Health

Demonstrators in support of trans rights gathered outside the Utah Capitol in early 2024. (Aimee Co...
Aimee Cobabe

High court decision may impact transgender-related medical treatment for Utah minors

The Supreme Court will hear a Tennessee case arguing that a ban on all medical treatments prescribed to help minors transition is unconstitutional.
17 hours ago
FILE - A number of 5-mg pills of Oxycodone are displayed on June 17, 2019. Data released Tuesday, S...
Britt Johnson

New Central Utah crisis center will be “life-changing” for those struggling with opioids

An area of Utah struggling with opioid overdose deaths is getting help as a new crisis center opens in Central Utah. 
1 day ago
The new ABS Kids center in Ogden will provide therapeutic services to children with autism in Utah....
Britt Johnson and Emma Keddington

Autism rates are surging in Utah, new treatment center to open in Ogden

1 in 36 children are diagnosed with autism in Utah. ABS Kids, a therapeutic center, is adding an Ogden location to keep up with treatment demand.
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Michelle Lee

Don’t skip the sunscreen before heading outside!

Let’s Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Dr. Dekker Deacon with the Huntsman Cancer Institute to learn all about sunscreen products.
2 days ago
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Curt Gresseth

Utah lawmaker talks about his work to shield kids from social media

State Sen. Mike McKell discusses the legislation he has sponsored to undo the harm to Utah children from social media.
4 days ago
donating platelets at the American Red Cross on April 12, 2023. Murray facility approved for cold-s...
Heather Peterson

New platelet storage program could save lives, Red Cross says

The American Red Cross has secured new funding to support their new cold-storage platelet program. They say being able to extend the shelf-life from five days to 14 could be a life-saving matter. 
5 days ago
Katy Welkie, vice president of Intermountain and CEO of Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital, ...
Eric Cabrera, Amie Schaeffer

Intermountain Health to open behavioral health center in Taylorsville

Intermountain Health is expanding its behavioral health services. A new center for children and teens will open in Taylorsville in 2025.
8 days ago
A hand is surrounded by blue surgical napkins as two other gloved hands operate on it during a carp...
Mariah Maynes

Utah Hand Center celebrates milestone in carpal tunnel surgeries

The Utah Hand Center said that is has become the first U.S. provider of orthopedic care to complete 3,000 successful carpal tunnel surgeries.
8 days ago
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Michelle Lee

Foods and drinks linked to anxiety

Let’s Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Health Educator Dr. Julie Gatza to learn how we can reduce anxiety with foods and drinks.
9 days ago
The Foundation’s 38-foot RV, customized with two private exam rooms, will travel around the count...
CARLYSLE PRICE, KSL TV

Free skin cancer screening program visits Park City

Local dermatologists will provide free full-body skin cancer screenings in Park City in an RV meant just to check patients.
10 days ago
Johnson & Johnson brand baby powder, one of several products at the center of lawsuits against the ...
Kyle Remund

State of Utah reaches settlement with Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson will be giving Utah and many other states a massive payout due to deceptive marketing practices for talc-based products.
12 days ago
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Heather Peterson

Program connects those who struggle with mental health to employers

SALT LAKE CITY — A sector of Utah’s Department of Health and Human Services is connecting those who struggle with mental illnesses with employers, to aid in their recovery. With Individual Placement and Support (IPS) offices across the state, they help those who have suffered from mental health crises or a co-occurring substance use disorder, […]
13 days ago
Orem resident Georgia Burt Presnell celebrated her 105th birthday on Friday. (Emma Everett Johnson)...
Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com

Orem resident turns 105, has some advice for young people

"I don't feel 105, but I look it," she joked, addressing a crowd of family and friends who were there to celebrate her.
17 days ago
Adam Benicosa next to his mail truck...
Jessica Lowell

Mailman considered a hero after helping a woman who fell

A Roy mailman is being considered a mailman hero after helping a woman who fell while attempting to pull a weed in her yard.
18 days ago
Twenty-three-year-old Brigham Young University student Jack Walker, has been active his entire life...
Britt Johnson

“Diving intervention”: BYU student survives, recovers after suffering heart attack at marathon

A 23-year-old BYU student suffered a heart attack this weekend at the Utah Valley Marathon. He called his survival "divine intervention"
19 days ago
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Mariah Maynes

University of Utah Hospital to provide employee parking stipends

According to the University of Utah, it will begin providing parking stipends to employees who work on its main hospital campus on July 1.
21 days ago
FILE: From June 1 through 7, The American Red Cross of Utah is recognizing the 17th anniversary of ...
KARAH BRACKIN, KSL TV

Red Cross encourages everyone to learn CPR

For the 17th anniversary of National CPR and AED Awareness Week, the American Red Cross wants to encourage all Utahns to learn CPR.
21 days ago
cultivated, or lab-grown meat...
Sam Herrera

LISTEN: Why lab-grown meat isn’t available in US grocery stores or restaurants

Learn more about lab-grown meat on Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News.
22 days ago
FILE: Joana Abeel holds her daughter, Penelope Abeel, at the Draper City Splash Pad during a heat w...
Britt Johnson

It’s getting hot; here’s how to stay safe in the summer heat

The summer heat is here. With Southern Utah reaching triple digits, the threat of heat-related health issues will spike. One expert provided coping tips.
22 days ago
Getting along with the in-laws can be a tricky - but essential - part of the marriage journey. Utah...
Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com

Struggling with in-laws? USU experts have some advice

Struggling with in-laws? You're not alone. The University of Utah has conducted a research study to help people out who have in-law troubles.
22 days ago
health and summer themed objects shown; fruit, water, weights...
Michelle Lee

Tips for a happy and healthy summer

Let’s Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Brent Franson, CEO and Founder of Most Days, to learn his tips for a happy and healthy summer.
23 days ago
Adderall, used to treat ADHD shown - adhd diagnosis in children up...
Josuee Sanchez and Sam Herrera

Nearly 1 million more children had an ADHD diagnosis in 2022 than in 2016

A CDC study found that 11.4% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 had an ADHD diagnosis based on parent reports in 2022.
27 days ago
food is sorted, kids more open to food insecurity during summer months...
Britt Johnson

Summertime leaves kids vulnerable to food insecurity

The president of the Utah Food Bank said kids who rely on school breakfast and lunch will face food insecurity this summer.
29 days ago
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Michelle Lee

The impact of spring colors on mental health

Let’s Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Dr. Sally Augustin to learn how we can use spring colors to improve our mental health.
1 month ago