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Jeff Fowler is pictured with his siblings. He was diagnosed with breast cancer last March and teste...
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Genetic testing impacts the decisions one Utah family is making after cancer diagnosis

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.
10 months ago
Erika Merrill loves life. When she was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer in Februa...
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Salt Lake woman with metastatic cancer finds improved quality of life with advanced treatment and therapies

Over the last several decades, doctors have become really good at treating cancer and now through recent medical advancements and therapies, they're getting better at giving patients their quality of life back.
10 months ago
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‘Nurse navigators’ support cancer patients through treatment, therapies

“Cancer is a really dark cloud, that can have a beautiful silver lining, if you will let that happen.”
10 months ago
Dr. David Gill, an oncologist with Intermountain Healthcare, uses TeleHealth to visit with his pati...
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TeleHealth oncology services allow Charleston man to be treated closer to home

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.
10 months ago
Peggy and Tim Huffaker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year. Peggy say it’s a ...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Same-day biopsy offers women greater peace of mind in breast cancer treatment

Recent advancements in screening and treatment are making it possible for people to be treated for breast cancer more easily and successfully. One Utah woman is grateful she didn’t delay care.
11 months ago
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Why fall is the best time of year to hit the hiking trails

If you haven't headed up one of Utah’s beautiful canyons in a while, now is the time. The leaves are officially bursting with color. One Utah family explains why they make fall hiking a priority.
11 months ago
KSL reporter Aley Davis installed the base of her new car seat before the arrival of her new baby w...
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Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital offers free virtual car seat checks during the pandemic

59 percent of parents do not install car seats correctly according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Intermountain Primary Children’s hospital is offering free, virtual certified car seat safety checks during the pandemic for parents.
11 months ago
After suffering three major concussions three years in a row during his middle and high school year...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

New ‘Return-to-Learn’ program helps students succeed in the classroom post-concussion

Utah follows strict protocols to help student athletes who suffer a concussion "return-to-play." But what about helping injured students keep up in the classroom?
11 months ago
Intermountain Healthcare nurse Adam Young says he’s burned out and has been pushed beyond his lim...
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Frontline health care workers say they’re burned out, experiencing staffing shortages

No one's taken the brunt of the pandemic like health care workers on the frontline, and the unrelenting cases of COVID-19 have brought many to their breaking point. Three caregivers at Layton Hospital are sharing how their job affects them personally.
11 months ago
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Smith’s Chef Jeff Jackson’s recipe for root beer grilled chicken legs

If you're planning to do some grilling over the long weekend Smith's Chef Jeff Jackson has a recipe you can try.
12 months ago
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Intermountain Healthcare offers hospital-level care from home for stabilized COVID-19 patients

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.
12 months ago
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Harmons Chef Lesli’s recipe for green chile chicken enchiladas

If you're looking to spice up your regular weeknight meals, Chef Lesli Sommerdorf from Harmons has just the thing - green chile chicken enchiladas.
12 months ago
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Smith’s Chef Jeff Jackson’s recipe for marinated mozzarella & melon skewers

Chef Jeff Jackson with Smith's showed us how to make a refreshing snack that'll remind you of summer as the season wraps up -- marinated mozzarella and melon skewers.
12 months ago
Natasha Tracy and her husband got to bring home their fourth baby, Brian Tracy, from the NICU after...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

COVID-19 vaccine does not cause infertility despite online misinformation, doctors say

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. Medical experts say there is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility and explain why misinformation online is false.
12 months ago
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Harmons Chef Lesli’s recipe for grilled peaches with brown sugar creme anglaise

Chef Lesli Sommerdorf with Harmons stopped by the KSL TV studios to share the recipe for one of her favorite summer treats -- grilled peaches with brown sugar creme anglaise.
12 months ago
Ashley Nguyen is a mother to three children and an 11th grade English teacher. Without a school mas...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Immunocompromised Mother & Teacher Believes Wearing Masks In School Is For The Benefit Of The Entire Community

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 says wearing a mask is ultimately about community and looking out for your friends - lessons she hopes her children will learn.
1 year ago
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Smith’s Chef Jeff’s Recipe For Summer Spaghetti Salad

Chef Jeff with Smith's joined the KSL TV team to show us how to make Summer Spaghetti Salad.
1 year ago
Angela Petersen and her daughter Mishala Petersen love to paint rocks together. They enjoy being ou...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Mental Health Services Awareness Night Offers Resources For Families In The Community

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 they reached out years ago.
1 year ago
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How To Talk To Your Child About The Dangers Of Vaping Before School Starts

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.
1 year ago
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Pediatrician Urges Students to get COVID-19 Vaccine, Other Immunizations 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.
1 year ago
12-year-old Garrett Thorell loves to ride his scooter and do tricks with his friend in the neighbor...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Utah Faces Critical Blood Shortage, How to Help Those in Need

Utah, and the nation, is facing a critical blood shortage this summer. Health care professionals are urging Utahns to donate to help those who rely on regular blood transfusions just to survive.
1 year ago
Maria Cisneros and Monica Carrillo walk with pain management specialist Dr. Jeremiah West at the Wa...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Walk-With-A-Doc: Managing Pain Through Regular Exercise

Whether or not we like it, pain is part of life. But experts say lifestyle changes like nutrition, sleep, and exercise can help you manage that pain. One mother and daughter explained how they are taking action.
1 year ago
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Harmons Chef Lesli’s Caramelized Onion, Steak and Blue Cheese Pasta Recipe

Chef Lesli Sommerdorf with Harmons stopped by the KSL TV Studios to share her caramelized onion, steak and blue cheese pasta recipe.
1 year ago
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Plant-Forward Perfect For The Grill: Portabella Mushroom Sandwich 

Growing tired of hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill? A portabella mushroom is a great plant-forward, hearty option for a backyard barbeque. 
1 year ago
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