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'It was a real miracle for us': New technology at Intermountain Healthcare saves man's life

'It was a real miracle for us': New technology at Intermountain Healthcare saves man's life

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 13 - 2:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

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Intermountain Healthcare recently became the first in Utah to perform a new lifesaving and less invasive heart procedure.
Utah mom, doctor shed light on high-risk pregnancy diagnosis

Utah mom, doctor shed light on high-risk pregnancy diagnosis

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 8:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah mother shares her scary journey after being diagnosed with placenta accreta, a diagnosis that put her life and her baby's life at risk.
Utah mammography technologist detects her mother's breast cancer

Utah mammography technologist detects her mother's breast cancer

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 10:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Davis County woman's breast cancer was detected by a mammogram her daughter conducted.
Why getting your flu shot this year is crucial

Why getting your flu shot this year is crucial

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 22 - 4:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

October is the time to prepare for the holidays and upcoming flu season with a flu shot.
New survey helps determine if you are high risk for breast cancer

New survey helps determine if you are high risk for breast cancer

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 9:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nationally, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But if caught early, it is extremely treatable. Intermountain Healthcare is offering a new survey to determine if you are at high risk.
How to make sure your child's car seat is properly installed

How to make sure your child's car seat is properly installed

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

With Child Passenger Safety week wrapping up, it's a good time to remind parents it's crucial that your kids are properly buckled in before you hit the road.
Mental health resources are ready, available for University of Utah students

Mental health resources are ready, available for University of Utah students

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 4 - 11:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Navigating a new chapter as an incoming college freshman or even a returning student can be overwhelming. At the University of Utah, mental health first responders are stationed at each residential building, ready to listen and provide support.
Ogden man shares how naloxone saved his life

Ogden man shares how naloxone saved his life

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 9:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day this week, one Ogden man said naloxone saved his life — and many of his friends, too.
Creating healthy habits for families as kids return to school

Creating healthy habits for families as kids return to school

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 30 - 7:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Healthcare is sharing tips on how to create new healthy routines as your kids head back to the classroom.
Some moms struggle with breastfeeding. Here are some helpful tips

Some moms struggle with breastfeeding. Here are some helpful tips

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

August is breastfeeding awareness month and for some mothers who want to breastfeed, it doesn't come easy.
3 healthy back-to-school lunches using the same ingredients

3 healthy back-to-school lunches using the same ingredients

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 9:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

School is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a quick, easy, and healthy back-to-school lunch for your kids, here's three of them.
Utah doctor talks about how important vaccinations are for kids heading back to school

Utah doctor talks about how important vaccinations are for kids heading back to school

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 28 - 9:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

School is just around the corner and if you have kids entering kindergarten or seventh grade, that means it's time to get them immunized.
You can now call — or text — the new mental health resource number: 988

You can now call — or text — the new mental health resource number: 988

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 16 - 5:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

The nation's newest mental health resource, 988, isn't just a phone call service – you can text it, too.
Proper concussion protocol key to recovery for young athletes

Proper concussion protocol key to recovery for young athletes

Keri Wilcox, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 11 - 12:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Standing in a cool, quiet office next to the football stadium at Wasatch High School in Heber, Caden Luke, 17, runs through a series of assessments to determine how well he's recovering from a concussion.
Utah's Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital celebrates 100 years of treating kids

Utah's Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital celebrates 100 years of treating kids

Peter Rosen, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 1 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital is used to celebrating kids' birthdays, but this year the staff there is saying 'Happy birthday!' to the hospital itself.
How to enjoy Utah's mountain bike trails safely this summer

How to enjoy Utah's mountain bike trails safely this summer

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 28 - 3:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah is known for backcountry sports. Mountain biking is especially popular in the summer months, but it doesn't come without risk.
The overdose-reducing drug that doctors say more of us should have on hand

The overdose-reducing drug that doctors say more of us should have on hand

Annie Knox, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 17 - 9:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

One Taylorsville couple is always within arm's reach of naloxone, the overdose-reversing drug that can work instantly against heroin and opioid medications.
Ways to keep your kids active during the summer break

Ways to keep your kids active during the summer break

Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 10 - 11:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

With Utah's weather so nice this time of year, you would think getting kids to be active would be a slam dunk. But it can be a tall order given the draw of smartphones, tablets, and video games.
With warm weather arriving, keep your kids safe from window falls

With warm weather arriving, keep your kids safe from window falls

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 28 - 10:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

Each year in the United States, 15 to 20 children under the age of 11 die, and as many as 15,000 are injured because of falls from windows.
Why Utahns are at higher risk for deadly skin cancer

Why Utahns are at higher risk for deadly skin cancer

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 20 - 8:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest rate of melanoma in the nation — a rate more than double the national average.
Are you over 50 or heading out of town? Get a 2nd COVID-19 booster, Utah doctor says

Are you over 50 or heading out of town? Get a 2nd COVID-19 booster, Utah doctor says

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 13 - 10:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

On a windy afternoon at Rancho Market in Millcreek, shoppers and passersby stopped to pick up something other than the usual family groceries: A free vaccine or booster.
How a new approach to dental care helped save a Utah man's humanitarian gift

How a new approach to dental care helped save a Utah man's humanitarian gift

Ken Fall and Annie Knox, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 7 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Bountiful man raised $10,000 to take wheelchairs to families in need in Mexico in October. But the trip was almost canceled due to a toothache.
Community gardens at Utah hospitals help nurture good health, a sense of belonging

Community gardens at Utah hospitals help nurture good health, a sense of belonging

Annie Knox and Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 29 - 9:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Severe anxiety confines Dinora Espinoza to her apartment much of the time, but there's one place outside where she feels right at home.
Son donates part of his liver to ailing father

Son donates part of his liver to ailing father

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 21 - 9:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Every nine minutes, another person needs an organ transplant in the United States. More than 100,000 people are on a wait list, and here in Utah, almost 900 people need organ transplants. A Taylorsville man benefited from a live donor donation.
Experts: Advance health care directives crucial at any age

Experts: Advance health care directives crucial at any age

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 15 - 10:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

For many, the pandemic brought home the importance of planning for the unexpected. People of all ages faced serious illness that sometimes required end-of-life decisions about healthcare.
Start slow to avoid exercise injuries, physician warns

Start slow to avoid exercise injuries, physician warns

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 7 - 9:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

We come out of winter hibernation ready to get outside and be active. But overdoing it can lead to springtime exercise injuries, which can set you back weeks or months from your fitness goals.
What's the secret to eating healthy on a budget? Try storing fruits and veggies properly

What's the secret to eating healthy on a budget? Try storing fruits and veggies properly

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 31 - 9:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's national nutrition month and adding more fruits and veggies to your diet can lower blood pressure, reduce heart disease, and prevent some types of cancer. With inflation rising, no one wants to waste food.
ICU doctor: 'There's no other system like it in the world,' of pneumonia electronic support tool

ICU doctor: 'There's no other system like it in the world,' of pneumonia electronic support tool

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 26 - 5:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death for contagious diseases in the United States. Though common, doctors say it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. A cutting-edge tool is saving lives.
Intermountain Healthcare introduces Long COVID Navigation Program hotline

Intermountain Healthcare introduces Long COVID Navigation Program hotline

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Updated March 18 - 10:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some studies estimate more than 100 million people who had COVID-19 have or continue to have prolonged symptoms lasting months, and in some cases, years. These chronic symptoms can be life-altering, which is why Intermountain Healthcare is getting creative about its care.
Why one Utah mother believes all postpartum women should go to physical therapy

Why one Utah mother believes all postpartum women should go to physical therapy

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 11 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's no question pregnancy and giving birth can have long-term repercussions on a woman's health. One Utah mother wishes the help she got was standard practice of care for every postpartum woman.
Study: Colon cancer on the rise in young Hispanic American adults

Study: Colon cancer on the rise in young Hispanic American adults

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 7 - 9:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Recent studies show this deadly disease hits certain demographics harder than others. That's why one Utah man is sharing his story.
Herriman mother warns others about the danger of fentanyl after losing her son

Herriman mother warns others about the danger of fentanyl after losing her son

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 26 - 8:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths have risen dramatically through the pandemic. One Herriman mother who lost her son is now pleading with others to be aware of the danger.
Heart disease is on the rise for women during the pandemic

Heart disease is on the rise for women during the pandemic

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 18 - 9:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Recent studies show more women are at risk for increased heart disease during the pandemic. It's a sobering reminder this February, during National Heart Health Month. One Sandy woman is making her heart health a priority after battling a blood cancer that put her into heart failure.
How to start exercising safely again after having COVID-19

How to start exercising safely again after having COVID-19

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 10 - 9:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hundreds of thousands of Utahns have now had COVID-19, and though for many amateur athletes it may be tempting to train like an Olympian, doctors say now is not the time. One Utah runner shared his experience after contracting the delta variant last fall.
Olympic mogul skier trains at 3D Sports Science Lab

Olympic mogul skier trains at 3D Sports Science Lab

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 10:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard team has partnered with Intermountain Healthcare's sports science lab at The Orthopedic Specialist Hospital, to give athletes a competitive advantage as they train for the Olympics.
Intermountain's HerediGene population study highlights genetic underpinnings behind vertigo

Intermountain's HerediGene population study highlights genetic underpinnings behind vertigo

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 7:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nearly 40 percent of Americans experience dizziness at some point in their life — a statistic that often leads to devastating falls and unexpected visits to the emergency room.
Study: Sensible intermittent fasting can be good for heart health

Study: Sensible intermittent fasting can be good for heart health

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 9:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Have you ever wondered how effective intermittent fasting is? The hot dieting trend may have health benefits far beyond weight loss, according to researchers.
How SMART can help you keep your New Year's Resolutions

How SMART can help you keep your New Year's Resolutions

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 9:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Do you feel like you're already falling short on New Year's resolutions? You're in good company. One in three Utahns won't keep those goals past the end of January, experts said.
RSV spikes in Utah: How to prevent it

RSV spikes in Utah: How to prevent it

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 8:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

COVID-19 isn't the only respiratory illness that's spiking in Utah. Respiratory syncytial virus can be especially hard on babies and senior citizens.
Utah nurse: 'It's what fills my cup,' working extra shifts, uniting staff during COVID-19

Utah nurse: 'It's what fills my cup,' working extra shifts, uniting staff during COVID-19

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

As the pandemic rages on, frontline health care workers have braved new obstacles. A nurse at a rural Utah Hospital has gone above and beyond to motivate and uplift her coworkers.
How to mentally survive the holidays

How to mentally survive the holidays

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 5:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Last year, the pandemic resulted in a much quieter holiday season – for many, an unexpected silver lining with less stress and anxiety.
Holiday season is a peak time for heart attacks. Here's how to stay healthy

Holiday season is a peak time for heart attacks. Here's how to stay healthy

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 2 - 10:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

The holiday season can lead to an unwanted health risk. Heart attacks peak in December and January. A Central Utah doctor said there are simple ways to stay healthy, including taking time to wind down each day and exercising.
Home care patient says nurse is 'friend who will always be there'

Home care patient says nurse is 'friend who will always be there'

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 1:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

During the pandemic, many have expressed thanks to front-line caregivers at hospitals and clinics. But there are 2 million health care workers in the U.S. whose work isn't quite as visible.
Utah mom: 'We were gonna lose him,' after son had MIS-C

Utah mom: 'We were gonna lose him,' after son had MIS-C

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 10:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Doctors at Primary Children's Hospital are co-leading a national study about a serious condition some kids get from COVID-19. A Utah family knows how devastating it can be.
Genetic testing impacts the decisions one Utah family is making after cancer diagnosis

Genetic testing impacts the decisions one Utah family is making after cancer diagnosis

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 3:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

What if you knew your chances of getting cancer were higher than most people? And what if you knew there was a way to intervene before you got sick? One Utah family shares how genetic testing is impacting the decisions they make.
New treatment helps cancer patient find success

New treatment helps cancer patient find success

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 3:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

A growing treatment is finding success in the fight against cancer. Doctors say it helps a patient's own immune cells recognize and attack the disease. The procedure made all the difference for a Utah man.
Utah doctor: Smell therapy helps COVID-19 patients regain sense of smell, taste

Utah doctor: Smell therapy helps COVID-19 patients regain sense of smell, taste

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 11 - 8:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lack of smell and taste are some of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 and have affected up to 85% of patients, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Fad diets are out — it's your lifestyle habits that matter most

Fad diets are out — it's your lifestyle habits that matter most

Sherry Liang, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 7:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

A full belly makes a happy heart, but your heart will be happier if you focus on sustaining long-term habits.
Falls can cause serious injury, doctors say. Here's how to prevent them

Falls can cause serious injury, doctors say. Here's how to prevent them

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 10:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Falls are a leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions for people 65 and older. They often result in a lengthy recovery. An Intermountain emergency room doctor explained how to prevent them.
Utah doctor: COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children

Utah doctor: COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 8:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The FDA approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 and recommended emergency use authorization. It could be available as soon as next week. A Utah pediatrician explains what parents should know.
Taking precautions for kids can lower exposure risk to COVID-19 this Halloween

Taking precautions for kids can lower exposure risk to COVID-19 this Halloween

Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 10:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Halloween is just around the corner. But with the  COVID-19 vaccine not yet available for kids under 12 years old, what precautions should parents take?
'Nurse navigators' support cancer patients through treatment, therapies

'Nurse navigators' support cancer patients through treatment, therapies

Peter Rosen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 8:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

On a difficult complicated journey it helps to have a guide, a navigator. That's true, Suzanne Houghton says, for the journey she took as a cancer patient.
Salt Lake woman with metastatic cancer finds improved quality of life with advanced treatment, therapies

Salt Lake woman with metastatic cancer finds improved quality of life with advanced treatment, therapies

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 9:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Doctors have become really good at treating cancer and through recent medical advancements and therapies, they're getting better at giving patients better quality of life.
Telehealth oncology services allow Utah man to be treated closer to home

Telehealth oncology services allow Utah man to be treated closer to home

Aley Davis and Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 9:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Anyone familiar with cancer treatment knows it involves lots of doctor appointments. Making the same drive several times a week can be grueling, but now technology is sparing patients those repeated trips and offering them better quality of life.
Same-day biopsy offers women greater peace of mind in breast cancer treatment

Same-day biopsy offers women greater peace of mind in breast cancer treatment

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 10:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Recent advancements in screening and treatment are making it possible for people to be treated for breast cancer more easily and successfully. One Utah woman is grateful she didn't delay care.
Why fall is the best time of year to hit the hiking trails

Why fall is the best time of year to hit the hiking trails

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 9:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

If you haven't headed up one of Utah's beautiful canyons in a while, now is the time. The leaves are officially bursting with color. One Utah family explains why they make fall hiking a priority.
Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital offers free virtual car seat checks during the pandemic

Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital offers free virtual car seat checks during the pandemic

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 5:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here's an alarming number: 59% of parents do not install car seats correctly, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
New 'Return-to-Learn' program helps students succeed in the classroom post-concussion

New 'Return-to-Learn' program helps students succeed in the classroom post-concussion

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 7:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah follows strict protocols to help student athletes who suffer a concussion "return-to-play." But what about helping injured students keep up in the classroom?
Front-line health care workers say they're burned out, experiencing staffing shortages

Front-line health care workers say they're burned out, experiencing staffing shortages

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 2:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

No one's taken the brunt of the pandemic like health care workers on the frontline. The unrelenting cases of COVID-19 have brought many to their breaking point. Three caregivers at Intermountain Layton Hospital are sharing how their job affects them personally.