Flu season and COVID-19: Here’s how to avoid infections this fall

Kristina Nokes receives a flu shot from Scott Kendall at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Murray on Aug. 7, 2012. Doctors believe this flu season might be a severe one in the U.S. after Australia's season just ended — and with it took 300 lives and caused 1,700 hospitalizations.

Kristina Nokes receives a flu shot from Scott Kendall at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Murray on Aug. 7, 2012. Doctors believe this flu season might be a severe one in the US after Australia’s season just ended — and with it took 300 lives and caused 1,700 hospitalizations. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated read … Read more

COVID raises risk of long-term brain injury, large US study finds

Nurses react as they treat a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital in Britain amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Jan. 20, 2021. People who had COVID-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by the coronavirus.

Nurses react as they treat a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital in Britain amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Jan. 20, 2021. People who had COVID-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by … Read more

US adults should get routine anxiety screening, panel says

A woman looks through a window at a near-empty terminal at an airport in Atlanta, June 1, 2020. An influential health guidelines group says U.S. doctors should regularly screen adults for anxiety. It’s the first time the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended anxiety screening in primary care for adults without symptoms.

A woman looks through a window at a near-empty terminal at an airport in Atlanta, June 1, 2020. An influential health guidelines group says US doctors should regularly screen adults for anxiety. It’s the first time the US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended anxiety screening in primary care for adults without symptoms. (Charlie Riedel, … Read more

Utah mom reflects on radioactive iodine cancer treatment, which has stood test of time

A bottle of multiple doses of radioactive iodine with a pill containing one dose. Radioactive iodine is used to treat thyroid cancers and diseases.

A bottle of multiple doses of radioactive iodine with a pill containing one dose. Radioactive iodine is used to treat thyroid cancers and diseases. (University of Utah Health) Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Shirley Crepeaux was a little hesitant when doctors proposed radioactive iodine as a treatment for her thyroid cancer … Read more

Study finds potential link between daily multivitamin, improved cognition in older adults

Researchers from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston analyzed cognitive function in older adults who took either a cocoa extract supplement, a multivitamin or a placebo every day for three years.

Researchers from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston analyzed cognitive function in older adults who took either a cocoa extract supplement, a multivitamin or a placebo every day for three years. (GetFocusStudio, Shutterstock) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Taking a daily multivitamin might be … Read more

What makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it

Scratching a mosquito bite inflames the skin, and the inflammation makes the skin itch more. Here is what makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it.

Scratching a mosquito bite inflames the skin, and the inflammation makes the skin itch more. Here is what makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it. (Kanachaifoto, Adobe) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes ATLANTA — If you’ve ever been bitten by a mosquito, you know how frustrating their bites can be. The little … Read more

9 keys to living a longer, happy life

Having strong, positive relationships is one key to living longer, experts have said.

Having strong, positive relationships is one key to living longer, experts have said. (Lumos sp, Adobe Stock) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes ATLANTA — Whether it’s pursuing a demanding career, eating better or maintaining friendships, accomplishing the feats we most desire requires a healthy foundation. “The long-term effects of good and bad health habits are … Read more

Here’s how Utah’s universities are gearing up to fight monkeypox as classes resume

A vial containing the monkeypox vaccine is pictured at the Salt Lake Public Health Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 27. With an influx of people coming back to the state for college, here's how Utah's higher education institutions are preparing for the students' return and how the institutions are equipping themselves to handle a monkeypox outbreak.

A vial containing the monkeypox vaccine is pictured at the Salt Lake Public Health Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 27. With an influx of people coming back to the state for college, here’s how Utah’s higher education institutions are preparing for the students’ return and how the institutions are equipping themselves to … Read more

Provo filmmaker fulfilling promise to brother with Down syndrome by making him a movie star

Luke Johnson is making his brother David Johnson a movie star in a buddy comedy highlighting parts of their lives.

Luke Johnson is making his brother David Johnson a movie star in a comedy buddy highlighting parts of their lives. (Jeremy Prusso) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes PROVO—Look out, Jack Black. There’s a new movie star in town named David Johnson, and his slapstick comedy and impeccable comedic timing might just take the world by … Read more

Toro’s pinch-hit single scores 2 in 9th, leads Mariners past Astros 5-4

Mariners Astros Abraham Toro...

HOUSTON (AP) — Abraham Toro pinch-hit for All-Star Julio Rodríguez and delivered a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied past the AL-West leading Houston Astros 5-4 on Saturday night. Mariners 5, Astros 4: Box Score BACK. IN. FOREHEAD. pic.twitter.com/OhDGup7utw —Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 31, 2022 Rodríguez was … Read more