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Sun safety reminders for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Sun safety reminders for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 11 - 5:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Utah has one of the highest rates of melanoma, about twice the national average.
400 days and counting: ER doc's exercise streak improves his mental health

400 days and counting: ER doc's exercise streak improves his mental health

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 3 - 9:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah doctor is encouraging everyone to join him in getting into an exercise routine to help with their mental health.
Utah family shares their experience with 3 boys who have autism

Utah family shares their experience with 3 boys who have autism

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 27 - 8:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and a Utah family wants to share their personal experience of learning to adapt and grow with the disorder.
Utah dad gets second chance at life thanks to bone marrow transplant

Utah dad gets second chance at life thanks to bone marrow transplant

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 19 - 12:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah dad hopes to meet the person who gave him second chance at life thanks to a bone marrow transplant.
How to keep your kids on a regular sleep routine to reduce stress

How to keep your kids on a regular sleep routine to reduce stress

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 13 - 6:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Experts emphasize that sleep is therapy, both physically and emotionally, which is why it's important to keep you and your kids on a regular sleep routine.
Get moving: How to manage stress with exercise 

Get moving: How to manage stress with exercise 

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 12 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

If not managed well, stress can cause serious health problems. Exercise — love it or hate it — has long been proven to reduce stress.
Finding relief from seasonal allergies

Finding relief from seasonal allergies

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 5 - 9:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

For many people — about 1 in 4 adults — spring allergies are inevitable. Dr. Glen Porter, an allergist with Intermountain Health, says you don't have to be miserable.
'It's different every day': Understanding multiple sclerosis and its prevalence in Utah

'It's different every day': Understanding multiple sclerosis and its prevalence in Utah

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 30 - 3:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, a chance to talk about this neurological condition which affects more than 30,000 Utahns.
National Nutrition Month: How to talk about body image with your kids

National Nutrition Month: How to talk about body image with your kids

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 23 - 8:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign designed to promote informed eating choices and positive body image.
'Listen to your body': Transplant survivor shares story for World Kidney Day

'Listen to your body': Transplant survivor shares story for World Kidney Day

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 15 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A kidney transplant survivor is warning others about kidney disease, including on World Kidney Day.
Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor urges screenings, early detection 

Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor urges screenings, early detection 

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 8 - 1:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a chance to raise awareness of the No. 1 cancer killer for men under 50, and No. 2 for women under 50.
Strategies to lengthen your life

Strategies to lengthen your life

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 3 - 8:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, on average, women tend to live five to seven years longer than men because men have higher rates of cardiovascular disease.
'Cancer can affect anybody': Utah couple processes pancreatic cancer diagnosis

'Cancer can affect anybody': Utah couple processes pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 9:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and often goes undetected until it's advanced. One Utah County man is fighting for more time with his loved ones.
Intermountain program helps seniors fight joint pain, recover from surgery

Intermountain program helps seniors fight joint pain, recover from surgery

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Updated Feb. 15 - 10:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Health's ArthroFit program is designed to help senior patients prevent, prepare for, and recover from surgery. The classes are led by skilled instructors and trainers who help the patients through various joint-protective exercises.
'The place we love isn't healthy': Millcreek couple weighs moving due to poor air quality

'The place we love isn't healthy': Millcreek couple weighs moving due to poor air quality

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 9 - 9:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

One Millcreek couple has to choose between staying in Utah or moving somewhere new for the sake of their health.
How childbirth education classes can help moms prepare for labor

How childbirth education classes can help moms prepare for labor

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 10:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Health is offering prenatal courses for parents that cover everything from pregnancy to labor and delivery to postpartum care.
What you can do about risks for chronic kidney disease

What you can do about risks for chronic kidney disease

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

When caught early, kidney disease is treatable. If left untreated, chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure, which is when dialysis or a transplant is needed.
New treatment helps Midway man live with advanced prostate cancer

New treatment helps Midway man live with advanced prostate cancer

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 1:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Approximately 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
'Not viruses to mess around with': Experts urge caution during ongoing 'tripledemic'

'Not viruses to mess around with': Experts urge caution during ongoing 'tripledemic'

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 7:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

Experts say this winter we're seeing another "tripledemic" — rising cases of COVID-19, flu and RSV in Utah.
Safe on the slopes: How to prevent winter sports injuries

Safe on the slopes: How to prevent winter sports injuries

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 7 - 9:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Winter sports are a great way to have some fun during the cold months, but whether you're a novice or an expert, it's important to be aware of the risk of injury.
5 simple and safe home remedies for colds

5 simple and safe home remedies for colds

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 10:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

Coughs and sore throats are common this time of year, but you don't have to suffer. Here are a couple of simple and safe ways to get relief.
Choking hazards: How to keep your little ones safe this holiday

Choking hazards: How to keep your little ones safe this holiday

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 10:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

During this time of year, every parent needs to be extra vigilant. The various holiday foods, decorations, and toys are all items that could endanger a young child.
Utah marathon runner puts added emphasis on heart health for the holidays

Utah marathon runner puts added emphasis on heart health for the holidays

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah runner who survived a heart murmur and valve blockage is urging others to keep health in mind during the holidays.
What you need to know about getting vaccinated while pregnant

What you need to know about getting vaccinated while pregnant

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 1:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's cold and flu season, and pregnant mothers and newborns are among those most vulnerable to illnesses, but expectant moms can protect themselves — and their babies — through vaccination.
Don't wait: Heart attack rapid response saves life of Utah dad

Don't wait: Heart attack rapid response saves life of Utah dad

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 11:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

If you or a loved one were to experience a heart attack, time becomes a matter of life or death. KSL's Emma Benson shows us how a collaborative program at Intermountain Medical Center saved the life of an otherwise healthy patient.
Food prep tips to prepare that Thanksgiving feast safely

Food prep tips to prepare that Thanksgiving feast safely

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 9:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

It's almost time to gobble up that delicious, long-awaited meal. Before you throw the turkey in the oven, there are some things you need to know. 
Dancers always aware of potential for injuries

Dancers always aware of potential for injuries

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 9:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

It's an art form and a sport that's beautiful to watch. But dance doesn't come without risk of injury.  
Davis County woman who nearly lost foot urges other diabetics to monitor health

Davis County woman who nearly lost foot urges other diabetics to monitor health

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 11:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

A seventh grade teacher is hoping her experience of almost losing her foot to diabetes will urge others to take care of their health.
Newborn screening test helped save our son, KSL meteorologist says

Newborn screening test helped save our son, KSL meteorologist says

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 5:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

A newborn screening test in Utah could be the difference between life and death.
Have you taken the time off you deserve? Your healthy self wants you to

Have you taken the time off you deserve? Your healthy self wants you to

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 8:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Each year nearly half of American workers don't take all their paid time off. And that's generally not a good idea.
Robot named Lucy brings precision, comfort to kidney transplant surgery

Robot named Lucy brings precision, comfort to kidney transplant surgery

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 6:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Newlywed Jessie Briggs recently donated her healthy kidney to her husband, and a robot deserves some of the credit.
Lessons from one woman's journey with depression

Lessons from one woman's journey with depression

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A toolkit of practices and therapies helped this mom find balance in life.
It's almost virus season: Here's what you need to know about vaccines

It's almost virus season: Here's what you need to know about vaccines

Eliza Pace and Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 12:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

With the onset of fall comes respiratory virus season. This year, everyone ages 6 months and older is recommended to be vaccinated to protect themselves and their families against serious illness.
Technology advances in breast cancer screenings lead to early diagnosis

Technology advances in breast cancer screenings lead to early diagnosis

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 8:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

An Intermountain Health employee shares her story of cancer detection as the hospital system offers free mammograms each Saturday in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As fall begins, look inside the house to avoid dangerous falls

As fall begins, look inside the house to avoid dangerous falls

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 9:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

National Fall Prevention week coincides with the beginning of autumn. It's the best time to ensure your loved ones are safe in their home.
Proper nutrition will help your child reach their academic peak

Proper nutrition will help your child reach their academic peak

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 12:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Make sure your kids are well fueled for those busy school days — dieticians say they need it!
Overcoming the grip of opioid dependence

Overcoming the grip of opioid dependence

Erin Cox and Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 5:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Heber City woman says she is moving past opioids to a life free from debilitating pain.
Intermountain Health heart transplant program: 600 stories

Intermountain Health heart transplant program: 600 stories

Peter Rosen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 1:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Discover how Intermountain Health's heart transplant teamwork brings hope and improved outcomes. Learn about patient stories and medical success.
Don't delay: Everyone in your family needs a checkup

Don't delay: Everyone in your family needs a checkup

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 19 - 3:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Back to school time might be the best time to get the entire family important checkups.
Back to school: keeping kids cool at recess

Back to school: keeping kids cool at recess

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 14 - 9:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Thousands of Utah kids are heading back to the classroom and the school playground. But are they ready for the heat?
Getting kids on a good sleep routine before school starts again

Getting kids on a good sleep routine before school starts again

Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 2 - 8:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

As you're getting ready to send your kids back to school, there's a lot to prepare for and one social worker hopes you won't forget one of the most important things: your kid's sleep routine. 
Program aims to improve outcomes of preterm births

Program aims to improve outcomes of preterm births

Ken Fall and Kadey Kia, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 28 - 2:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

With preterm births on the rise, the Healthy Beginnings program aims to nurture healthy pregnancies through support, education and incentives.
Why protecting your child's hearing should be top of mind this holiday weekend

Why protecting your child's hearing should be top of mind this holiday weekend

Aley Davis, Ken Fall, and Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 21 - 6:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Summertime often means attending fun, loud events like rodeos, sporting events, and this holiday weekend, lots of fireworks shows.
Doctor house calls: Modern medicine looks to the past

Doctor house calls: Modern medicine looks to the past

Erin Cox and Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 14 - 1:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A century ago, 40% of patients saw doctors at home. Today, those home visits are making a comeback in a unique program through Intermountain Health.
Rural cancer patients access care closer to home

Rural cancer patients access care closer to home

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 8 - 8:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Farmer Dave Walker credits a new clinic and online technology for peace of mind during his treatments.
Moms in rural Utah get breastfeeding support for their babies

Moms in rural Utah get breastfeeding support for their babies

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 29 - 10:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Fillmore Community Hospital in recent years started prioritizing telehealth consultations with expectant moms and mothers with newborns.
New knees and hips often lead to greater patient satisfaction

New knees and hips often lead to greater patient satisfaction

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 23 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Surgery center opens on the campus of TOSH specializing in outpatient procedures. Surgeries performed outside a hospital setting typically mean shorter stays and lower costs.
Why unstructured play is crucial to a child's development

Why unstructured play is crucial to a child's development

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 17 - 10:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Imagination and play are key to healthy childhood development, different types of play impact how a child develops.
Creating healthy habits starts at home

Creating healthy habits starts at home

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 17 - 9:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

In Shalese Sorensen's garage, you'll find a collection of weights, brightly colored bands and exercise equipment. You'll also find a smaller, much lighter set of weights – brightly colored like the rainbow, for her two daughters, Remi, 5, and Riley, 2. 
Healthy secret for retirement: Volunteer your time

Healthy secret for retirement: Volunteer your time

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 13 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

For former Murray High School teacher and administrator Scott Bushnell, there was one thing he knew from the moment he retired.
How good habits can lower your risk for the deadliest form of skin cancer

How good habits can lower your risk for the deadliest form of skin cancer

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 13 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah has the highest rate of melanoma in the nation – more than double the national average. But if caught early, melanoma is highly curable.
A resource to help connect with your tween

A resource to help connect with your tween

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 1:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Navigating the transition from childhood to teen years can be difficult as kids experience new emotions for the first time.
'Food is Medicine': New thinking about hospital food

'Food is Medicine': New thinking about hospital food

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 20 - 2:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

When you think of a hospital, five-star dining doesn't come to mind. Intermountain Health chefs are working to change that.
Crash survivor explains why it's important to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle

Crash survivor explains why it's important to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 12 - 9:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

As we approach the 100 Deadliest Days on the road, Intermountain Health doctors said this is the time of year we see more motorcycle drivers on the road and less helmets, but it's crucial to wear one.
Why asthma symptoms can increase in the spring

Why asthma symptoms can increase in the spring

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 5 - 9:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Spring is known for allergies, but it can also increase asthma symptoms.
Why it's important to get your children vaccinated

Why it's important to get your children vaccinated

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 27 - 10:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's World Infant Immunization Week, Intermountain Health doctors have highlighted the importance of getting your children under 2 vaccinated.
Online resource helps students learn about physical and mental health

Online resource helps students learn about physical and mental health

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 20 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Teaching kids how to keep their bodies healthy is important. A program through SelectHealth now offers a fun way to learn about physical and mental health inside the classroom.
How to stay safe during spring activities

How to stay safe during spring activities

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Updated April 15 - 1:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

After months of snow, most of us are ready to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Whether you're playing a sport or hitting the trails - Intermountain Health says it's important to ease into it.
Good Samaritan donates his kidney to a stranger

Good Samaritan donates his kidney to a stranger

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 8 - 8:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

More than 100,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. Utah's waitlist for all organs is up to 900, with nearly 600 of them waiting for a kidney.