Heather Simonsen, KSL

Heather Simonsen

KSL

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past:
  • KSL
  • Deseret News

Past articles by Heather:

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Dangerous surgical smoke investigation leads to new Utah bill

A KSL investigation that found surgical smoke being generated in Utah operating rooms contained the same cancer-causing smoke as cigarettes has led to proposed legislation. → Read More

‘They failed us that night’: Survivor of attack sues after her 911 calls failed to summon help

A woman is suing a Utah company over what she says is a faulty 911 protocol that would have resulted in her death if a nearby police officer had not happened to hear her sister’s screams for help. → Read More

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DNA kits: Pros and cons to knowing too much about genetic makeup

In the era of inexpensive DNA kits, companies are starting to offer home health screenings and genetic testing as well, but the results could have a big impact. → Read More

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Young Ogden mother contracts flesh-eating disease after giving birth

A young Ogden mother is recovering from a mysterious disease. She became very sick after delivering her baby by C-section, and doctors fought to save her. → Read More

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Surgical smoke generated in Utah operating rooms contains same hazards as cigarette smoke, report says

KSL TV research shows only one Utah hospital is 100 percent smoke-free in the operating room. → Read More

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Utah man back from brink after freak drag racing accident

In an instant, life can change, and no one knows that better than a West Bountiful man who was in a horrible drag racing accident. → Read More

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Giving peanut extract under the tongue may be an even safer way to treat peanut allergies, doctors say

If you know or love a child with a peanut allergy, you’re aware of how difficult their lives can be. → Read More

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Utah toddler returns home after 3 years, 7 months in NICU

A family separated by miles, and who have had years of close calls, is safely back together after their youngest child was born premature, and with the worst complications possible. → Read More

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How colleges are reaching 'generation iPhone'

Higher education is changing with “Generation iPhone” now on campuses, and the students' unique learning style is creating challenges for colleges and universities. → Read More

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Volunteer program brings microscopes, scientists into Utah classrooms

A new program has brought microscopes and scientists into the classrooms of underserved kids in Utah. Through first-hand experience, they’ve been learning what’s possible. → Read More

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Boy returns lost wallet loaded with cash, 'cause it’s the ‘right thing’

A 7-year-old boy helped a man recover a significant amount of cash, and help him feel better about his daughter’s move to Utah, all by doing the right thing. → Read More

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Hope for high risk cancer patients where there was none before

The future of treating high-risk cancer is here. The first gene therapy approved in the U.S. is now healing patients in Utah. Scientists genetically modify a patient's own immune cells to target and kill the cancer. It's revolutionizing medicine. → Read More

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'Very deadly’: Sandy woman loses daughter to compressed air addiction

A sandy woman lost her daughter to an addiction to a common household product. Inhalant abuse is something 22.9 million Americans have experimented with at some point. → Read More

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Meet an antelope that roams with horses in the Salt Lake Valley

Utah is known for its rural farms and ranches and its wilderness. But in the Salt Lake Valley, there's a rare incidence where the two meet in a unique way. → Read More

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6 easy ways to save on health care

Co-pays, prescriptions and doctors' appointments can add up quickly. The high cost of health care has many Utah families feeling anxious about making ends meet. Here are six ways to save. → Read More

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'Essential' member of a transplant team isn't who you think it is

When you picture surgery, you might think of a surgeon in scrubs, nurses and medical assistants. But there's a vital member of the transplant team at Intermountain Medical Center you've never met. And he's making all the difference. → Read More

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Laughing gas is making a comeback in labor and delivery rooms

An old tool is back to help pregnant women have the birth experience they want. As Heather Simonsen reports, nitrous oxide is no laughing matter. → Read More

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Laughing gas is making a comeback in labor and delivery rooms

An old tool is back to help pregnant women have the birth experience they want. As Heather Simonsen reports, nitrous oxide is no laughing matter. → Read More

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Molina health insurance is leaving: What that means for thousands of Utahns

Last year, Humana health insurance left Utah and now Molina is going too. Soon, thousands of people will have to find new health insurance, with only two options to choose from. Approximately 177,000 Utahns use the Affordable Care Act marketplace. → Read More

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Millcreek man survived cancer and started a cookie company to give back

A young Millcreek man found himself in the fight of his life. The experience changed him, and now he's giving back in a unique way. → Read More