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Practicing gratitude could help you live longer, according to new study

Practicing gratitude could help you live longer, according to new study

Taylor Nicioli, CNN  |  Posted July 12 - 4:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Appreciating the little things in life can leave a lasting impact on your health.
Nearly half of adult cancer deaths could be prevented by lifestyle changes, study finds

Nearly half of adult cancer deaths could be prevented by lifestyle changes, study finds

Deidre McPhillips, CNN  |  Posted July 12 - 11:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

About 40% of new cancer cases among adults ages 30 and older in the United States — and nearly half of deaths — could be attributed to preventable risk factors, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society.
Doctors caution against exercise in triple-digit heat as temperatures soar in Salt Lake City

Doctors caution against exercise in triple-digit heat as temperatures soar in Salt Lake City

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 12 - 8:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Amid extreme heat that set new records Thursday, doctors were cautioning that symptoms of heat-related illnesses and heat stroke could set in within a matter of minutes.
Hildale officials order stop to outdoor water use after drinking well found damaged

Hildale officials order stop to outdoor water use after drinking well found damaged

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 11 - 9:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Officials with Hildale notified residents Thursday night to stop outdoor water use effective immediately for "a few days" after damage to a well was discovered.
Tampons contain lead, arsenic and potentially toxic chemicals, studies find

Tampons contain lead, arsenic and potentially toxic chemicals, studies find

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted July 11 - 8:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A small pilot study detected lead in both organic and nonorganic tampons, but further research is needed to determine whether the heavy metals might leach into the body and impact health.
Human case of bubonic plague diagnosed in Colorado

Human case of bubonic plague diagnosed in Colorado

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 10 - 4:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Public health officials in Colorado confirmed a human case of bubonic plague Tuesday, which is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The individual lives in Pueblo County, roughly 100 miles south of Denver.
Specialists say there are benefits to couples sleeping separately

Specialists say there are benefits to couples sleeping separately

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted July 10 - 10:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

Couples who sleep in separate rooms see no lack of intimacy, only higher quality sleep, research finds. Specialists agree there are benefits to sleeping apart, but a sleep evaluation is recommended prior to splitting up.
Tick linked to serious meat, dairy allergies spreading in US

Tick linked to serious meat, dairy allergies spreading in US

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 9 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Public health officials say the threat from an aggressive tick is growing as it spreads in the U.S., carrying the potential for serious disease, as well as meat and dairy allergies.
Early signs of dementia can show in your finances

Early signs of dementia can show in your finances

Jeanne Sahadi, CNN  |  Updated July 9 - 1:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Financial files in disarray. Late payments and last-warning service-cutoff notices. Multiple daily bank withdrawals. Out-of-character purchases.
A rare voice box transplant helped a cancer patient speak again in pioneering study

A rare voice box transplant helped a cancer patient speak again in pioneering study

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted July 9 - 9:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

Transplants of the so-called voice box are extremely rare and normally aren't an option for people with active cancer.
New Alzheimer's drug wins approval after FDA delay

New Alzheimer's drug wins approval after FDA delay

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 8 - 6:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved another drug that slows cognitive and functional decline in people with early symptomatic Alzheimer's disease, including mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia.
Utah man who donated bone marrow to older brother now fights own battle with cancer

Utah man who donated bone marrow to older brother now fights own battle with cancer

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 8:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Brian Laney donated bone marrow with the hope of saving his older brother's life 30 years ago. Laney is now fighting his own battle with cancer.
Supreme Court to hear fight over FDA denial of flavored vape products

Supreme Court to hear fight over FDA denial of flavored vape products

John Kruzel, Reuters  |  Updated July 7 - 9:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's defense of the agency's rejection of applications by two companies to sell flavored vape products that it has determined pose health risks for young consumers.
Mind-controlled prosthetic advances ability to walk more naturally

Mind-controlled prosthetic advances ability to walk more naturally

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 7 - 8:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

The latest innovation in prosthetics us an approach that weds a specific surgical technique with new technology.
Youth group in Idaho getting treatment after possible exposure to bats

Youth group in Idaho getting treatment after possible exposure to bats

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 6 - 6:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Bear River Health Department said a group of young women from Box Elder County were staying at a cabin at Camp Chi-Keena in Soda Springs, Idaho, that was apparently infested with multiple bats.
These ultraprocessed foods may shorten your life, study says

These ultraprocessed foods may shorten your life, study says

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted July 6 - 10:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Eating higher levels of ultraprocessed food may shorten lifespans by more than 10%, according to a new, unpublished study of over 500,000 people whom researchers followed for nearly three decades.
Lehi toddler develops rare and sudden heart condition in Hawaii; neighbors rally support

Lehi toddler develops rare and sudden heart condition in Hawaii; neighbors rally support

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 6 - 7:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

A dream vacation in Hawaii turned into a nightmare for a Lehi family whose toddler is now battling for his life after developing a sudden and rare heart condition.
Diabetes patients on GLP-1s instead of insulin have lower cancer risk, study shows

Diabetes patients on GLP-1s instead of insulin have lower cancer risk, study shows

Maggie Fick, Reuters  |  Posted July 5 - 5:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Patients with type 2 diabetes taking GLP-1 treatments, which include Ozempic, have a lower chance of developing 10 types of obesity-related cancers than those taking insulin and other diabetes drugs, according to a study published on Friday.
New West Valley City health clinic puts focus on Latinos, immigrants, the uninsured

New West Valley City health clinic puts focus on Latinos, immigrants, the uninsured

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Vamos Health, a new private, for-profit West Valley City clinic, is putting a focus on serving Latinos, immigrants and the uninsured via a subscription health care model.
1 in 5 US children have high BMI; panel suggests doctors intervene

1 in 5 US children have high BMI; panel suggests doctors intervene

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 4 - 8:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Amid concern with unhealthy outcomes for children and teens who have high body mass index , a U.S. panel has recommended they receive 26 hours or more of behavioral intervention.
Human bird flu case found in Colorado, fourth in US

Human bird flu case found in Colorado, fourth in US

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 4 - 5:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new human bird flu case in the U.S. has been found further west than in the past, this time in a dairy worker in Colorado. It's the fourth human case of highly pathogenic avian influenza that's been detected related to an outbreak among U.S. dairy cows.
Feast to fiasco: This man warns about dangerous barbecue tool

Feast to fiasco: This man warns about dangerous barbecue tool

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 4 - 4:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some experts suggest not using grill brushes; others say at the very least take great care.
US judge blocks Biden administration rule against gender identity discrimination in health care

US judge blocks Biden administration rule against gender identity discrimination in health care

Brendan Pierson, Reuters  |  Posted July 3 - 12:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

A U.S. judge on Wednesday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a new rule against discrimination on the basis of gender identity in health care.
Colorado reports human case of bird flu

Colorado reports human case of bird flu

Leah Douglas, Reuters  |  Posted July 3 - 12:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Public health officials in Colorado on Wednesday announced an adult man had tested positive for avian flu after reporting mild symptoms, including conjunctivitis, or pink eye.
Burn experts warn of hot surfaces, other heat-related dangers during summer months

Burn experts warn of hot surfaces, other heat-related dangers during summer months

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 2 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The summer heat is great for dipping in the pool and eating a snow cone, but the heat can also quickly add danger during outdoor recreation.
Biden administration tells doctors to provide emergency abortions

Biden administration tells doctors to provide emergency abortions

Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted July 2 - 2:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Democratic Biden administration is telling emergency room doctors they must perform emergency abortions when necessary to save a pregnant woman's health. That's following last week's 6-3 Supreme Court ruling.
FDA warns website over unlawful sale of weight-loss drugs

FDA warns website over unlawful sale of weight-loss drugs

Christy Santhosh, Reuters  |  Posted July 2 - 11:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had warned a website called ozempen.com against unlawfully selling versions of Novo Nordisk's weight-loss drugs.
Intermountain Health has shortest liver transplant wait times in nation, thanks to new tech

Intermountain Health has shortest liver transplant wait times in nation, thanks to new tech

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new 167-pound piece of medical equipment has given Sophie Hansen, a 22-year-old Bountiful woman with an incurable liver disease, a chance to live again.
Why ignoring high temperatures is a big health mistake

Why ignoring high temperatures is a big health mistake

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 29 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Summer is sizzling and experts have been warning about heat domes and other temperature-related dangers. But what does that mean and why so much concern?
5 ways to tap into joy during exercise

5 ways to tap into joy during exercise

Andrea Kane, CNN  |  Posted June 29 - 8:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Think back to when you were a kid and movement was instinctive — and often infused with pure joy.
Keeping track of men's mental health

Keeping track of men's mental health

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 29 - 1:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

A woman shares her story of losing her boyfriend to suicide and asks everyone to support their male loved ones.
A mother's love: Utah mom steps in to carry baby after daughter no longer can

A mother's love: Utah mom steps in to carry baby after daughter no longer can

Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 28 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

One year ago, Sadie Harris almost died from a serious infection she got following the birth of her first baby. Now, her mom is carrying her next baby.
CDC recommending updated vaccines for COVID, flu in fall

CDC recommending updated vaccines for COVID, flu in fall

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 28 - 5:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that both updated influenza and COVID-19 vaccines be part of the vaccination plan that people adopt come fall and winter.
Olympian Apolo Ohno's reinvention includes breaking down stigma of mental illness

Olympian Apolo Ohno's reinvention includes breaking down stigma of mental illness

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 28 - 10:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Three-time Olympian Apolo Ohno was in Salt Lake City as the keynote speaker of the concluding event of Stop Stigma Together, a three-day national summit on the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance use disorders.
US charges 193 people in $2.75B health care fraud bust

US charges 193 people in $2.75B health care fraud bust

Andrew Goudsward and Tyler Clifford, Reuters  |  Posted June 27 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Justice Department has criminally charged 193 people, including 76 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, with participating in health care fraud schemes worth $2.75 billion, the agency said on Thursday.
New Primary Children's Hospital facility is one step closer to completion

New Primary Children's Hospital facility is one step closer to completion

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 26 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Medical providers, staff, and construction executives cheered the raising of the final beam on the soon-to-be Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Center on Wednesday.
US Supreme Court poised to permit emergency abortions in Idaho, Bloomberg reports

US Supreme Court poised to permit emergency abortions in Idaho, Bloomberg reports

John Kruzel and Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Updated June 26 - 2:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to allow — for now — abortions to be performed in Idaho in cases of medical emergencies for pregnant women, according to an apparent draft ruling in the case that a spokesperson said was inadvertently and briefly uploaded to the court's website.
Women have become less likely to get birth control in states restricting abortion, study finds

Women have become less likely to get birth control in states restricting abortion, study finds

Deidre McPhillips, CNN  |  Posted June 26 - 12:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Women in states with the most restrictive abortion laws have also become less likely to access prescription birth control, a new study suggests.
FDA warns breadmaker not to claim foods contain allergens when they don't

FDA warns breadmaker not to claim foods contain allergens when they don't

Jonel Aleccia, Associated Press   |  Updated June 26 - 6:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

Federal food safety regulators said Tuesday that they have warned a top U.S. bakery to stop using labels that say its products contain potentially dangerous allergens when they don't.
Boil order continues for Washington County community after E. coli found

Boil order continues for Washington County community after E. coli found

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated June 25 - 5:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

A boil order was issued for the Diamond Valley community near St. George after E. coli bacteria were found, according to the Diamond Valley Acres Water Company.
New central Utah crisis center will be 'life-changing' for those struggling with opioids

New central Utah crisis center will be 'life-changing' for those struggling with opioids

Britt Johnson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 25 - 4:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

An area of Utah struggling with opioid overdose deaths is getting help as a new crisis center opens in central Utah.
Finland to start bird flu vaccinations for humans, in world first

Finland to start bird flu vaccinations for humans, in world first

Essi Lehto and Louise Rasmussen, Reuters  |  Posted June 25 - 9:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

Finland plans to offer preemptive bird flu vaccination as soon as next week to some workers with exposure to animals, health authorities said on Tuesday, making it the first country in the world to do so.
FDA warns company selling products with human fecal matter without approval

FDA warns company selling products with human fecal matter without approval

Alex Arsenych, CNN  |  Posted June 24 - 7:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to a company appearing to sell products containing human fecal matter without approval from the agency.
New autism treatment center to open in Ogden

New autism treatment center to open in Ogden

Britt Johnson and Emma Keddington, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 24 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new Ogden center will offer a wide range of services like therapy for treating those with autism, including allowing kids to connect with other children who they can relate to.
Salt Lake County Library offers free period products at all branches

Salt Lake County Library offers free period products at all branches

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 7:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

All 18 branches of the county library system now provide free tampons and pads in women's and unisex restrooms, and Baker says this change makes the difference between patrons staying to utilize library services or going home.
'Nothing about us without us': 3 bring lived experiences to new Utah health commission

'Nothing about us without us': 3 bring lived experiences to new Utah health commission

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 9:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Meet three Utahns appointed to bring their lived experience to new Utah Behavioral Health Commission. They were confirmed by the Utah Senate this week.
WHO issues warnings on fake diabetes and weight-loss drugs

WHO issues warnings on fake diabetes and weight-loss drugs

Kanjyik Ghosh, Reuters  |  Posted June 23 - 5:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

The World Health Organization on Thursday issued warnings on falsified semaglutides used in diabetes and weight-loss drugs in light of three altered batches of products detected in Brazil, the U.K. and the United States.
New faith-based volunteer clinic provides pregnancy care for women in crisis

New faith-based volunteer clinic provides pregnancy care for women in crisis

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 23 - 11:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

A new clinic catering to women with an unplanned pregnancy recently opened in Idaho Falls.
Grilling safety a top priority to fire officials as Utah heads into summer season

Grilling safety a top priority to fire officials as Utah heads into summer season

Allessandra Harris Gurr, KSL NewsRadio   |  Posted June 22 - 7:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Heading into the summer with sometimes triple-digit temperature highs, now is more important than ever to practice grilling safety when cooking outside.
Stay safe while hiking in the heat by following this advice from experts

Stay safe while hiking in the heat by following this advice from experts

Melanie Radzicki McManus, CNN  |  Posted June 22 - 4:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

With summer officially here, many people are excited to go hiking along their favorite local trails or tackle an out-of-town bucket-list hike. But before you grab your backpack and race out the door, hiking and safety officials urge caution.
Appeals court does not block US mandate to cover cancer screenings, HIV drugs

Appeals court does not block US mandate to cover cancer screenings, HIV drugs

Brendan Pierson, Reuters  |  Posted June 22 - 11:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

A U.S. appeals court on Friday refused to block a federal mandate requiring health insurers to cover preventive care services like cancer screenings and HIV-preventing medication at no extra cost to patients but ruled against the government on a key legal issue that leaves the mandate's future in doubt.
Experts urge parents to talk to their kids about marijuana

Experts urge parents to talk to their kids about marijuana

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 22 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nearly half of the states allow legal recreational use of marijuana. It sends a mixed message to kids about the dangers of marijuana to their still-developing brains. This is where parents can get involved.
Micropreemie born to Idaho couple at 26 weeks is fighting for his life

Micropreemie born to Idaho couple at 26 weeks is fighting for his life

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 21 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho family has a long road ahead of them after their son was born at 26 weeks and three days, weighing only 1 pound, 10 ounces.
'This is medicine for me': A Utah man is battling Parkinson's with boxing

'This is medicine for me': A Utah man is battling Parkinson's with boxing

Emma Benson and Michael Houck, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 21 - 9:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

An interactive class is helping those effected by Parkinson's disease by keeping them active with boxing.
Primary Children's Hospital urging caregivers to never leave children in the car

Primary Children's Hospital urging caregivers to never leave children in the car

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A child's body temperature can rise three to five times faster than an adult's, which is why Primary Children's Hospital says it's so important children not be left inside cars during the summer months.
Utah's economy strong over past year, report says

Utah's economy strong over past year, report says

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 5:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's economy has been strong over the last year, adding a cumulative 38,100 jobs since May 2023.
What Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says about the origins of COVID-19

What Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says about the origins of COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 20 - 7:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sen. Mitt Romney called for an end to funding gain of function research during a contentious Senate hearing Tuesday on the origins of COVID-19.
DOJ says Utah violates civil rights by 'segregating' adults with intellectual disabilities

DOJ says Utah violates civil rights by 'segregating' adults with intellectual disabilities

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 9:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Department of Justice investigation found Utah in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by "segregating" adults with disabilities in employment and day services.
Primary Children's is expanding behavioral health care with new $96M Taylorsville campus

Primary Children's is expanding behavioral health care with new $96M Taylorsville campus

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Primary Children's Hospital announced an expansion of its behavioral health services Monday. A new Taylorsville facility is designed to include families in helping more children.