Keeping Halloween Spooky and Fun

By Bonnie Midget

Halloween is filled with costumes, treats and parties -- and many potential dangers. In fact, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Here are a few tips to keep your child’s Halloween from becoming tragic.

Food Insecurity: How Hunger Affects Your Health — And What You Can Do to Help Fight This Growing Problem

By Jeremy Holt

We’ve all been there — it's 3 o’clock on any given afternoon. Lunch was hours ago. Things slow down and your body says, “Hey, can’t we eat something? I need a pick-me-up. I can’t make it till dinner.” This happens so regularly, my office has coined the term “treat-o’clock.”

But this kind of lackadaisical hunger is different from the growing concern of food insecurity. That's the hunger we refer to when we say one in five children in the state of Utah doesn't know where their next meal will come from, or one in six Utah households face constant, gnawing hunger.

Five Common Flu Shot Myths That Are Not True

By Brandon Webb, MD

The flu is one of the most common infections in the United State and contributes to more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 17 million workdays lost each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Vaccination is the single best way to prevent the flu — but many people still have lingering doubts about the effectiveness and importance of getting an annual flu shot. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most important things we can do to help prevent the spread of this potentially life-threatening disease.

Here are five common myths about the flu vaccine: