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Volunteer cuddle program helps babies in the NICU

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 24th - 2:02pm

People are spending hours at a volunteer cuddle program, rocking and talking to NICU babies around Utah.

Senate panel agrees adding time to safe haven for babies a good step

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:49pm

In the last 18 years, Utah’s Newborn Safe Haven law has saved at least 42 babies whose mothers were able to relinquish them anonymously.

Inspired by J.Lo, moms are sharing bikini selfies to promote body positivity

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:31pm

Moms across the world are sharing bikini selfies to promote body positivity, a viral challenge inspired by Jennifer Lopez.

TikTok, every teenager's favorite app, just rolled out new parental controls

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:11pm

TikTok is giving parents more control over how their teens are using the app. A new feature lets parents manage their kid's activity and time spent on the platform.

Boy adds to firefighter patch collection as he awaits heart transplant

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:32am

As a 13-year-old boy from Wyoming awaits a heart transplant in Utah, his family hopes to make his extended stay at the hospital a little more hospitable.

Angel Watch program helps parents prepare for the impending loss of their unborn baby

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:45pm

Preparing for a new baby is often an exciting time, but it can be especially challenging for families who learn their unborn baby is not expected to live. One Utah couple survived the heartbreaking loss with the support of a program called Angel Watch.

Senate panel advances bill to provide birth control to more under Medicaid

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:18pm

During its second chance in front of a Senate panel, a bill that would allow more Utahns to receive family planning services and birth control under Medicaid received a 4-1 favorable recommendation Tuesday.

5 tips to help prevent eating disorders in children

Devrie Pettit, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:31pm

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week begins next week; specialists around the country aim to provide education and understanding so that more individuals, especially caregivers, can identify the warning signs and symptoms of eating disorders.

Utah father, son create graphic novel for DC featuring hero with dyslexia

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:37pm

Father-and-son team Dustin and Davis Hansen of Ephraim, have created an accessible graphic novel for DC featuring a main character with dyslexia, and designed for kids with reading disabilities.

Have You Seen This? Little boy thrilled to catch fish

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:34pm

Some might want to tell that boy to clam down or to scale it back, but I think his reaction is fin-tastic.

Arianne Brown: Lessons learned in nearly 16 years of diaper-changing

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:46pm

In my nearly 16 years of parenting, one thing has remained constant: diapers. Having honed my craft, I’d like to shine some much-needed light on this heavily loaded topic so you, too, can become a master diaper-changer — or at the very least, appreciate those who are.

Salt Lake School Board adopts updated gender inclusion policy

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:15pm

On the heels of Salt Lake City Board of Education adopting an update to its gender inclusion policies and plans for transgender students and employees Tuesday, advocates say it is key that new policies and practices foster a sense of safety and belonging.

LeBron James the author: Children's book from NBA star to be published in August

Francisco Guzman and Brian Ries, CNN  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:01am

LeBron James, long a dominant force on the basketball court, will now try his hand at writing children's books.

Study: Later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:17pm

A new study has linked a later bedtime with an increased risk of obesity for kids, although the researchers say parents shouldn't rush to put their preschoolers to sleep earlier as a result.

Keep your teen moving to reduce risk of depression, study says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:40pm

Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us -- it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression.

Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 10:43am

A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade.

Utah mom calls 911 for help with baby formula

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 14th - 8:06am

It was a 911 call that officers had never received before: a Utah mother in desperate need of baby formula for her newborn in the middle of the night.

Bill to expand optional enhanced kindergarten passes House on 48-21 vote

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:22am

A bill that would expand opportunities for enhanced kindergarten early intervention programs statewide passed the Utah House of Representatives Wednesday by a vote of 48-21.

Utah woman gives birth on sidewalk, didn’t know she was pregnant

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 13th - 8:01am

A 29-year-old woman gave birth prematurely on a city sidewalk and told officers with the Cottonwood Heights Police Department that she didn’t know she was pregnant.