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The silver lining of the pandemic: Why a Utah doctor says virtual visits are the future

The silver lining of the pandemic: Why a Utah doctor says virtual visits are the future

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 15 - 8:03 p.m.

More than ever, doctors are meeting with patients over online video meetings — and it’s not just for chats.
Evenflo, maker of the 'Big Kid' booster seat, put profits over child safety

Evenflo, maker of the 'Big Kid' booster seat, put profits over child safety

Daniela Porat and Patricia Callahan, Propublica  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 1:47 p.m.

Internal video of side-impact tests shows that children could be injured or killed in Evenflo's “Big Kid” booster seats. But the company continued to market them as “side-impact tested.”
Police search for neighborhood 'stranger' waving kids over to van

Police search for neighborhood 'stranger' waving kids over to van

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 7:36 a.m.

Police have urged parents to talk to their kids about “stranger danger,” after a man approached children in two separate incidents and waved them over to his van in Davis County.
2 Utah children accidentally shoot themselves in head on same day in unrelated incidents

2 Utah children accidentally shoot themselves in head on same day in unrelated incidents

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 30 - 7:47 p.m.

A 9-year-old Brigham City boy was hospitalized a little after 5 p.m. after accidentally shooting himself in the head, police confirmed.
A major shake-up is coming in Utah: Seismic safety steps, large and small

A major shake-up is coming in Utah: Seismic safety steps, large and small

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 8:28 a.m.

As many buildings around Utah undergo seismic upgrades, Utah officials say you can be prepared for an earthquake as well.
Doorbell cam shows car following Riverton boy home; police looking for drivers

Doorbell cam shows car following Riverton boy home; police looking for drivers

Tania Dean, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 9:21 p.m.

Don’t talk to strangers. Those wise words likely paid off for a Riverton boy who says he was followed home by two mystery men.
8-year-old girl severely burned after candle catches shirt on fire

8-year-old girl severely burned after candle catches shirt on fire

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 7:20 a.m.

An 8-year-old Idaho girl underwent surgery at the University of Utah Hospital after a candle caught her shirt on fire over the weekend, leaving her with severe burns.
2 Utah troopers' cars hit in separate freeway incidents

2 Utah troopers' cars hit in separate freeway incidents

Gretel Kauffman, KSL; Mark Jackson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 10:49 p.m.

A highway patrol trooper's car was sideswiped on I-15 at about the same time another trooper's car was rear-ended on I-215.
Drowsy driving just as dangerous as drunken driving, doctor says

Drowsy driving just as dangerous as drunken driving, doctor says

Kim Bojórquez  |  Updated July 11 - 4:56 p.m.

Those who average six hours of sleep or less are three times more likely to crash as a result of driving drowsy, according to Zero Fatalities.
Mother shares story after son nearly drowned in neighborhood pool

Mother shares story after son nearly drowned in neighborhood pool

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Updated July 4 - 6:33 p.m.

Many people are enjoying the holiday by the pool with family and friends, but if you're not careful the fun could end in only a matter of seconds.
Firefighters urge people to take firework safety, precautions seriously

Firefighters urge people to take firework safety, precautions seriously

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 4 - 6:33 p.m.

Most of us will be hearing the sounds and seeing the colorful bursts of fireworks in our neighborhoods. For those of you putting on the show, here are some reminders and safety tips from firefighters.
5 simple ways to keep your teens safe while traveling abroad this summer

5 simple ways to keep your teens safe while traveling abroad this summer

Brooke Nally, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 6 - 9:42 p.m.

Are your teens just graduating into summer months with out-of-the-country trips planned? Have you watched "Taken" one too many times and the thought of your teen being out on their own in another country makes you nervous?
Child's near drowning in Utah cautions parents to remain vigilant with their kids around water

Child's near drowning in Utah cautions parents to remain vigilant with their kids around water

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted June 2 - 5:31 p.m.

Drowning is the third-leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1-14 in Utah. On average, one Utahn dies as a result of drowning every two weeks.
String of semitruck rollovers leads to safety concerns at major junction

String of semitruck rollovers leads to safety concerns at major junction

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 28 - 1:52 p.m.

Several semitrucks rolled over a span of several days earlier this month at a major interstate junction in northern Utah.
Phone scammer pretending to be undersheriff introduced to real undersheriff

Phone scammer pretending to be undersheriff introduced to real undersheriff

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 28 - 11:32 a.m.

Man who pretended to be an undersheriff was introduced to the real undersheriff.
Family of 6-year-old girl who died in Vineyard auto-pedestrian crash speaks out

Family of 6-year-old girl who died in Vineyard auto-pedestrian crash speaks out

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 29 - 8:39 p.m.

The family of a 6-year-old girl who died after being struck by an SUV spoke about their daughter Friday.
Provo police encourage residents to prevent crimes with nightly routine

Provo police encourage residents to prevent crimes with nightly routine

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 19 - 6:35 a.m.

Provo police warn spring is the time of year they see an uptick in property crimes. So they've got a plan to help you stay safe and keep your valuables.
Utah woman survives life-threatening motorcycling accident, urges motorists to exercise caution

Utah woman survives life-threatening motorcycling accident, urges motorists to exercise caution

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 8 - 7:00 p.m.

Motorcycling fatalities reached a five-year high in 2018 with 47 deaths on Utah roads. Heather McCollor, a motorcyclist who became a victim of a serious car crash last spring, believes that drivers need to be more cautious and aware of motorcycles.
Report: Historic increase in auto-pedestrian fatalities

Report: Historic increase in auto-pedestrian fatalities

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 3 - 12:37 p.m.

Nationwide, it’s getting more deadly to walk to school, walk to work, or even walk your dog in your neighborhood. That’s according to a national study showing pedestrian fatalities at a 28-year high.
What to do if you’re caught in an avalanche

What to do if you’re caught in an avalanche

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 17 - 9:27 a.m.

With 2019 being well above average in terms of snowfall, avalanche danger has increased causing a number of fatal accidents for snowmobilers and skiers alike. Here are some ways to protect yourself in the event of an avalanche.
Slippery roads, more snow to impact Monday morning commute

Slippery roads, more snow to impact Monday morning commute

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 6 - 9:08 p.m.

Utah's first winter storm of the year brought several inches of snow, three "small" avalanches and more than 50 crashes throughout the state.
Fallen Provo police officer honored throughout Utah

Fallen Provo police officer honored throughout Utah

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 9:25 a.m.

A fallen Provo police officer is being honored around Utah Sunday morning after he was shot while apprehending a fugitive, later dying from his injuries in the hospital.
What to do if stranded in cold weather

What to do if stranded in cold weather

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 5 - 11:45 a.m.

Launching into early January in Utah, temperatures are plunging and the air has turned frigid. As great of a sign as this may be for ski season and water for the state come summer, the cold presents dangers that need to be prepared for.
4 people from 2 parties take accidental plunges on ice fishing outings

4 people from 2 parties take accidental plunges on ice fishing outings

Spencer Burt, Deseret News  |  Updated Dec. 29 - 10:28 p.m.

Members of two ice fishing groups fell through the ice on Utah reservoirs Saturday morning and survived.
How to safely prepare your Thanksgiving dinner to avoid foodborne illness

How to safely prepare your Thanksgiving dinner to avoid foodborne illness

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 21 - 6:29 p.m.

How you prepare your Thanksgiving meal, and how long you keep food out the day of, is crucial to keeping your family healthy this holiday.
Nearly 100K pounds of ground beef recalled following inspection at Utah facility

Nearly 100K pounds of ground beef recalled following inspection at Utah facility

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 7:05 p.m.

Swift Beef Co. on Saturday issued a recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of raw beef recently processed at its northern Utah facility.
Mother, son saved by seat belts urge Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up

Mother, son saved by seat belts urge Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up

Spencer Burt, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 1:28 p.m.

Shantel Anderson taught her kids the importance of wearing a seat belt, but on June 21, her 8-year-old son Dallin was the one reminding her to buckle up, possibly saving her life.
Woman, daughter severely burned in 'freak accident' involving tree stump fire

Woman, daughter severely burned in 'freak accident' involving tree stump fire

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 9:47 p.m.

A southern Utah mother and her daughter are recovering from severe burns they suffered while the family disposed of a tree stump with diesel.
Safe Kids educates families on car seat dos and don'ts

Safe Kids educates families on car seat dos and don'ts

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 10:28 a.m.

Safe Kids Salt Lake County joined with Gus Paulos Chevrolet, AAA, Primary Children’s Hospital and Poison Control Friday in West Valley City as part of nationwide Child Passenger Safety Month and Week.
Food safety experts break down meanings behind food expiration dates

Food safety experts break down meanings behind food expiration dates

Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 5 - 11:17 a.m.

"Sell By." "Expires On." "Best By." "Use By." There are more than 10 different expiration date labels on food packaging. What's the difference, and how do you tell if your food is still safe to eat?
Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 4 - 7:33 p.m.

Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

John Hollenhorst, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 14 - 10:15 p.m.

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.
How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 14 - 8:37 p.m.

Your back-to-school list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?
KSL Investigators find lack of transparency in government inspections of nail salons

KSL Investigators find lack of transparency in government inspections of nail salons

Emiley Dewey, Debbie Dujanovic and Mark Stevens, KSL-TV  |  Updated July 20 - 4:29 p.m.

Lisa Zollinger decided to treat herself to a birthday pedicure this year, spending $43 on the beauty treatment.
'We are expecting things to burn:' Officials urge caution as fireworks sales begin

'We are expecting things to burn:' Officials urge caution as fireworks sales begin

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted June 22 - 6:53 p.m.

As fireworks go on sale this weekend, city and fire officials are urging Utahns to take extra precautions during July holidays and to remember to follow new fireworks restrictions.
Excessive heat warning means cars can reach almost 200 degrees inside

Excessive heat warning means cars can reach almost 200 degrees inside

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted June 22 - 11:30 a.m.

An excessive heat warning that went into effect Thursday for northwest Arizona and southern Nevada is warning of temperatures possibly reaching 115 degrees in some areas, which can translate to far hotter temperatures in enclosed vehicles.
FBI explains 2 ways approach to active shooters has changed since Columbine

FBI explains 2 ways approach to active shooters has changed since Columbine

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 18 - 8:18 p.m.

Active shooter incidents around the country — 250 from 2000 to 2017 — have heightened the public's awareness about protecting themselves and have changed law enforcement's approach to dealing with the bad guys.
Experts say locking up firearms reduces chance of youth suicide

Experts say locking up firearms reduces chance of youth suicide

Lori Prichard, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 15 - 9:31 a.m.

The number of youth dying by suicide has tripled in Utah in the past decade. Half of those between the ages of 10-17 who took their own life last year did so by using a firearm.
Salt Lake officials warn parents and pet owners of summer hot car dangers

Salt Lake officials warn parents and pet owners of summer hot car dangers

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted June 6 - 8:24 a.m.

Salt Lake City's 90-degree days are bringing the dangers of summer, namely forgetting children and dogs in hot locked cars. Officials have precautions for parents and pet owners to avoid tragedy.
Old fire hoses used to keep classrooms safe from gunfire

Old fire hoses used to keep classrooms safe from gunfire

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 20 - 7:47 p.m.

No matter what it costs, schools all across the country are trying to do whatever possible to keep students safe.
Mother warns about dangers of 'fainting game' after South Jordan boy dies

Mother warns about dangers of 'fainting game' after South Jordan boy dies

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 15 - 8:38 p.m.

A funeral is planned Wednesday morning to remember the life of a 12-year South Jordan boy who died this past weekend playing a dangerous game with is friends. Now, his mother is warning others.
Test ribbon story

Test ribbon story

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 10 - 9:29 a.m.

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Slip simulator aims to improve workplace safety

Slip simulator aims to improve workplace safety

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted May 5 - 12:15 p.m.

A local utility company is using a new apparatus to help teach its employees a technique for walking that can help make their work environment and elsewhere a little bit safer by avoiding slipping and falling.
The potential danger inside popular apps your teens are using

The potential danger inside popular apps your teens are using

Debbie Dujanovic and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 11:05 p.m.

With so many choices for kids, it makes it tough for parents to keep up with the latest apps. KSL took a closer look at some of the most popular apps out there and found there's a feature inside many of them that can put kids at risk.
Be careful with fidget spinners, government safety group warns

Be careful with fidget spinners, government safety group warns

Daniella Emanuel, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 7:42 p.m.

Fidget spinners are supposed to be calming and fun, especially for students struggling to focus. But after some dangerous incidents involving the popular gizmos, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new fidget spinner safety guidance for consumers and businesses.
New safety features aim to protect students in Utah schools

New safety features aim to protect students in Utah schools

Keith McCord  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 11:58 a.m.

A new school with state-of-the-art design and technology aims to keep students safe as the new academic year is about to begin.
Sports study: High school athletes not being fully protected

Sports study: High school athletes not being fully protected

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 9:12 a.m.

A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute and sponsored in part by the NFL shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke.
Artificial turf temperatures too hot for young athletes? KSL investigates

Artificial turf temperatures too hot for young athletes? KSL investigates

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted July 17 - 10:33 p.m.

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.
Bear euthanized after biting head of rafter in Desolation Canyon

Bear euthanized after biting head of rafter in Desolation Canyon

Andrew Adams  |  Posted July 10 - 11:16 p.m.

On a day when most of the country was learning of a Colorado teen waking to the crunching sound of a bear biting his head, details surfaced Monday of a similar attack that unfolded in the lower Desolation Canyon area of central Utah.
Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted June 19 - 9:35 a.m.

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence.
Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted June 11 - 7:59 p.m.

Naled -- the main chemical ingredient in the bug spray used in Miami to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- has an association with reduced motor function in infants, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Environmental International.
Father wants to memorialize son with safety changes along Provo River

Father wants to memorialize son with safety changes along Provo River

Sean Moody  |  Posted June 6 - 8:03 p.m.

A 30-year-old Sandy man died last week while trying to rescue a woman and her daughter from the Provo River. Now the man's father says he has plans to prevent a similar tragedy from happening to another family.
Family warns of drowning hazard posed by bucket of water

Family warns of drowning hazard posed by bucket of water

Ashley Moser  |  Posted May 29 - 10:32 p.m.

An Ogden family hopes sharing their story will serve as a warning to other families after their 13-month-old child nearly drowned in a bucket of water.
Have You Seen This? Pedestrian's close call with train

Have You Seen This? Pedestrian's close call with train

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 2 - 1:15 p.m.

I have a tough time paying attention, but let's all try and pay attention when our lives are on the line. Watch the video and you'll agree.
Police seek driver who hit, injured teen on Bangerter Highway

Police seek driver who hit, injured teen on Bangerter Highway

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted March 18 - 6:28 p.m.

Police in West Jordan are looking for the driver of a car involved in an unusual auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday morning. It happened at 9000 South and Bangerter Highway, and the teenager hit didn't know she was injured until hours later.
Close call has city officials warning parents to keep kids out of deep snow piles

Close call has city officials warning parents to keep kids out of deep snow piles

Keith McCord  |  Posted Jan. 5 - 8:01 p.m.

This week, Spanish Fork City administrators put a message on social media urging parents to be careful as their kids play in the deep snow. The warning comes after a close call involving a snowplow driver whose quick actions most likely saved some young lives.
Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens, study shows

Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens, study shows

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 2:35 p.m.

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.
5 tech tips for staying safe while using dating apps

5 tech tips for staying safe while using dating apps

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 17 - 11:46 a.m.

If you’re currently using or thinking about trying an online dating app or two to liven up your love life, safety is key. Here are five tech tips to help you have a safer experience with dating apps.
Canyons District buses equipped with potentially life-saving technology

Canyons District buses equipped with potentially life-saving technology

Ashley Moser  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 11:10 p.m.

The Canyons School District has a new tool to help bus drivers keep children safe. It comes in response to several cases where students were left behind on buses earlier this year.