HEALTH

Primary Children’s Hospital to support National Spin to Save Kids! Challenge

Feb 21, 2023, 3:00 PM

Primary Children's telehealth program...

A new telehealth program at Primary Children's Hospital will help keep NICU babies closer to home. The program began during the pandemic. A view of Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. (Courtesy Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital)

(Courtesy Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital)

SALT LAKE CITY — Primary Children’s Hospital is participating in the Spin to Save Kids! Challenge, organized by the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children, I-ACT, this week. 

Salt Lake City doctors and other University of Utah Children’s Hospital staff are heading to the mountains this week to mountain bike, ski, skate and more — all for a cause.

The spin challenge aims to bring attention to the disparities and inequities in children’s pharmaceutical development.

Those who participate select or invent a way to spin. Then, they record themselves for seven to 10 seconds, make a donation and forward the challenge to family and/or friends. 

Doctors and staff will post videos of themselves spinning on various platforms to help raise awareness, according to a press release from I-ACT.

According to the I-ACT webpage,  donations help improve children’s clinical trials to protect kids. 

“Over 75% of the children I care for in the Pediatric ICU are prescribed at least one drug that the FDA does not approve for use in children. That does not mean we do not have any experience using these drugs – we do – but it means no one has done the rigorous studies of dosing, safety, and efficacy that FDA requires,” said Kevin Watt, MD, PhD., who is the chief of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Pediatrics at Primary Children’s Hospital.

The challenge lasts through March of this year. For more information, click here

Related reading:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Health

Image shows a person receiving a measles vaccine, Based on national behavior, measles cases are lik...

Allessandra Harris Gurr

Measles cases likely to pop up in Utah this year, health official says

Measles cases haven't made it to Utah yet but health professionals advise getting vaccinated and watching for symptoms.

39 minutes ago

Marijuana plants grow in a facility in Tooele, Uah....

Heather Peterson

Medical marijuana card numbers spike in Utah

Utah has had a large spike in the number of medical marijuana cards issued to patients over the last few years.

4 hours ago

vape addiction vaping marijuana...

Amie Schaeffer

Talking to teens about marijuana misuse

Gray Matters Utah talks about having conversations with teenagers about marijuana misuse.

5 hours ago

(Canva)...

Michelle Lee

Find greater happiness through joy-filled connections

Let’s Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carla Manly to learn how we can boost happiness through connections.

1 day ago

The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.A Utah cancer researcher says more study is n...

Don Brinkerhoff and Simone Seikaly

Utah cancer researcher says new accelerated aging study needs more examination

A new study says accelerated aging may be linked to early-onset cancer, but a Utah cancer researcher says more investigation is needed.

2 days ago

It's Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Intermountain wants parents to know how to deal with the str...

Devin Oldroyd

How to handle new baby stress

Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital gives advice on how parents can prepare to handle the challenges of caring for a new baby.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

Primary Children’s Hospital to support National Spin to Save Kids! Challenge