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Take 2 – Women’s suffrage, equality, polygamy, governor’s race and more

Take 2 is hosted this week by Anchor Heidi Hatch with guests and Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and Utah State Auditor John Dougall.

The special Valentine’s Day episode began with a discussion about the 150th anniversary of Utah granting women the right to vote.

A Utah woman cast the first ballot under a women’s suffrage law days after the 1870 measure passed. The trio went on to talk about the following topics among others:

Keeping your child healthy at daycare

Sooner or later your baby or child will be exposed to germs and may end up getting sick. If your baby goes to daycare or to other places they may interact with many children such as a church nursery, play group or public play areas, they may get sick at a younger age, but that does help them build immunity. Some children may not be exposed to a lot of germs until they start attending pre-school or school. Either way, your child will eventually be exposed to some common illnesses.

Jade Elliott sat down with  Dr. Shellie Ring, a pediatrician with Intermountain Healthcare to talk about common contagious illnesses your baby might be exposed to at daycare or other public settings.

Some of the most contagious diseases among babies and young children:


Respiratory syncytial virus. Common contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract among children under age two. Symptoms are similar to a cold, but if it progresses it can affect breathing and become serious.

Pink Eye

The official name for pink eye is conjunctivitis which is when the membrane that lines your eyelid becomes inflamed. Symptoms in the eye are redness, itchiness, grittiness, discharge that forms a crust during the night and make it difficult for your baby to open their eye in the morning.

Stomach viruses and diarrhea

Viral gastroenteritis is very common and very contagious. Your baby can get it from sharing a cup or utensils with someone who has the virus or coming into contact with infected fecal matter, and then put their hand in their mouth, which can happen a lot in daycare settings.

Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, chills, achiness. It’s important to keep them home from daycare if they have these symptoms.

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Symptoms include fever, sore throat, runny nose, and then a blister-like rash on the hands, feet or in the mouth. Children are contagious during the first week and remain contagious until the rash has disappeared.

How to help prevent your child from getting sick

The younger your baby is the more you’ll want to avoid public areas during cold and flu season and avoid being around people that are sick.

Importance of proper hand washing and using sanitizer for young children and caregivers before eating and after diaper changing, using the bathroom, touching pets, being in public spaces or if anyone has symptoms.

Changing tables and potty chairs, should be sanitized after each use at daycare. Toys and other items frequently touched like bathroom fixtures, drinking fountains, doorknobs or handles should be sanitized daily.

Click here for more information about viruses and where in Utah they are active.

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.

Talkin Jazz Podcast: Bench work and more

Jazz reporter Kristen Kenney joins Dave Fox on the latest edition of the Talkin’ Jazz podcast. Among KK’s topics? What Bogdanovic told her about his amazing three point game winner at Houston, that may surprise you; How quickly Jordan Clarkson has fit in to the Jazz team, and how he’s showing it more and more on and off the court.

Plus, how the Jazz bench stepping up bigger than ever. Kristen also tells us what Jazz Coaches saw in Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell when they were rookies, that told them they would be All-Stars sooner than later.

Check out Talkin Jazz podcast here with Dave and Kristen:

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Take 2: Impeachment vote, bill to recall Romney and more

 Take 2 is hosted this week by Anchor Jim Spiewak with guests and Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and Utah State Auditor John Dougall.

The topics discussed in Utah’s political world include the impeachment vote where Sen. Mitt Romney broke from his party and issued a guilty vote of Article I of the charge against President Donald Trump for abuse of power. Many say his cote will hurt his re-election chances. Will it? Will Romney even run again or will he use his 6 years to keep voting his conscience?

Additional topics discussed include:

  • ROMNEY’S GUEST: Any insight as to Romney’s plus one pick being Gov. Gary Herbert at the State of the Union (SOTU) address?
  • THOUGHTS ON POTUS REMARKS: Hit or Miss? Trump delivers the SOTU as impeachment vote looms, Clinton had to do the same. Trump refused to shake Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s hand, then she ripped up the President’s speech. Are there any adults in D.C.?
  • LEGISLATURE HAS A BILL TO RECALL ROMNEY: It was filed before the vote. Why spend time on an issue the state has no control over?
  • MOM’S IN FAVOR OF RED FLAG LAWS: Does this legislation have a chance? Poll shows overwhelming 90% support for preventing gun sales to those individuals mental health providers notify police are dangerous.
  • UTAH BILL REQUIRES WARNING LABEL FOR PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL:  Rep. Brady Brammer, R-Highland, introduced a bill that would require pornography distributed in Utah to include a label warning about the harm porn consumption can have on minors. Those who don’t comply could be fined $2,500 per violation.

Dads and alcohol

It’s not something that is often talked about, but alcohol use can impact dads and dads-to-be.

Jade Elliot sat down with Marcela Smid, MD, maternal-fetal medicine, University of Utah Health, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to discuss the negative effects of heavy alcohol use in dads.

For healthy men under the age of 65: more than 4 drinks per day or more than 14 drinks per week may indicate risky drinking.

Alcohol and other drug use has a familial component, and 40-60% of alcohol use disorder are attributed to genetic/familial components.

Alcohol use among fathers-to-be may decrease fertility among couples with infertility. Among couples experiencing fertility issues, alcohol use may decrease sperm count and motility.

Heavy alcohol use is associated with decreased paternal attachment to infants and increased maternal depressions.

Any substance use disorders increases the risk of substance use disorder in children.

For more information on infertility, click here or listen to our Baby Your Baby podcast on the topic.

Click here to listen to the Baby Your Baby Podcast on alcohol use before and during pregnancy.

For information on mental health and substance use disorder treatment services, 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.

Talkin Jazz Podcast: Locked on point

The latest edition of the Talkin Jazz Podcast is now on line. The Radio voice of the Utah Jazz, David Locke joined Dave Fox to dig deep into what the Jazz are doing well and where they need work. Locke explains how the jazz are way ahead of the other NBA teams that may be trading before the deadline, how the team has embraced a culture of developing All-Stars, this year in recent years as well. Locke also digs into the offensive numbers that are leading the league including one statistic that is quite difficult to maintain! Plus the Jazz continue a tough stretch of the schedule, Locke explains why the next time around (as in the next week) could easily be a much different result.

Check out David Locke with Dave Fox in this weeks edition of the Talkin Jazz Podcast!

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Take 2 – Tax reform, new abortion bill, gun storage & recalling US Senators

Take 2 welcomes Sen. Dan McCay (R – District 11) and Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and host 2News Heidi Hatch.


TAX REFORM REPEALED: Meanwhile, there have been 139,793 verified signatures as of Thursday morning.

“We applaud those who have engaged in the civic process and made their voices heard. We are not foes on a political battlefield, we are all Utahns committed to getting our tax policy right. That work is just beginning,” Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Senate President Stuart Adams, and House Speaker Brad Wilson

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Budget, tax reform 2.0, does this hurt Herbert’s legacy?

ABORTION:  Sen. Dan McCay files the first bill to make headlines: A new measure to ban most abortions in Utah. McCay is also making waves on Twitter: Lt Gov Spencer Cox, Todd Weiler, and others hate his judicial bill.

RECALL OF UNITED STATES SENATOR BILL: Rep. Tim Quinn (R – District 54) introduced a bill to make it possible to recall a U.S. senator, but the Constitution may stand in his way. 

GUN STORAGE BILL: The same day a 3 year and 9-year-old find loaded guns and accidentally shoot themselves, Elizabeth Weight files a bill that would give prosecutors the option to charge people with a misdemeanor for unsafe storage resulting in injury or death.


Going through miscarriages can be very difficult. It’s important to understand that a miscarriage is not your fault. Miscarriage can’t be prevented and are usually due to a developmental problem or a chromosomal abnormality.

10–25 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and one to five percent of women experience two or more pregnancy losses that don’t progress to term. Less than 1 percent of miscarriages are called stillbirths because they happen after 20 weeks gestation.

Jade Elliott talks with Ware Branch, MD, Ware Branch, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine physician with University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to discuss miscarriage.

What are the symptoms of a miscarriage?

Bleeding and spotting are the most common signs of miscarriage. Cramping can also happen. These symptoms don’t always mean you are miscarrying. It is important to talk with your doctor if you are experiencing any of these signs. Women may also see large clots or tissue discharge from their vagina.

What causes miscarriage?

Genetic abnormalities is one of the common causes of a miscarriage. As many as 50–70 percent of all early pregnancy loss occurs because the embryo has too much or too little genetic material. Pre-existing medical conditions may also play a role. Those conditions include immune system issues, thyroid/hormonal issues, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and RH factor. Lifestyle, like alcohol and drug use may also play a role as well as the age of the mother.

Can a miscarriage be prevented?

A miscarriage cannot be prevented, but there are some things you can do to increase your chance of a healthy and successful pregnancy.

  • Take a prenatal vitamin.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid smoking and using alcohol or recreational drugs.
  • Attend regular prenatal appointments.
  • Eat a healthy diet.

Talk to your doctor if you’ve had a miscarriage in the past, or if you have any concerns.

For more information on miscarriages, click here.

To learn how to cope with miscarriage, click here.

To listen to the Baby Your Baby Podcast on infertility, 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.

Talkin Jazz Podcast: Challenging schedule for Jazz & opponents, plus, remembering Kobe

This weeks edition of the  Talkin Jazz Podcast is available now! Jazz Host Alema Harrington joins our Dave Fox. The Jazz going into a more “challenging” part of their schedule, but Alema explains why it’s challenging for their opponents as well. Also Rudy Gobert still improving his game…even to the point of another performance of historical proportions, breaking a record that goes back more than 40 years. Plus, Dave and Alema sharing their personal thoughts and memories of Kobe Bryant. Check out this weeks Talkin Jazz Podcast here…

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Period tracker apps

There are a lot of reasons for women to track their menstrual cycle. In the last few years a lot of period tracker smart phone apps have been developed. There’s even one in the health app standardly included on the iPhone.

Jade Elliott sat down with certified nurse midwife, Emily Hart Hayes from Intermountain Healthcare,  to talk about reasons to track your menstrual cycle and whether the apps are reliable at predicting fertility or helping you get pregnant or avoid pregnancy on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast.

Why it’s a good idea for women to keep track their period

When you see a provider, they often ask for the date your last menstrual period started.

“In healthcare, asking when you last had a period is like taking a fifth vital sign. If you haven’t had a period in a while or they’ve been irregular, it may indicate pregnancy, perimenopause or menopause or be a signal to check for thyroid problems, polycystic ovaries, or other conditions,” says Hayes.

Apps can help you predict your period, but are they accurate?

“Tracking your period and entering that information into an app can be helpful at predicting your periods, especially if you’ve got pretty regular cycles that happen about once a month. If your menstrual cycles are irregular, it can be harder to predict,” says Hayes.

The more data you input, the better the app becomes at predicting your cycle. “An app can tell you your cycle is 30 days instead of the average of 28 days. The app may help you recognize that ovulation is not always on day 14 for example,” she adds.

Knowing when your period is likely to occur is helpful for planning and to help you manage your life activities: for example, if you know when you might have a pre-menstrual headache or irritability or when cramps may be at their worst you can make adjustments.

There are many period apps – check the privacy terms

Some period tracker apps include: Eve, Ovia, Period Calendar, Period Diary, My Calendar, Flo Period, and even the My Health app that comes standard on iPhones allows you to input your menstrual cycle info. Most apps are essentially the same.

Read and understand the privacy terms you’re agreeing too. You may or may not want to input your sexual activity information.

For the contraception podcast mentioned during this podcast, 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.