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Utah artist balances roles as painter and mother with help from fellow artists

Carole Mikita, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:07am

When Kwani Povi Winder had her daughter, she wondered how she could balance motherhood and art. Then a grant from a nonprofit arts organization helped make sure she could do both.

Clearfield teen’s math skills take her to national competition

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:11pm

Katrina Michael says math is best enjoyed when you just do it for fun. The 14-year-old home-schooled math whiz says she’s always loved numbers.

Hill Air Force Base welcomes teen for wish-fulfilling day

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:23am

A Utah teenager was given the chance of a lifetime Tuesday through Make-A-Wish Utah to become an "airman" at Hill Air Force Base.

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:43am

Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found.

FDA OKs first medical device to treat ADHD in children

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:47pm

The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK'd Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms.

The benefits of decreasing your added sugar intake

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 21st - 12:35pm

Most people know too much added sugar isn’t very good for us, but manufacturers are getting smart and sneaking it into everything. One Utah family is making a habit of reading labels and decreasing their sugar intake.

Utahn home from military surprises mom at FanX

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:32pm

One character at the Saturday FanX event sure got a lot of attention.

Does sugar make kids hyper? That's largely a myth

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:31am

Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe.

Woman who lost father at 14 devotes life to helping kids learn how to mourn

Kathleen Toner, CNN  |  Posted Apr 16th - 7:57pm

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, is a place where children learn how to deal with their grief with others who have lost a parent, brother or sister. Mary Robinson founded the nonprofit in 2011 to create what she didn't have after her father died from cancer when she was 14.

What should teachers be paid? Group to take hard look at teacher pay

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 16th - 7:03am

What would it take to raise Utah teacher salaries to a living wage? This week, Envision Utah will convene 21 education stakeholders to consider that question and others, which its CEO hopes will "lead to some real guidance on what ought to happen."

Swallowed toys, coins, batteries spark rise in tot ER visits

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 7:50am

The number of young kids who went to U.S. emergency rooms because they swallowed toys, coins, batteries and other objects has nearly doubled, a new study says.

Viral #trashtag challenge encouraging 'bored' teens to clean up the planet

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 9th - 7:33pm

In the wake of several disturbing social media challenges targeting young people, a new viral challenge is inspiring thousands of people to clean up social media by cleaning up the earth.

7-year-old praised as hero after calling for help when dad suffered seizure

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 8th - 10:44am

A 7-year-old boy from North Ogden is being called a hero after he called 911 after his father had a seizure and was lying on the floor, bloody and unconscious.

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 7:43am

Telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to sniffling children, a new study suggests.

Coach Kim: How to handle homework meltdowns

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 8th - 7:01am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares tips to help kids who may struggle with school succeed.

What districts pay teachers makes a difference in how they can use Teacher, Student Success funds

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 6th - 5:33pm

Qualifying Utah public schools that on average pay teachers below the state weighted average of $57,237 per year will be able to spend up to 40 percent of the new Teacher and Student Success Act funding to increase educator salaries.

Colleges' message to ease student stress: Failure is normal

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 10:01am

Bentley University has plenty of success stories among its faculty and alumni. But one recent evening, the school invited students to hear about the failures.

'Every child deserves a family,' says southern Utah foster mother of 74

Debra Stillman, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 7:34pm

Amy and Eric Bates are Utah foster parents and passionate advocates for foster care and adoption. They have cared for 74 children over 19 years and believe that every single child deserves a family.

Viral video shows teens teaching 5-year-old birthday boy with autism to skateboard

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:47pm

A group of New Jersey teens are being hailed as heroes by the mother of a little boy with autism after they approached her son at a skate park on his birthday and took him under their wing.

US health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 10:29am

One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping.