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Are you healthy enough to be pregnant?

Mentally, you’re ready to be a mother. But what about physically? Read more »

May 11, 2016

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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 »

April 27, 2016

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What you need to know about poison control

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 »

March 30, 2016

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Brrrrrrr — Is freezing fat as effective as lipo?

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 »

March 23, 2016

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Virtual doctor visits make life easier for moms

The role of telemedicine is expanding in Utah. One doctor explains virtual doctor visits and how they can help busy moms. Read more »

March 10, 2016

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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 »

March 4, 2016

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What the spread of the Zika virus means for Utah mothers

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 »

March 1, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Am I having a boy or girl? 6 myths about your baby’s gender

Is there really any way to choose or predict your baby’s gender before that 20-week ultrasound? Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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LASIK not right for you? Alternatives abound

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 »

Feb. 24, 2016

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9 mammogram myths debunked

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 »

Feb. 16, 2016

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Wide awake surgery: What it looks like and why patients want it

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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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What manufacturers won’t tell you about hoverboards

Yes, hoverboards look cool ... but take a closer look before you get on. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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What do the French think about U.S. health care?

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 »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Why hip replacement is the best surgery in medicine

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 »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Time to see your cardiologist? Watch for these signs

From fatigue to leg swelling, know the signs for when it’s time to see your heart doctor. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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More than 151,000 Utahns have signed up for federal health insurance

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 »

Jan. 8, 2016

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'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 »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Santa Claus: harmless tradition or harmful lie?

Ho, ho, ho or no, no, no? The great Santa question can be a tough one for parents to tackle. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Study: Salt Lake among most affordable health care cities, but with some caveats

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 »

Dec. 16, 2015

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How new medications are helping the addiction battle

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 »

Dec. 16, 2015

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It's time for homemade cookies, pies, fudge and… a heart attack?

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 »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Health care enrollment deadline passes Tuesday

In the final hours of the open enrollment period, health care navigators are busier than ever. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Utah band brings holiday cheer to LDS Hospital patients

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 »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Low-cost clinic opens in West Valley City in partnership with Salt Lake County

For years, this fast-growing part of West Valley City has lacked a low-cost medical clinic. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Deadline looms for federal health insurance marketplace enrollment

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 »

Dec. 9, 2015

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House speaker reveals more details on newest Medicaid expansion plan

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, outlined more details of the newest Medicaid expansion plan being sought by GOP lawmakers. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Census: More single moms falling below poverty line in Utah

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 »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Majority of babies are conceived this time of year—learn the latest birthing trends here

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 »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Suffering from depression? Call the UNI Team

The UNI Team is available 24/7 to answer any mental health crisis you or your loved one is having. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Pair of GOP lawmakers target Planned Parenthood, abortion

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 »

Nov. 18, 2015

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How being proactive can save your life

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 »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Worst pain ever! Childbirth or kidney stones?

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 »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Utah experts explain why autism appears to be on the rise

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 »

Nov. 15, 2015

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A fiscally responsible, flexible way forward in Utah's health care

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 »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Fighting grim statistics, Pacific Islanders unite over health

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 »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Veteran, strongman change mindsets to cope with mental illness

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 »

Nov. 10, 2015

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11 of the best 'Movember' mustaches you have ever seen

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 »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Change in health care marketplace brings uncertainty, not collapse

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 »

Nov. 2, 2015

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Spooky and scary diseases to watch out for this Fall

'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 »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Arches Health Plan won't offer new plans in 2016

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 »

Oct. 27, 2015

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We need to get back to original intent of Affordable Care Act

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 »

Oct. 23, 2015

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Gov. Herbert has little to say about 'spin' on Obamacare spending

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 »

Oct. 22, 2015

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Feds spending 'serious dollars' on Obamacare in Utah, House GOP hears

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 »

Oct. 21, 2015

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Don’t let Halloween myths and superstitions trick you

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 »

Oct. 20, 2015

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GOP legislative leaders back limited Medicaid expansion

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 »

Oct. 14, 2015

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The spirit of Halloween takes over Shriners Hospital for Children

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 »

Oct. 14, 2015

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Fighting back after baby’s death, endometrial cancer

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 »

Oct. 14, 2015

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Latest version of Medicaid expansion fails to win House, Senate support

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 »

Oct. 13, 2015

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Hand-held device makes taking X-rays easier and safer

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 »

Oct. 13, 2015

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