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Harmoni Memmott went through seven months of chemotherapy at Primary Children's Hospital to beat a ...
Ayanna Likens

Tooele 2-year-old beats cancer after receiving care at Primary Children’s

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and one Tooele 2-year-old battled cancer and beat it after treatment at Primary Children's Hospital.
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Woman chooses canned olives in the grocery store. (File photo)...
Brenda Goodman

FDA proposes updates to ‘healthy’ claim on food packages

The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing changes to the nutrition standards that foods must meet before they can carry the "healthy" label on their packages.
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Gabriela Solis prepares a dose of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine at an L.A. County vaccination site ...
AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press

Vaccine appears to protect against monkeypox, CDC says

U.S. public health officials say at-risk people who have received just one dose of the monkeypox vaccine have appeared to be significantly less likely to get sick from the virus. Still, on Wednesday they urged a second dose for full protection. It's the first look public health officials have offered into how the Jynneos vaccine is working against the monkeypox outbreak. The virus is primarily spread among men who have sex with infected men.
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Mike Headrick

3-legged dog gives Utah boy courage to deal with rare genetic disorder

A Utah boy was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition and needed to make a life-altering decision. With the help of a three-legged dog, he was able to do just that.
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Michael Houck

Intermountain Healthcare to rename to Intermountain Health

Intermountain Healthcare will rebrand to Intermountain Health in 2023 to reflect the values of the healthcare provider.
3 days ago
Domestic violence organizations saw a significant increase in request for shelter during the pandem...
Ashley Moser

Advocates encourage victims, perpetrators to seek help as domestic violence increases

Domestic violence organizations saw a significant increase in requests for shelter during the pandemic.
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 09: A pharmacist prepares to administer  COVID-19 vaccine booster sho...
Jed Boal

University Health recommends getting omicron booster and flu shot now

The CDC approved the COVID-19 bivalent boosters that target the most recent omicron variants on September 1. Since then, tens of thousands of Utahns have rolled up their sleeves.
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Jacqueline Howard, CNN

What is rainbow fentanyl? Colorful pills drive new warnings about deadliest drug in the US

Rainbow Fentanyl warnings released by DEA to inform people of the deadly drug made to look like candy as Halloween quickly approaches.
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A group of students touring Alta View Hospital in Sandy. (Mark Less)...
Alex Cabrero

Black Physicians of Utah host Medicine Immersion Day

A local organization is encouraging Utah's Black youth to consider a career field in health and medicine to diversify the medical field.
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Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret N...
Michael Houck

Abortion providers are undeterred after receiving Republican signed cease-and-desist letters

Physicians and abortion providers say the Utah GOP group’s cease-and-desist letter has no real legal standing.
9 days ago
Doctors at Huntsman Cancer Institute have conducted trials for PARP inhibitors to treat ovarian can...
Jed Boal

Drug trial is helping Utah woman beat back ovarian cancer

In the past, women with advanced ovarian cancer did not have a good chance of living five years past diagnosis.
9 days ago
It's almost time to hunt ducks in Utah. (Bridger Felter, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)...
Brooke Williams

Avian flu may threaten birds and dogs this hunting season

SALT LAKE CITY — Avian influenza is threatening many species of birds across Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources cautions hunters to be careful in their practice this season with tips to keep them and their hunting dogs safe. The virus is highly contagious and causes a high mortality among domestic birds like ducks and […]
9 days ago
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 05: Residents wait in line at a DC Health location administering the monkey...
Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com

Monkeypox affecting Latino and Pacific Islander Utahns disproportionately

Monkeypox is impacting Latino and Pacific Islander Utahns at a disproportionate rate.
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Eliza Pace

BYU study shows wearing pedometer increases step count, even without looking at it

PROVO, Utah — A new study found an easy way to increase daily step count: just clip on a pedometer. The study, done by Brigham Young University, shows that wearing a pedometer increases step count, even if users don’t look at it throughout the day. “Humans are hardwired to respond to what is being measured […]
10 days ago
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Karah Brackin

Bountiful school installs new water system after lead scare

Over the summer, St. Olaf Catholic School tested its drinking water as they do every year. This time, though, tests came back showing signs of lead in the water.
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Deblina Chakraborty, CNN

Polio has reemerged in the US. Who should get a polio vaccine now?

After health officials detected poliovirus in the wastewater of five counties in New York, questions start arising, who should be vaccinated?
14 days ago
Bernstein High School in Los Angeles, California. (Google Earth Pro)...
CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Los Angeles police: 4 high school students overdose, 1 dead

A teenage girl died of an apparent overdose at a Los Angeles high school and authorities are investigating three other possible overdoses of teens in the area.
15 days ago
Research Scientist Dr. Margaret Mills sets up an instrument that extracts DNA for Monkeypox virus t...
AP

Monkeypox cases declining in WA, outbreak trajectory unclear

Health officials say Monkeypox cases are decreasing in Washington state, likely because of factors including behavioral change and the vaccination of high-risk communities.
15 days ago
A school classroom with chairs and desks...
Brooke Williams

Project to provide air purifiers in Utah K-12 classrooms

Cleaner air improves student performance, decreases COVID transmission and school absenteeism. New project provides air purifiers for classrooms in Utah.
16 days ago
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Katherine Dillinger, CNN

First US death due to monkeypox confirmed in Los Angeles County

A Los Angeles County resident's death has been attributed to monkeypox, the county Department of Public Health said Monday.
17 days ago
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum on his Cancer M...
ZEKE MILLER and CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press

Biden hopes ending cancer can be a ‘national purpose’ for US

President Joe Biden is urging Americans to come together for a new “national purpose” — his administration’s effort to end cancer “as we know it.”
17 days ago
A Los Angeles County resident's death has been attributed to monkeypox, the county Department of Pu...
Katherine Dillinger, CNN

First US death due to monkeypox confirmed in Los Angeles County

A Los Angeles County resident's death has been attributed to monkeypox, the county Department of Public Health said Monday, the first known death from the virus in the U.S.
18 days ago
SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 30: In this photo illustration, PlanB one-step emergency contracepti...
AMY FORLITI Associated Press

EXPLAINER: ‘Morning after pill’ not always option after rape

Some leaders in states with strict bans on abortion say exceptions for rape or incest victims aren't needed because emergency contraceptives can be used instead. But medical professionals and advocates for rape survivors say that while emergency contraception is a helpful tool, it's not always foolproof, and getting access to these emergency measures in the short time in which they would be effective may not be realistic for someone who has just been assaulted.
19 days ago
Eliza "Liza" Fletcher, 34, a mother of two, was jogging around 4 a.m. on September 2 when a black G...
Shelby Lofton

‘It really, truly scared me’: Utah runners talk safety following Eliza Fletcher’s killing

Utah runners are speaking up about safety following the death of Memphis jogger Eliza Fletcher.
19 days ago
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