditions, a six-class self-management series. Read more »
“Beauty Redefined: The Impact of Body Image on Women’s Confidence and Influence” is the title of the third in a four-part speaker and dialogue series scheduled by Utah Valley... Read more »
To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults — not teens or college kids. Read more »
Complications are uncommon for women undergoing test-tube fertility procedures: A new 12-year U.S. study shows the most frequent involve drugs used to stimulate ovaries, but it suggests problems... Read more »
Some wailed and some staggered with grief as the relatives of the 36 people killed in Shanghai's New Year's Eve stampede visited the disaster site Tuesday for seventh-day commemorations that are a... Read more »
South Jordan will host an open house to help residents learn more about radon. Read more »
The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health officials fear this will be an unusually bad year, it's too soon to... Read more »
The next year will bring with it a new set of complications related to the employer and individual health insurance mandates. Read more »
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Dr. Daniel Ward for University of Utah Healthcare explains a few things to do to avoid signs of aging. Read more »
One in four household water wells in parts of California's Central Valley contains potentially harmful levels of uranium, a U.S. Geological Survey study said. Read more »
Back pain varies so it is important to know which symptoms you need to pay attention to. Read more »
Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's... Read more »
A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. Read more »
Seven months into the takeover of Iraq’s second-largest city by Islamist extremists, electricity, rice, flour and medical supplies are dwindling. The water is mucky. Religious minorities are... Read more »
Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit — money. Read more »
Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers a little past its halfway point. He will have surgery on Wednesday morning, the team said. Read more »
At some point debt became the normal way of living. Need a car? Just take a loan out for it. Need a new sofa or can’t afford your groceries this month? Just put them on a credit card. Read more »
Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international... Read more »
Women and men gathered Friday at Utah Valley University to discuss something that many work for but never achieve — perfectionism. Speakers presented information to help others change their... Read more »
Winter has a way of slowing people down when it comes to physical activity. For some reason, kids never seem to get the memo. Read more »
Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. Read more »
With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease... Read more »
Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private... Read more »
Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Read more »
The countries at the epicenter of the current outbreak — Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone — are witnessing widespread decline in new Ebola cases. Read more »
Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its... Read more »
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