Karah Brackin

New CDC study shows Utah kids are not getting enough fruits and vegetables

A new study published by the CDC in February shows most kids in Utah are not getting the recommended nutrition.
13 hours ago
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Ayanna Likens

Why bipolar episodes tend to rise in the spring

The change of seasons can be really hard for people who struggle with their mental health. Winter months can lead to more depression, and the shift to spring can lead to more bipolar episodes.
1 day ago
Almost two months after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed in the town of East Palestine...
Brenda Goodman

Government to step up efforts to monitor health of East Palestine residents, first responders

Almost two months after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed in the town of East Palestine, Ohio, the state Department of Health is preparing to offer blood and urine testing and physical exams to first responders who rushed to fight the blaze.
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Ayanna Likens

How exercise helps with Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease is affecting more and more people across the nation. While there is no cure, one thing is showing promise in improving symptoms.
5 days ago
Larry D. Curtis

Measles confirmed in Salt Lake County, first case since 2017

For the first time since 2017, a measles case has been confirmed in Utah.
5 days ago
Exibit shows Utah's air was a concern as far back as the 1880s....
Jed Boal

Exhibit: Concerns about Utah’s air quality go back to Brigham Young

An online exhibit details Utah’s unique air pollution problem going back to the 1880s when Utahns referred to the winter pollution as “smoke evil” or the “smoke nuisance”. 
6 days ago
Bags of small pills are lined up....
Mike Anderson

Fentanyl use on the rise in Box Elder County

Police in Box Elder County say fentanyl is hitting their community hard as overdoses and deaths have gone up in recent months.
6 days ago
Global Pharma Healthcare recalled Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops, distributed by EzriCare and...
Janelle Chavez

Two additional deaths linked to bacteria in recalled eye drops, CDC says

A rare strain of bacteria found in recalled eye drops has been linked to dozens of infections, as well as cases of vision loss and surgical removal of eyes.
7 days ago
Associated Press

Oklahoma court OK’s abortion to preserve mother’s life

A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a portion of the state’s near total ban on abortion, ruling women have a right to abortion when pregnancy risks their health, not just in a medical emergency.
7 days ago
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis, an inflammatory reaction in the blood vessels, is shown. It's also kno...
Monica Fish, Wealth of Geeks via AP

Don’t let the dreaded ‘Disney rash’ derail your vacation: Experts explain what it is, how to avoid it

What happens when Americans visit a Disney theme park and take 20,000 steps or more a day in hot, humid weather? Many get "Disney rash."
8 days ago
Jason Peck with his sons...
Ayanna Likens

How an outpatient program helped Salt Lake man overcome substance abuse

A Salt Lake man is sharing his story of overcoming opioid use and how Intermountain Health's outpatient program helped him.
12 days ago
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Eliza Pace & Shelby Lofton

Utah high school student has tuberculosis, testing efforts underway

A Utah high school student has been identified with tuberculosis and other students with prolonged contact will be tested. 
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FILE: General view of Rio Tinto Stadium before the Seattle Sounders play Real Salt Lake on March 12...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko

Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals to pay for out-of-state abortions for employees

Real Salt Lake and the Utah Royals teams say they will reimburse employees up to $4,000 if employees seek abortions or other out-of-state medical care that is unavailable in Utah.
14 days ago
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Deanie Wimmer

Former KSL anchor avoids life-changing surgery by learning genetic risk

The country’s largest DNA study, conducted in Utah, shows potential to revolutionize healthcare treatments and costs.
15 days ago
In this photo illustration, Taylor Jane Stimmler, whose had type 1 diabetes since she was a teenage...
Tom Murphy, AP Health Writer

Novo Nordisk plans price cuts for several insulins

Novo Nordisk will start slashing some U.S. insulin prices up to 75% next year, following a path set earlier this month by rival Eli Lilly.
15 days ago
This week on Sunday Edition, Doug Wright sits down with Utah's Lieutenant Governor, Deidre Henderso...

Sunday Edition: Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson and Khosrow Semnani

This week on Sunday Edition, Doug Wright sits down with Utah's Lieutenant Governor, Deidre Henderson and Iranian-American community leader Khosrow Semnani.
15 days ago
Newly approved migraine drug, nasal spray Zavzpret, from Pfizer. (Pfizer via CNN)...
Brenda Goodman

FDA approves new nasal spray to treat migraine headaches in adults, Pfizer says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new nasal spray as a rapid treatment for migraine pain in adults.
19 days ago
Doctors are seeing a higher number of adults under 55 diagnosed with colon cancer. (Jeffrey Gray)...
Ayanna Likens

45 is the new 50 when it comes to colon cancer screenings

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and 45 is the new 50 when it comes to colon cancer screenings.
19 days ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his regularly scheduled morning press conferenc...
Associated Press

Mexican president to US: Fentanyl is your problem

Mexico’s president said Thursday that his country does not produce or consume fentanyl, despite enormous evidence to the contrary.
20 days ago
Ashley Moser

What made the water in Eagle Mountain taste different? Water expert weighs in

Residents in Eagle Mountain have been raising concerns about their drinking water after the city switched to a different well last week.
20 days ago
One of the four Americans who were kidnapped in Mexico last week was traveling for medical tourism,...
Jacqueline Howard and Janelle Chavez

Medical tourism to Mexico is on the rise, but it can come with risks

A growing number of Americans are traveling internationally to seek more affordable medical care, more timely care or access to certain treatments or procedures that are unapproved or unavailable in the U.S.
21 days ago
Devri Granados and her family are sticking to bottled water after Eagle Mountain switched water wel...
Ashley Moser

Eagle Mountain residents report illnesses after city switches to alternate water well

Although Eagle Mountain city officials reassured residents that the water is safe to drink after switching to a different water well last week, Devri Granados and her family are sticking to bottled water.
22 days ago
A birthday wish and a desperate plea for help. A Suwanee teen only has one desire, and that’s to ...
Asia Wilson

Atlanta girl pleads for kidney donor to help dad as birthday wish

A birthday wish and a desperate plea for help. A Suwanee teen only has one desire, and that’s to help her dad find a kidney donor.
23 days ago
Emily Ashcraft

Masks no longer required at Intermountain Health facilities, 3 years after pandemic started

Intermountain Health announced wearing masks will become optional for visitors and patients beginning March 15, following an anticipated decline in respiratory illnesses.
26 days ago

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