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Report: Utah home-birth rate double national average

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:20pm

A new report shows Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and those moms tend to be older and have more education.

Have You Seen This? Utah baby experiences pure joy at her 1st rodeo

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:15pm

One-year-old Ila experienced pure joy at the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo last week, and the video is absolutely adorable.

Spanish Fork family honors toddler killed in accident with big act of kindness

Sean Moody  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:22pm

Days after they lost their toddler in an accident, a Spanish Fork family is keeping his name alive with a big act of kindness.

Video: Toddler riders invade SLC for Strider Cup World Championships

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:44pm

Thousands of toddler bike riders converged on the Gallivan Center for the seventh-annual Strider Cup World Championships, a 750-foot obstacle course for tykes on 20-inch standup bikes.

Oxygen therapy brings 'remarkable' turnaround for toddler who fell in pool

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:54pm

Eden Carlson's story might be one in a million. Doctors say the toddler, who suffered brain damage after falling into a swimming pool at 23 months old, has begun to rebuild her brain function after treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

After losing 5 babies in 11 months, Utah family teaches others to grieve through gifting

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:43pm

A Utah County family lost five babies in 11 months. Jason and Clarissa Osborn teaches how to help those who are grieving.

Provo woman gives birth to baby inside pants at hospital parking lot

Camilla Stimpson  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 11:59pm

Shamika Hayes didn't have time to make it into the hospital or remove her pants before her baby girl made an appearance.

Here's why your grandma should play video games too

Sage Singleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 11:28am

Gaming has become a mainstream form of entertainment for today's youth. However, a recent report shows that older adults are gaming, too. And not just for the fun of it.

Artificial turf temperatures too hot for young athletes? KSL investigates

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Jul 17th - 10:33pm

Fake grass — or artificial turf — is a growing trend across Utah because it looks good and is pretty low maintenance. But the KSL Investigators got a complaint about how hot it can get, and we decided to test it out for ourselves.

Herriman mom chases Olympic boxing dreams while battling expectations

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Jul 16th - 10:34pm

Whitney Gomez said she's spent her whole life worrying about what others expected of her. Now, she's setting her own expectations.

Discussion whether to revise state sex, health education standards stirs heated debate

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jul 16th - 12:55pm

The state school voted 12-2 Friday to begin revision of the state's health education standards, which one board member described as "primitive" while others expressed concerns that national standards will infiltrate Utah's curriculum.

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child's brain

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 15th - 4:47pm

A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.

Parent-teen presentations teach safe driving habits

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jul 14th - 7:01pm

It's one of the dreaded roles of parenting: teaching a teenager how to drive.

Extramarital affairs more common among baby boomers than millennials

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 14th - 5:17pm

While the generation gap manifests itself in a myriad of ways, the newest trend is a bit surprising: extramarital sex.

Utah Foster Care: Growing number of kids in need of your help

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Jul 11th - 10:46pm

Data shows the number of Utah children living in foster care is on the rise, but the number of certified foster homes is decreasing. Utah Foster Care officials are calling families to open their hearts and homes to help these kids.

Put an end to your child's night terrors with 1 simple solution

Hilary Thompson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 11th - 8:30pm

Night terrors, a sleep disorder most often experienced by children, can be traumatizing for the whole family. There is a lot of misinformation in the parenting community about night terrors, but the solution to stopping them is quite simple.

Twin boys born to couple who lost 2 sons after car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 11th - 10:47am

A South Carolina couple has welcomed twin boys two years after their two sons died.

Ogden woman with brain tumor dies hours after giving birth

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 10th - 8:40pm

Just hours after giving birth to her second daughter, Meg Bostwick, 27, died from complications due to a brain tumor. She left behind a husband, two children and a legacy of hard work and kindness.

Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 10th - 8:21am

Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It's unacceptable and potentially illegal.

4 questions to ask when your child won't sleep

Kelsey Down, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 4th - 8:41am

A recent study shows room sharing can disrupt infant sleep and possibly lead to poor sleep later in life. Parents of older children who already struggle to sleep can make strides toward healthier sleep habits by asking the right questions.