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More kids kept safe from household medicines, ER trend says

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 7th - 8:17pm

New research suggests parents are doing a better job of keeping household medicines out of the hands of young children.

Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:29pm

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

On-the-road safety tips for heading back to school

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 10:51pm

As most kids in Utah head back to school this week, the experts recommend some tips for keeping your children safe — whether they're walking to school or driving.

Algae bloom prompts closure of Blackridge Reservoir

Cassidy Hansen  |  Posted  Aug 7th - 6:06pm

Herriman's Blackridge Reservoir is a popular spot for Salt Lake Valley residents, but the shallow water and sandy beaches have been closed because of a potential health risk.

Pinterest says nude photos could be considered art; mom disagrees

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:28pm

Pinterest is the go-to site for millions of people looking for ideas. So what do you do when you run across explicit images on accident?

Thousands of children injured in furniture toppling tragedies each year

Ariana Cohen, Wibw  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:47pm

A danger to your children is lurking all around in your home — and it's your furniture. Toppling TV's and dressers send thousands of children to the emergency room each year.

Wal-Mart announces infant car seat designed to prevent hot car deaths

Daphne Sashin, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:27am

Wal-Mart and Evenflo announced this week a new infant car seat with technology designed to remind drivers of their backseat passengers, and stop children from dying in hot cars.

Car interiors become unbearably hot in a hurry, demonstration proves

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 3rd - 6:38am

Hot cars can prove dangerous and deadly for kids, adults and pets. On Thursday, West Valley Police officers and paramedics demonstrated how quickly a car can become an oven.

Boy credits parents’ teachings in thwarting abduction

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 10:21pm

A potential abduction at a public park earlier this week was avoided thanks to a child's quick action. The 11-year-old boy at its center credits lessons from his parents in helping him get away.

Mother reflects on son's life to raise awareness about suicide prevention

Jen Jacobson  |  Posted  Jun 14th - 9:15am

Trina Jarvis reflects on her son's life in an attempt to spread the word about suicide intervention and prevention.

6 tips to keep your children safe this summer

Haley Smith  |  Posted  Jun 3rd - 12:56pm

With school coming to an end for many around the state this time of year, more children will be outside playing. And parents and drivers need to use extreme caution this summer.

A child-friendly way for parents to discuss ‘good vs. bad’ touching

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  May 13th - 5:32pm

The arrest of Mark Nigh, a co-owner of an in-home day care accused of sexually abusing at least three young girls under the age of 3, has raised many concerns among parents. How do we keep our children safe? One answer, a local expert says, might be found in a coloring book.

With breast milk online, it's buyer beware

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 7:39pm

Your great-great-grandmother might have called for a wet nurse. In today's e-commerce world, if you're having trouble breast-feeding, you can easily buy breast milk online and feed your baby yourself. But some experts say the risks to your infant's health and safety are significant.

Free seminar to address child abuse, sexual assault

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Apr 1st - 6:02pm

A full day of free classes on the challenging topics of child abuse and sexual assault will be offered by Utah Valley University and local law enforcement agencies Thursday.

Don't give children disabled cell phones, dispatchers plead

Brianna Bodily  |  Posted  Feb 23rd - 6:55pm

Dispatchers say they field dozens of calls daily from children whose parents, not realizing they can still dial 911, have given them disabled cell phones to play with.

Thousands attend annual Safe Kids Fair in Sandy

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 6:33pm

More than 20,000 Utahns gathered at the South Towne Exposition Center on Saturday for the 17th annual Safe Kids Fair, an event

8-year-old stuck by hypodermic needle found on school playground in Roosevelt

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:51pm

Ethan Gurr likes to collect "treasures," according to his mom, but the 8-year-old's latest find has doctors testing Ethan's blood to ensure that he wasn't exposed to HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases.

Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 6:06pm

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

Health officials link Calif. apple packer to listeria deaths

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 4:38pm

Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said.

Up in flames: What does it take to start a space heater fire?

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 10:36pm

Two recent house fires along the Wasatch Front were sparked by space heaters and complications with their wiring. Because of this, firefighters and the Red Cross of Utah are urging consumers to be cautious with the handy heating machines.