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Curt Gresseth

Mental health needs spike during pandemic, but help in Utah abundant, free

The need for mental health services reached new heights in Utah last year, but a physician said help is available and free in the state.
9 days ago
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Carlos Artiles Fortun

New study sheds light on the negative impact of pandemic on mental health in Utah

UTAH — A new study by researchers at Intermountain healthcare confirms the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of the country. 4,633 patients participated in the study, which claims the pandemic’s negative impact on people’s mental health and physical well-being has been significant. In the study, nearly 40 percent of patients […]
2 months ago
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Mark Jackson

Bi-yearly survey finds youth substance abuse, vaping decreasing

The Student Health and Risk Prevention Survey is designed to help Utah educators and others track youth trends and plan for change.
3 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Analysts: Mental health calls to Safe UT app ‘more intense’ since pandemic

During the pandemic, the use of the Safe UT app has increased, especially calls for mental health services.
4 months ago
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Nick Wyatt

Some Utahns ready for a third vaccine dose, pharmacies are preparing

Some Utahns are ready for a third vaccine dose against COVID-19. One pharmacy says it's already booking appointments.
4 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Did Covid break your nose? Doc talks about relearning how to smell

You have lost your sense of smell to COVID-19. Now what? A doctor says it is possible to retrain your brain to recover the sense of smell, and the best thing is you can do it from home.
4 months ago
COVID-19 myths...
Curt Gresseth

The doctor is in — and busting COVID-19 myths about herd immunity, etc.

COVID-19 myths (including whether CO2 is retained by masks) are swatted down by an expert from University of Utah Health.
5 months ago
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Dan Bammes

No surge in suicides during the COVID-19 pandemic

Utah officials say suicides did not increase during the pandemic, in part because the work the state is doing to prevent suicides is paying off.
5 months ago
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Mary Richards

More school resources this year for students’ mental and emotional health

More school resources will be available for students' mental and emotional health this year.
5 months ago
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Mark Jones

Navajo Department of Health reports 14 new cases of COVID-19

The Navajo Department of Health announces 14 new cases of COVID-19
7 months ago
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Heather Kelly and Becky Bruce

New effort focuses on mental health aid to underserved communities

Intermountain Health Care joined community organizations serving LGBTQ+ and Latinx populations to address mental health needs in underserved communities.
7 months ago
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Dan Bammes

FEMA offers funeral assistance for families of COVID-19 victims

FEMA is offering assistance of up to $9,000 to help with funeral expenses for families of those who have died from COVID-19 . 
9 months ago
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Dan Bammes

Strict visitor policies relaxed at Intermountain hospitals

Intermountain Healthcare is relaxing its visitor policy at hospitals as COVID-19 cases decline.
10 months ago
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Saige Miller

Salt Lake County to open senior centers in April

After a long wait, senior centers in Salt Lake County will be open to the public starting on April 19.
10 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Rep. Chris Stewart believes in ending mask mandate for traveling kids

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced legislation a bill ending the mask mandate for traveling children, leaving it to the parents to decide.
10 months ago
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Mark Jackson

Uptick in domestic violence cases during pandemic lockdown confirmed by report

A new report confirms there has been an uptick in the number of cases of domestic violence while Americans were locked down over the spread of COVID-19.
10 months ago
Utah visitors...
Saige Miller

One Utah County long-term care facility is welcoming visitors for the first time in a year

After a year of isolation, one Utah County assisted living community is finally opening its doors to visitors.
10 months ago
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KSL News Staff

Kids in crisis: Mental health care for children rises with pandemic

Mental health experts say the pandemic has caused a rise in anxiety and depression, creating a generation of kids in crisis. Here's how to help.
11 months ago
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John Wojcik

Mental health providers seeing increase in depression, anxiety

Local health officials are explaining what sort of psychological impact the COVID-19 pandemic may be having on everyday Utahns.
11 months ago
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Mary Richards

Stimulus check for working moms? How pandemic affected women

Policy makers are trying to find solutions after many working moms found themselves forced to leave the workforce during the pandemic.
11 months ago
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Ryan Meeks

Intermountain Healthcare reflects on the anniversary of COVID-19 in Utah

St. George resident Mark Jorgensen reflected on the anniversary of his becoming the first COVID-19 patient in Utah, at Intermountain Healthcare.
11 months ago
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John Wojcik

Local clergy, chaplains ready to again serve hospital patients in person

Utah clergy members are excited to reconnect with hospital patients in person following a change in guidelines from Intermountain Healthcare.
11 months ago
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KSL News Staff

COVID long-haulers want their stories to be part of the big picture

A group of Utah Covid long-haulers, those who have been suffering the long-term effects of coronavirus, want their stories to be part of the discussion.
11 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Mental health issues are on the rise during pandemic

Doctors see some reports show mental health issues across the country are on the rise, especially among children. 
12 months ago

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