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Antibiotic Resistance, A Looming Public Health Threat

26 November 2013
Published in Health

Antibiotics are our main line of defense against bacteria that can make us very sick. But that defense is breaking down as the microorganisms are increasingly becoming resistant to our most effective drugs. How we deal with this threat may determine if we will become at risk of dying from infectious diseases that have been held in check for nearly a century.

Curing Blindness One Eye at a Time

14 October 2013
Published in Health

The cost of removing a cataract - between $2,000-$4000 dollars - is prohibitive for many, leaving them to struggle with a completely curable form of blindness. The Moran Eye Center has started a Charitable Surgery Day, to help restore sight to some Utahns.

Searching the Wild for New Solutions to Cancer

20 May 2013
Published in Health

The animals that live beside us have secrets to tell about the causes and cures for cancer.

Is Lyme Disease in Utah?

21 April 2013
Published in Health

(Audio) Spring is the season for hiking, biking, camping, and for ticks. Lyme disease is the most common tick born disease in the U.S., but is it in Utah?

Advances in Medicine Have Gone to the Dogs

07 April 2013
Published in Life

Advances in veterinary care present new hope for ailing pets, and tough choices for pet owners.

Blog: Do You Want to Live Forever?

28 March 2013

Futurists predict that one day we will upload information from our brains to the cloud, and that the first humans who will live up to 1,000 years old are already among us. Three scienitsts examine these far-out theories, and discuss research in the field of longevity.

What To Do About Utah's Physician Shortage?

14 March 2013

Utah, like many states, is facing a future with too few physicians. In rural communities it is even worse.

How Microbes Help Make Us Human - KCPW

06 March 2013
Published in Health

A Utah microbiologist explains that the microorganisms within us shape our health, development, and the nature of being human.

The Mercury Around Us

21 February 2013

Mercury is a health hazard in Utah but the form that spills out of a broken thermometer is not the problem. In their blog, Women of Water explain.

Building A Bionic Eye

18 February 2013
Published in Technology

A Utah engineer helps develop the first bionic eye approved last week by the FDA.

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