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Mom of three, Abby, working out....
Ayanna Likens

Creating healthy habits for families as kids return to school

Summer has come to an end, and school is back in session, which comes with a big adjustment for both parents and kids.
1 month ago
UVU Homecoming festivities and Women’s Soccer vs. New Mexico on the campus of Utah Valley Univers...
Ayanna Likens

How you can help prevent injuries as students get back into fall sports

As kids returned to classrooms this week, they are also returning to fall sports – one Intermountain doctor shares tips on how to keep your kids healthy as they return to the field.
2 months ago
New mom Michelle Jackson had problems breastfeeding little Jason so she called a lactation consulta...
Ayanna Likens

Some moms struggle with breastfeeding, here are some helpful tips

August is breastfeeding awareness month, and for some mothers who want to breastfeed, it doesn’t come easy. Intermountain Healthcare shares some tips on how to help.
2 months ago
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Ayanna Likens

Three healthy back-to-school lunches using the same ingredients

Chef Christopher Delissio with Intermountain shares three healthy lunches to put in your kid’s school lunch box, all using the same ingredients.
2 months ago
Dr. Randa Tao is the lead researcher on the study at the Huntsman Cancer Institute....
Jed Boal

Researchers find patients with specific cancer at higher risk for mental health issues

New research out of Huntsman Cancer Institute reveals that Hodgkin lymphoma patients and survivors are more likely to suffer from mental health and substance abuse disorders than the general population.
2 months ago
5-year-old Elodie gets immunized before she begins kindergarten. (KSL TV)...
Ayanna Likens

Utah doctor talks about how important vaccinations are for kids heading back to school

School is just around the corner and if you have kids entering kindergarten or seventh grade, that means it’s time to get them immunized.
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
When the UV Index is seven or higher you are at a higher risk for skin cancer. Use sunscreen or con...
Ayanna Likens

Staying safe in the sun: Don’t forget to check the UV Index

Utah has the highest rate of melanoma in the nation with 42 cases per 100,000 people, double the national average. That’s why doctors at Intermountain Medical Center said you need to protect yourself when headed outside.
3 months ago
Dynna Farr, athletic trainer at Intermountain Healthcare for Wasatch High School, talks with 17-yea...
Keri Wilcox

Proper concussion protocol key to recovery for young athletes

Of all the sports injuries high school athletes can encounter — one of the most serious can be concussion. A concussion care plan can help them fully heal and safely get them back in the game.
3 months ago
When Harrison O’Toole of Layton was five-years-old, Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital t...
Peter Rosen, KSL TV

Utah’s Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital celebrates 100 years of treating kids

Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital is used to celebrating kids’ birthdays, but this year the staff there is saying ‘happy birthday’ to the hospital itself.
3 months ago
Mike Dbeisi and Austin Smith are avid outdoor enthusiasts and emergency room doctors with Intermoun...
Ken Fall

How to enjoy Utah’s mountain bike trails safely this summer

Utah is known for outdoor sports, but they don’t come without risk. Two Intermountain ER doctors share their advice for anyone looking to mountain bike in the backcountry.
3 months ago
Dennis Cecchini talks about the overdose death of his son, Tennyson. (Ken Fall/KSL TV)...
Annie Knox, KSL TV

The overdose-reducing drug doctors say more of us should have on hand

It can fit in your pocket and save a life. After overdose deaths from opioids climbed during the pandemic, medical workers and advocates are spreading the word about naloxone.
4 months ago
Mother offers her advice for keeping her kids active at the park in the summer....
Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Ways to keep your kids active during the summer break

With Utah's weather so nice this time of year, you would think getting kids to be active would be a slam dunk. But it can be a tall order given the draw of smartphones, tablets, and video games.
4 months ago
Watermelon pizza - Skip the sugary snacks this summer and make fruit the star of the show with thes...
Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

Make fruit the star of summer snack time

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Between the BBQs, road trips, and busy schedules, summer can be a tough time to get healthy snacks into your kids. For Intermountain Healthcare’s corporate executive chef, Alex Govern, a little bit of sugar goes a long way in helping his kids eat healthy. “We don’t say no to sugars,” […]
4 months ago
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Ken Fall, KSL TV

With warm weather arriving, keep your kids safe from window falls

It’s that time of year when windows are flying open to let in some fresh air. But it’s also when open windows and unsafe screens present a serious danger to little kids.
4 months ago
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Ken Fall, KSL TV

Why Utahns are at higher risk for deadly skin cancer

Utah has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest rate of melanoma in the nation—a rate more than double the national average. Regular screenings can save lives.
5 months ago
A mobile team with the Salt Lake County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccines at Rancho M...
Ken Fall, KSL TV

Are you over 50 or heading out of town? Get a 2nd COVID-19 booster, Utah doctor says

With COVID-19 rates rising in Utah and throughout most of the country, public health officials are most concerned about people over 50 and the immunocompromised. 
5 months ago
Tyler Boyle and his family work together with a nonprofit, Chair the Hope, to help provide wheelcha...
Ken Fall and Annie Knox, KSL TV

How a new approach to dental care helped save a Utah man’s humanitarian gift

Hospital-based dental care provides specialized treatment for medically complex patients and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One such program helped a Utahn donate wheelchairs to those in need.
5 months ago
Gardeners at the Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well garden at the Orem Community Hospital....
Annie Knox & Ken Fall, KSL TV

Community gardens at Utah hospitals help nurture good health, a sense of belonging

Three gardens at the Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Orem, Fillmore and Park City are designed to help boost mental and physical health for community members, employees and others.
5 months ago
Courtney Harkins of Park City wanted to donate a kidney to Terry Bargar of Boston. Harkins was not ...
Peter Rosen

‘Seems like a no-brainer’: Utah woman donates kidney to friend through national registry

Not long ago, if you wanted to donate a kidney to a loved one, the odds were usually against you. You likely weren’t the right match. Now, thanks to the power of large numbers and algorithms and the National Kidney Registry, that doesn’t matter anymore.
6 months ago
David Beverley donated 67% of his liver to his father, Peter. (Courtesy: The Beverley Family)...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Son donates part of his liver to ailing father

Every nine minutes, another person needs an organ transplant in the United States. Here in Utah, almost 900 people need one. A Taylorsville man benefited from a live donor donation.
6 months ago
Hannah Blackmon had a serious bout with COVID-19 last September. She had never prepared an advance ...
Heather Simonsen

Experts: Advance healthcare directives crucial at any age

During the pandemic, people of all ages faced serious illness that sometimes required end-of-life decisions. KSL's Heather Simonsen spoke with a palliative care physician about why advance directives are vital at any age.
6 months ago
Melissa Lightfoot suffered four herniated disks while lifting weights. (Used by permisison, Melissa...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Start slow to avoid exercise injuries physician warns

We come out of winter hibernation ready to get outside and be active. But overdoing it can lead to springtime exercise injuries, which can set you back weeks or months from your fitness goals.  
6 months ago
Chef Alex Govern with Intermountain Healthcare says getting more fresh fruits and vegetables into y...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

What’s the secret to eating healthy on a budget? Try storing fruits and veggies properly

Eating tasty, nutrient-rich meals on a budget is possible, said Alex Govern, executive chef with Intermountain Healthcare. Here's how!
6 months ago
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