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Health care experts said Wednesday they are preparing for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act under President-elect Donald Trump, but when it will happen and what it will look like remains unclear. Austin Bordelon, a local manager …

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  • Experts at the U. warn against overhyping precision medicine
    Though precision medicine offers an exciting opportunity for personalized health care, experts this week cautioned officials against overhyping its im...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah hospitals work to keep up with state’s growing number of non-English speakers
    In any given month, University of Utah Health Care employees can hear 100 different languages spoken in the halls. That’s why it’s so important that t...
    Updated Dec 02 2016 08:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • More Utahns signing up for Obamacare than last year
    Since open enrollment for 2017 health insurance through the Affordable Care Act began about four weeks ago, it seemed to Utah Health Policy Project of...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 06:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah has lowest rate of diabetes in country, report finds
    State health officials say Utah’s high rate of physical activity, coupled with its relatively low obesity rate, explains why a recent national report ...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 09:53 pm   |     |   Share


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    Updated Nov 30 2016 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)   Control panel monitors show participants in the MRI (top), brain scans (lower left), and religious imagery shown to study participants (lower right). Study shows Mormons’ brains light up when they ‘feel the spirit’
    The MRI scan of Auriel Brunsvik Peterson’s brain, taken during a religious experience, was lit up like a Christmas tree. Peterson, 29, has been a devo...
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  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    A. Marc Harrison, the new Intermountain Medical Center CEO, at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. New Intermountain CEO runs with desire to improve
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  • BYU study could lead to better treatment of prostate cancer
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  • Utah abortion rate up slightly, still lower than prior years
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    Updated Nov 25 2016 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Feds to Utah: expect changes to Medicaid expansion plan
    The federal government likely will have some changes to the state’s small-scale Medicaid expansion plan, which currently is awaiting approval. And tha...
    Updated Nov 16 2016 10:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah study: Stress test may not be enough to determine long-term heart attack risk
    A stress test to detect blood vessel blockages in the heart may not be enough to determine if a person with chest pains is free of heart problems, a r...
    Updated Nov 14 2016 10:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah hospitals working to prevent care-associated infections, but some numbers still high
    The number of surgical site infections after hysterectomies at Intermountain Medical Center in 2015 was more than double what was predicted. Of the 30...
    Updated Nov 07 2016 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Stephanie McClure teaches a workshop on healthy relationships, sponsored by Weber State University, Davis Student Services at the WSU Davis Building in Layton in 2015. Weber State, others receiving state funding for sexual violence prevention
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    Updated Nov 03 2016 09:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Parents and children wait in line to get immunization shots at the Junior League CARE Fair in the Horizonte Center in Salt Lake City in July. It’s Utah’s largest free health fair, requiring no appointments or insurance for services such as immunizations, vision, hearing and speech screenings and dental exams. The number of uninsured Utah children dropped to 65,000 in 2015, but the state still ranks poorly compared to others across the country, according to a recent report. Fewer Utah children uninsured in 2015, but state still lagging behind national average
    The number of uninsured Utah children dropped to 65,000 in 2015, but the state still ranks poorly compared with others across the country, according t...
    Updated Nov 01 2016 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kristen Wolfe, a 25-year-old who has Lupus, has purchased insurance on the Affordable Care Act’s health care marketplace for the past two years and plans to do so again for 2017.  Right now, the act prevents individuals with a pre-existing condition from being denied coverage. If that changes, If that changes, she could be left uninsured. ’My out-of-pocket health care costs would ruin me financially,’ she said. ’I can’t even really imagine having Lupus and being uninsured.’ Friday, October 28, 2016. Utahns unsure of future of insurance coverage as ACA enrollment, 2016 election loom
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    Updated Nov 01 2016 10:43 am   |     |   Share
  • (Tetona Dunlap  |  The Associated Press)   Larry and his wife Connie McCauley stand in their home in Twin Falls, Ida., last month. Larry McCauley has lived with a heart transplant for 30 years, 10 years longer than the average adult survival rate. Man defying odds 30 years after heart transplant at University Hospital
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  • Family of Utah man who died at dentist calls for more oversight
    The family of a Utah man who died during a tooth extraction is calling for more oversight for dentists after finding that the state doesn’t track deat...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  | Tribune file photo)   The largest of the two greenhouses at the Realm of Caring facility in Colorado Springs on October 25, 2014. Medical marijuana? What’s the right dosage? Ahead of Utah Legislature, lawmakers focus on research over legalization
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   l-r Patricia Buck, 63, is assisted by Autumn Mitchell during her annual mammography screening at the Breast Care Center at Davis Hospital, October 4, 2016. Buck says she would like to receive a 3D screening, but her health insurance will only cover 2D mammography screenings. The Genius 3D Hologic Mammography machine provides 2D and 3D imaging. The 3D Mammography exams are a more advanced screening option than conventional 2D mammography, providing crisper, more contrasty images that are proven in clinical studies to detect cancer 15 months earlier than regular mammograms  and reduce unnecessary patient recalls. Utah caregivers, patients hope new 3-D tech can make breast cancer easier to catch, prevent
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    Updated Oct 17 2016 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCT. 15-16 AND THEREAFTER - In an Aug. 21, 2016 photo, Steve Bailey wears a mask outside of his house while he attempts to go for a walk around the block with is wife in Provo, Utah. Steve went through the lung transplant for his two children. ’They need their father to live,’ he said.  Steve, who has a rare genetic disorder known as Alpha-1 deficiency, received the lungs only a few months prior after struggling with oxygen tanks and breathing problems for years.  (Sammy Jo Hester/Daily Herald via AP) Utah man with rare lung disease pushes past transplant rejection
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    Updated Oct 10 2016 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mary Beckerle, CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, served on a blue-ribbon panel convened as part of Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer moonshot. Utah’s Mary Beckerle ‘a powerful voice’ on Cancer Moonshot Initiative
    There’s something about Utah’s uncluttered landscape and expansive blue sky that gives Mary Beckerle a sense of mental space. It helps her think, she ...
    Updated Oct 09 2016 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (In a Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 photo, playwright Mary Dickson, whose 2007 play “Exposed” chronicled the effects the above ground nuclear tests had on the downwind population in Utah, speaks at launch event for “Downwinders of Utah Archive” at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The new University of Utah archive about the state’s “downwinders” features oral histories, photographs and newspapers clippings documenting the impact of nuclear testing during the 1950s in Nevada. (Al Hartmann /The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP) University of Utah exhibit shows nuclear testing’s downwind effects
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