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Utah can't arrest its way out of heroin, pain pill epidemic, authorities say

U.S. Attorney John Huber says going after dealers and doctors isn't the only way to stem the heroin epidemic.

Utah can't arrest its way out of heroin, pain pill epidemic, authorities say

Federal authorities have prosecuted drug traffickers and pill doctors this year, but U.S. Attorney John Huber says going after dealers and doctors isn't the only way to stem the heroin epidemic in... Read more »

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Poll: 66 percent of Utahns support medical marijuana

If it were up to voters, medical marijuana would be a thing in Utah, at least according to the latest poll. Utah Policy surveyed voters and found that 66 percent of those polled favor legalization... Read more »

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Women called heroes for reviving high school student whose heart stopped beating after workout

Two women are being praised as heroes for their quick action in saving the life of a 17 year-old Northridge High School student whose heart suddenly stopped beating at the school Wednesday afternoon. Read more »

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Nationwide settlement with Pfizer nets Utah $648K

Utah will get $648,000 as part of a multimillion dollar nationwide settlement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals over allegations of underpaying rebates in a Medicaid drug program. Read more »

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Why you sleep better in your own bed

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New research shows why we feel so groggy while traveling. It's because our brain refuses to shut down completely and is constantly scanning for danger. But there's a way around "the first-night... Read more »

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The benefits some families see from observing the Sabbath

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Keeping the Sabbath isn't optional, at least not in God's book. But observing the day of rest prescribed in the 10 Commandments can be difficult for busy families. Families who keep the Sabbath... Read more »

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Could your dentist save your life?

Your mouth is a pretty good indicator of overall health, so detecting periodontal (gum) disease and keeping inflammation under control can help prevent problems with chronic health conditions. Read more »

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Saying goodbye to loved ones is a mixed blessing

I've never liked saying goodbye. But a recent experience taught me that saying goodbye is better than the alternative — and life can still be grand. Read more »

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Savory white bean and chicken soup with a Tex-Mex flair can be served any time of year

This savory white bean and chicken soup is a healthy, savory and comforting food that can be served year-round. Read more »

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Foundation seeks to provide financial aid to families with special-needs children

Enhance Life Foundation is hosting a pajama parade and pillow fight on Saturday to help families with special-needs children pay medical bills. Read more »

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Poll: Legislature didn't go far enough with Medicaid expansion

Chris Karpowitz, co-director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU, said the results are consistent with previous polls. Read more »

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14 people fatally overdose on 'painkiller' in California

Fourteen people in the Sacramento, California, area have fatally overdosed on a pill disguised as a popular painkiller, and now the drug has turned up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Illinois bills would limit mentally ill from owning guns

Illinois' ability to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally ill or pose a danger would be strengthened under several proposals in the General Assembly, but the ideas have raised... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Etched in their mind: Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

With flowers, candles, anger and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world's worst nuclear accident. Some survivors said the... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Comedian Brian Regan donates $10K toward Orem playground

Comedian Brian Regan has donated nearly $10,000 toward an Orem playground designed for children of all ability levels, the city announced Monday. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Former Mormon missionary looks for positive since Belgian blast

One of the four LDS missionaries wounded in the Brussels terrorist attacks described Monday the fear, confusion and lessons learned as he continues on the road to full recovery. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Danger in a small package: Laundry pod poisonings on the rise, study shows

Parents love them for their convenience. Manufacturers know they’re a hit. But experts are saying that the brightly colored laundry detergent pods flying off the shelves are a danger to... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Health department kicks of National Bike Month with new fix-it station

Teresa Roark inspects her bike at the Utah Department of Health's new bicycle fix-it station on Monday. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Suicide rates spike in adolescent girls, women

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Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a troubling spike: adolescent girls and middle-aged whites. Overall, suicide rates are the highest they've been in three decades. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Waiting on 'young invincibles'

'Young invincibles' subsidize the cost of older, sicker Americans and are essential for any well-functioning health insurance economy. The only problem? They aren't signing up. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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U. students, doctor develop device to make intubation easier on patients

University of Utah students are helping to develop a new medical device that would make intubation procedures safer for patients. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Police identify Salt Lake toddler who drowned in pond

Police identified the toddler who drowned in a pond at his Salt Lake County home Friday evening as 22-month-old Dylan Diehl. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Triage group knows Utah's chronically homeless by name, individual needs

In a modest conference room in the Road Home's shelter, outreach workers, caseworkers, housing specialists and others meet weekly to put roofs over the heads of people experiencing chronic... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Airport donates 1,000 pounds of food monthly to Salt Lake City Mission

Every month, about 1,000 pounds of food items are donated from the Salt Lake City International Airport by HMSHost to benefit the Salt Lake City Mission. The effort is part of the HMSHost's... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Heart transplant program celebrates 30 years and 1,300 operations

Four Salt Lake area hospitals were among the first in the nation to begin offering heart transplants 30 years ago. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Prince's death raises numerous questions about prior health

There were no obvious signs of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive at his home in suburban Minneapolis, and suicide isn't suspected in the superstar musician's death, the local... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Woman at center of BYU Honor Code controversy files complaint against Title IX office (+video)

A BYU student who earlier this month publicly questioned the university's treatment of victims of sexual assault says she has filed a formal complaint against the school's Title IX office. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Why we should have quit sugar 40 years ago

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Processed sugar is public health enemy No. 1 and may have caused the obesity epidemic while we were all busy cutting out saturated fat. The latest research validates the findings of a British... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Medical supply company owner headed to prison for health care fraud

The former owner of a Salt Lake medical equipment company is going to prison for filing false Medicare claims for power wheelchairs in a scheme known as "chiseling." Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Utah is the place for bioengineering; new devices are changing lives

A biotechnology company in Utah markets an electrode that can be used in a variety of clinical settings, helping people with epilepsy to reanimating a quadriplegic man in Ohio. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Long live the Queen! Here's how to have her diet and increase your life expectancy

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Queen Elizabeth turns 90 on Thursday, and her healthful diet may contribute to her vigor. Her eating style is one that even commoners could emulate — even without the 20 royal chefs. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Study: One in 10 vets with military sexual trauma end up homeless

In Iraq, the former Air Force staff sergeant had been mortared and shot at on a daily basis. But the day Michelle Fisher replayed in her head, over and over again, was from September 2007, when... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox calls GOP opponent 'hypocritical' in porn Twitter exchange

GOP candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson, chairman of Overstock.com, is "hypocritical" for condemning pornography on Twitter while selling it on the online shopping site, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Report: Utah still among the worst states for dirty air

Some Utah cities are still among the worst air quality in the country, despite improvement, according to a report from the American Lung Association. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Salt Lake County sues Volkswagen for alleged air pollution violations

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against auto giant Volkswagen for allegedly polluting Salt Lake County's air. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Little help for survivors of Central African Republic abuses

The peacekeepers motioned to the teenage girl weaving through the sprawling camp in the baking afternoon sun selling bananas from a plate atop her head. Soon their real intentions were clear: They... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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3 charged with several crimes in Flint water crisis

Two state regulators and a Flint employee were charged Wednesday with evidence tampering and several other felony and misdemeanor counts related to the Michigan city's lead-tainted water crisis. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Find what you love and hold on to it

I have a friend who loves trout fishing, and he has a friend who loves running. I am that running friend. While we don't share in our chosen hobbies, each brings us similar feelings of joy. Find... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Medical cannabis advocates look to ballot initiative for 2018

After abandoning plans to put medical cannabis on the November ballot, patients are looking ahead to 2018. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utah becomes first state to declare pornography a public health crisis

Utah became the first state in the country to declare pornography a public health crisis, and called on the industry and businesses Tuesday to help keep "evil, degrading, addictive" materials away... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Appeals court upholds $1B NFL concussion settlement

A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Music therapy for students who are both deaf and blind truly works, teacher says

Singing and playing instruments with students who are both deaf and blind may sound counterintuitive. But experts say the innovative approach to drawing kids out of their dark, silent worlds is... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women

Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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BYU to study Title IX, Honor Code offices' handling of reported sexual assaults

BYU issued a statement Monday addressing the recent debate over whether the school's Title IX and Honor Code offices properly handle the cases of victims who report sexual assault. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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U. ballerina suffers stroke, makes full recovery

A young dancer at the University of Utah went to work and ended up in the emergency room. She suffered something very uncommon for her age, but luckily the right people were there at the right time. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Medicare's 'Innovation Center' rebalancing quality and cost

They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Is artificial turf giving athletes cancer?

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It looks beautiful in winter and never needs mowing, but some people are worried that artificial turf is putting young athletes at risk for cancer. Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Controversy swirls over sexual assault investigation and BYU Honor Code

A BYU investigation into an alleged rape of one of its students has ignited debate over whether the university's Honor Code discourages students from reporting sexual assaults. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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1 down, 99 to go: Families kick off heart health challenge

The annual contest kicked off Thursday with an official weigh-in and health assessment. In 100 days, the families will return to see who made the most improvement. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Alta View Hospital breaks ground on $94 million expansion

After 34 years serving the residents in the southeast corner of Salt Lake Valley, the hospital is in need of a face-lift. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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