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Faith and resilience: How Utah cares for its refugees

Faith and resilience: How Utah cares for its refugees

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted July 18 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

This Utah neighborhood came together to help three Ukrainian refugees. Here's where they are a year later.
Well-known Utah lemonade stand family involved in crash after dropping off donation

Well-known Utah lemonade stand family involved in crash after dropping off donation

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 17 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

A family that donates money made from a lemonade stand to help with organ donations was recently in a car crash after dropping off a donation.
Mediterranean diet found to improve children's heart health, study finds

Mediterranean diet found to improve children's heart health, study finds

Taylor Nicioli, CNN  |  Posted July 16 - 2:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Mediterranean diet has been linked to many health benefits for adults. Now, a new study suggests it could be beneficial to children's heart health as well.
Nearly half of American parents would go into debt to make their children happy, study finds

Nearly half of American parents would go into debt to make their children happy, study finds

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted July 15 - 6:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

Parents love their children, and that should be a given. But are most parents willing to go into debt for the sake of their child's social life? Apparently, nearly half of American parents would.
White House, HHS announce plan to reduce U.S. maternal mortality

White House, HHS announce plan to reduce U.S. maternal mortality

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 14 - 10:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing new policies to reduce maternal mortality and injury in the U.S., building on the maternal mortality blueprint the White House released in 2022.
Young victims of crime and domestic violence find hope in Utah's mountains

Young victims of crime and domestic violence find hope in Utah's mountains

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 10 - 9:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's mountains can be healing, which is the focus of a youth camp for victims of crime and domestic violence.
Specialists say there are benefits to couples sleeping separately

Specialists say there are benefits to couples sleeping separately

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted July 10 - 10:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

Couples who sleep in separate rooms see no lack of intimacy, only higher quality sleep, research finds. Specialists agree there are benefits to sleeping apart, but a sleep evaluation is recommended prior to splitting up.
Watch out, Utah — TikTok has some weird baby names, too

Watch out, Utah — TikTok has some weird baby names, too

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 8 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Baby name consultants have taken to TikTok to help parents wade through a sea of names and settle on a unique pick that reflects their personal style.
'He will be missed.' Idaho man who died in fiery crash leaves behind wife and 5 kids

'He will be missed.' Idaho man who died in fiery crash leaves behind wife and 5 kids

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 7 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho man died in a crash on June 25, leaving behind a wife and five children.
Utah man who donated bone marrow to older brother now fights own battle with cancer

Utah man who donated bone marrow to older brother now fights own battle with cancer

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 8:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Brian Laney donated bone marrow with the hope of saving his older brother's life 30 years ago. Laney is now fighting his own battle with cancer.
Why TikTok's 'Lost My Mind' trend matters: Insights into teens' digital footprints

Why TikTok's 'Lost My Mind' trend matters: Insights into teens' digital footprints

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The "I remember when I lost my mind" TikTok trend is funny — and sheds light on what it was like for young adults to grow up on social media.
Lehi toddler develops rare and sudden heart condition in Hawaii; neighbors rally support

Lehi toddler develops rare and sudden heart condition in Hawaii; neighbors rally support

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 6 - 7:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

A dream vacation in Hawaii turned into a nightmare for a Lehi family whose toddler is now battling for his life after developing a sudden and rare heart condition.
1 in 5 US children have high BMI; panel suggests doctors intervene

1 in 5 US children have high BMI; panel suggests doctors intervene

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 4 - 8:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Amid concern with unhealthy outcomes for children and teens who have high body mass index , a U.S. panel has recommended they receive 26 hours or more of behavioral intervention.
Burn experts warn of hot surfaces, other heat-related dangers during summer months

Burn experts warn of hot surfaces, other heat-related dangers during summer months

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 2 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The summer heat is great for dipping in the pool and eating a snow cone, but the heat can also quickly add danger during outdoor recreation.
Fourth of July a favorite holiday for everyone, except pets!

Fourth of July a favorite holiday for everyone, except pets!

McKenna Jensen, Deseret News  |  Posted July 2 - 11:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Fourth of July is a day when the streets are filled with the scent of an all-American barbecue and the Utah night sky is painted a blanket of color and smoke from the customary display of fireworks. The fun-filled traditions may be a favorite for most Americans, but not for your pets.
Here's where to watch fireworks in Utah this Fourth of July week

Here's where to watch fireworks in Utah this Fourth of July week

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Get ready for some powerful pyrotechnics the week of Independence Day throughout Utah.
G.I. Joe enthusiasts say the small toy has made big impacts on their lives

G.I. Joe enthusiasts say the small toy has made big impacts on their lives

Bo Evans, KTVT  |  Updated June 30 - 8:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sixty years ago, a new toy was introduced to the world – G.I. Joe made his debut, and the term action figure was born. The rest, as they say, is history. Recently, a group of DFW G.I. Joe enthusiasts got together at their annual convention to discuss how this little toy has made big impacts on their lives.
Unfaithful friendships: Simple tips to avoid complicated personal situations

Unfaithful friendships: Simple tips to avoid complicated personal situations

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 29 - 6:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Friendships are vital to well-being, but when boundaries between friendship and romance blur, the result is often "wrecked relationships, heartache and regret."
Keeping track of men's mental health

Keeping track of men's mental health

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 29 - 1:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

A woman shares her story of losing her boyfriend to suicide and asks everyone to support their male loved ones.
New autism treatment center to open in Ogden

New autism treatment center to open in Ogden

Britt Johnson and Emma Keddington, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 24 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new Ogden center will offer a wide range of services like therapy for treating those with autism, including allowing kids to connect with other children who they can relate to.
Supreme Court to hear challenge to ban on transgender care for minors

Supreme Court to hear challenge to ban on transgender care for minors

Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Posted June 24 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide the legality of a Republican-backed ban in Tennessee on gender-related medical care for transgender minors, as the justices waded into another contentious issue implicating LGBT rights.
'Nothing about us without us': 3 bring lived experiences to new Utah health commission

'Nothing about us without us': 3 bring lived experiences to new Utah health commission

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 9:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Meet three Utahns appointed to bring their lived experience to new Utah Behavioral Health Commission. They were confirmed by the Utah Senate this week.
'Inside Out 2' scores $100M in its second weekend, setting records

'Inside Out 2' scores $100M in its second weekend, setting records

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Updated June 23 - 2:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Inside Out 2," the Pixar sequel, collected $100 million in ticket sales in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, setting a new record for an animated movie in its follow-up frame in theaters.
Experts urge parents to talk to their kids about marijuana

Experts urge parents to talk to their kids about marijuana

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 22 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nearly half of the states allow legal recreational use of marijuana. It sends a mixed message to kids about the dangers of marijuana to their still-developing brains. This is where parents can get involved.
Utah fertility rates still on the decline, mirroring nationwide trends

Utah fertility rates still on the decline, mirroring nationwide trends

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 7:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah, the state that held the title of highest fertility rates in the nation until 2016, now sits at No. 4 with a fertility rate of 1.853 children per woman.
Micropreemie born to Idaho couple at 26 weeks is fighting for his life

Micropreemie born to Idaho couple at 26 weeks is fighting for his life

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 21 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho family has a long road ahead of them after their son was born at 26 weeks and three days, weighing only 1 pound, 10 ounces.
Primary Children's Hospital urging caregivers to never leave children in the car

Primary Children's Hospital urging caregivers to never leave children in the car

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A child's body temperature can rise three to five times faster than an adult's, which is why Primary Children's Hospital says it's so important children not be left inside cars during the summer months.
Community welcomes home 9-year-old Huntsville boy who was hit by car

Community welcomes home 9-year-old Huntsville boy who was hit by car

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 18 - 12:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

A large crowd gathered Monday to welcome home a 9-year-old boy released from the hospital after a lengthy fight for his survival.
Federal report suggests ways to improve infant formula safety oversight

Federal report suggests ways to improve infant formula safety oversight

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 17 - 12:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

To avoid a repeat of the infant formula shortage that for months had families scrambling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to fix its recall and complaint reporting processes, a new report says.
Digital wellness movement sees Utah as 'testing ground.' Cox declares 'Phone-Free Fridays'

Digital wellness movement sees Utah as 'testing ground.' Cox declares 'Phone-Free Fridays'

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Half The Story, a movement that teaches teens how to navigate digital spaces, sees potential for change in the Beehive State.
This man's Father's Day will be filled with heartfelt meaning

This man's Father's Day will be filled with heartfelt meaning

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 11:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Brody Lambert was a new dad, a young husband and suddenly a very sick man when, at age 24, he learned that what he thought was pneumonia was in reality congestive heart failure.
Double take: 23 sets of twins graduate from a single Massachusetts middle school

Double take: 23 sets of twins graduate from a single Massachusetts middle school

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 14 - 9:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

Twenty-three sets of twins have graduated from a Massachusetts middle school, making up about 10% of the eighth-grade class.
Utah families press US to let would-be Haitian adoptees come amid turmoil in Caribbean nation

Utah families press US to let would-be Haitian adoptees come amid turmoil in Caribbean nation

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 3:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five Utah families in the process of adopting 12 Haitian children are pressing the U.S. government to let the kids come amid turmoil in the Caribbean nation.
 'Desperately needed': 3 families receive Habitat for Humanity homes in Kearns

'Desperately needed': 3 families receive Habitat for Humanity homes in Kearns

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Field of Dreams community in Kearns gained three more families on Tuesday, bringing the community to 90% completion.
Utah ranks third in nation for child well-being, but educational challenges persist

Utah ranks third in nation for child well-being, but educational challenges persist

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new report analyzing how children are performing in a post-pandemic society points to areas for improvement when it comes to proficiency scores and absenteeism.
Southern Utah mom finds new ways to 'bring a little more peace' to foster families

Southern Utah mom finds new ways to 'bring a little more peace' to foster families

Jessi Bang, St. George News  |  Posted June 10 - 9:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

When a foster care volunteer dared to shatter the limits of ordinary assistance, she discovered new ways to help Utah families.
Rinsing raw chicken? 7 food debates guaranteed to start an argument

Rinsing raw chicken? 7 food debates guaranteed to start an argument

Sara Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 10 - 11:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Is that day-old rice safe to eat? Should your 3-year-old clean up the cookie dough mixing bowl? And do you really need to keep butter in the fridge?
The color of your child's swimsuit can play a role in their safety at the pool, experts say

The color of your child's swimsuit can play a role in their safety at the pool, experts say

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted June 9 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

The color of your child's swimsuit could impact their safety at a swimming pool or the beach.
Me want Olympics? Cookie Monster, Elmo and other Muppets to cover Paris Games

Me want Olympics? Cookie Monster, Elmo and other Muppets to cover Paris Games

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 8 - 8:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's going to be a fuzzy blue creature constantly demanding cookies at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.
Here's where school districts along the Wasatch Front are serving up free meals this summer

Here's where school districts along the Wasatch Front are serving up free meals this summer

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 8:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

School districts across the Beehive State are doing what they can to provide meals for students throughout the summer.
First lady's service fair aims to 'match' volunteers with nonprofit organizations

First lady's service fair aims to 'match' volunteers with nonprofit organizations

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 9:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hundreds of people showed up to the third annual Summer Service Fair at Thanksgiving Point where they learned from local groups on how to get involved in the community.
Family of toddler who nearly drowned in a Beaver Creek makes a crushing decision

Family of toddler who nearly drowned in a Beaver Creek makes a crushing decision

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 2 - 8:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The family of a 3-year-old boy, who nearly drowned last month in a Beaver County creek, announced Sunday that they had taken him off life support.
Screen time impairs sleep health for children, adolescents

Screen time impairs sleep health for children, adolescents

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 2 - 12:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Parents struggling to figure out the impact of screen time on their children's sleep — and perhaps their own as well — have new help with the publication Wednesday of consensus statements from an international panel of sleep experts convened by the National Sleep Foundation.
Struggling with in-laws? USU experts have some advice

Struggling with in-laws? USU experts have some advice

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 1 - 10:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

You can joke about your in-laws all you want — they're not going anywhere.
What new high school grads need to know about money in era of TikTok

What new high school grads need to know about money in era of TikTok

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 1 - 9:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The trick to healthy finances as a young adult is being able to say "no."
Girls' periods starting earlier and becoming more irregular, study finds

Girls' periods starting earlier and becoming more irregular, study finds

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 1 - 7:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Girls have been getting their periods earlier and earlier for more than half a century. And as early onset increased, it has taken longer and longer for menstrual cycles to become regular. Both of those facts carry the possibility of health challenges as the girls get older.
Residents hope new Salt Lake City's Taufer Park gets safety upgrades alongside new playground

Residents hope new Salt Lake City's Taufer Park gets safety upgrades alongside new playground

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 1 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new playground is being installed Saturday at Taufer Park in Salt Lake City, but some residents are still worried about crime, drug use, and homelessness in the area.
Salt Lake County begins program that ends entry costs for children at recreation centers

Salt Lake County begins program that ends entry costs for children at recreation centers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31 - 7:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new pass offers Salt Lake County children access to all 21 of the county's aquatic and ice centers and nine outdoor pools at no additional cost.
Free app helps Utah parents track their young child's developmental milestones

Free app helps Utah parents track their young child's developmental milestones

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 31 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

It's well known parenthood doesn't come with an instruction manual — or at least it hasn't, until now. The Help Me Grow Utah program introduced a new app to help parents along the way.
Utah mom puts off cancer treatments to do in vitro fertilization, delivers triplets

Utah mom puts off cancer treatments to do in vitro fertilization, delivers triplets

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 31 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Lindon woman diagnosed with two kinds of cancer delivered the first set of triplets born at Lone Peak Hospital.
Babies exposed early to peanuts less apt to develop the allergy later

Babies exposed early to peanuts less apt to develop the allergy later

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 29 - 8:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Parents who start feeding peanut products to their children very early, from infancy to age 5, help drastically reduce the risk the child will become allergic to peanuts later.
Pregnancy takes 50K more calories over 9 months, study shows. That's 164 Snickers bars

Pregnancy takes 50K more calories over 9 months, study shows. That's 164 Snickers bars

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted May 28 - 9:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Having a baby is energetically much more expensive than commonly thought, according to new research. Creating and carrying a little one takes 49,753 dietary calories.
Utah governor calls on community for help amid historic shortage of foster families

Utah governor calls on community for help amid historic shortage of foster families

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The number of licensed foster care families in Utah is the lowest it's been in 25 years, experts say. Now Gov. Spencer Cox is calling on Utahns to step up and help children in need.
Can cats and dogs get bird flu? What to know to keep pets safe

Can cats and dogs get bird flu? What to know to keep pets safe

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 28 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Cats are reportedly susceptible to the bird flu, while infection in dogs is less common.
5 tips to boost your microwave's performance and longevity

5 tips to boost your microwave's performance and longevity

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

With just a little maintenance and awareness, you can help your microwave have a not-so-micro lifespan.
Utah family obtains legal assistance to help get children they adopted out of Haiti

Utah family obtains legal assistance to help get children they adopted out of Haiti

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 27 - 6:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

In hopes of getting their two adopted children out of Haiti, a Utah family has joined with more than 20 other families in hiring the Fox Rothschild law firm, which deals with difficult international adoptions.
2024 summer movie preview

2024 summer movie preview

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 5:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A sneak peek at some of the biggest movies headed to the theater this summer.
Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to emotional toll

Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to emotional toll

Brian Arola, Associated Press  |  Updated May 27 - 9:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Many Americans are unprepared for what can be an emotional, costly and guilt-inducing process of finding long-term care for a loved one.
Use these 7 tricks to feed your family for less

Use these 7 tricks to feed your family for less

Sara Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26 - 9:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Managing a household's budget is getting tougher day by day. For many, it feels impossible to keep food costs in check as grocery prices surge higher than ever.