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.
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.
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.
Aley Davis and Ashley Moser, KSL-TV | Posted Oct. 8 - 9:52 p.m.
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.
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.
As ICU beds reach max capacity with yet another rise in COVID-19 cases, Intermountain Healthcare is looking for additional ways to take care of sick patients. A new program born during the pandemic utilizes technology to allow some patients the luxury of recovering from the comfort of their home.
Data shows COVID-19 can cause devastating complications for both pregnant women and their babies. But many are putting off the vaccination for fear it will prevent them from getting pregnant in the first place.
With the delta variant raging across the country, Utah families are facing difficult decisions at the start of a new school year. One Santaquin mother said wearing a mask is ultimately about community and looking out for your friends — lessons she hopes her children will learn.
Experts are calling the mental health challenges many people are now facing the second wave of the pandemic. While they've seen an increase in demand, they remind families there are resources and people ready to help. One Utah family is grateful it reached out years ago.
One in every 20 middle school students and one in every five high school students reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, according to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco survey. Those numbers have doctors concerned and urging parents to start an important conversation with their kids before school starts.
The start of school is just a couple weeks away for most Utah families and now pediatricians are also stressing the importance of students getting the COVID-19 shots and other immunizations before they head back to school.
Navigating cancer is never easy, especially for children. With the help of a unique treatment, and the generosity of Millie's Princess Foundation and a few special performers, one Pleasant Grove teen is still smiling.
Between the warm weather and upcoming holiday weekend, more families are spending time playing in the water this summer. But after five drownings in just one week this month, safety experts are concerned. One Draper mother shares the sobering reminder she received earlier this month.
Intermountain Healthcare has long provided on-site work clinics, and they're now introducing a new approach to family medicine with a focus on preventative care. One Utah Valley family says they've benefitted from this intimate and intentional approach to medicine.
A BYU study shows kids eat more calories in postgame snacks than they burn during their actual game. With a childhood obesity rate of 19% in the United States, dietitians are concerned. One Utah dad and coach is keeping health a priority on the field.
A cancer diagnosis is often about more than just the cancer itself. The treatment can affect every part of someone's overall health and well-being. One Utah woman is grateful for an attentive physician who helped her through the emotional pain she experienced as she went through treatment during the pandemic.
The pandemic has been a time of devastating loss for so many and it's challenged our resilience. In turn, many found this time to be a period of growth or a time to reevaluate what's most important in life. KSL reporter Aley Davis explores what it will take to remember these life lessons post-pandemic.
Compassion, understanding and trusted information. Experts say those are the keys to helping someone make a decision about getting the vaccine. One Utah woman who was initially hesitant to get vaccinated shares what changed her mind.
The pandemic threw off our routines and schedules, and for many of us, one of the first things to go was regular exercise. One South Jordan woman found a way to reprioritize her health through goal setting and discipline.
Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV | Posted May 28 - 10:41 p.m.
Considering the mental and emotional toll of the pandemic, it's only natural to feel apprehensive about getting back to normal. And some will need more time than others. A local doctor says taking these steps will make reentry easier.
Only about 40 percent of Americans can identify all five major symptoms of a stroke — a scary figure when quick treatment is critical for recovery. A 45-year-old Utah man is grateful his wife knew the signs when he suffered an ischemic stroke three months ago.
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Intermountain Healthcare chefs are offering Polynesian Cabbage Wraps in their cafeterias and the recipe for anyone to make at home.
The largest DNA study in the country is happening right here in Utah. Doctors believe it can change the way they deliver future health care and hopefully even prevent chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Becoming a new mom is always challenging, but especially for those who don't have the resources they need. Intermountain Healthcare's "Healthy Kids" initiative partners with Salt Lake County on an evidence-based early childhood development program to help young families.
Aley Davis, KSL-TV | Posted April 29 - 10:14 p.m.
Do you feel like your seasonal allergies are worse this year? You're not alone. And with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, confusing symptoms can be nerve-wracking. One Utah expert explains the difference.
Aley Davis, KSL-TV | Updated April 22 - 9:54 p.m.
Once a year in a global event, people come together to celebrate the beautiful natural resources we share on Earth Day. The COVID-19 pandemic has showed us even small changes in our daily routine can have a significant impact on our environment.
Being diagnosed with cancer is traumatic at any age, but can be particularly difficult for adolescents and young adults who are finishing school, choosing a career, or starting a family. One Layton woman has found support through a special program.
Aley Davis, KSL-TV | Posted March 26 - 10:29 p.m.
Vaccines are now available to everyone 16 years old and up, but local health officials have noticed vaccine hesitancy among certain minorities. One Salt Lake woman decided to get vaccinated after overcoming some of her initial concerns.
Aley Davis, KSL-TV | Posted March 19 - 10:22 p.m.
The stress of the global pandemic is taking a big toll, especially on women who are often caregivers. With heart disease as the leading cause of death among women, experts warn about the danger of too much stress. One Utah mother shares how she came to understand the importance of caring for herself.
Aley Davis, KSL-TV | Posted March 13 - 12:02 p.m.
While all adults will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in just a few weeks, experts say there is a reason those with underlying health conditions are given priority. One Utah kidney transplant shares why he is so grateful he was able to get the shot.
For many, a Parkinson's diagnosis can significantly change someone's abilities and lifestyle. But as one Utah neurologist says, recent research suggests early intervention through exercise can make a lifelong difference.
While losing your sense of taste and smell isn't the most serious symptom of COVID-19, it certainly can be one of the most annoying. One Salt Lake man has found a way to eat healthy and enjoy some food during his slow recovery.
As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widely available, many pregnant women are wondering if it's a safe option for them and their baby. One expecting mother in Cache Valley shares the process she followed to make her decision.
February is about more than Valentine's Day for many Utah families. It's also about awareness of a common and potentially deadly birth defect. Doctors have important advice for all parents expecting a baby.
With more people working from home and spending time on virtual calls, it's likely many are sitting for hours on end. One Utah man is breaking up the day through "exercise snacking" — and no, it doesn't involve a trip to the pantry.