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    • Truck Drivers Finally Enter the Electronic Age

      Truck Drivers Finally Enter the Electronic Age

      Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration finally issued a long-awaited rule that requires an estimated 3 million commercial truck and bus drivers to electronically track the hours they spend at the wheel of their vehicles.  The press release is here. […]

    • Lead With A Bright Smile And Fresh Breath

      Lead With A Bright Smile And Fresh Breath

      As we’ve all heard a thousand times, “you only have one chance to make a first impression.”  Being well-groomed and well-dressed go a long way toward making that good first impression, but leading with a bright smile and fresh breath […]

    • GM Recalls Go Up In Flames

      GM Recalls Go Up In Flames

      It recently came to light that 1,345 GM built cars have caught fire despite being “fixed” as a result of recalls several years ago.  The problems with the vehicles, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Impala and Lumina, Oldsmobile Intrigue, Buick Regal […]

    • Food Inspection in Utah Mired in Problems

      Food Inspection in Utah Mired in Problems

      The U.S. Department of Agriculture took over meat-inspection responsibilities at one of Utah’s largest meat packing facilities earlier this year, after critics raised an alarm about the state inspection program. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food provided inspection services […]

    • Flash Floods Don’t Have to be Deadly

      Flash Floods Don’t Have to be Deadly

      Two tragedies unfolded Monday in southern Utah within hours and miles of each other.  Late Monday afternoon, Zion National Park received .063 inch of rain in one hour, causing the Virgin River to rise incredibly fast.  Seven people from out-of-state […]

    • FedUp Rally Utah Gets Out Important Message

      FedUp Rally Utah Gets Out Important Message

      Advocates and family members of those who lost their lives to prescription drug overdoses held a FedUp Rally on Monday at the Utah Capitol to focus attention on the problem. According to the Utah Department of Health, 289 Utahns died […]

    • The Need for Caregiving is Over, What Next?

      The Need for Caregiving is Over, What Next?

      Being a caregiver for a loved one who can’t care for themselves can be all consuming, of both time and emotional energy. Full-time caregiving can lead to exhaustion, irritability, neglect of other responsibilities, diversion of time from leisure activities, loss […]

    • Navigating the Technical World of Passenger Vehicle Safety Recalls

      Navigating the Technical World of Passenger Vehicle Safety Recalls

      Passenger vehicle safety recalls are fairly common, but a recent one caught my attention because I drive a vehicle that is subject to the recall. I just happened to hear the tail end of blurb about the recall on a […]

    • The Today Show and Summer Safety

      The Today Show and Summer Safety

      Jeff Rossen, investigative reporter for The Today Show and NBC News, has done a series of safety videos, several of which focus on dangers that crop up during the summer months.  In the last week or so, Rossen has aired […]

    • Early Summer Lake Outing Ends in Tragedy

      Early Summer Lake Outing Ends in Tragedy

      A late Monday afternoon outing on Bear Lake for the Capener family and two family friends turned deadly when their ski boat capsized, dumping all on board into the chilly lake water. Dr. Lance Capener, 46, was on the boat […]