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Signs left by abortion-rights supporters line the security fence surrounding The Supreme Court on J...
Veronica Stracqualursi and Tierney Sneed, CNN

Where state abortion bans stand amid legal challenges

In more than a dozen states, legal fights are underway over abortion bans and other laws that greatly limit the procedure - so what are their current statuses?
2 months ago
FILE PHOTO - Abortion laws and concerns are in flux around the U.S. (FILE)...
MEAD GRUVER Associated Press

Lawsuit seeks to block Wyoming’s imminent abortion ban

A lawsuit filed by a Casper women’s health clinic and others seeks to block Wyoming’s imminent abortion ban.
2 months ago
U.S. President Joe Biden gives the thumbs up while reacting to questions from the press about how h...
CHRIS MEGERIAN, Associated Press

Doctor: Biden’s COVID symptoms ‘almost completely resolved’

President Joe Biden's COVID-19 symptoms have “almost completely resolved," according to a new note from his doctor released Monday.
2 months ago
Hillary Ramone's son Parker stops for a water break while at the park....
Ayanna Likens

Proper hydration is about more than just drinking water

Intermountain doctors share tips on how to keep you and your kids hydrated in Utah’s high heat.
2 months ago
U.S. President Joe Biden gives the thumbs up while reacting to questions from the press about how h...
Associated Press

Biden’s COVID symptoms improve; WH says he’s staying busy

COVID symptoms left President Joe Biden with a deep, raspy voice and persistent cough as he met Friday via videoconference with his top economic team, but he tried to strike a reassuring tone, declaring, “I feel much better than I sound.”
2 months ago
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 18: The CVS logo is displayed outside a CVS store on November 18...
TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer

CVS seeks verification on drugs with possible abortion use

CVS Health is asking pharmacists in some states to verify that a few of the prescriptions they provide will not be used to end a pregnancy.
2 months ago
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depict...
MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

New York health officials are reporting the first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade.
2 months ago
Davis Mosquito Abatement District officials using a drone to combat mosquitos populations....
Mike Anderson & Michael Houck, KSL TV

Officials combat mosquito populations with technology

After mosquitoes were found with the West Nile virus in Davis County, abatement crews are taking several approaches to try and get those populations down.
2 months ago
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depict...
MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

New York health officials are reporting the first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade.
2 months ago
Intermountain Power Agency spokesperson John Ward walks through a coal power plant on Wednesday, Ju...
SAM METZ Associated Press

Can green hydrogen save a Utah coal town and slow climate change?

Developers in rural Utah who want to create big underground caverns to store hydrogen fuel won approval for a $504 million federal loan this spring.
3 months ago
Veronica Stracqualursi and Tierney Sneed, CNN

Where state abortion bans stand amid legal challenges

In more than a dozen states, legal fights are underway over abortion bans and other laws that greatly limit the procedure - so what are their current statuses?
3 months ago
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ARLEIGH RODGERS Associated Press/Report for America

Doctor signals she’ll sue Indiana AG after abortion for 10 year old

An Indianapolis doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio took the first step Tuesday toward suing Indiana's attorney general for defamation.
3 months ago
ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 28: An exam room sits empty in the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Servic...
LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press

Judge blocks enforcement of West Virginia abortion ban

A judge in West Virginia’s capital has blocked enforcement of the state’s 150-year-old abortion ban, opening the door for abortions to be resumed in the state.
3 months ago
Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a...
Jeremy Diamond and Maegan Vazquez, CNN

Fauci says he plans to retire by end of Biden’s current term

Dr. Anthony Fauci plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden's current term in office.
3 months ago
The Utah State Capitol (Photo: Jason Olson, Deseret News Archives)...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Tips to avoid heat exhaustion, heat stroke ahead of Sunday’s excessive heat warning

With an excessive heat warning or excessive heat advisory hitting much of Utah Sunday, an emergency physician for the University of Utah Health is handing out helpful tips to make sure people spending time outdoors don't end up in the emergency room.
3 months ago
FILE (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)...
LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer

New 988 hotline is the 911 for mental health emergencies

Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies will soon be as easy as 9-8-8.
3 months ago
The number for the national suicide prevention hotline, 988....
Ayanna Likens

Utah’s connection to a national 3-digit suicide prevention hotline

It will soon be easier than ever to connect with mental health professionals across the country during a crisis as the three-digit phone number, 988, launches this Saturday.
3 months ago
FILE PHOTO - Abortion laws and concerns are in flux around the U.S. (FILE)...
ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press

Man charged for rape of girl, 10, in Ohio who left state for abortion

A man has been charged in Ohio with the rape of a 10-year-old girl whose case drew national attention when a doctor said the child had to travel to Indiana for an abortion because of new restrictions in her home state.
3 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: A pro-choice activist holds up a sign during a rally in front of the U.S. ...
BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press

Federal judge blocks Arizona’s “personhood” abortion law

A federal judge is blocking a 2021 Arizona “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children.
3 months ago
FILE: A view of Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City. (Johanna Workman, Deseret News Archives)...
Josh Ellis

Utah abortion ban on hold as judge grants preliminary injunction

Utah's near-total abortion ban is still on pause after a judge ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood on Monday.
3 months ago
FILE PHOTO - Abortion laws and concerns are in flux around the U.S. (FILE)...
Associated Press

Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf to bypass bans

A California doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico to bypass abortion laws in southern states.
3 months ago
FILE - An Abbott Laboratories manufacturing plant is shown in Sturgis, Mich., on Sept. 23, 2010. In...
FRANK BAJAK Associated Press

Production resumes at troubled Abbott baby formula factory

Abbott Nutrition says baby formula production has resumed at the Michigan plant after shutting down in February causing a national shortage.
3 months ago
In this handout photo, A health professional prepares the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-1...
Matt Rascon

KSL+: The ‘perfect storm’ in nursing

At a critical time in the healthcare industry, nurses are hanging up their scrubs and some patients are feeling it.
3 months ago
Ormond Construction crews install secondary water meters in a subdivision in Woods Cross for the We...
Keira Farrimond and Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Metering Utah’s secondary water may help overuse in drought

During the driest months of the year, Utahns' yards can be a primary culprit for water overuse. But there's one thing some water districts are seeing make a big difference in how much customers use: secondary water meters.
3 months ago
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