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If a senior you know is taking 'retirement' literally . . .

Miriam Schottland, 79, can bench press 90 pounds, putting women half her age, including the one writing this story, to shame. It wasn’t always this way....


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Biologics can work wonders, but they're very costly

Mariah Leach felt at the top of her game six years ago. At age 25, she was pursuing a law degree and a master’s in environmental policy at the University of...


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You might as well jump — everyone else does these days

Two years ago, when I was still co-writing The Washington Post’s fitness column, I decided, in honor of the NCAA tournament, to see if I could improve my...


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Simple changes can improve health

OGDEN — We’ve all heard about simple ideas we can implement into our daily lives for better health. But sometimes we forget to put them into...


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Allergies hit Utahns early this year amid heat trend

If it feels like your allergies are kicking in sooner than usual this year, you’re probably right. Doctors have been seeing an increase in the number of...




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Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

GENEVA — By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the deadliest ever recorded. There weren’t enough beds for patients and many...


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More eastern Utah stillbirths reported but cause unclear

SALT LAKE CITY — More stillbirths have been reported in eastern Utah communities with booming gas and oil development, but officials didn’t explain the...


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Tests look for the weak spot in each tumor

When Jen Morey was diagnosed with colon cancer in June 2013, her oncologist began treating her with a chemotherapy usually prescribed for that type of cancer. But...


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What it's like to go on the Internet for the very first time —

Kerstin Wolgers made it through 82 years on this Earth without ever once checking an email, watching a YouTube clip or sending a tweet. But last week, as part of a...


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Gout may provide protection against Alzheimer's disease

Gout is a miserable and common form of inflammatory arthritis that afflicts about 8.5 million people in the United States with sudden, severe pain in knee and toe...


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