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A pill for that? Altitude may worsen Utah's suicide rate

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s suicide rate climbed dramatically in 2012, making the state one of the worst in the nation. Why? One factor could be the state’s higher elevation,...

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Thanksgiving is the perfect time to check on grandma's health

(c) 2014, The Washington Post. Sitting around the table at Thanksgiving is an opportunity to take stock of the cognitive health of your elderly relatives, said...


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NY model/restaurateur with Alzheimer's, B. Smith found

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Police on New York’s Long Island say former model and restaurateur B. Smith has been has been found safe, nearly 14 hours after...


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Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

SEVERN, Md. — Alyssa Riggan hasn’t dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years...


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FDA approves controversial painkiller's abuse-deterrent form

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration, which last year faced widespread criticism for approving a powerful painkiller that critics said would be easy...


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Industrial pollution is turning lakes into 'jelly'

As Canadian lakes have become more acidic, they’ve become increasingly dominated by jelly-like plankton that are throwing things out of whack, new research...




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Friendship helps in addressing dementia

OGDEN — When Loren Parsons goes to work with mechanic Jim Roberts, he talks a lot about the same thing. This week, the stories were all about the...


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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent,...


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With World Toilet Day, UN hopes to show global life-saving

LONDON — In a world where more people have mobile phones than toilets, children are among the most vulnerable to contamination from human waste and dirty...


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For a flavorful turkey, heed the butcher's less-salty advice

Venison, Delmonico, heritage breed pork loin, turkey, turkey, turkey, turkey breast, turkey: Each time I fetch one from Wagshal’s Market, butcher Pam Ginsberg...


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Americans typically consume twice as much food on Thanksgiving

This Thursday, the average American will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat. That’s more than twice the calories and three and a half...


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