Lois M. Collins
Lois M. Collins is a reporter and columnist for the Deseret News. While she writes primarily on family issues for the national and news sections, she also writes a biweekly column and her work appears often in the feature section. Collins spent most of her childhood in Idaho Falls and graduated a long time ago from the University of Utah with a degree in communications. She's won numerous national, regional and local writing awards, but is most proud of the fact she once stepped out of a perfectly good airplane in midair for a story. She and her husband, Beaux, have two nearly grown daughters and live in Salt Lake City. She uses her middle initial because there are a LOT of Lois Collinses out there.
May 15, 2019 12:01 pm MDTJimmy Carter's recent injury highlights an annual $34 billion challenge for seniors. Here's what you need to know Former President Jimmy Carter was injured this week while getting ready to go turkey hunting. Falls like his rack up $34 billion in direct medical costs. And then there's the issue of losing independence.
May 15, 2019 8:00 am MDTLois Collins: Here's what refugees can teach us about human dignity and kindness At Nairobi's RefugePoint, workers saw the human toll of stigma and dehumanization. They decided to add an attitude to the services and supplies they provide to the displaced: A "dose of benignity."
May 1, 2019 8:00 am MDTLois Collins: What happened to the promising progress on fighting Alzheimer's? The National Press Foundation is hosting a four-day seminar for journalists to explore the latest news when it comes to Alzheimer's disease. And it's a decidedly mixed bag when it comes to what's hopeful.
Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm MDTFor Medicare, 2026 expected to pose a challenge if Congress doesn't figure something out The 2019 Medicare Trustees Report says in seven years Medicare Part A will have a gap between what's coming in and what it's expected to pay. And that gap is predicted to grow over time.
Apr 23, 2019 10:01 pm MDTBYU and Baylor study: Religious couples report greater sexual satisfaction Researchers at BYU and Baylor University find that couples who view their marriage as "sanctified" and engage in faith activities outside of church report being more satisfied with their sex lives than those who don't.