Monthly Archives: December 2019

Talkin Jazz Weekly Huddle podcast – Final edition of 2019

It’s the latest edition of the Weekly Huddle Talkin Jazz Podcast.

Jazz Reporter Kristen Kenney joins Dave Fox for the final edition of 2019. The Jazz had a busy week reshaping their bench with trades, waivers and signings. Kristen talks about how the team improved.

What Donovan Mitchell told KK about developing his vision for taking his game to the next level. And, the NBA legends he studies regularly. Plus, why Joe Ingles is lightin’ it up at an amazing pace in recent games. Also, Kristen on Rudy Gobert – big on the court and off – about his charity work that actually spreads to many NBA cities.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18. ACEs are unfortunately quite common; two out of three people have at least one emotional injury during childhood, meaning this essentially effects every family.

Jade Elliott sits down with Dr. William Cosgrove, pediatrician and chair of Salt Lake County Board of Health, to discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences and how they can negatively impact someone throughout their life.

ACEs have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, lower life potential, and early death.  As the number of adverse experiences increase, so does the risk for those outcomes.

Positive experiences or protective factors can prevent children from experiencing adversity and can protect against many of the negative health and life outcomes even after adversity has occurred.

It is important to address the conditions that put children and families at risk of ACEs so that we can prevent ACEs before they happen.

  • Strengthen economic supports to families, including family-friendly work policies
  • Support positive parenting, including reducing corporal punishment
  • Provide quality care and education early in life
  • Enhance parenting skills to promote healthy child development, including early childhood home visitation
  • Intervene to lessen harms and prevent future risks

To listen to our podcast about the importance of parental and infant mental health, click here.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Take 2 – Impeachment, citizen referendum on new tax code, federal parental leave

2News Anchor Heidi Hatch hosts another Take 2 Podcast with guests Maura Carabello, of the Exoro Group, and Utah’s former Speaker of the House, Greg Hughes.

The lively debate focused on several topics; impeachment, tax reform and background checks on guns.

The trio also discussed the claim by a whistleblower that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is stockpiling $100 billion instead of earmarking to help the needy.

Words were also exchanged about federal parental leave. A breakdown of the debate is as follows:

Most pregnancies are normal

When women are thinking about getting pregnant or first find out they’re pregnant, all kinds of thoughts, questions and worries might run through their heads. Even though they might have friends, sisters or mothers who’ve had children, this is the first time they’re really thinking about themselves and what to expect and what might happen to their body, their baby and how their life might change.

Jade Elliott sits down with certified nurse midwife, Emily Hart Hayes from Intermountain Healthcare, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast, to help allay some of those common fears that pregnant women have.

The statistics show that 96 to 97 percent of the time, babies are born normal and healthy

“Birth defects only occur in about 3 percent of births according to the U.S. National Institute of Health,” says Hayes. The US Healthy People 2020 initiative estimates that about 85 percent of pregnant women enter labor at “low risk” for problems. While complications can arise in pregnancy and birth, they are not the norm.

It’s common for women to worry about their health and their baby’s health during pregnancy

“Pregnancy is a normal, natural condition, but it can also be an uncomfortable condition. Women’s worries during pregnancy are often centered around whether what they are feeling is normal. Common worries include concerns about miscarriage, birth defects and preterm labor,” says Hayes.

Keep exercising – it’s good for you

One of the most effective ways you can help your pregnancy stay health and normal is to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. It’s best to start pregnancy at a healthy weight. Continuing to exercise will help you stay health and not gain too much weight.

Hayes recommends women avoid exercise that would increase the chance of a blow to the abdomen or a fall, such as contact sports, skiing, or horseback riding. During exercise, your heart rate should be such that you can you carry on a conversation. Listen to your body. Is it too much? If it doesn’t cause pain or exhaustion then it’s ok. If you’ve been a regular runner then you can continue, but you may find you need to adjust your routine as your pregnancy progresses. You may be more prone to injury. During pregnancy, your balance changes. Cycling could be an issue. You may want to look more to low impact exercise such as swimming. Don’t start a rigorous new sport or exercise program when you’re pregnant, but starting a low-impact program such as daily walks is not only ok, but it’s encouraged.

Be careful with your diet and weight gain during pregnancy

Gaining some weight during pregnancy is normal, but gaining too much or too little can increase risks of developing complications in pregnancy. To learn about the weight gain guidelines, click here.

For more information and resources, click here.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Take 2 – New tax code, impeachment vote and more

2News Anchor Heidi Hatch hosts guests Maura Carabello and Greg Hughes to talk about politics from both sides of the aisle.

A new tax code has been introduced in a special session of the Utah Legislature. It awaits a signature by Gov. Gary Herbert but is opposed by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox.

An impeachment vote on President Trump is coming, while only two of Utah’s representatives in Congress have spoken out. Meanwhile in the U.K., conservatives won big.

Introducing babies to pets

Bringing your new baby home is an exciting and stressful time for the whole family, including your family pet. Whether it is a dog, cat, bird, fish, or any other animal, there will be changes for you and for them when a new baby comes home.

Jade Elliott sits down with Kaitlin Carpenter, MD, a pediatrician with Intermountain Healthcare, to discuss the best ways to introduce your baby to a family pet on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast.

Some studies have shown that children with pets in their home at an early age have less risk of developing asthma by age 7. Another study showed that children with dogs or cats in their home in the first year of life had fewer and less severe respiratory infections.  While the precise cause is unclear, these positive outcomes could be a result of good exposures and possibly because the children are building a health microbiome with help from a pet.

There are some easy things new parents can do to ease the transition for babies and pets:

  • Before the baby comes home, prepare your animal.
  1. Mess with their food while they are eating.
  2. Gently pull on ears and tails.
  3. Some parents will even play loud crying noises.
  4. Consider getting your stroller out so that the animal can get used to it.
  • Give your animal their own space.
  1. Find a good place outside.
  2. If possible, block off the area with the pet’s food bowl so that it doesn’t become a temptation for babies.
  3. Place cat litter boxes well out of reach
  4. Make sure aquariums are high enough that little hands can’t reach them to pull them over.

First introductions are important

• Even the best animal may not react normally. Always watch your animal around your baby. Cats often like to sit on babies. Dogs like to lick babies’ faces.

• Just like siblings need extra attention when a new baby comes home, it’s also important to give your pets some extra attention when possible. Include them on walks with the stroller. A few extra belly rubs can go a long way.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Parental and infant mental health

It’s important to make sure parents and babies are happy and healthy. New parents are sometimes diagnosed with depression or anxiety. An infant’s mental health can impact their overall development.

Jade Elliott sits down with Heather Kunz, social worker, Salt Lake County Health Department, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to talk about parental and infant mental health.

Maternal Mental Health


Approximately 15% of women experience significant depression following childbirth. 10% of women experience depression during pregnancy. 

A woman might experience feelings of:

  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Guilt
  • Lack of interest in the baby
  • Changes in eating and sleeping habits
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Thoughts of hopelessness

To listen to the Baby Your Baby Podcast on how new and expecting moms can manage their mental health by using the acronym SNOWBALL, click here.

To listen to the Baby Your Baby Podcast on postpartum depression and dads, click here.


Approximately 6% of pregnant women and 10% of postpartum women develop anxiety.

This could include:

  • Constant worry.
  • Feeling that something bad is going to happen.
  • Racing thoughts
  • Disturbance of sleep and appetite
  • Inability to sit still
  • Physical symptoms like, dizziness, hot flashes, and nausea

To listen to the Baby Your Baby Podcast on postpartum anxiety and OCD, click here.

Infant Mental Health

Infant mental health is reflected in appropriate cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. 

 Good mental health for children under 5 includes:

  • Secure attachments
  • Positive relationships
  • Confidence
  • Curiosity
  • Effective communication
  • Increasing self-regulation
  • Social competence
  • Self-awareness
  • Expressions of love and happiness

To listen to the Baby Your Baby Podcast on the program, Parents as Teachers, which provides parents with child development knowledge and parenting support, click here.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

The Weekly Hudde: Talkin’ Jazz Podcast with David Locke – Team’s issues can be fixed

The Radio voice of the Utah Jazz, David Locke, joins our Dave Fox for this week’s edition of the Talkin Jazz podcast. Locke addresses the recent road trip and why it’s not nearly as bad as it may seem. Also how the Jazz bench needs to “demand” more playing time, and why the Jazz need to work even more on the “catch & shoot”…and Locke has the numbers to back it up! Plus the one shot he believes Donovan Mitchell needs to abandon. Check out the latest edition of the Talkin Jazz podcast here…

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