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Why women shouldn’t delay routine mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 6th - 10:19pm

Earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, nonurgent breast care screenings and mammograms were rescheduled due to safety restrictions. But now doctors are urging women who missed their screenings to get in as soon as possible. One Utah women is grateful she stayed on top of her care.

Why you may be having trouble getting your Z’s during the pandemic

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 7:32pm

Take comfort in knowing you might not be the only one having a hard time sleeping during the pandemic. KSL TV interviewed Intermountain Healthcare sleep psychologist Lori Neeleman to understand what might be making it difficult for people to get quality sleep right now.

How to avoid crowded hiking trails during the pandemic

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 1st - 10:14am

Many Utahns are taking to the mountains to escape their own homes and to avoid other people, but you’ll likely find the trails are more popular than usual this summer. One avid hiker has a few tips to help you find less populated trails.

Former BYUtv 'American Ride' host Stan Ellsworth recovering from COVID-19

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 31st - 10:20pm

Everyone has dealt with a lot of change and plenty of inconveniences during this pandemic. But thousands have suffered directly from this deadly virus. One Utah man who is now recovering from COVID-19 says taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself is worth it.

The power of writing: Journaling is good therapy during the pandemic, psychologists say

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 31st - 10:08pm

It can be hard dealing with emotions when there's so much beyond our control during this pandemic.

Doctor debunks myths you may have heard about face masks

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 31st - 7:37pm

There is a lot of misinformation on the internet and social media these days about wearing masks during the pandemic. KSL TV Health Specialist Aley Davis sat down with a doctor to debunk myths you may have seen going around.

Don’t skip the sunscreen and yearly skin screenings during the pandemic, doctors say

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 24th - 9:40pm

Doctors say many of us are skipping our routine health check-ups during the pandemic. But preventing skin cancer is especially important now.

Primary Children’s caregivers use coloring books to make PPE less scary for kids

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:48pm

Seeing people wearing masks and other personal protective equipment can be daunting for anyone, but especially for little kids. Primary Children’s Hospital caregivers have found a creative way to help kids feel a little more comfortable at the doctor's office or in the hospital through a PPE coloring book.

Why gardening during COVID-19 is healing for the mind and soul

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:39pm

Stress relief can be hard to come by, and yet it's something many people are seeking this year. For those who are tired of being stuck inside during this pandemic, look no further than your garden for a safe and therapeutic way to get outside.

Utah woman says staying healthy before getting COVID-19 helped her survive

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:50pm

Coronavirus has taken a deadly toll on so many throughout the world, and for those who do recover, it's not easy. One Utah woman believes staying active and healthy before she got sick made a difference in her survival.

Why you should regularly wear — and wash — your mask

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:44pm

Masks have quickly become part of our regular attire and after three weeks of rising COVID-19 cases, it's more important than ever to wear them. Knowing the proper way to wash and wear a mask is critical.

TV contestant Michelle Money and her daughter speak out about helmet safety after tragic accident

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:06am

"A parent's worst nightmare just happening right in front of your eyes," Michelle Money described. "It's so hard to see your child unconscious."

Beyond COVID-19: How to reboot your fitness goals

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 12th - 10:17pm

Many have taken advantage of the extra time and flexibility at home to work out more often. But for those who found themselves chilling on the couch during isolation instead, this could be the perfect time, with businesses reopening and warmer weather, to reboot their health goals.

Juggling hats: How to parent while you work from home

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 5th - 9:44pm

Many Utahns have been juggling multiple responsibilities the last few months between working full-time and parenting full-time. It's an adjustment for both parents and kids, especially now that summer is in full swing.

COVID-19 presents emotional challenges for postpartum mothers, but there is help

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted May 29th - 9:46pm

COVID-19 has brought difficult mental and emotional challenges for many, but the additional stress and worry is particularly challenging for new moms.

Why you should still take your kids in for wellness visits, immunizations during the pandemic

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted May 21st - 9:02pm

Stepping into a doctor’s office during the coronavirus pandemic might seem unnerving for some, but health care providers across the state are reassuring parents that now is no time to let up on preventative care.

Are you getting too much screen time during COVID-19?

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted May 15th - 10:12pm

Staying home has many of us spending more time on our electronic devices than normal. While technology is allowing people to connect and work in ways like never before, too much screen time can have a negative impact on our overall health.

Project Protect reaches midpoint for Utah’s largest volunteer-based project since 2002 Olympics

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted May 8th - 10:04pm

This week marks the half-way point for Project Protect, Utah’s largest volunteer-based project since the 2002 Olympics. To date, Intermountain Healthcare in partnership with the University of Utah and LDS Charities, have collected more than 2 million handmade medical grade masks.

Is it safe to give birth at a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 30th - 9:37pm

Many women are concerned about giving birth during the COVID-19 outbreak, but hospitals say they are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe.