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Female meth users greatly at risk for Parkinson's disease

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SALT LAKE CITY — In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting...

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Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals with high infection

In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments to 721 hospitals for having high rates of infections and other patient...


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Utah hospitals restrict visitors due to respiratory illnesses

Davis Hospital and Medical Center, Ogden Regional Medical Center and McKay-Dee Hospital are restricting visitors to help protect against the spread of respiratory...


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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to illness in Utah

WASHINGTON  — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen...


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Utah has at least 1 listeria case in 10-state outbreak

An outbreak of listeria monocytogenes has killed five people and sickened nearly three dozen others in 10 states, including Utah. According to the Centers for...


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Study links autism to air pollution exposure in pregnancy

Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution during their third trimester of pregnancy may be twice as likely to have an autistic child, a study found....




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VIDEO: Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds....


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Female meth users greatly at risk for Parkinson's disease

SALT LAKE CITY — In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times...


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Boomer generation triggers 'silver tsunami' of depression

For more than 40 years, Judy Young and her 75-year-old spouse, Meg Chalmers, shared so much: camping, antiquing, traveling. The retired nurses from Northwood, N.H.,...


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Excessive drinking, holidays, a deadly combination

This year while you’re celebrating the holidays, remember to practice safety when it comes to drinking alcohol. Excessive alcohol use causes 79,000 deaths...


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Dangers of wearing high-heeled boots in the winter

It’s winter and that means women everywhere will be pulling their favorite pair of boots out of the closet. While flat heeled boots are fine, those with high...


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