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Nearly 1M Utahns take part in largest 'ShakeOut' to date

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Apr 21st - 9:22pm

From St. Mark's Hospital workers pretending their west towers had just collapsed to state officials evacuating the Capitol, Nearly 1 million Utahns participated in the state's largest earthquake drill Thursday.

Crash through fence raises safety concerns along Lehi thoroughfare

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Apr 16th - 9:36am

A Lehi thoroughfare known to neighbors as a magnet for accidents is the topic of concern again after a car slammed into a Brad Bennett’s fence.

Pet passengers pose safety risk to others in car, experts warn

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Mar 31st - 10:55pm

For many pet owners, driving around with your fury friends in the back seat is perfectly normal. But even if your pet is restrained in a harness or crate, it — and other people the vehicle — could be at risk of serious injury.

New implant could be a game-changer for opioid addicts

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Mar 4th - 7:31pm

Millions of people are addicted to painkillers, and many lose their lives because of it. But a new implant is before the FDA that would treat addiction. Doctors say it would be a game changer for addicts.

New smartphone app will help students struggling with suicide, safety

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:12pm

A new smartphone app unveiled Wednesday will help Utah students struggling with suicidal thoughts or other issues connect with local experts and get real-time assistance.

Police warn of parking lot gift card scam

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:13pm

Police are warning holiday shoppers about a scam that's found its way to the parking lots of some shopping centers, bilking people out of anywhere from $50 to $70 apiece.

The best companies for working moms

Kathryn Vasel, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 7:26pm

Working Mother Magazine released its annual 100 Best Companies list Tuesday, choosing the best employers based on flexibility, paid time off, advancement and child care along with other benefits.

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.