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Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:50am

Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval.

Families weigh in as lawmakers revisit gender-change bill

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:44pm

Utahns have long had the option to petition a judge to have their gender changed on their birth certificates, but a lawmaker is seeking to set the criteria courts must consider before granting or denying the change.

Trusted health sites spread myths about a deadly pregnancy complication

Nina Martin, Propublica  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:37am

Preeclampsia, a dangerous form of hypertension that can develop during pregnancy or in the days and weeks after childbirth, is one of the most common causes of maternal death and severe complications in the U.S.

Utah's Board of Education asks for alternatives to letter grades on Utah schools report card

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:01am

With the state's new school report card a work in progress, Utah State Board of Education staff asked lawmakers Wednesday for alternatives to letter grades so constituents get an accurate picture of academic progress of Utah schools.

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:27am

Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe.

Utah girl orders nearly $400 worth of toys off Amazon using mom's account

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:43pm

A Utah girl secretly ordered nearly $400 worth of toys on her mom's Amazon account. Her mom found out the next day when the delivery showed up.

Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:15pm

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.

How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:37pm

Your back-to-school list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?

As students go back to school, Salt Lake improves city crosswalks

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:43pm

With students scheduled to start school in the coming weeks, nearly 1,500 crosswalks throughout Salt Lake City have been stripped and replaced for the new year.

'Are we there yet?' A road trip with kids is itself a destination

David G. Allan, CNN  |  Posted Aug 13th - 8:37pm

I'm writing this on a road trip, the longest we've taken with our two daughters. It is nine hours according to the phone's GPS, which means 11 hours in actual time with stops, which equates to 24 hours in perceived time.

Asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals found in children's school supplies, report says

Ursula Perano and Amanda Watts, CNN  |  Posted Aug 12th - 9:51pm

Parents may want to take a second look at their children's school supplies this season.

12 healthy, delicious back-to-school lunchbox ideas

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 9th - 11:59pm

Summer vacation is almost over and schools are starting just around the corner, ease some of the stress of back to school with these 12 delicious and dietitian approved lunch box ideas for your kids.

Limit screen time to protect your child's heart, American Heart Association says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Aug 9th - 8:05pm

Parents, there's yet another reason to limit screen time for your kids: It could contribute to future heart disease.

Segmented plates with pictures get kids to eat more veggies, study finds

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted Aug 7th - 7:33pm

Segmented plates with pictures of recommended foods in each compartment led preschoolers to eat more vegetables, according to a research letter published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Idaho siblings reflect on lives after tragedy that claimed 4 family members

Madeleine Coles, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted Aug 7th - 12:17pm

Hundreds of people gathered outside Holt Arena in Pocatello on Saturday afternoon for the fifth annual Bill Parrish Family Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Unaffordable Utah: Should public schools charge students $71M in fees?

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 7th - 9:33am

In Utah, heading back to school doesn’t just include buying new shoes and backpacks. It also means parents forking over hundreds of dollars in fees to register their children at public schools.

Bode Miller and wife talk about daughter's drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 30th - 1:13pm

Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, hope that by talking about their 19-month daughter's drowning death, they can prevent other parents from experiencing such heartbreak.

Coach Kim: 8 ways to lose influence and connection with your teen

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 30th - 7:06am

In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim shares some NOT-TO-DOs for parents that will create disconnection and lessen your influence.

Pediatricians group urge parents to avoid these food, packaging chemicals

Maritza Moulite, CNN  |  Posted Jul 28th - 9:26pm

A leading U.S. medical organization representing more than 60,000 pediatricians recommends parents and children avoid certain chemicals used in food processing and called for the government to adjust its methods of deeming substances to be safe.

What parents need to know about 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'

Dave Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 27th - 3:00pm

Where does "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" land on your summer movie to do list? Before heading to the theater take a look at this parents review to see if it is right for you and your kids.