News  /  Features  /  Family  / 

Most Recent

Primary Children's Hospital offers safety device to prevent hot car deaths

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jul 11th - 8:03am

Utah health and law enforcement officials demonstrated a new safety device on Tuesday the hospital will begin offering, intended to prevent the deaths of children in hot cars.

Dog deaths prompt warning to keep pets out of summer sun

Annie Knox, KSL and Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:43pm

Once the mercury rises above 90 degrees, dogs can overheat in their very own yards after just five or 10 minutes, animal advocates say.

KSL Investigates: Are higher-priced dog foods better for your pet?

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV and Debbie Dujanovic, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:28pm

When the KSL Investigators learned much of the nutritional testing that’s been done on dog food has been done by the food makers themselves, we independently tested dog food bought at the supermarket to see if buying the cheapest dog food cheats your dog out of nutrition.

Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents' arms

Elliot Spagat and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:52pm

Lugging little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents' arms Tuesday as the Trump administration scrambled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border.

Superhero pose: Wonder Woman Gal Gadot visits kids' hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:00am

Movie star Gal Gadot surprised children at a Virginia hospital with a superpowered superhero moment: She visited them wearing her iconic Amazonian armor costume from the popular "Wonder Woman" film.

Babies sleep better when they begin solid food early, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:36pm

Both the U.K. National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about 6 months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods. Yet, an alternative feeding plan is also safe for babies, new research suggests.

Baby survives 9 hours buried in western Montana woods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 4:47pm

A 5-month-old infant who miraculously survived more than nine hours being buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the woods of western Montana suffered only minor injuries despite wearing wet and soiled clothes in cold weather, authorities said Monday.

What parents need to know about 'Ant-Man and The Wasp'

Dave Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:45pm

"Ant-Man and The Wasp" stays true to its fun roots and message, but how appropriate is it for kids?

BYU grad makes whimsical wigs for kids with cancer

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:41am

Kids with cancer endure endless treatments and hospital stays. But one BYU grad has found a way to give them freedom from fear.

Firefighter spouses have a difficult job, too

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:28am

It’s still amazing what a simple handwritten note can do. That’s why Dayna Porter and her children wrote some Thursday afternoon.

Grotto Falls offers refreshing, family-friendly hike

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:46pm

During the scorching summer heat, sometimes you just need to find a cool canyon to escape to, complete with a refreshing waterfall at the end.

Report: Utah the 6th best state for child wellness, ranks at top in 'family and community' metric

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 11:04am

Utah is the 6th best state in the country for child well-being, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a children's advocacy group.

Coach Kim: Dealing with a stubborn spouse

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:00am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim explains the reason for stubborn behavior and how to deal with it.

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that smartphone?

Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:57pm

Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media.

The best and worst US states for children

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jun 28th - 7:32pm

New Hampshire ranks highest and New Mexico lowest for overall child well-being in the United States, according to a report published Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a nonprofit group focused on improving the well-being of American children.

Mother and daughter go from homelessness to independence with gifted car

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted Jun 28th - 7:38am

Darlene Lefevre and her daughter, Sophia, lost their home in March. On Wednesday, several companies worked together to donate a refurbished car to the little family in need.

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that device?

Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:32pm

Cybercrimes experts are worried about the secret digital lives many teens today are leading, saying they often result in a dreadful array of consequences, including harassment and occasional suicides.

Utah families with diabetic kids are going to extremes to afford insulin

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:21am

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes. Doctors report 7.5 million of them rely on insulin to stay alive, but the price of this life-saving drug has skyrocketed.

GOP leaders eye new bill on family separations at border

Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:48pm

Struggling to find the votes to pass a sweeping immigration overhaul, House Republicans are narrowing on a slimmed down bill to stem the crisis of separating immigrant families at the border.

Kids' exposure to addiction drug rose 215 percent in 3 years, study says

Maritza Moulite, CNN  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:03pm

More than 11,200 calls concerning children's exposure to buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat opioid use disorder, were made to US poison control centers from 2007 to 2016, a new study found.