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Bret Hanna

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 […]

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80 mph Bill Speeds Through Utah Legislature

As proposed legislation goes, House Bill 80 (yes, that is the number for the bill) aimed at raising the speed limit on Utah freeways to 80 mph, is winding its way through the legislative process toward becoming law at an […]

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Ambulances to University Hospital Get Green Light(s)

Green lights are in store for drivers of ambulances headed to University Hospital on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Ambulance drivers heading to the hospital on routes…

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Utah Legislature Looks at Suicide Prevention Classes for Schools

The Utah Legislature is in session and that can mean many things to many people; often encouraging and often discouraging, depending on one's perspective. But one bill moving through the…

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Local Bullying Plan Takes Aim at Body-Image Issues

A University of Utah College of Health doctoral candidate recently teamed with a local middle school to target bullying of children who are either overweight or underweight or because of their…

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Sage Advice for the New Year

As we head into the post holiday doldrums of late January, I came across a missive by Rob Sullivan who blogs at lawyerology offering advice for the new year. His 5 suggestions are short, sweet…

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Allstate Should Have Its Hands Slapped

Allstate has unclean hands, again. According to a recent report by NBC News, Dominic and Sheila Traina lost the home on Staten Island they shared for 43 years in Superstorm Sandy. They made a…

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Spotting the Flip Sides of Bullying

Bullying is a widespread persistent problem that requires vigilance to address. That requires some insight into what one should look for so that steps can be taken to stop it. That insight is…

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The Cost Of Appendix Removal Ranges From $1.5K to $180K – How Can That Be?

Appendectomies are very common and straightforward procedures that are performed every day. Why, then, are there such discrepancies in how much patients pay for them?

A California study found…

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Aspirin Good for More than the Heart

Daily aspirin therapy may lower the risk of heart attack and stroke, but two new studies suggest that such therapy may also reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent some tumors from spreading….