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Paul Nelson

Researchers believe ‘omicron’ variant will be in Utah, sooner or later

SALT LAKE CITY – Health officials in Utah say they’re keeping a close eye on the new COVID variant (omicron variant) coming out of South Africa, but how worried should we be in the Beehive State?  Researchers say it’s likely going to come to Utah, the real question is “when?” Omicron variant Officials with the […]
7 hours ago
People gather in Waukesha's Cutler Park for a candlelight vigil  for those affected by the Waukesha...
The Associated Press

World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant

The world races to contain a new COVID variant, possibly more dangerous than one before.
8 hours ago
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Karilyn Frazier

Festival of Trees returns to help children’s health and local hospital

Festival of Trees returns with the primary focus of supporting children's health.
12 hours ago
FILE: Joggers enjoy the sunshine while exercising in Federal Heights area of Salt Lake City. Photo ...
Adam Small

Planning on fasting? BYU study shows a workout can jump start success

The BYU study found that a workout before fasting will get your body into the ketosis phase more quickly.
14 hours ago
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Jacqueline Howard, CNN

Newly discovered COVID variant is ‘red flag’ but US needs to learn more, Fauci says

"There's no indication" the new strain is here -- and US scientists are working closely with South Africa to learn more about the COVID-19 variant.
17 hours ago
Holiday parties...
Curt Gresseth

In recovery? Have a plan for holiday parties, says Project Recovery host

How to exit holiday parties and taking a sober buddy are two examples of how an addict in recovery can navigate through the good cheer.
2 days ago
Intermountain Healthcare Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Brandon Webb delivers virtual community C...
Nick Wyatt

Intermountain Healthcare urges caution ahead of Thanksgiving gatherings

Smaller Thanksgiving gatherings are included in the Intermountain caution and skipping the family get-together altogether if you're sick.
2 days ago
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Paul Nelson and Jacob Rueda

Experts say food waste spikes over Thanksgiving weekend

Food analysts are asking us to be more mindful of Thanksgiving food waste. They say Americans waste a lot more food than people may realize.
3 days ago
GRIMSBY, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: District nurse Rebecca McKenzie (R), wearing personal protective equipm...
Paul Nelson

Advocacy group claims an ’emergency’ shortage of home health workers

One patients’ rights group says Utah has an emergency shortage of home care workers. They want the state to address the labor shortage.
3 days ago
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Eliza Craig

How to avoid overeating this Thanksgiving

Many are gearing up for the big meal on Thanksgiving. A dietician offers tips to listen to your body and avoid overeating this holiday.
4 days ago
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Colby Walker

Utah Attorney General tests positive for COVID-19

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has tested positive for COVID-19. 
5 days ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media before a bill signing Thurs...
ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press

GOP embraces natural immunity as substitute for vaccines

Florida wrote natural immunity into state law this week as GOP lawmakers elsewhere are pushing similar measures to sidestep vaccine mandates.
6 days ago
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Lindsay Aerts

Utah couple plead with Congress to pass ALS legislation

A Utah couple is pleading with Congress to pass ALS legislation to help slow down the disease.
7 days ago
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Heather Kelly

Nearly a third of unvaccinated workers say they might lie to keep their jobs

PROVO — A new survey from Qualtrics finds 28% of unvaccinated workers are considering lying or forging documents in order to keep their jobs. “What that suggests is organizations are going to have to start verifying documentation people are providing is actually legitimate evidence of vaccination status,” said Sydney Heimbrock, chief industry advisor for government […]
7 days ago
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LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press

US expands COVID boosters to all adults, final hurdle ahead

Pfizer and Moderna say U.S. regulators have opened up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, letting them choose another dose of either vaccine. The move expands the government’s booster campaign to shore up protection and get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that may worsen with the holidays.
8 days ago
(Gov. Spencer Cox, at podium, speaking about the new Utah Sustainable Health Collective.  Photo: Pa...
Paul Nelson

Gov. Cox announces new ‘collaborative’ to slow the rising costs of health care

SALT LAKE CITY – The governor is calling on Utahns to help the state government find ways to keep the rising costs of health care down.  The state is forming a new group designed to find strategies to improve health care while keeping premiums from skyrocketing.  Doctors who spoke with Governor Spencer Cox at the […]
8 days ago
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Eliza Craig

Gov. Cox announces booster shots open to all

During a press conference Thursday morning Gov. Cox announced booster shots are available to almost everyone in Utah starting Friday.
9 days ago
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Travis Caldwell, CNN

Disney cruises will require passengers ages 5 and up to be vaccinated starting in January

Disney Cruise Line announced that all passengers ages 5 and up must be vaccinated against Covid-19 beginning in January
9 days ago
Coronavirus spreads in animals...
Maggie Fox, CNN

Coronavirus in deer, other animals, causes concern about future pandemics

People are the likely source, but that doesn't mean the virus can't evolve among these animals and researchers worry about what this spread means for future pandemics.
10 days ago
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Paul Nelson and Heather Kelly

Davis School District will investigate suicide of autistic girl

The Davis School District announced it is taking more steps to investigate the suicide of a 10-year-old girl.
10 days ago
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Curt Gresseth

US eliminated rubella (and other diseases), why not COVID-19?

The United States has a successful track record of preventing serious diseases, thanks to vaccines, yet for the COVID-19 vaccine, resistance is still thriving and driving hospitalizations up.
10 days ago
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Amber Gentry

COVID 19 testing in Utah now easier with more hours and locations

Those who need COVID testing in Utah now have more hours, locations, and testing options all across the state. No appointment is needed. 
10 days ago
Pfizer vaccine. Photo: Canva...
MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer

Pfizer signs on to let other companies make its experimental COVID-19 pill

Pfizer has signed an agreement to allow other companies in 95 countries to make the experimental COVID-19 antiviral pill.
11 days ago
FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in ...
Paul Nelson

Health officials see a high number of young kids getting COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine has been available to kids ages 5-11 for just over a week, UDOH reports 36,774 kids in that age group have received at least one dose.
11 days ago

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