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Abbott, FDA enter deal over reopening of baby formula facility in Michigan

Abbott, FDA enter deal over reopening of baby formula facility in Michigan

Reuters  |  Posted May 16 - 4:14 p.m.

Abbott Laboratories said on Monday it had struck a deal with the U.S. health regulator under which it would resume production of baby formula at its troubled Michigan plant in two weeks, following certain clearances.
Have You Seen This? Most older siblings will be able to relate to this cat

Have You Seen This? Most older siblings will be able to relate to this cat

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 3:33 p.m.

You know when your younger sibling wanted to play and you just wanted some space? No? Well, this cat understands.
Review: 5 water products for family summer fun

Review: 5 water products for family summer fun

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 7:05 p.m.

Here are a handful of family water products to consider for your next outing.
Study identifies potential biomarker for SIDS, but a test for it is a long way off

Study identifies potential biomarker for SIDS, but a test for it is a long way off

Katherine Dillinger and Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted May 13 - 1:43 p.m.

Australian researchers say they've identified one potential biomarker for sudden infant death syndrome, known as SIDS, but experts caution that it's just one piece of the puzzle.
Hospital needs for milk donations have nearly tripled

Hospital needs for milk donations have nearly tripled

Morgan Wolfe, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 13 - 10:57 a.m.

Hospitals have doubled and almost tripled their need for milk donations from the Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank.
Mental health for kids should be top of mind for parents

Mental health for kids should be top of mind for parents

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 8:05 p.m.

In one of three community conversations hosted by the Huntsman Mental Health Institute for Mental Health Awareness month, a panel gave advice Thursday to parents for noticing and addressing mental health needs in their children.
Utah moms spending 'all day, every day' in search of infant formula some can't even afford

Utah moms spending 'all day, every day' in search of infant formula some can't even afford

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 9:07 a.m.

Traveling from store to store to stare at empty shelves, scouring Facebook groups and spending hours on the phone every day has become a part of many parents' lives nationwide. It's no different for Utah parents who are also desperate to find infant formula.
Have you seen this? Dude Dad creates epic Pinewood Derby track

Have you seen this? Dude Dad creates epic Pinewood Derby track

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 4:02 p.m.

Watch as YouTuber Taylor Calmus, known as Dude Dad, makes an epic Pinewood Derby track for a local Boy Scout troop.
Adopted son and birth mother reunite after 20 years, realizing they both work at the same hospital

Adopted son and birth mother reunite after 20 years, realizing they both work at the same hospital

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 10 - 10:29 p.m.

This Mother's Day was extra special for a man who found the woman who gave birth to him working at the same hospital.
Sen. Mitt Romney wants federal action on the baby formula shortage

Sen. Mitt Romney wants federal action on the baby formula shortage

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 10 - 7:35 p.m.

Romney wants the FDA to do more to ensure the availability of baby formula, citing "serious implications of the current shortage on infant health."
Utah families feeling the pinch of baby formula shortage

Utah families feeling the pinch of baby formula shortage

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Updated May 9 - 10:00 p.m.

As the baby formula shortage worsens, many Utah families are going from store to store only to be met with empty shelves. If you're among them, here are some tips that might help you get the formula you need.
Father helps bring changes to Timpview Drive to protect kids

Father helps bring changes to Timpview Drive to protect kids

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 9 - 9:13 p.m.

A father's yearslong effort to change Timpview Drive and improve his kids' route to school could finally be paying off after Provo City agreed to collect feedback on temporary changes.
 Why free school lunch for all is coming to an end

Why free school lunch for all is coming to an end

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted May 9 - 5:38 p.m.

Free school lunches and breakfasts offered to all students in eligible schools for the past two years, regardless of income, will come to an end at the end of the school year.
Baby names: Big business or industry myth?

Baby names: Big business or industry myth?

Justin Mcdevitt, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9 - 8:48 a.m.

It is the decision of a lifetime, and it's going to cost a pretty penny. Baby Name Consulting is the latest luxury trend to enter the parenting world, but how long has it been around for exactly? Is it old? Is it new? Is it even real?
The baby formula supply problem is getting worse

The baby formula supply problem is getting worse

Parija Kavilanz and Ramishah Maruf, CNN Business  |  Posted May 8 - 4:49 p.m.

For months stores nationwide have been struggling to stock enough baby formula. Manufacturers say they're producing at full capacity and making as much formula as they can, but it's still not enough to meet current demand.
The United States is in a maternal health crisis. A health care startup is raising funds to change that

The United States is in a maternal health crisis. A health care startup is raising funds to change that

Nicole Goodkind, CNN Business  |  Posted May 8 - 2:12 p.m.

The United States is in a maternal health crisis.
A tale of 2 graduations: Mom of student asked to remove cultural wear talks about 'no lei policy'

A tale of 2 graduations: Mom of student asked to remove cultural wear talks about 'no lei policy'

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 11:06 a.m.

In 2018, Finehafo'ou Malohifo'ou made national headlines when he was asked to remove clothing representing his Tongan heritage before being able to receive his diploma from Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs. Many high schools still have what is being called a "no lei policy" that thousands are now petitioning against.
CDC probing 109 liver illnesses in kids, including 5 deaths

CDC probing 109 liver illnesses in kids, including 5 deaths

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 7 - 5:25 p.m.

U.S. health officials are now looking into more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and severe liver disease in children, including five deaths.
Parents guide: Darker 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' earns its PG-13 rating

Parents guide: Darker 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' earns its PG-13 rating

Dave Clyde, for KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 7:33 p.m.

Here's a content guide for parents deciding if they should let their children see the new "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" movie.
Thanks, Mom, for not throwing out my baseball cards

Thanks, Mom, for not throwing out my baseball cards

Steve Stecklow, Reuters  |  Posted May 6 - 4:24 p.m.

Like most moms, mine had many wonderful qualities. Among the feats that made her a standout: She never threw out my baseball cards.
'It's just become impossible to find': Moms deal with impact of baby formula shortage

'It's just become impossible to find': Moms deal with impact of baby formula shortage

Quanecia Fraser, CNN  |  Posted May 6 - 3:07 p.m.

Across the country, many moms say they're not finding formula for their babies in the store
Giggles, tears and 'all the feels': 10 picture books to celebrate Mother's Day

Giggles, tears and 'all the feels': 10 picture books to celebrate Mother's Day

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 10:07 a.m.

How many of us can say that we learned to love to read at the feet of our mothers? In honor of Mother's Day, here are 10 wonderful books to celebrate the women who loved us first.
Moderna says its vaccine for ages under 6 will be ready for US review in June

Moderna says its vaccine for ages under 6 will be ready for US review in June

Doina Chiacu, Reuters  |  Posted May 1 - 6:20 p.m.

Moderna's vaccine could be the first to win U.S. approval for children under the age of 5. Pfizer also expects to have its vaccine data for children under 6 ready by the June review.
An algorithm that screens for child neglect raises concerns

An algorithm that screens for child neglect raises concerns

Sally Ho and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted May 1 - 10:32 a.m.

Around the country, as child welfare agencies use or consider algorithmic tools, an AP review has identified a number of concerns about the technology, including questions about its reliability and its potential to harden racial disparities in the child welfare system.
Family finds hope after loss by donating $15M to Primary Children's fetal center

Family finds hope after loss by donating $15M to Primary Children's fetal center

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 29 - 9:03 a.m.

Megan and Brad Bonham lost their son Grant the day after he was born. The family donated $15 million to Intermountain Healthcare's fetal center to help other families find hope.
Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted April 28 - 6:46 a.m.

Moderna is asking U.S. regulators to open its COVID-19 vaccine to the nation's youngest children.
Childhood development experts say 'messy play' is important for babies and toddlers

Childhood development experts say 'messy play' is important for babies and toddlers

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 26 - 2:26 p.m.

While a parent's instinct may be to clean up the chaos, experts say letting them get dirty as they play and explore the world is key to their development.
8 fun things to do in Las Vegas with your family

8 fun things to do in Las Vegas with your family

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted April 22 - 8:04 p.m.

Here's are eight ideas that might make your next trip to the Las Vegas area a little more amazing.
Review: 'The Bad Guys' is no con, just great family fun

Review: 'The Bad Guys' is no con, just great family fun

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted April 22 - 4:07 p.m.

"The Bad Guys" is family movie perfection, with heart, laughs and style to spare.
9 children's books to transport you to a storybook springtime

9 children's books to transport you to a storybook springtime

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted April 21 - 8:08 p.m.

Lucky for us, where there are books, there is whimsy; and if we are yearning for the warm promise of Spring on a snowy April day, we need only crack open one of these nine charming picture books to be whisked away to a storybook springtime.
How much does a typical Utah family pay in taxes?

How much does a typical Utah family pay in taxes?

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted April 21 - 8:03 a.m.

A typical family in Utah pays an average of 24.75% of their income in taxes each year, according to a new report by the Utah Taxpayers Association.
Utah clinics rejoin Title X federal family planning program after Trump administration rule change

Utah clinics rejoin Title X federal family planning program after Trump administration rule change

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 9:35 p.m.

The return comes after President Joe Biden rolled back the 2019 rule that prohibited Title X grantees from referring patients for abortion, except in cases of rape, incest or medical emergency. The Title X program provides low-income women with contraceptives, STD screenings and other services.
Parents Guide: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore' milder than its predecessors

Parents Guide: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore' milder than its predecessors

Dave Clyde, for KSL.com  |  Posted April 15 - 7:38 p.m.

Although he'd like to, KSL movie reviewer Dave Clyde won't give you the full movie review here. Instead, he lays out, from a parent's perspective, what to expect as you make the decision to take your family to this film.
Gifting live animals for Easter is bad for the animal, dangerous for kids, experts say

Gifting live animals for Easter is bad for the animal, dangerous for kids, experts say

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 15 - 6:33 p.m.

Along with the candy and stuffed animals, live animals are likely to become Easter gifts for some families this Sunday. Advocates urge avoiding animals as gifts because it can be bad for the animals and kids.
Egg hunts, church services and other easter activities in Utah this weekend

Egg hunts, church services and other easter activities in Utah this weekend

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 15 - 2:49 p.m.

Wondering how to celebrate Easter? Here is a list of Easter events and services in Utah this weekend.
Review: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore' lacks the fun of predecessors

Review: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore' lacks the fun of predecessors

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted April 14 - 7:36 p.m.

Here are some reasons "The Secrets of Dumbledore" is worth seeing to satisfy your curiosity but may not be worth the price of admission.
Poll: Talk of race, sex in schools divides Americans

Poll: Talk of race, sex in schools divides Americans

Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted April 14 - 11:14 a.m.

Americans are deeply divided over how much children in K-12 schools should be taught about racism and sexuality, according to a new poll.
'Only the beginning': Medical team, family celebrate Utah's first in utero surgery

'Only the beginning': Medical team, family celebrate Utah's first in utero surgery

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted April 13 - 8:04 p.m.

Abigail Keyworth was the recipient of the first in utero fetal surgery in Utah. The now 11-month-old reunited with her caregivers Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary of her surgery.
People of all ages should be talking about end-of-life wishes, Utah doctors say

People of all ages should be talking about end-of-life wishes, Utah doctors say

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 12 - 4:04 p.m.

Utah doctors from multiple hospitals urged people on Tuesday to talk about what medical care they would like to receive in an end-of-life situation and develop an advance directive.
Have You Seen This? BYU Vocal Point talks about Bruno in cover with 'Encanto' star

Have You Seen This? BYU Vocal Point talks about Bruno in cover with 'Encanto' star

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 3:39 p.m.

BYU Vocal Point may have rectified an Oscar error when they teamed up with "Encanto" star Adassa and Utah's One Voice Children's Choir for a colorful cover of the hit song released on Friday.
Community rallies to welcome home Utah student paralyzed in ski accident

Community rallies to welcome home Utah student paralyzed in ski accident

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted April 9 - 1:23 p.m.

After a skiing accident left Max Togisala paralyzed from the waist down, his South Ogden community welcomed him home weeks later with a home remodel to fit his new needs.
Parents guide: How 'Ambulance' earned its R rating

Parents guide: How 'Ambulance' earned its R rating

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted April 8 - 7:36 p.m.

Movie reviewer John Clyde isn't here to tell you whether or not you should check out "Ambulance," he's here to let you know how it earned its R rating.
State School Board shelves gender identity guidance, leaving schools to fend for themselves

State School Board shelves gender identity guidance, leaving schools to fend for themselves

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted April 7 - 10:14 p.m.

The chairman of the Utah State Board of Education announced Thursday that the board will not move forward with gender identity guidance for the state's public schools.
Judge tosses Girl Scouts' recruitment suit vs. Boy Scouts

Judge tosses Girl Scouts' recruitment suit vs. Boy Scouts

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Updated April 7 - 2:15 p.m.

A federal judge on Thursday rejected Girl Scouts' claims that the Boy Scouts created marketplace confusion and damaged their recruitment efforts by using words like "Scouts" and "Scouting" in recruitment drives.
H&M says you can compost its new line of baby clothes

H&M says you can compost its new line of baby clothes

Parija Kavilanz, CNN Business  |  Posted April 7 - 9:44 a.m.

H&M is coming out with a new line of baby clothes that can be recycled in an unexpected way once they're worn out — composting.
Utahn paralyzed 2 years ago gets back on the sled at Powder Mountain

Utahn paralyzed 2 years ago gets back on the sled at Powder Mountain

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted April 5 - 7:44 p.m.

Terell Jensen became paralyzed two and a half years ago after a sledding accident. With the encouragement of his dad, he has gotten back on the sled by way of a TetraSki.
General conference special: The Indy effect

General conference special: The Indy effect

Mike Headrick, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 3 - 12:36 p.m.

Influencer and blogger Terah Belle Jones broke the news to her Instagram followers that her 5-year-old daughter Indy Llew Jones had passed away following a battle with cancer. The effect Indy has left behind has been enormous. People around the globe have been touched by her incredible spirit and journey.
Utah genealogists begin race to sort out 'extremely valuable' 1950 census information

Utah genealogists begin race to sort out 'extremely valuable' 1950 census information

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 10:15 p.m.

The 1950 census information is now available to the public, and Utah genealogists are at the forefront of making it easier for people to find family information.
Should full-day kindergarten be an option in Utah schools?

Should full-day kindergarten be an option in Utah schools?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted March 31 - 6:21 a.m.

There is growing demand for full-day kindergarten programs, which benefit children educationally, socially and nutritionally, but also provide more consistency for working parents.
Father speaks out as his daughter was shot in the eye in possible internet challenge gone wrong

Father speaks out as his daughter was shot in the eye in possible internet challenge gone wrong

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 30 - 10:32 p.m.

A 17-year-old Ogden girl is recovering after she was shot in the eye with what police believe was a BB gun.
Making each other happy: Longest-married couple in Utah celebrates 80 years of marriage

Making each other happy: Longest-married couple in Utah celebrates 80 years of marriage

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted March 30 - 5:24 p.m.

Allen and Evelyn Frandsen, of Centerfield, are celebrating 80 years of marriage Wednesday, making them the longest-married couple in Utah.
Celebrate Women's History Month with these inspiring picture books

Celebrate Women's History Month with these inspiring picture books

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted March 29 - 8:17 p.m.

March is Women's History Month, and KSL.com contributor Meg Christensen is here to offer you and your daughters (and sons) a chance to learn about some of the greats from these eight stellar picture books.
'The toilet paper feels like sandpaper': Utah 4th grader's petition starts at the bottom

'The toilet paper feels like sandpaper': Utah 4th grader's petition starts at the bottom

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 9:26 p.m.

A fourth grader from Cottonwood Elementary wrote a letter to the Granite School District petitioning for toilet paper that didn't feel like "sandpaper." His petition earned him a letter from a school district official and an industrial-sized roll of two-ply.
Utah mom warns about button batteries after 9-month-old's trip to the ER

Utah mom warns about button batteries after 9-month-old's trip to the ER

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted March 27 - 1:11 p.m.

Small batteries can be dangerous for toddlers, as Cassidie Imlay learned when her son accidentally ingested one. It caused burns in his esophagus before doctors removed it.
Signs your child is talking to a predator and how to help them stay safe

Signs your child is talking to a predator and how to help them stay safe

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 26 - 10:25 p.m.

After Utah saw two teen abductions this month, both from situations where predators met the teens online, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is giving crucial tips to parents on how to spot if their child is at risk of becoming a victim.
Utah first in nation to introduce state-level return-to-work program

Utah first in nation to introduce state-level return-to-work program

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted March 26 - 11:40 a.m.

The Return Utah program is designed for adults trying to re-enter the workforce after an extended absence, giving them access to a state-level position.
'Not a family night out': What parents should know about 'The Lost City'

'Not a family night out': What parents should know about 'The Lost City'

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted March 25 - 8:09 p.m.

Here's a guide to help you better understand what kind of content is in "The Lost City" and why movie reviewer John Clyde suggests it's a grown-up date night movie and not for a family night out.
Teen treatment: Advice for parents seeking residential treatment options

Teen treatment: Advice for parents seeking residential treatment options

Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV  |  Updated March 25 - 3:22 p.m.

Utah's $400 million troubled teen industry faces renewed scrutiny. That's a concern for families trying to figure out which residential option, if any, is right for their kids, a state lawmaker said.
Utah Gov. Cox vetoes controversial transgender student sports ban; lawmakers plan override

Utah Gov. Cox vetoes controversial transgender student sports ban; lawmakers plan override

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated March 23 - 8:15 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has vetoed the controversial bill that would ban transgender girls from competing in girls high school sports. But legislative leaders are planning to override it.