Health care

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 »

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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


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


My view: 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


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


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


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


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


My view: 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gov. Herbert: Medicaid expansion efforts won't end

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 »

Oct. 12, 2015


Utah's plan for Medicaid expansion is complicated, misunderstood on many levels

Utah is one of the last states to take a position on Medicaid expansion, and it hasn't been for lack of trying. State leaders have been putting their heads together for three years to come up with... Read more »

Oct. 10, 2015


State responds to Planned Parenthood claims

The state has challenged the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's claims that its constitutional rights were violated by Gov. Gary Herbert's order to cut off federal funding to the organization. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2015


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