An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research — his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.
Health care providers often tell patients to start exercising, but unlike popping a pill, it takes some encouragement to get started. Intermountain LiVe Well centers are providing that motivation by combining doctor's offices with fitness centers.
Schools are often like community centers — a gathering place for families. A unique community clinic in Provo is showing what a small, devoted group of health professionals can do to keep Utah County families healthy.
There's a growing effort to help decrease the number of opioid-related deaths in Utah. Efforts are being emphasized in Weber County, where there are twice as many prescription drug-related deaths than the rest of the state.
A video game invented by a University of Utah student is undergoing clinical trials at the John A. Moran Eye Center and is in the process of approval from the FDA for use as a diagnostic tool for lazy eye.