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Governor names Joseph Miner head of Utah health department

Dr. Joseph Miner says he understands care for the uninsured and people on Medicaid well.

Why it's important to pay attention to your child's mental health

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A new study found that struggling with mental illness in childhood leads to legal, financial, health and social problems later in life. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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The path to more positive thinking might start in your neighborhood park

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A new study on nature and mental health showed that taking a walk in green space reduced the kind of negative thinking that's associated with depression and other mental illnesses. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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West Valley teen pushes past pain of cerebral palsy, plans to walk with patients to benefit local hospital

A West Valley City teen who has battled a disability caused by cerebral palsy will participate in Saturday's 1.5-mile Walk for Love to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, which helped him... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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House panel wants to interview Planned Parenthood official seen in video discussing fetal tissue

A Republican-led House committee asked Friday for a briefing from the Planned Parenthood official whose secretly recorded discussion of how her organization obtains tissue from aborted fetuses for... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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VA problems mount as missteps continue

The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem — multiple in fact. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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The curses and blessings of living with cancer 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 »

July 17, 2015

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The case for adult naptime

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A new nap study found a 60-minute siesta increases frustration tolerance and reduces impulsivity. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Details not available as state leaders continue to hash out Medicaid expansion plan

The plan being discussed by the state's top lawmakers to cover Utah's uninsured is anticipated to be "better than" previously presented plans, including Healthy Utah and Utah Cares. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Medical robot helps children with autism understand social cues

"Medi" the medical robot can walk, talk, dance and tell stories. It's breaking down barriers with autistic children who struggle socially. The robot demonstrates emotions and the child guesses the... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Democrats decry undercover probe of HealthCare.gov

Senior Democrats are pushing back against an undercover government probe of President Barack Obama's health care law. Investigators signed up bogus beneficiaries, then got their coverage renewed... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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How to raise a happy child 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 »

July 16, 2015

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Utahns admit marijuana use to encourage lawmakers to budge on legalization

Three Utahns told lawmakers Wednesday that they are using marijuana, even though it is illegal in the state. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Action urged on Medicaid expansion, but deadline won't be met

About 50 Utahns gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to urge lawmakers holding interim meetings Wednesday to finally take action on Medicaid expansion. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Republicans say they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses

The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as congressional Republicans said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Phony 'Obamacare' applicants automatically re-enrolled for 2015

Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama's health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Is there a genetic link to diabetes?

Talking with an expert about Diabetes and whether or not it can be genetic. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Study shows overweight cartoon characters make children overeat 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 »

July 15, 2015

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How to take a wellness retreat for less

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Yoga and meditation retreats are costly, but their focus on wellness can be applied to even a typical family vacation, according to experts. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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5 tips on how to make working out with your spouse actually work out

My husband and I recently began exercising together. Many couples have found that working out together just doesn't work. I am here to say that it can work. Here are five tips on how to make... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Salt Lake County breaks ground for new West Jordan health center

Construction for a long-awaited facility to expand Salt Lake County's public health services to the valley's southwest residents officially broke ground Tuesday. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Disputed covert video of Planned Parenthood official released

Anti-abortion activists have released an undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes

New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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How aging Americans work to keep dementia at bay

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Although an Alzheimer's diagnosis cannot be reversed, aging Americans can work to keep their mind sharp with puzzles, physical activity and social engagements. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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3 ways to bond with the older people in your life

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This week's White House Conference on Aging reminds everyone of the importance of spending time with the elderly. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Teens more satisfied with answers from parents than Google

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More than 80 percent of teenagers have searched for health information online, but they're more satisfied with answers offered by parents. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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