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How to self-test for Afib

The episodes often struck at night. Robin Plume would awaken breathless, her heart beating rapidly and irregularly. Only a trip to the emergency room would make the haphazard thumping stop. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Health department warns Grand County residents of infectious disease in nearby Colorado

Residents in Grand County are being cautioned against an infectious animal- and insect-borne disease that has affected several people in Colorado this year. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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6 questions you've always wanted to ask about vaccinations

Whether or not to vaccinate your children, has been a topic of controversy in recent years, with many parents having a hard time making a decision. Here is a list of things you want to know about... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Gov. Herbert says special session on Medicaid expansion coming

The Utah Legislature could be called into special session as soon as next month to vote on a new Medicaid expansion plan that's nearing completion, Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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What is a concussion?

What is a concussion? In this "Ask An Expert" video Dr. Colby Hansen discusses the common causes of concussion, how the condition is treated, and the long-term effects. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Democratic leaders frustrated prison move, not Medicaid expansion on special session agenda

Democratic leaders expressed frustration that lawmakers are being called into a special session Wednesday to deal with relocating the state prison but not what they called a life-and-death issue:... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Hundreds of Orem elementary students receive free shoes, school supplies and medical checkups

For Tomi Ossana, one instance of a grateful mother serves as the perfect example of why months of preparation spent in advance of the third annual Shoes for School program were well worth the... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Sunburned? What to do and what not to do

We all know sunburns hurt, but what exactly are they? In this video Brad Wiggins, R.N., discusses the reaction that occurs in the skin, and how the damage is done. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Ibuprofen vs. acetaminophen: What's the difference and when you should take them

You have a terrible cold. It has given you an awful headache and you've been blowing your nose all day. You've taken Nyquil as prescribed but decide that the throbbing pain in your head has... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Post-mastectomy plastic surgery helps women feel whole again

Seven months after a mastectomy saved her life, Tracy Hernandez was ready to be whole again. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2015

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Governor names Joseph Miner head Utah health department

Dr. Joseph Miner says he understands care for the uninsured and people on Medicaid well from his experience with community clinics in Utah County. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Arches Mutual Insurance Co. loses $19.9M in first year

A health insurance co-op that launched the first new health plan in Utah in almost two decades ended with $19.9 million in losses last year. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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HPV vaccination rates increase among Utan teens

A higher share of Utah teens are getting vaccinated against HPV than ever before, but most adolescents are still not getting the vaccine, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Resolutions on Medicaid expansion, prison relocation are weeks, maybe months away

By the end of the week, two of the biggest issues facing the state were supposed to be resolved. But state leaders are going to miss their self-imposed deadlines by weeks if not months. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Who qualifies for weight loss surgery?

Do you think that you qualify for weight loss surgery? Dr. Anna Ibele helps explain who qualifies for weight loss surgery and some important aspects to consider before choosing the surgical option. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Salt Lake protesters take their message to Planned Parenthood

Protesters carrying signs against abortion gathered outside a Planned Parenthood Association of Utah office Tuesday afternoon to call on government officials to strip funding from the reproductive... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Driving with only one shoe on

You’re likely asking yourself; why in the world would I drive with only one shoe on? The answer is: a simple but noticeable change in your routine can help you remember your precious baby in... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Revolutionary technique for fixing brain aneurysms

Shelley Brunson may have never known she had a brain aneurysm if it hadn't been for the herniated disc in her neck and her chronic sinusitis. The string of painful ailments that wreaked havoc on... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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'Conceptual framework' on Medicaid expansion announced

Just days after House Republicans heard a woman who had lobbied them for Medicaid expansion died after not getting the care she needed, state leaders have announced a "conceptual framework" on a... 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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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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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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How to keep your dream vacation from becoming a nightmare

A vacation is supposed to be a stress-free oasis from the daily grind, a chance to kick up your feet on the beach or explore a new part of the world while your email shoots out auto-responses back... Read more »

July 8, 2015

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My view: Medicaid expansion is not best option for a healthy Utah

This summer, our state lawmakers will choose whether to derail Utah’s fiscal stability for years to come. They have to decide if Utah will expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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