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Tuesday: Health

Urology Pearls: The mystery of the corkscrew hair, Part 2

Here is a recap of my last story: George, 71, lived alone in a trailer park at the edge of a Midwestern town. When his refrigerator’s rubber door seal broke, he taped the door shut and used only the top freezer. He stockpiled on frozen tater tots and ate them in every meal. For months, he had ...

Health Matters: Hidden condition leads to limb loss

It’s that month of the year again, annually we take the time to discuss an issue of great importance. In some form or other, it affects most of us. September is the month to educate the public, to elaborate on the newest research, and honor those fallen victims. The issue of which I speak is ...

Democrats push to retool health care programs for millions

WASHINGTON — Dental work for seniors on Medicare. An end to sky’s-the-limit pricing on prescription drugs. New options for long-term care at home. Coverage for low-income people locked out of Medicaid by ideological battles. Those are just some of the changes to health care that Democrats ...

Students with disabilities hope for ‘new normal’ in class

SALT LAKE CITY — Anna Stephens is a physics and astronomy student at the University of Utah. At first, she hated the idea of attending class remotely last school year. Stephens deals with chronic pain and fatigue. She’s also autistic and has ADHD. “In the past, I had not done well ...

Talk with the Doc: Football history and humor reviewed

We are now into our high school, college, and professional football seasons. Today, let's take a look at the history of football and offer some football humor and jokes as well. The sport we now know in the United States and enjoy watching as football was previously called gridiron football, ...

Health Matters: The art and science of improving body mechanics

How well do you walk? I’m not expecting an answer of course. The question is not only hypothetical, it is also nearly impossible for anyone to say. We rarely get the opportunity to objectively observe our own personal gait type. And how many of us critically assess the intricacies of how well ...