Health

We're all guilty of slouching in our chairs. But did you know poor posture can cause serious health...
Emma Benson

Straightening up: How your posture affects your health

We're all guilty of slouching in our chairs. But did you know poor posture can cause serious health issues?
4 days ago
FILE: Marijuana plants are grown at Essence Vegas' 54,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation facilit...
Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

Millions of people in the U.S. report using marijuana daily or nearly every day, and those people now outnumber those who say they are daily or nearly-daily drinkers of alcohol.
4 days ago
A special humanitarian medical mission is underway in the Kingdom of Morocco involving 82 soldiers ...
Shara Park

Utah National Guard soldiers on humanitarian medical mission to Morocco

A special humanitarian medical mission is underway in the Kingdom of Morocco involving 82 soldiers from the Utah National Guard.
6 days ago
The first FDA-approved pill to treat postpartum depression was approved a few months ago, and it's ...
Jessica Guay, CNN

New hope for moms with postpartum depression

The first FDA-approved pill to treat postpartum depression was approved a few months ago, and it's already helping moms in the Pittsburgh area.
8 days ago
Diego Luna discusses his mental health struggles during his second season as a midfielder for Real ...
Emma Benson

‘It’s very difficult’: RSL’s Diego Luna opens up about mental health struggles

Luna, a California native and Olympic hopeful, is in his second season as a midfielder for Real Salt Lake. He admits the season was off to a rocky start. Pressures on and off the field, including becoming a father, were affecting his mental state.
8 days ago
TEMPE, ARIZONA - APRIL 17: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers attempts a shot on goaltender ...
Stephen Whyno, AP Sports Writer

Connor Ingram wins the Masterton Trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey

Connor Ingram, the goaltender for the Arizona Coyotes, has won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy after sharing his story with mental health struggles.
8 days ago
Anton Nootenboom, "The Barefoot Dutchman", walks across the country to bring awareness to men's men...
Ken Fall

‘The Barefoot Dutchman’ and his remarkable trek for men’s mental health

Anton Nootenboom, "The Barefoot Dutchman", makes his way across the U.S. to spread awareness for men's mental health.
9 days ago
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04:  Sesame Street characters Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and Cookie M...
Emma Benson

‘Elmo loves you!’ Our favorite red Muppet stars in mental health campaign

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we all deal with stress and different emotions. In January, Elmo asked a simple question online that sparked a huge conversation.
9 days ago
A psychiatrist at the Huntsman Mental Health is recommending to build a "mental health toolkit."...
Peter Rosen and Emma Benson, KSL TV

Building a mental health toolkit

When life overwhelms you, sometimes there's not just one solution; which is good to have a variety of tools in your "mental health toolkit."
9 days ago
FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sho...
Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer

We’ve crawled into tick season. Tips to protect yourself

Tick season is starting across the U.S., and experts are warning the bloodsuckers may be as plentiful as ever. That's because of a another mild U.S. winter.
9 days ago
Linda Campbell showing the Breast MRI where doctors found her breast cancer....
Emma Benson

Breast MRI is helping detect cancer in high-risk patients

Intermountain Health is working on new advances in breast cancer screening by transforming early detection.
10 days ago
Dr. Kian Eftekhari holding an official box of Botox that licensed providers use....
Emma Benson

Fake Botox is sending people to the hospital. Here’s what you need to know

Millions of Americans get Botox every year, but as counterfeit versions are circulating, doctors are urging Utahns to be cautious
10 days ago
The Hill family (Courtesy Angie Erickson)...
Angie Denison, KSL TV

Scarlet’s journey: Unraveling the ribbons of genetic secrets

When Scarlet and her family participated in the 2022 Give-A-Thon, she was an active kindergartner with an undiagnosed genetic disorder that causes developmental delays and seizures.
10 days ago
Use technology to tell you when it's time to take a break, which can increase productivity.
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Sandee LaMotte, CNN

Your attention span is shrinking, studies say. Here’s how to stay focused

“In 2004, we measured the average attention on a screen to be 2½ minutes,” the researcher said. “Some years later, we found attention spans to be about 75 seconds. Now we find people can only pay attention to one screen for an average of 47 seconds.”
11 days ago
Chris Sullivan poses with family after completing his race at the Salt Lake City Marathon. He is a ...
Shelby Lofton

Utah man inspired others, now seeks support following cancer diagnosis

An Utah man known for inspiring others is in need of some encouragement. Chris Sullivan, known in his community as "the sign guy," has put a pause on running following a cancer diagnosis. 
12 days ago
Many people love the taste and convenience of ultraprocessed foods, but researchers are discovering...
Andrea Kane, CNN

Just how bad are ultraprocessed foods? Here are 5 things to know

Before you reach for that can of soda, bag of chips or frozen dinner, why not learn more about what you’re eating?
14 days ago
Lehi High School...
Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com

Lehi High teacher hospitalized after unspecified ‘accident’ at school

A teacher at Lehi High School was seriously injured in an undisclosed accident at the school Friday.
15 days ago
The ABCs of checking for melanoma....
Emma Benson

Sun safety reminders for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Utah has one of the highest rates of melanoma, about twice the national average.
16 days ago
FILE - A radiologist, Jeff Anderson, peers over a scan of a brain consumed by Alzheimer's disease. ...
Tamara Vaifanua

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to hold free educational conference for Utah caregivers

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is hosting a free educational conference for caregivers and patients on May 15.
20 days ago
About 200 people made their way around Liberty Park for the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Moving Day...
Peter Rosen

People with Parkinson’s on the Move

About 200 people made their way around Liberty Park for the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Moving Day on Saturday.
22 days ago
A new class is helping seniors in Utah County improve their brain health.  

"Brain Boosters" is he...
Emma Benson

New ‘Brain Boosters’ class helping seniors stay sharp

A new class is helping seniors in Utah County improve their brain health. "Brain Boosters" is held once a week at the Orem Senior Center to fight back against diseases like dementia.
23 days ago
One-year-old Onyx Oderra  was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last month, an aggressive...
Emma Benson

Family holds blood drive for one-year-old boy fighting cancer

One-year-old Onyx Onederra was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last month, an aggressive type of blood cancer.
23 days ago
Utah State University carefully monitors their dairy cattle and follows the bird flu cases across t...
Shelby Lofton

Expert at Utah State University explains bird flu risks and transmission between cows and humans

Utah State University professors are keeping an eye on the status of  Avian Influenza, also known as the bird flu, across the country. There are no confirmed cases in Utah, but they're still being extra careful.
24 days ago
Dr. Adam Balls out on a run with his daughter as part of his self-care routine....
Emma Benson

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

A Utah doctor is encouraging everyone to join him in getting into an exercise routine to help with their mental health.
24 days ago

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