Monthly Archives: February 2022

Valentine’s episode: He’s just not that into you

Rose are red, violets are blue… how can you tell if he’s just not that into you?

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! Is your dating life not going the way you want? Or, are you in a long-term relationship and want to improve it? Loni Harmon, is a licensed relationship counselor, educator & coach. She gave Fresh Off The Set tips to help everyone navigate dating, become a better partner, and avoid dating “don’ts.” (3:55) So, whether you are looking for that special someone or are with a long-term partner, Loni has secrets to help!

Kari, Brooke, David, Elora and Sarah host Fresh Living on KUTV, which airs on CBS Channel 2 every weekday at 1 pm in Utah. You can follow Fresh Living on all social media platforms @kutvfreshliving and watch our show on YouTube.

Take 2 Podcast: RNC meeting, education bills, limiting media access

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes, Maura Carabello

RNC meeting in Salt Lake City vote to Censure Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger

Olympics Underway, will you be watching? China will be tracking everyone, and what you say against you an and will be held against you under Chinese law.

Romney: Washington Post Interview

MR. ROMNEY: “Well, the International Olympic Committee should have never awarded the Games to Beijing. Now, in the defense of the IOC, Beijing has put in place a number of even more awful actions since the Games were awarded there. But the laws in China, which prohibit any criticism of the CCP, of the Communist Chinese Party, make it unacceptable for athletes to be in that setting.

But we are where we are. These athletes have trained their entire lives to be able to be in Olympic Games, and so there they are there. But for their own personal safety, they’re going to have to make sure they abide by Chinese law. And it’s outrageous that they’re put in that position.

But there are ways that they can make their feelings known. And I know I’ve read a number of articles and spoken with individuals about the kinds of actions being considered by athletes. They have to obviously make sure they’re following Chinese law. But look, we can’t have the International Olympic Committee awarding Games to authoritarian states that use the Olympics as a platform for propaganda and which threaten the free speech rights of our athletes. That simply can’t happen again.”

Former head coach accuses NFL of systemic racism in hiring practices

EDUCATION BILLS: Is the Utah Legislature anti-teacher?

School Vouchers: Sen. Kirk Cullimore, R-Sandy, said the voucher plan would create a fund and give students and their families more options on where to attend school.

School voucher made a run 10 years ago and failed.

Right To Make Public Comment- aimed at School Districts

House Bill 135 during a House committee hearing Tuesday afternoon. The bill, which passed unanimously, requires public bodies subject to the state’s Open and Public Meetings Act to provide a “reasonable opportunity” for the public to make verbal comments at meetings.

What’s more American than your right to sue: Parents in Utah might be able to sue school districts, if those districts do not teach in accordance with state law.

Parental rights bill, SB 157: “The aim is to protect parents’ rights, and protect the children in education,” said Sen. John Johnson (R-North Ogden), the bill’s sponsor.

HOA’s Utah Senate committed passes bill limits authority of HOA:

  • You can let your grass die in a drought
  • Political signs and for sale signs are ok
  • Holiday decorations, they’ll still let the HOA be in charge

Limiting Media AccessSenate Rules Resolution 1, sponsored by Sen. Mike McKell (R-Spanish Fork), makes clear that a credentialed journalist cannot enter the Senate floor unless they first receive permission from a Senate media official and follow “applicable dress requirements.” On the floor and other “non-public” areas of the Senate such as the chamber, halls, or lounge, journalists would also be limited to entering “for the purpose of conducting a specific interview.”

Mental Health 1st Responders: Utah House approves $5 million for mental health services for first responders, requires mental health programs for all agencies.

What you need to know about gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. Like other kinds of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how the body processes glucose or sugar, causing glucose levels to be higher than they should be.

Jade Elliott sits down with Emily Hart Hayes, a Certified Nurse Midwife with Intermountain Healthcare, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast. Together they discuss how to prevent gestational diabetes and how to manage it.

How common is gestational diabetes?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 2 and 10 percent of pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes.

Why does it happen during pregnancy?

Pregnancy hormones can make it harder for insulin to move glucose from your blood into other cells in your body.

Is there any new research about gestational diabetes? What causes it?

There is some new research on the different causes of gestational diabetes – one recent study looked at the cause being in the pancreas, where insulin is made, versus at the level of the cells in the body and how they’re able to use that insulin. Currently, people with diabetes are treated similarly, but in the future, we may have more information about how to best treat pregnant women based on where the source of the disease originates.

How can diet and exercise help you prevent or manage gestational diabetes?

We know gestational diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to process glucose normally. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet low in sugar, and getting regular exercise all help the body keep blood sugar under control. Exercise is especially important because it helps the body be more sensitive to insulin (the hormone that allows cells to use blood sugar for energy).

Is gestational diabetes routinely tested for during pregnancy? When and how?

Yes, most women will be tested for gestational diabetes. Typically, we test for this between 24- 28 weeks gestation (at the end of the 2nd trimester or beginning of the 3rd trimester). This usually involves drinking a sugary drink with a set amount of glucose in it, then measuring the blood glucose level an hour later to see how the body is able to process that sugar. For women who have risk factors, they may be tested early in pregnancy during the 1st trimester.

What happens if the screening test comes back positive? Does that mean you have gestational diabetes?

A longer, more comprehensive test is recommended to determine if you have gestational diabetes.

What are the warning signs for gestational diabetes?

Most people with gestational diabetes don’t have any symptoms, which is why it’s so important to test for this during routine pregnancy care.

What are the risk factors?

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Have previously given birth to a baby who weighed more than nine pounds
  • Have had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy
  • Women who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander

If a pregnant woman doesn’t manage her gestational diabetes what can happen?

  • Increased chance of preeclampsia, a condition that causes high blood pressure. If it becomes severe it can be life-threatening for mother and baby.
  • Increased chance of needing a Caesarean delivery
  • Higher risk of developing regular diabetes

If you have gestational diabetes are you more likely to develop regular diabetes later?

Women who have gestational diabetes have about a 50 percent chance of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. That’s one reason why it’s important to follow up with your midwife or doctor after your baby is born to check for diabetes, and to get regular check-ups in the years after you’ve had your baby.

The good news is a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight loss can help reduce the chances of developing diabetes later in life. Sometimes people are able to make lifestyle changes when they learn they have gestational diabetes during pregnancy which can help them stay healthy later in life.

What is the effect on the baby if you have gestational diabetes?

These babies are at increased risk of preterm delivery, and can experience low blood sugar after they are born.

Uncontrolled diabetes can even increase the chance of stillbirth, so it’s really important to know about it so we can manage it and prevent these things from happening.

Babies of women with gestational diabetes are at risk for being larger than normal, greater than nine pounds, which can make birth more difficult or increase the chances a Cesarean section is needed.

These babies have a higher chance of developing Type 2 diabetes themselves later in life.

Women considering pregnancy can help start the pregnancy out as healthy as possible by eating healthy and exercising to help reduce the chances of developing this disease and give their baby the best possible start in life. For women who have a body mass index in the obese or overweight category, they may reduce their risk of diabetes by losing weight prior to pregnancy.

If you have diabetes or gestational diabetes, it’s important to go to your prenatal visits so your provider can help you know how to best manage this condition and improve your and your baby’s outcome.

For more information on gestational diabetes, 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.

Bill Schuffenhauer shares his childhood struggles and rise to become an Olympic medalist

In this episode Bill Schuffenhauer (who is a four-time Olympian who won a Silver Medal in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in the four-man Bobsled competition) shares his struggle to survive as a teenager, living on the streets, mom addicted to drugs, and in prison, when a coach took him under his wing and changed his stars forever! You don’t want to miss this master class in resiliency!

About Bill Schuffenhauer:
Bill Schuffenhauer is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2000. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won the silver medal in the four-man event at Salt Lake City in 2002.

Jill McCluskey on how the Lauren McCluskey Foundation raises awareness with solutions to keep our children safe

In this episode Jill McCluskey (whose daughter Lauren was gunned down by her boyfriend in the parking lot outside her dorm room) shares Lauren’s incredible life as an award winning/record setting track star that was tragically cut short because of lackadaisical campus security policies – giving us suggestions on how to keep our children safe, advocating for the Lauren McCluskey Foundation that raises awareness with solutions!

About Jill McCluskey:
Jill J. McCluskey is Regents Professor and Director of the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. McCluskey’s research focuses on product quality and reputation, sustainable labeling, consumer preferences for new technology, and representation of women in STEM. An award-winning researcher, she has published more than 125 journal articles and her research has been cited more than 7,000 times. Her research has been funded by private foundations, NSF, and USDA. An award-winning mentor, she has served as major professor to 42 Ph.D. graduates, many of whom are Professors at major research universities. She is an incoming Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. She is past President and Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and Fellow of the Western Agricultural Economics Association. She is a member of the Board on Agricultural and Natural Resources (BANR) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Her research has been highlighted by various media outlets including the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Newsday. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics in 1998 from the University of California, Berkeley.

Growing Up Osmond

David Osmond, a host of Fresh Living and Fresh Off The Set, wears many hats. He is a father, performer, and advocate. From the age of 4, David has performed as part of the second generation of talented Osmonds. He constantly tours with his aunt Marie Osmond. He has also recently performed alongside artists, such as Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Steven Tyler, and Earth Wind & Fire.

In this episode, David details his decades-long performing career, his struggles with multiple sclerosis, what his father Alan Osmond’s MS diagnosis taught him, and how it has changed his outlook on life. David is truly a kind and inspiring person.

Kari, Brooke, David, Elora and Sarah host Fresh Living on KUTV, which airs on CBS Channel 2 every weekday at 1 pm in Utah. You can follow Fresh Living on all social media platforms @kutvfreshliving and watch our show on YouTube.