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42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records — 42.9 million people — have unpaid medical debts, according to a new...


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Utah 5th healthiest in nation

SALT LAKE CITY — The United Health Foundation has named Utah the 5th healthiest state in the nation, up from number 6 last year. Utah’s strengths...


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Teens healthy in Davis, not so in Weber

The good news for the Top of Utah? Davis County teens are among the healthiest in the state. The bad news? Teens in Weber County are among the least healthy....


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Wellness At Work: Popular But Unproven

If you get health insurance at work, chances are you have some sort of wellness plan, too. But so far there’s no real evidence as to whether these plans work....


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Smartphone app project aims to improve mental health care

Three northern Utah-based healthcare organizations are collaborating on a project that aims to improve outcomes and reduce costs for treating behavioral health...




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Doctors used to get asylum for border children

New York lawyer Brett Stark, who has worked with dozens of unaccompanied Central American children who crossed into the United States in the past year, says getting...


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Q&A: Workers should look closely at options for health coverage

WASHINGTON — The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program covers more than 8 million people, making it the nation’s largest employer-sponsored health...


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New hope for Alzheimer's treatment tempered by earlier failures

NEW YORK — The latest promising Alzheimer’s disease drug trial is causing a burst of excitement for Biogen Idec investors. It may be too early to...


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Fundraiser for Hooper man with rare kidney cancer

HOOPER — Brad Jenkins thought he might have had a seasonal virus so he went to the doctor. Jenkins, 36, of Hooper and the father of three, didn’t...


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Need grows for bone marrow donors

LAYTON — In January of 2013, Todd Cella began experiencing night sweats. Two weeks later he was diagnosed with lymphoma. The 36 year-old owner of Utah...


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