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    • Helmets Matter

      Helmets Matter

      Utah is one of 28 states that does not require helmets for all motorcycle riders (required for riders 21 years old and younger). But more than half of motorcycle accidents involving riders not wearing helmets are fatal. That is according […]

    • Gentamicin Toxicity

      Gentamicin Toxicity

      Gentamicin toxicity can result from medical malpractice and pharmacy negligence.

    • The Opioid Epidemic in Utah

      The Opioid Epidemic in Utah

      Deaths due to drug overdoses are an epidemic in Utah. But not all deaths are caused by illegal drugs. Many are also caused by prescription errors and improper pain management practices.

    • Negligent Credentialing

      Negligent Credentialing

      The claim for negligent credentialing in Utah medical malpractice raises some interesting legal issues for patients and their families.

    • Salt Lamps – Savior or Sham?

      Salt Lamps – Savior or Sham?

      Himalayan salt lamps have become very popular around the world, especially in eastern cultures where they originated. The reason they have become so popular, is because of claims of health benefits which range from air purification, increased blood circulation, increased […]

    • Utah Needs a Breath of Fresh Air

      Utah Needs a Breath of Fresh Air

      The EPA recently labeled two Utah communities as “serious” nonattainment areas, because a 2015 deadline for complance with federal small-partciulate pollution rules was missed. The Salt Lake City and Provo metro areas are the two that received the designation. While […]

    • Be Careful Navigating Salt Lake City Streets

      Be Careful Navigating Salt Lake City Streets

      It’s something that many who regularly drive in Salt Lake City have anecdotally observed for years: Salt Lake City drivers are terrible.  A recent Allstate Insurance’s America’s Best Drivers report confirms those observations.  Here are the numbers: Salt Lake City […]

    • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Tomorrow

      National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Tomorrow

      Utah has the dubious distinction of ranking fourth in the nation for opioid and heroin-related deaths. In fact, at least 100 Utahns have overdosed and died since December. In 2014, 362 Utahns died of overdoses, and more than 47,000 died […]

    • Vitamin B-12 and Depression, is there a Link?

      Vitamin B-12 and Depression, is there a Link?

      B vitamins, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, B-9 and B-12, are water soluble vitamins that play critical roles in human cell metabolism.  They either serve as a co-enzyme for critical cell metabolic processes, or as a precursor needed to generate […]

    • Utah’s Roadway Fatalities Heading in the Wrong Direction

      Utah’s Roadway Fatalities Heading in the Wrong Direction

      According to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), human error and human behavior are behind 90 plus percent of Utah highway fatalities. And those fatalities are on the rise. Last year, 275 people died on Utah’s roadways, up from 256 in […]