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Bret Hanna

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]