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Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed.
Great reads from the wellness beat to keep you and your family empowered, inspired and well-informed.
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Here are today's top stories on the wellness beat, compiled with the health and safety of your family in mind.

For analysis of new research, insights into the work of wellness reporter Kelsey Dallas and more great articles, follow the Facebook page "I Love Being Healthy."

Physical health

Skyrocketing drug prices leave cures out of reach for some patients, USA Today

Science fair winner designs device to cut virus spread on planes, NPR

'Exceptional responders' to cancer drugs draw scrutiny from scientists, The Washington Post

Mental well-being

Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 campaign issue, Deseret News National

The science behind why the return trip always feels shorter than the trip there, The Washington Post

Should we pay people to quit smoking?, Deseret News National

Spiritual wholeness

Pilgrimage to peace and gratitude, Savage Pacer

Funeral homes increasingly using dogs to comfort mourners, Associated Press

A photographer addicted to telling the story of marijuana, National Geographic

Email: kdallas@deseretnews.com Twitter: @kelsey_dallas