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    HealthFix: Bariatric weight loss surgery and type 2 diabetes

    The prevalence of obesity in the United States is continually increasing, and the rate at which Americans are developing health problems related to excess weight is also on the rise. Type 2 diabetes is a disease often linked with obesity and can be a great cause for concern if left untreated. While some people with type 2 diabetes can gain control of this disease through lifestyle changes, others may see better improvement through weight loss surgery. How bariatric weight loss […]

  • Officials say water now safe to drink in Stansbury Park

    UPDATE: Officials with the Stansbury Park Improvement District said Thursday around 5 p.m. that water samples had been tested and that the water in the area is safe to drink. STANSBURY PARK, Utah – Officials are warning those in Stansbury Park to boil their water before drinking it. The district said five and nine water samples tested positive for coliform bacteria. Coliforms are present in the environment and usually not harmful. However, the presence of the bacteria in drinking water […]

  • Suspect uses forklift to try to steal ATM from So. Utah convention center

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Authorities are searching for a suspect accused of using a forklift to try to steal an ATM from the Dixie Center. According to the St. George Police Department, one of the custodians caught the suspect in the act at about 3:30 a.m. The suspect abandoned the forklift and ran out the front doors when he saw the worker. Police said the employee immediately called authorities. “He wasn’t successful,” said St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain. “He […]

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    What to know about Apple’s new iPad and OS X Yosemite

    Apple unveiled new editions of the iPad and iPad Mini at an event in California Thursday, where it also announced that its new Apple Pay system will launch on Monday, Oct. 20. The new tablets — the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini — both come with TouchID fingerprint sensors, which previously were only available on the iPhone. You can use the TouchID to make purchases online with Apple Pay, though it won’t work at cash registers in stores the […]

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    Sesame Street Muppets teaming up with Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    SALT LAKE CITY – Your favorite characters from Sesame Street will be joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the holiday concert this year. Elmo himself made the announcement Thursday. Broadway star Santino Fontana will also join the group for the Christmas concerts Dec. 12 to Dec. 14 at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Exactly which of Elmo’s friends will be joining will be revealed each week on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s website. This year's Christmas guest artists are […]

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    HealthFix: Enterovirus D68 warning signs and treatment

    Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses, which are thought to be responsible for a spectrum of diseases. EV-D68 is a respiratory illness that can be found in saliva and mucus, so infection tends to spread through coughing, sneezing, or contact with a contaminated surface. Generally, infants, children, and teenagers are at the highest risk of contracting EV-D68. However, adults can be infected with the virus, but their symptoms tend to be mild. What are the […]

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    Health Department: Utah elementary school meningitis case not contagious

    WEST JORDAN, Utah – The Salt Lake County Health Department said the case of bacterial meningitis at a local elementary school is a type that is not contagious. Officials said there is no concern that it could spread to others at the West Jordan school or the public. Health authorities said test results confirmed others are not at risk and don’t need treatment. Wednesday parents with children at Copper Canyon Elementary School received letters about the symptoms to look for […]

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    Father goes to extreme lengths to quiet crying baby, help her fall asleep

    Any parent with a bawling baby can relate. Many would do just about anything to quiet their crying child, especially at bedtime. This father is a prime example. After exhausting all efforts, he crawls into the crib with his daughter. See how the precious scene plays out above.

  • HealthFix: Role of physical activity in preventing illness, injury

    Physical activity is immensely important for an individual’s health and well-being. However, despite all of the benefits, the percentage of physically inactive adults is unbelievably high. Recent studies suggest that engaging in moderate physical activity is beneficial for the primary prevention of chronic diseases, decreases most causes of mortality, and one of the determinants for physical and psychological health. Benefits of regular physical activity Improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness Improved overall strength Reduced depression Improved cognitive function Improved functional health […]

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    News anchor delivers Ebola message everyone needs to hear

    Fox News’ Shepard Smith took a few minutes to give the facts on Ebola Wednesday. But he gave more than that, which you can see in his message above. MORE: Check fox13now.com for the latest local stories  

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    Need extra cash? Amazon is looking to hire 80,000 seasonal workers

    Amazon is boosting the number of extra helpers it relies on to put gifts under the Christmas tree. The company said Thursday it will hire 80,000 seasonal employees this year, up from 70,000 last year. Two years ago, it hired only 50,000. The extra hands will work in the Amazon network of fulfillment and sorting centers, where employees locate, pack and ship millions of orders. Experts are predicting a significant uptick in online shopping this season. The National Retail Federation’s […]

  • HealthFix: Signs and treatment options for colon cancer

    Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine, which is the lower portion of the digestive system. In most cases, colon cancer begins as benign or precancerous clumps of cells called polyps, and over time, those polyps can become cancerous. Unfortunately, a direct cause of colon cancer is not yet clear; however, there are several risk factors including age, family history, inherited syndromes, diet, and lifestyle that do increase your chances of developing colon cancer. It is recommended that people […]

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