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Krystie DeMello was hospitalized recently after dealing with a UTI for five months. She says this i...
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Intermountain Healthcare introduces Long COVID Navigation Program hotline

Some studies estimate more than 100 million people who had COVID-19 have or continue to have prolonged symptoms lasting months, and in some cases years. These chronic symptoms can be life altering, which is why Intermountain Healthcare is getting creative about their care. One Cedar City woman is sharing her story.
5 months ago
Karen Hayes holds her newborn twin babies after giving birth six years ago. Photo Courtesy of Karen...
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Why one Utah mother believes all postpartum women should go to physical therapy

One Utah mother wishes the help she got was standard practice of care for every postpartum woman.
5 months ago
Jesus Moreno was diagnosed with colon cancer in October 2020. He went through six months of chemoth...
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Study: Colon Cancer on the rise in young Hispanic American adults

About 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer in the U.S. every year. Recent studies show this deadly disease hits certain demographics harder than others. That's why one Utah man is sharing his story.
6 months ago
Lee-Ann Luke gathers with two of her ten children, Ruth and Zane, at the headstone of her youngest ...
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Herriman mother warns others about the danger of fentanyl after losing her son

Fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths have risen dramatically through the pandemic. One Herriman mother who lost her son is now pleading with others to be aware of the danger.
6 months ago
In 2021 Jessica Renfeldt spent 123 days in the hospital between waiting for and receiving a heart t...
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Heart disease is on the rise for women during the pandemic

Recent studies show more women are at risk for increased heart disease during the pandemic. It's a sobering reminder this February, during National Heart Health Month. One Sandy woman is making her heart health a priority after battling a blood cancer that put her into heart failure.
6 months ago
Brandon Rawlings poses with his wife after finishing a race. He says he relies on running to stay i...
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How to start exercising safely again after having COVID-19

Hundreds of thousands of Utahns have now had COVID-19, and though for many amateur athletes it may be tempting to train like an Olympian, doctors say now is not the time. One Utah runner shared his experience after contracting the Delta variant last fall.
6 months ago
Hannah Soar, an Olympic women’s mogul skier, trained in Murray at Intermountain Healthcare’s TO...
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Olympic Mogul Skier Hannah Soar trains at Intermountain Healthcare’s Sports Science Lab 

22-year-old Hannah Soar is making her Olympic debut this year as a U.S. women’s mogul skier. 
7 months ago
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Intermountain’s HerediGene population study highlights genetic underpinnings behind vertigo

Because of vertigo, for Stephanie Nay, everyday tasks like driving became nearly impossible two and a half years ago.
7 months ago
Bella Staker, age 6, got type 1 diabetes a few days after contracting COVID-19. (KSL TV)...
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CDC study: Diabetes may be more likely for some kids recovering from COVID-19  

There's a worrisome trend among some kids recovering from COVID-19. Kids who've had the virus appear to have an increased risk of getting both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  
7 months ago
Celeste Allred of Orem finds a schedule of regular, sensible fasting improves her overall health. ...
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Study: Sensible intermittent fasting can be good for heart health 

Have you ever wondered how effective intermittent fasting is? The hot dieting trend may have health benefits far beyond weight loss, according to researchers.  
7 months ago
Michelle Mooney hopes to start a home crafting business customizing mugs, T-shirts and hats. (KSL T...
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How SMART can help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions 

Do you feel like you're already falling short on New Year's resolutions? You're in good company. One in three Utahns won't keep those goals past the end of January, experts said.
7 months ago
RSV hit the Morgan family earlier this month, resulting in weeks of sickness and a lot of isolation...
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RSV spikes in Utah: How to prevent it 

There’s another respiratory illness that’s spiking in Utah. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can be especially hard on babies and senior citizens.
8 months ago
Audra Post, R.N., collects Sub for Santa gifts and unites fellow staff in the emergency department ...
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Utah nurse: ‘It’s what fills my cup,’ working extra shifts, uniting staff during COVID-19 

As the pandemic rages on, frontline health care workers have braved new obstacles. A nurse at a rural Utah Hospital has gone above and beyond to motivate and uplift her coworkers.  
8 months ago
Marion McClellan enjoys ‘mom week’ every holiday season, when she gives herself time to relax a...
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How to mentally survive the holidays 

Last year, the pandemic resulted in a much quieter holiday season — for many, an unexpected silver lining with less stress and anxiety. But the busy calendar is back and COVID-19 is still here. A Utah psychiatrist explained how to stay healthy mentally and emotionally this season. 
8 months ago
The Window Rock formation is illuminated on March 17 in Window Rock, Arizona during an event to rem...
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Frontline health care workers of color bridge racial gap in time of COVID-19

Lack of trust and access to services has caused devastation during COVID-19 for Utah's communities of color.  
8 months ago
Mary Ramirez uses yoga to help her relieve stress. (KSL TV)...
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The holidays are a peak time for heart attacks  

The holiday season can lead to an unwanted health risk. Heart attacks peak in December and January.
9 months ago
Bridger Bateman checks Brian Smith’s blood sugar as part of his daily care....
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Home care patient says nurse is ‘friend who will always be there’

During the pandemic, many have expressed thanks to frontline caregivers at hospitals and clinics. But there are 2 million health care workers in the U.S. whose work isn’t quite as visible.
9 months ago
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Utah mom: ‘We were gonna lose him,’ after son had MIS-C

Doctors at Primary Children's Hospital are co-leading a national study about a serious condition some kids get from COVID-19.  
9 months ago
Courtney Wightman sniffs essential oils daily to help her regain her sense of smell and taste after...
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Utah doctor: Smell therapy helps COVID-19 patients regain sense of smell, taste 

Lack of smell and taste are some of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 and have affected up to 85% of patients, according to the National Institutes of Health. For some, those symptoms have lingered for months but a new therapy is showing promise. 
9 months ago
Senior patient looking at camera with doctor on background...
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Falls can cause serious injury, doctors say. Here’s how to prevent them.

Falls are a leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions for people 65 and older. They often result in a lengthy recovery. An Intermountain emergency room doctor explained how to prevent them.
10 months ago
Rachel Johnson says her kids have a metabolic disorder and COVID-19 is a serious threat to them. (K...
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Utah doctor: COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children 

The Food and Drug Administration approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 and recommended emergency use authorization. It could be available as soon as next week. A Utah pediatrician explains what parents should know. 
10 months ago
Erica Jensen wants to give her kids a fun Halloween like she had growing up. But she also hopes to ...
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Taking precautions for kids can lower exposure risk to COVID-19 this Halloween

Doctors say by following safe Halloween strategies, kids can still have fun while being protected from the virus. 
10 months ago
Arielle Melen is among the first class of students at the University of Utah College of Medicine fo...
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Intermountain, University of Utah team up to keep communities healthy through prevention

They're training the next generation of physicians in population health, keeping people and communities healthy through prevention.
10 months ago
Rodney Henderson is now cancer free after receiving CAR T-cell therapy, a newer and growing therapy...
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New treatment helps cancer patient find success

A growing treatment is finding success in the fight against cancer. Doctors say it helps a patient's own immune cells recognize and attack the disease. The procedure made all the difference for a Utah man.
10 months ago
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