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Richard Davis: Time to fix Obamacare rather than fight it in court

Obamacare is far from perfect. It was cobbled together badly. Implementation has been problematic. Now that the legal battles over Obamacare are over, the president and the Congress should work... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight

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The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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'No more red herrings' for Medicaid expansion in Utah?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday upholding a key element of President Barack Obama's signature health care law also removed what may be the last hurdle for coming to an agreement on Medicaid... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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What do tanning beds and tobacco have in common?

Dr. Glen Bowen explains the dangers of tanning beds in this video from University of Utah Health Care. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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The differences between a chemical peel and microdermabrasion

Thinking about having microdermabrasion? In this Ask An Expert video Master Esthetician Halley Spitzer explains what the procedure entails, and how it differs from a chemical peel. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Preventative measures key to improving S.L. County's social health, officials say

The Building Healthy Communities Conference focused on bringing members of the public and private sectors together to learn about successful programs and strategies being implemented to improve the... Read more »

June 3, 2015

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Medicaid expansion in Utah still under (tight-lipped) negotiations

Utah lawmakers continue to work on a plan to cover the state's uninsured but don't anticipate striking any kind of deal before August. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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Telestroke brings experts to you Jetson-style

Crumpled on the floor of his Tooele bathroom, Larry screamed for help. At least, he thought he was screaming. In truth, no words came out. The 58-year-old was having a stroke, and the clock was his... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Computer scientists, clinicians collaborate at autism conference

Medical professionals and computer scientists from more than 40 countries are showcasing their work at the 11th annual International Meeting for Autism Research at the Grand America Hotel this... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Can your hairdresser save your life?

Your hairdresser could save you from more than just a bad hair day. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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One man's two wheeled fight against cancer

It doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement for Jeff Warren's favorite sport: "Cycling is a lot like cancer," said Warren, who was diagnosed with stage IV head and neck cancer the day... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Self breast exams, and why women should be doing them

Kelly was an otherwise healthy 31-year-old woman in 2013 when she discovered a mysterious lump in her right breast. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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How serious is a kick to the groin?

How serious is a kick to the groin? Most men will experience a groin injury at some point in their life. But how concerned should they be about the long term effects. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Why preemies happen

Lindsey was pregnant for just 24 weeks and four days when she gave birth to tiny one-pound, 10-ounce Ira about 15 weeks ahead of schedule in April 2014. After a year in the hospital, Ira is finally... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Why headaches happen

We all get headaches from time to time, but when is a headache cause to seek medical attention. Karly Pippitt, M.D. looks at the symptoms you should treat with over the counter medications, and... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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A neurosurgeon for back and neck pain?

Dr. Andrew Dailey explains why back and neck pain may land you a visit to a neurosurgeon. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Meetings to resolve Medicaid expansion will be closed, governor's office says

Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to start meeting in early April with legislative leaders to hammer out an agreement on his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but their discussions will... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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How LASIK works

Is LASIK right for you? Ophthalmologist, Dr. Mark Mifflin discusses common questions and concerns regarding LASIK surgery. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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How to treat a jammed finger

Jammed fingers, it seems like everyone's had one. Dr. Andrew Tyser discusses jammed fingers and proper ways to treat one. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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What you need to know about the final week of legislative session

Lawmakers faced three major issues at the start of the 2015 Legislature that have yet to be resolved — Medicaid expansion, religious liberty and anti-discrimination projections and a gas tax... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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House passes GOP's alternative health plan after contentious debate

After a contentious debate Friday, the House passed Utah Cares, the GOP leadership's counter to Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Read more »

March 6, 2015

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Bariatric Surgery, shedding pounds and fighting Type 2 Diabetes

Sometimes weight loss can't be achieved through dieting and exercise. Thankfully, bariatric surgery is available under the right circumstances. Read more »

March 4, 2015

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House Speaker Greg Hughes kills hopes for Healthy Utah plan

Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan for Medicaid expansion already passed the Senate, but House Speaker Greg Hughes said it won't get a hearing in the House. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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140K Utahns pick health plans on federal website

Federal officials say more than 140,000 Utah residents enrolled in health insurance plans through the government-run online marketplace before Sunday's deadline. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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