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A mobile team with the Salt Lake County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccines at Rancho M...
Ken Fall, KSL TV

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

With COVID-19 rates rising in Utah and throughout most of the country, public health officials are most concerned about people over 50 and the immunocompromised. 
4 days ago
Tyler Boyle and his family work together with a nonprofit, Chair the Hope, to help provide wheelcha...
Ken Fall and Annie Knox, KSL TV

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

Hospital-based dental care provides specialized treatment for medically complex patients and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One such program helped a Utahn donate wheelchairs to those in need.
10 days ago
Gardeners at the Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well garden at the Orem Community Hospital....
Annie Knox & Ken Fall, KSL TV

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

Three gardens at the Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Orem, Fillmore and Park City are designed to help boost mental and physical health for community members, employees and others.
17 days ago
Courtney Harkins of Park City wanted to donate a kidney to Terry Bargar of Boston. Harkins was not ...
Peter Rosen, KSL TV

‘Seems like a no-brainer’: Utah woman donates kidney to friend through national registry

Not long ago, if you wanted to donate a kidney to a loved one, the odds were usually against you. You likely weren’t the right match. Now, thanks to the power of large numbers and algorithms and the National Kidney Registry, that doesn’t matter anymore.
25 days ago
David Beverley donated 67% of his liver to his father, Peter. (Courtesy: The Beverley Family)...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Son donates part of his liver to ailing father

Every nine minutes, another person needs an organ transplant in the United States. Here in Utah, almost 900 people need one. A Taylorsville man benefited from a live donor donation.
25 days ago
Hannah Blackmon had a serious bout with COVID-19 last September. She had never prepared an advance ...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Experts: Advance healthcare directives crucial at any age

During the pandemic, people of all ages faced serious illness that sometimes required end-of-life decisions. KSL's Heather Simonsen spoke with a palliative care physician about why advance directives are vital at any age.
1 month ago
Melissa Lightfoot suffered four herniated disks while lifting weights. (Used by permisison, Melissa...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Start slow to avoid exercise injuries physician warns

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.  
1 month ago
Chef Alex Govern with Intermountain Healthcare says getting more fresh fruits and vegetables into y...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

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

Eating tasty, nutrient-rich meals on a budget is possible, said Alex Govern, executive chef with Intermountain Healthcare. Here's how!
2 months ago
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Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

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

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death for contagious diseases in the United States. A cutting-edge tool is saving lives.
2 months ago
Krystie DeMello was hospitalized recently after dealing with a UTI for five months. She says this i...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Intermountain Healthcare introduces Long COVID Navigation Program hotline

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 their care. One Cedar City woman is sharing her story.
2 months ago
Karen Hayes holds her newborn twin babies after giving birth six years ago. Photo Courtesy of Karen...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

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

One Utah mother wishes the help she got was standard practice of care for every postpartum woman.
2 months ago
Jesus Moreno was diagnosed with colon cancer in October 2020. He went through six months of chemoth...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

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

About 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer in the U.S. every year. Recent studies show this deadly disease hits certain demographics harder than others. That's why one Utah man is sharing his story.
2 months ago
Lee-Ann Luke gathers with two of her ten children, Ruth and Zane, at the headstone of her youngest ...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

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

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.
3 months ago
In 2021 Jessica Renfeldt spent 123 days in the hospital between waiting for and receiving a heart t...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Heart disease is on the rise for women during the pandemic

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.
3 months ago
Brandon Rawlings poses with his wife after finishing a race. He says he relies on running to stay i...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

How to start exercising safely again after having COVID-19

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.
3 months ago
Hannah Soar, an Olympic women’s mogul skier, trained in Murray at Intermountain Healthcare’s TO...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Olympic Mogul Skier Hannah Soar trains at Intermountain Healthcare’s Sports Science Lab 

22-year-old Hannah Soar is making her Olympic debut this year as a U.S. women’s mogul skier. 
3 months ago
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Aley Davis, KSL TV

Intermountain’s HerediGene population study highlights genetic underpinnings behind vertigo

Because of vertigo, for Stephanie Nay, everyday tasks like driving became nearly impossible two and a half years ago.
4 months ago
Bella Staker, age 6, got type 1 diabetes a few days after contracting COVID-19. (KSL TV)...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

CDC study: Diabetes may be more likely for some kids recovering from COVID-19  

There's a worrisome trend among some kids recovering from COVID-19. Kids who've had the virus appear to have an increased risk of getting both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  
4 months ago
Celeste Allred of Orem finds a schedule of regular, sensible fasting improves her overall health. ...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Study: Sensible intermittent fasting can be good for heart health 

Have you ever wondered how effective intermittent fasting is? The hot dieting trend may have health benefits far beyond weight loss, according to researchers.  
4 months ago
Michelle Mooney hopes to start a home crafting business customizing mugs, T-shirts and hats. (KSL T...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

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

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.
4 months ago
RSV hit the Morgan family earlier this month, resulting in weeks of sickness and a lot of isolation...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

RSV spikes in Utah: How to prevent it 

There’s another respiratory illness that’s spiking in Utah. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can be especially hard on babies and senior citizens.
5 months ago
Audra Post, R.N., collects Sub for Santa gifts and unites fellow staff in the emergency department ...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

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

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.  
5 months ago
Marion McClellan enjoys ‘mom week’ every holiday season, when she gives herself time to relax a...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

How to mentally survive the holidays 

Last year, the pandemic resulted in a much quieter holiday season — for many, an unexpected silver lining with less stress and anxiety. But the busy calendar is back and COVID-19 is still here. A Utah psychiatrist explained how to stay healthy mentally and emotionally this season. 
5 months ago
The Window Rock formation is illuminated on March 17 in Window Rock, Arizona during an event to rem...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Frontline health care workers of color bridge racial gap in time of COVID-19

Lack of trust and access to services has caused devastation during COVID-19 for Utah's communities of color.  
5 months ago
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