The Ice Bucket Challenge and ALS: What's It All About?

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Your social feeds have been crammed with the Ice Bucket Challenge lately, and you've been properly inundated with hilarious videos of celebs, personalities, and everyone in between pouring buckets of frigid water over their heads in the name of ALS. The campaign has raised over $22.9 million for the ALS Association, an astonishing feat and true testament to the power of social media.

Parents: How to Avoid the Back-to-School Plague

By Jason M Carlton
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flue each school year. With year-round school underway in Utah and other schools about to start, here are a few tips to help your kids avoid the Back to School Plague. 

Parkinson's Disease: Symptoms and Treatments

By Jason M Carlton
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Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, recently revealed that her husband was not only battling depression and anxiety, but also the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. While there is no cure for this degenerative disease, there are treatments to help control the symptoms associated with the disease. 

Know the Warning Signs of Suicide

By Jason M Carlton
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The recent death of Robin Williams from an apparent suicide has brought national and international attention to a problem that can impact almost any family. Suicide is a tragedy for the friends and family of the person who felt others would be better off without them. And oftentimes, friends and family aren’t sure how to help someone who’s struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. But the fact is… there is help.