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. 

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.

Protect your family: Install carbon monoxide alarms

By Jason M Carlton
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Earlier this week, news organizations throughout Utah reported on the death of four family members at a home in Idaho from carbon monoxide. It’s a tragic story, and unfortunately it’s a headline we hear multiple times each year. Dr Lindell Weaver, Division Chief and Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital, offers insight into the silent killer and what to look for in a carbon monoxide alarm for your home and place of work. 

First Time Pregnancy Tips: Common Questions of Moms-to-Be

By Scott W. Rallison, MD
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So you’re pregnant (and yes, home tests are quite accurate). If you’re like most first-time parents, you’re probably excited but also a bit nervous. You probably also have a lot of questions. There is no such thing as a dumb question, especially for first-time parents. Check out the answers to common questions I get asked by first-time moms.