A rural Utah senator is wondering why the planned $1.8 billion project to replace Salt Lake City International...
The prospect of adding new jobs has led officials in many shrinking Illinois communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to cozy up to would-be growers. Read more »
Nearly half of Americans experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a new national survey. Health, work, finances and family all set people on edge. Read more »
The Junior League of Salt Lake City is presenting the or CARE Fair offering free medical and social services to low-income and uninsured Utahns, Friday and Saturday. Read more »
The Jordan Valley Medical Center announced a new cancer treatment center Friday that will keep patients close to home. Read more »
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Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to... Read more »
Eating disorders are a common thing in the United States. But one woman's recovery shows that they are beatable. Read more »
A new health department report shows that babies born to Pacific Islander and African-American mothers in Utah are more likely to die than others. Read more »
The state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing has stripped a Utah doctor living on the island of Saipan of his license to prescribe controlled substances. Dr. Paul Marie Gahlinger,... Read more »
Utah runners could receive an unexpected prize in the next two weeks: cash for wearing reflective clothing. Read more »
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The Utah Department of Health began issuing hemp extract registration cards on Tuesday, allowing caregivers to possess and use hemp oil extract in treating patients with epilepsy. Read more »
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Bad behavior is more often due to a lack of skills than to bad motives. When we learn to recognize our tendency to ask, “Why would a reasonable, rational and decent person do this?” our... Read more »
Family and friends of a Murray girl who was involved in a roll-over car accident in Louisiana have rallied together and raising money to bring her home. Read more »
A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in... Read more »
The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? "Have a piece of fruit." Read more »
What does it mean to be forsaken or for us to forsake? Wouldn’t be nice if the evil of the world felt forsaken? The bad guys would look around for the young, the foolish or the infirm to join... Read more »
A is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year. Read more »
Health officials in Ghana say a U.S. citizen is being tested for Ebola and remains in quarantine after he fell ill while in West Africa. Read more »
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages. Brody had previously questioned whether that would... Read more »
No expenditure can hurl you toward financial ruin as quickly as medical bills. Read more »
New research supports the American Heart Association's list of seven ways families can improve health and diminish risk of future heart problems and dementia, including Alzheimer's — the... Read more »
Two swim programs in Utah offer self-rescue training for kids as young as 4 to 6 months old. Read more »
Pregnancy can be uncomfortable. Utah's summer heat can make it even worse. Make sure you're doing what it takes to keep you and the baby healthy. Read more »
As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge's post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump under... Read more »
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Dr. John Sweetenham discusses the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. Read more »
About one in 68 kids have autism in the country. But what are some of the signs? Here are 14 potential ones. Read more »
The sun doesn't favor anyone, especially in Utah. The Beehive State has the highest number of deadly melanoma cases in the country. Read more »
Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released... Read more »
One of the reasons rates of childhood obesity are so high in the United States might be because children and parents don't recognize the kids are overweight. Read more »
U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. Read more »
With Utah leading the nation in melanoma cases and deaths, knowing how sunscreen protects and what to look for on the label could bring those numbers down and keep Utahns safe in the sun. Read more »
Security forces went house-to-house looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease Thursday in Sierra Leone's capital as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history... Read more »
Doctors at the University of Utah have come together to offer kidney transplants for patients with hepatitis C, along with medication that will cure the disease. Read more »
The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »
Last week, I ran the Deseret News marathon. After 26.2 miles of enduring heat and other elements both mental and physical, I crossed the finish line. It was a challenging race, but it was in those... Read more »
A rural Utah senator is wondering why the planned $1.8 billion project to replace Salt Lake City International Airport over the next 10 years is not raising more questions about air pollution,... Read more »
An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest... Read more »
Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast... Read more »
Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »
Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Read more »
One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers... Read more »
UnitedHealthcare and other organizations are offering services that enable people to comparison shop for medical services. The information is available through the Health4Me app. Read more »
A new report published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research says states that have imposed higher cigarette taxes and banned smoking indoors had lower adjusted suicide rates than states with... Read more »
An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to... Read more »
Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. Read more »
The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Read more »
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