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Utah family changes course because of child's diagnosis

Jacob Packer, of Syracuse, is dealing with a progressive genetic disorder that will eventually cut his life short.

Medical marijuana debate focuses on feds and research

Medical marijuana advocates, stymied in their recent efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Utah, are taking the fight to the nation's capital. Read more »

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Utah family changes course because of child's diagnosis

Jacob Packer, of Syracuse, is dealing with a progressive genetic disorder that will eventually cut his life short. Primary Children's Hospital has been instrumental in handling his condition and... Read more »

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Primary Children's Hospital teams pull together for kids, families

The annual Primary Children's Hospital Telethon will be Friday, June 3, 2016. Funds raised help the hospital continue its mission of keeping "the child first and always." Read more »

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Would you eat meat grown by scientists?

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Would you eat meat made by scientists? Here's what people across the country say. Read more »

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How lab-grown burgers change the conversation about meat

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In less than five years, the beef and pork you serve your family may come from a Petri dish, not a pasture. While it may help to alleviate animal suffering, "cultured" meat raises other ethical... Read more »

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How to not spend Memorial Day at the ER

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Memorial Day can be a fun start to summer or the reason you spend Monday afternoon at the emergency room. Here are common ways people get injured as the nation gets a start to summer. Read more »

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$1 cup designed in Seattle could save millions of babies

When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers has found an innovative way to help. Read more »

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If cells could talk, married couples would be finishing each other's sentences

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Longtime couples are in sync with each other, not only emotionally but physically. Research shows how we grow more like our spouses biologically. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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7-year-old cancer survivor attends prom with sister

Heads turned as Sha'nayia Johnson walked through the Riverboat on the Potomac in a white satin gown with a long train and crystal accents winking under the lights. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Kohl's Cares features books from Salina Yoon

Picture books from author/illustrator Salina Yoon with coordinating plush toys are available through the Kohl’s Cares program through the end of June, according to a news release. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Man with fake gun subdued at Park City hospital, official says

A man caused a brief scare Friday when he attempted to pull from his waistband what turned out to be a fake gun at Park City Medical Center, hospital officials said. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Manti senior conquers classes and cancer

Kelsie Albee learned more during her senior year than most of her classmates will in their lifetimes. When school started last fall, she was at Primary Children’s Hospital, having been... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Photos: Memorial honors those who donated bodies to U.

Patrica Laissez gets emotional during a memorial service in Salt Lake City on Friday for those who donated their bodies to the University of Utah School of Medicine. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman

The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Can you be both fit and fat?

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Mirna Valerio runs marathons. She also weighs about 250 pounds. According to the CDC, that makes the Georgia teacher obese. Can Valerio and others like her be both fat and fit? Read more »

May 26, 2016

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CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Don't know what's causing your infection? Ask your DNA

Three years in the making, Taxonomer may be a "game changer" for how doctors diagnose patients in clinic, emergency rooms and in developing countries, according to co-developer Mark Yandell, a... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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'All bodies matter': How body-shaming makes America less healthy

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The cure to the obesity epidemic, most doctors say, is a nutritious diet and exercise. But many health-care workers say that solution ignores the role of emotional and mental well-being play in... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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ACLU skirmishes with local genetic testing company

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the complaint last week on behalf of four patients who say they were refused access to their genomic data. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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South Jordan mother spends days caring for husband who served in Iraq, advocating for other military caregivers

Elizabeth Tallerico is the military caregiver for her husband, who served in Iraq. She was recently appointed to be a Dole Fellow for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which provides resources for... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Thousands of Primary Care Network slots in limbo to pave way for Medicaid extension

The partial Medicaid expansion plan that was promoted as a way to cover 16,300 of Utah's neediest — later revised to 10,000 — turns out to be even more limited than some advocates... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Feeling stressed? You're not alone

I tend to store stress in my shoulders — but I wonder where my mother and my grandmother put theirs. Their strength helps me when I feel like I might snap. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Salt Lake City to begin phasing out smoking rooms at airport

The new Salt Lake City administration is shutting down all smoking rooms at Utah's largest airport. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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New Youth Resource Center is a celebration of hope, possibilities

The grand opening of Volunteers of America's new Youth Resource Center on Tuesday was a celebration of community and possibility for youths 15-22 who will use services and shelter in the... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Class experiment teaches students life-changing lesson

A teacher in Garfield County went beyond the textbook to teach a lesson her students won’t soon forget and to help out a boy with cerebral palsy. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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What sibling bullying is doing to your children's health

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Bullies aren't always on the playground; sometimes they're in your own home. Up to 40 percent of children have been bullied by siblings, with lasting health consequences, both good and bad. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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You should learn about Zika if you're pregnant and live in these states

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suspects nearly 300 pregnant women in the U.S. and its territories may have contracted Zika. But most pregnant Americans shouldn't worry, unless they... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Victims in Planned Parenthood attack say it was preventable

Victims of a mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic say more should have been done to prevent the attack, given the long history of violence against the reproductive health... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Bayer and Monsanto could combine plant, pet, people products

The merger between Bayer and Monsanto would put together two giant chemical makers, one focused on plants and another that also makes products for people and animals. Here's a look at their... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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To B12 or not to B12?

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People are baring their arms and hips to get injections of Vitamin B12, and it may be worth the trouble, but only if you're in this one group. And pregnant women should monitor their intake, a new... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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A family's faith and a mother's legacy shine through The Emily Effect

Most people know perinatal mood disorders as "postpartum depression" or the "baby blues." For Emily Dyches, it meant anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. Her family wants to share her difficult story... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Intermountain Healthcare taps new CEO

The Intermountain Healthcare board of trustees Friday announced its selection of Dr. A. Marc Harrison as the new president and CEO of the 22-hospital medical group. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Utah researchers helping test newest melanoma drugs

For years, doctors had limited options when it came to treating metastatic melanoma. Now a new class of immune-boosting drugs — which researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute are helping test... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Photos: Teachers' bike ride aims to educate others on improving air quality

Teachers at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School ride their bicycles through the halls of the Riverton school on Friday after biking from their homes in Salt Lake City, Kearns and Cottonwood Heights on... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is counting cases. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

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Nearly half of heart attacks are undetected, and these "silent" heart attacks are as bad for you as those that are diagnosed. The common ailment some resemble may surprise you, but you might... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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How you can be trained to recognize signs of mental health crises and help

Free Mental Health First Aid classes help people recognize signs of mental health crises and learn the best way to help. The Speedy Foundation, created in memory of Olympian Jeret "Speedy" Peterson... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Stomping out the stigma': A look at the portrayal of mental health in films

Films have come a long way in reducing the stigmas associated with mental illness, but there is still much work to be done, according to a National Alliance on Mental Illness representative and two... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Utahns speaking out on pending Medicaid expansion plan

The public comment period has opened on a proposal to extend health care to up to 11,000 people who are living in chronic homelessness, in and out of the criminal justice system, or dealing with... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills

The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Where does Salt Lake City rank among the fittest cities in the nation?

The American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index has released its 2016 fitness report for metropolitan cities. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

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With the Summer Olympics approaching, a Canadian scholar is calling for the games to be postponed or moved because of the danger the Zika virus poses in Brazil. These other cities could offer to help. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging negotiations with the Senate and the White House. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Critics question shrinking expectations for Medicaid extension

Advocates for Utah's homeless and mentally ill are questioning the Legislature's partial Medicaid expansion plan after learning it will cover 6,000 fewer people than originally promised. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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