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New study suggests the more chocolate you eat, the lower your

Ahh, chocolate. There probably isn’t a more magical ingredient on earth than the sweet, dark brown flavoring used for more than 3,000 years. Today most...


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Doctor to parents: Kids shouldn't be heavier than I am

All right, parents, it’s time for a change. Childhood obesity is a very real problem, and I’ve seen plenty of examples among my patients: a 4-year-old...


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$300M proposed to research Alzheimer's cure

  SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is applauding a proposed $300 million increase for Alzheimer’s...


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Quiz reveals your odds of living another 5 years

What is your risk of dying in the next five years? A pair of Swedish researchers have created a short questionnaire that may provide an answer. To understand how...


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'You are not alone' in coping with postpartum depression, Ogden

OGDEN - As a new mother, Avery Furlong was afraid to tell anyone about the dark thoughts gathering in her mind. Hearing her infant son cry make her shake with fear....




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Is this normal, or am I sick?

From More magazine: You get a random cough, a pain, a twitch. Is it a symptom of something you should worry about? For its June issue, More magazine queried...


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The foods her mother needs most are foods she fears most

It was June; it was my birthday. My mother had given me a gift certificate to have my highlights done at her favorite Manhattan salon. “What did your father...


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May I switch plans if my doctor leaves?

This week I addressed a grab bag of questions related to hearing aids, doctors who drop out of a plan midyear and what happens if you receive subsidies for exchange...


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Health mystery: Why was his foot numb?

The test had become something of an annual ritual. Every year beginning when he turned 45, Thomas Clark Semmes, an IT consultant for the federal government, would...


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Want to do 'The Climb'? Here's how to sign up

The annual Climb Out of the Darkness to heighten awareness of postpartum depression will take place Saturday, June 20. Walkers will gather at 9 a.m. at Beus Pond,...


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Kidney dialysis patient chugging along at age 60

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