Health

Dogs and cats cannot get the avian flu...
Aimee Cobabe

Avian flu in Utah causes worry in pet owners

A Utah veterinarian explained there is no reason to worry about your cats or dogs getting the avian flu. He encouraged pet vaccinations.
5 months ago
Utah national parks no longer have a mask mandate...
Chandler Holt

Masks no longer required in national parks

Since a federal judge struck down the CDC's transportation mask mandate, guests in national parks can choose if they'd like to wear a mask or not.
6 months ago
New eligibility rules for pandemic-EBT program...
Waverly Golden

New eligibility guidelines for Pandemic-EBT

Utah households will have to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits with their local school by May 6 to possibly receive Pandemic-EBT.
6 months ago
Intermountain Healthcare facilities upgrade landscaping...
Waverly Golden

Intermountain Healthcare landscaping gets a new look

Landscaping at Intermountain Healthcare facilities is getting a new look to help save water as Utah still experiences a bad drought.
6 months ago
A train at a stop during Free Fare February....
Martha Harris

UTA, Salt Lake International Airport drop mask requirement

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority says the agency has dropped its mask mandate for bus and train travelers. The decision comes after a federal judge ruled Monday that the mask mandate was unlawful. The Biden Administration is currently reviewing that ruling. In a statement to KSL NewsRadio, UTA spokeswoman Andrea Packer said […]
6 months ago
BYU professors finds that insulin plays a vital role in obesity...
Waverly Golden

BYU professor finds that insulin plays a big role in obesity

Ben Bikman, a professor at BYU, conducts research to find how insulin plays a role in obesity.
6 months ago
Michelle Love-Day and two of her children,  Elise Day, center, and Naomi Rose Day, look after two ...
Dan Bammes

Bird flu has arrived in Utah and poultry producers are worried

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Bird flu has turned up in a flock of backyard chickens in Utah County, making Utah the 29th state where the infection is now threatening commercial poultry operations. Across the country, millions of chickens have been destroyed as producers attempt to contain the outbreaks. Dr. Dean Taylor, Utah’s State Veterinarian with the […]
6 months ago
Zion National Park Canyon Overlook Trail will get a new look for the summer....
Waverly Golden

The Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion gets a new look

Zion National Park Canyon Overlook Trail is getting a new look for the summer. The work on the trail should be finished by early June.
6 months ago
bad air quality around the capitol. The EPA is looking to change Utah's designation....
Aimee Cobabe and Samantha Herrera

Proposed EPA action on Utah air quality applauded by advocates

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a decision that would change the air quality attainment status in Utah from "marginal" to "moderate."
6 months ago
essential workers show signs of less stress during pandemic when getting gratitude...
Dan Bammes

Essential workers manage job stress during pandemic better with gratitude

A study by a BYU found that essential workers manage job stress during the pandemic better when getting gratitude, compared to those who don't.
6 months ago
FILE - A sign requiring masks as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus on a store fron...
The Associated Press

Philadelphia to restore indoor mask mandate as cases rise

Philadelphia reinstated its indoor mask mandate Monday due to an increase in positive coronavirus cases. It's the first major city in the country to reinstate the mandate.
6 months ago
intermountain healthcare...
Devin Oldroyd

Intermountain Healthcare drone delivery might be here by July

Intermountain Healthcare drone deliveries might be available by July, according to Intermountain.
6 months ago
Utah begings using wastewater to track components of the COVID-19 virus in communities...
Dan Bammes

Monitoring COVID-19 virus in Utah through wastewater

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is monitoring levels of the COVID-19 virus components in sewage at wastewater treatment plants across the state. While it’s a useful early warning system, Utah’s state epidemiologist says it’s just one of the tools they have for monitoring COVID-19 infections in the community. Last year, when the Delta variant showed […]
6 months ago
Intermountain drone delivery...
Dan Bammes

Intermountain Healthcare preparing for drone deliveries

The prescription delivery via drone service offered by Intermountain Healthcare could begin as soon as summer 2022.
6 months ago
A woman drinks alcohol. Alcohol consumption doesn't help heart risks according to study....
Dan Bammes

Alcohol consumption doesn’t reduce heart risks for certain patients, study says

Researchers looked at patients taking drugs that are widely prescribed to reduce cholesterol to find how alcohol consumption can affect heart risks.
6 months ago
bald eagles at farmington bay...
KSL NewsRadio staff

While no signs yet in Utah, avian flu has wildlife officials preparing

Despite no reports of it being in Utah, the avian flu has state wildlife officials keeping a close eye on the spread of the disease.
6 months ago
Emma and Gabriella tested positive for a dangerous gene mutation that leads to breast cancer....
Debbie Dujanovic and Caitlyn Johnston

Two sisters used genealogy, genetics to find their risk of breast cancer

There's a 13% chance for any woman to develop breast cancer in the course of their lifetime.
6 months ago
The loneliness epidemic has swept across the globe, leaving everyone to adjust to it....
KSL NewsRadio

Fighting the loneliness pandemic

This year, more than a third of adults said they've been sadder and experienced more loneliness over this last year, and a quarter said they were not able to get the mental healthcare they needed. 
6 months ago
(A testing site operated by Nomi Health across the street from UDOH headquarters.  Photo: Paul Nels...
Paul Nelson

Federal health officials investigating Utah-based company over COVID-19 testing

A Utah-based company is being investigating for claims of substandard conditions at COVID-19 testing sites.
6 months ago
u of u campus, the school is expanding its nursing program....
Dan Bammes

Nursing program at U of U to expand

The nursing program at the University of Utah will expand in an effort to address the current nursing shortage in the state of Utah.
6 months ago
Mosquitos with West Nile virus could see a population boost...
Dan Bammes

Climate change might bring more West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes

Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus might increase in population because of warmer weather brought on by climate change.
6 months ago
FILE - Actor Bruce Willis appears at the premiere of "Glass" in New York on Jan. 15, 2019. Willis i...
Kira Hoffelmeyer and Mark Jones

Bruce Willis is diagnosed with aphasia. A USU expert explains what that means

A speech language pathologist from Utah State University told KSL NewsRadio what aphasia is.
6 months ago
(A testing site operated by Nomi Health across the street from UDOH headquarters.  Photo: Paul Nels...
Paul Nelson

Health officials will significantly ‘ramp down’ the number of COVID-19 tests they offer

The Utah Department of Health announced it will ramp down the number of COVID-19 tests being offered to the public.
6 months ago
electric vehicles...
Samantha Herrera

New report says electric vehicles could prevent deaths, improve health

A "widespread transition" to electric vehicles and renewable energy could bring many health benefits to Americans, according to a new report.
6 months ago