Wendy Leonard works as a reporter for the Deseret News, and while her daily duties are dictated by breaking news, she currently focuses on writing about issues involving health care, medicine and transportation. She began her journalism career at Weber State University and has been working at the Deseret News since 2004. Leonard loves meeting new people and telling their stories through her writing, as well as educating the public on issues that affect the community. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and photography and is nationally and locally licensed as a pharmacy technician. She served an LDS mission to Hong Kong, where she learned to speak Cantonese, and has visited 46 of the 50 states, as well as a handful of places outside of the U.S.
Aug 4, 2019 1:38 am MDTUtah's Harmons pharmacies offer patient health screenings, prescriptions for certain treatments Harmons Neighborhood Grocer pharmacies now offer on-the-spot screenings and prescription treatment for cold sores, strep throat, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, as well as birth control.
Aug 1, 2019 2:40 pm MDTUtah offers immediate, paid treatment for opiate addiction with revolutionary program University of Utah Health is partnering with Utah's Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to save the lives of opioid addicts and offer them immediate treatment, starting at the emergency room.
Jul 13, 2019 6:48 pm MDTUtah fund is helping to save millions by providing intense physical therapy soon after traumatic injury A Utah lawmaker is aiming at growing the state fund to cover much-needed therapy for adults who suffer spinal cord and brain injury, as well as children born with certain neurological conditions.
Jul 10, 2019 12:28 pm MDTUtahn testifies before Congress, pleads to preserve the Affordable Care Act Paul Gibbs, of West Valley City, was one of four patient advocates who spoke to members of Congress on Wednesday about preserving the protections the Affordable Care Act provides to millions of Americans.
Jul 7, 2019 6:00 pm MDTNon-healing leg ulcers slowed a Utah horse-lover way down — until a new procedure eliminated pain More than 30 million Americans have chronic venous insufficiency. It is more common than heart disease, yet many don't even know they have it. If untreated, it can lead to painful complications.