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Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:22am

It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.

Online Mandarin tutoring helps Sunset Elementary students make global connections

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:02am

It's 3:30 a.m. in Beijing where "Jenny," a tutor with Qiao Qiao Chinese, is at her computer enthusiastically leading a fifth-grade class at Fremont Elementary School in an online lesson in Mandarin during its Monday afternoon class.

Miscarriages are common, but culture of silence keeps women quiet at work

Julia Carpenter, CNN Business  |  Posted Jan 10th - 8:24am

When Katy Lucey began to miscarry at work, she tried to hide what was happening from her colleagues. Her body tightened in painful contractions, to the point that she doubled over in pain.

Flu shot may be more effective than nasal vaccine, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jan 7th - 5:14pm

A new study shows the flu vaccine nasal spray appeared to have reduced effectiveness against the flu among children, compared with the shot, in past flu seasons.

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Jan 6th - 7:45am

Every baby born in the United States is given a routine blood test to screen for dozens of inherited medical conditions. Now, the U.S. National Institutes of Health is exploring whether to use DNA sequencing to screen newborn babies for additional genetic abnormalities and disorders. Such DNA testing would likely complement, but not replace, the current routine blood tests.

Price man prints prosthetic arm for 3-year-old boy

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 5th - 8:10am

A man in Price printed a prosthetic arm for a 3 year-old boy born with a birth defect.

Little evidence that screen time is harmful for kids, say doctors

Tara John, CNN  |  Posted Jan 4th - 9:06am

There is little evidence that screen time is in itself harmful to a child's health, says new guidance published by British pediatricians, which avoids setting limits on screen time use for children of all ages.

Opinion: Getting your child vaccinated is a gift to others

Seth Berkley, CNN  |  Posted Jan 2nd - 8:37pm

Every year, families all across the United States perform a selfless act that can help to transform the lives of millions of the most vulnerable children. I don't mean goodwill holiday donations of food or clothing, or people making out generous checks to their favorite Christmas charity. I'm not even talking about this time of year. In fact, it happens all year round and, in most cases, people aren't even aware of the positive impact they are having.

Army vet pens children's books to help during deployments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 30th - 4:53pm

A retired U.S. Army sergeant from Utah has written a pair of children's books to help families cope with the deployment of a parent.

What parents need to know about 'Bumblebee'

Dave Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 21st - 5:47pm

"Bumblebee" is a fan favorite of the Transformer franchise. Find out what to expect as a parent before you take your kids to see this stand-alone movie this holiday.

Utah toddler headed home after 1,200 days in NICU

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 21st - 11:06am

A 3-year-old Utah girl who's been in the NICU for 1,200 days is heading home. She's been receiving treatment in an Ohio hospital, and her homecoming is just a small miracle in a journey that has been a challenge for her entire family.

When your child wants the truth about Santa

Katia Hetter, CNN  |  Posted Dec 20th - 7:33pm

When my kid busted us on the Tooth Fairy last year, I knew that Santa Claus was next.

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:30pm

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests.

Make Your Week: Utah boy gives Hot Wheels to family who lost everything in California fire

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:15am

If you need a little extra boost of happiness to help you make it through this week and get you to Christmas, we've got a few stories for you.

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:38am

Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use.

'Sesame Street' steps up to the biggest issues kids face

Kathryn A. Ostrofsky, CNN  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:45pm

When "Sesame Street" debuted in the late 1960s, Americans understood poverty to be one of the biggest challenges facing families, and public energy to fight poverty abounded in President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society initiatives and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign activism. The founders of the nonprofit production company Children's Television Workshop tapped into this energy and created "Sesame Street" with the intention that it could serve as a tool to fight poverty.

88-year-old mother reunites with daughter she thought had died at birth

Andrea Diaz, CNN  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:05pm

Since she was just a little girl, Connie Moultroup has had the same Christmas wish every year: to meet her biological mother. This week — after 69 long years — she finally did, all thanks to a DNA ancestry kit.

Hundreds of volunteers give haircuts, makeovers to refugee kids

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:30am

Sometimes a little service to get you in the Christmas spirit is as simple as a fresh coat of nail polish or a new haircut.

Couple holds wedding at Utah hospital before bride's mother dies

Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:14pm

A local couple had an impromptu wedding at Utah Valley Hospital a day before the bride's mother died.

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:40am

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.