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VIDEO: Utahns with Lyme disease frustrated by illness, lack of

LAYTON — When Alyssa Holt was 12 years old, she returned home from girls’ camp in Heber Valley with an unwanted hitchhiker. Attached to her right hip...


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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional...


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Columnist: See Jabba the Hutt run on a treadmill

Not since Jane Fonda has a nation been so captivated by a workout video! In this week’s “Saal in 60 Seconds ... or So” segment, a certain...


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Insurers are cool to anti-obesity drugs, leaving patients to

When the Food and Drug Administration approved Saxenda in December, it became the fourth anti-obesity prescription medication the agency has given the green light...


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Some employers say same-sex couples must wed to get benefits

Until recently, same-sex couples could not legally marry. Now, some are finding they must wed if they want to keep their partner’s job-based health insurance...




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What to expect after surgery

The Centers for Disease Control reports there are 51.4 million surgeries performed each year in the United States. Before undergoing the knife, many patients feel...


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Seeking a second opinion

You’ve been told you need surgery, or you’ve recently been diagnosed with a serious illness. Should you ask for a second opinion? While many people...


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Aging with grace ... no? OK, how about just aging with intention?

When I decided to race my then-11-year-old son after his basketball practice last year, I joined him under the net wearing riding boots, a swing coat and reading...


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Nutritional formulation does well in Alzheimer's study

SALT LAKE CITY – A nutritional formulation has been shown to improve memory and other cognitive abilities for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease....


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New Miss Rodeo Utah's success follows health challenges

MORGAN — The new Miss Rodeo Utah may only be 21 but she’s already learned life lessons normally only achieved by those many times her age. “Life...


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Arizona doctor wages campaign against vaccines

It’s 6:30 p.m. in eastern Arizona, and an energetic doctor who has gained notice due to his disdain for vaccinations has just gotten home. It’s been a...


Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will...