Health

Varying health premium subsidy amounts under law worry consumers

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a subsidy to help pay for health insurance under the federal law

New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Utah leads country in skin cancer

Utah leads the US for skin cancer victims. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Scientists withdraw claim about making stem cells

Scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Utah swim schools teach lifesaving skills to babies as young as 4 months

Two swim programs in Utah offer self-rescue training for kids as young as 4 to 6 months old. Read more »

July 1, 2014

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4 tips on how to avoid running out of fuel during exercise

Hitting the wall, or "bonking" as it was deemed by Power Bar, happens when athletes don't fuel up before and during competition. Having experienced it before, I have come up with four tips on how... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

The Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage for millions under the health overhaul, the government's health care fraud... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Treatment for deadly peanut allergy exposes kids to peanuts

Nine year-old Michael Lee, a bright boy who’s bound for fifth grade in the fall, lives with a serious, life-threatening medical condition. He suffers from a peanut allergy, a growing menace... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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S.L. County's Meals on Wheels 'stepping up' its game with addition of fresh fruit, vegetables

Salt Lake County's Meals on Wheels participants now have the option of requesting fresh fruit and vegetables under the MealsPlus initiative announced Monday. The government-nonprofit partnership is... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: When asked to do good, know why you are saying 'yes'

With emotional education, anyone without training can still learn. It is a skill, not a gift. It is a way of doing interpersonal business in which, with effort and some tutelage, a person can... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Obama taps business exec to oversee troubled VA

Seeking to turn around a troubled agency, President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead a Veterans Affairs department gripped by reports of... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Strokes increasing among adolescents, young adults

The Georgia Hospital Association figures show that roughly the same number of people under 65 as over 65 experienced strokes each year. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Proctor & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Studies question UN strategies to save mothers after analyses say efforts appear almost useless

In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies — usually inexpensive drugs — deemed essential by... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Supreme Court poised to decide birth control coverage dispute

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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Bush's daughter leads global health group

Barbara Bush says she was struck by what she saw when she arrived in Africa more than a decade ago as her father, then-President George W. Bush, unveiled a plan to combat AIDS. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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Egypt's army says device it claimed can cure AIDS and hepatitis C needs more tests

Egypt's military said Saturday that a device it claimed it invented to cure AIDS and hepatitis C needs six more months of testing. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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Excessive alcohol use kills 1 in 10 working-age adults, new CDC report says

Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death that kills tens of thousands of Americans in the prime of their lives, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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Steve Eaton: Columnist cuts out sugar and loses pounds, but not his love for doughnuts

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a healthy person who is disconnected from the joy of ice cream or the wonder of chocolate chip cookies? I have been to the other side and discovered some... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes

Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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High court voids abortion clinic protest-free zone

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday, declaring it an unconstitutional restraint on the free-speech rights of... Read more »

June 26, 2014

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High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Court won't reinstate New York City's big-soda ban

Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials... Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Book review: 'We Will End the Conflict Now' offers hope for pornography addiction recovery

"We WIll End the Conflict Now," by husband and wife William A. and Mae Donne, offers hope to those struggling to conquer an addiction to pornography. Read more »

June 7, 2014

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Summer pregnancy 101: Beat the heat and keep your baby healthy

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 »

May 28, 2014

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Kate applauded for not hiding new mommy tummy

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 »

July 25, 2013

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