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Social programs enhance physical health through emotional connection. by Susan Lacke Could a conversation a day keep the doctor away? Experts say, yes. Recent research shows emotional isolation is a health hazard for older adults—simply feeling lonely ups the risk of memory loss, strokes and cardiovascular disease. More than 40 percent of people over 60…

Best of FanX 2017 Roundup

We dove headfirst into FanX 2017 this weekend, the cousin of Salt Lake Comic-Con, to bring you all the gloriously nerdy highlights. Even if you haven’t memorized the trivia behind Harry Potter, you’re still bound to appreciate the commitment. Best Skype Encounter: The Master of Marvel himself, Stan Lee, video chatted with hundreds of fans about…

Utah Booze Milestones: Riding the Road to .05

If Gary Herbert needed any more encouragement to sign HB155—which will lower Utah’s blood-alcohol level from 0.08 to 0.05 percent—the hospitality industry gave it to him with a near-empty Rotunda at their “Veto HB155” rally at the Capitol Friday. Despite a week of outraged chatter on social media about the proposal, less than 100 protestors…