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 »
A drawer forbidden to Dylan had been left open by an older brother, and when Dylan spotted the little packet with a blue swirl on top, he couldn’t resist. Read more »
Ever heard of “spot reduction” when it comes to targeting fat? But what if you’re in good shape, you’ve done all you can to attack problem areas, and the fat still... Read more »
The role of telemedicine is expanding in Utah. One doctor explains virtual doctor visits and how they can help busy moms. Read more »
Utah PolitiLinks: Gov. Herbert expects House Medicaid expansion plan to pass; Democrats urge support of full expansion
The second-to-last week of the 2016 Utah Legislative session is wrapped up. Here's what to know going into the last week. Read more »
On February 1, the World Health Organization escalated concern by declaring the Zika virus a “public health emergency.” The virus has no vaccine and no treatment, and it is hard to... Read more »
Utah PolitiLinks: Medicare expansions resurface in the 2016 legislative session; Senate declares porn harmful
A look at some of the bills that advanced and failed this week and a break down of the health care bills that were discussed. Read more »
Is there really any way to choose or predict your baby’s gender before that 20-week ultrasound? Read more »
LASIK is not the right choice for everyone hoping to leave their glasses behind. If it turns out you’re not a candidate, don’t give up! There are many innovative, safe alternatives to... Read more »
Wondering how important regular doctor recommended mammograms actually are to your health? Here is the real story behind all those myths you may have heard. Read more »
Being conscious for surgery may sound like a frightening throwback to the days before anesthesia. But the practice is taking hold as a low-risk, low-cost and patient-friendly approach to a growing... Read more »
Yes, hoverboards look cool ... but take a closer look before you get on. Read more »
Two senior French health officials and two French health care journalists are spending a week touring Intermountain Healthcare facilities and meeting with its top executives. Read more »
Like most people who undergo hip replacement surgery, Shank had osteoarthritis in her hip joint, a wear-and-tear issue that worsens over time and causes pain. After receiving total hip replacement... Read more »
From fatigue to leg swelling, know the signs for when it’s time to see your heart doctor. Read more »
More than 151,000 Utahns already have signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, during the current enrollment period, set to end Jan. 31. Read more »
'Model' legislation on religious and LGBT rights, prison relocation and the top Utah stories of 2015
For Utahns, 2015 was a year marked by defining legal decisions, big political headlines, poignant victory and heart-wrenching loss. Read more »
Ho, ho, ho or no, no, no? The great Santa question can be a tough one for parents to tackle. Read more »
A new study on health care spending adds more depth to a conversation that has often touted Utah as the most affordable state in the nation, experts said. Read more »
During the Recovery Works sessions, Christine began to feel her shame disappear just as her physical cravings had. She learned to deal with the emotions she’d been drowning in alcohol. Read more »
What’s that clenching in your chest, or that pain in your arm and jaw? Could it be a heart attack? You'll get lifesaving emergency car in the ambulance. So don't drive to the hospital... Read more »
In the final hours of the open enrollment period, health care navigators are busier than ever. Read more »
The Lower Lights, a Utah band, played Christmas songs for patients in LDS Hospital's Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Read more »
For years, this fast-growing part of West Valley City has lacked a low-cost medical clinic. Read more »
With about five days to go before open enrollment to the federal insurance marketplace closes, more Utahns are opting for coverage there. And many of them can expect to save money, according to... Read more »
House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, outlined more details of the newest Medicaid expansion plan being sought by GOP lawmakers. Read more »
More single mothers are falling below the poverty line throughout Utah and the U.S., including almost 38 percent of single moms in the state, according to new Census data released Thursday. Read more »
Did you know that more babies are born in the United States during the months of August, July, October and September than any other months? That means (subtract nine months) November and December... Read more »
The UNI Team is available 24/7 to answer any mental health crisis you or your loved one is having. Read more »
Two lawmakers, flanked by members of a newly formed coalition of anti-abortion organizations, announced plans Wednesday to introduce bills targeting Planned Parenthood and late-term abortions. Read more »
This Thanksgiving, consider talking with your family about health history over some pumpkin pie. Knowing your health history can help you catch cancer early and can save your life. Read more »
If you’ve already had a kidney stone, your chance of getting another one in the next five years increases by 50 percent. What is about these tiny, harmless kidney stones that make men sob and... Read more »
Experts say the new national figures, which show that 1 in 45 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, are probably accurate. Read more »
Supporters of full Medicaid expansion in Utah have presented it as a take-it-or-leave-it-proposition. But it is not. There is another way — a more fiscally responsible and flexible way. Read more »
The statistics are daunting. But Utah's Pacific Islander community kicked off the fourth annual Pacific Islander Health Week with determination (and Zumba). Read more »
Continue Mission and other nonprofit groups, along with those who live with mental illness, their family members, and mental and medical professionals in the community united Tuesday for the Power... Read more »
In honor of Movember, the November-long mustache growing initiative “changing the face” of men’s health by raising funds and awareness, here’s a little... Read more »
The federal marketplace for health care in Utah has lost one of its major players, but that's not stopping it from helping Utahns get and keep health insurance — some of them for the first... Read more »
'Tis the season to be spooked, but with the right knowledge, viruses and diseases won't get the best of you this Fall season. Read more »
About 45,000 Utahns who use Arches Health Plan will need new health coverage beginning in 2016 because of a severe shortfall in expected federal funding, the Utah Department of Insurance announced... Read more »
The funds should be sufficient to fully expand Medicaid according to the original federal plan if we quit siphoning off money to prop up our greedy insurance industry and we quit playing football... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert had little to say Thursday about the new claim that supporters of Medicaid expansion have misled Utahns about how much money the state is already getting through President Barack... Read more »
Even without Medicaid expansion, Utahns are paying less in taxes related to President Barack Obama's health care law than they're getting back, the House Republican caucus heard Wednesday. Read more »
Every year, kids all around the country look forward to Oct. 31 — and for good reason. It’s Halloween; time for children to dress up as their favorite character, object or figment of... Read more »
Yet another Medicaid expansion plan surfaced in a meeting between Gov. Gary Herbert and GOP legislative leaders Wednesday, the day after lawmakers soundly rejected the governor's second attempt to... Read more »
Guadalupe Bucio of Juarez, Mexico, is fitted with a tiara by Laura Lewis, recreation therapist, during a Halloween party for pediatric patients at Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City... Read more »
Losing her baby was the most devastating event Carri Lyons ever faced, but life didn’t cut her a break after it dealt her that tragedy... Read more »
The latest version of Medicaid expansion, crafted by Gov. Gary Herbert and GOP legislative leaders, failed Tuesday to muster more than a handful of votes among House Republicans and members of the... Read more »
In modern dental settings or out in the field where it all began, the Nomad, as it's called, is changing the face of X-ray imaging. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert said he's optimistic his efforts to expand Medicaid in Utah won't end when House Republicans meet behind closed doors Tuesday to take a straw vote on the latest proposal. Read more »
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