Signs Your Child is Using Drugs

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Mother talking to teenage son about drug use in Utah.

It is a fear every parent has – what if my child starts using drugs? The fear is well-founded. Statistics show that by the end of high school, a significant portion of teens have experimented with alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and prescription medications. Just trying substances does not necessarily mean that they will become addicted – but what if they do? … Read More

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Utah

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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Utah Drivers

Any motorcycle safety course will tell you – visibility is one of the fundamental requirements of safe riding. This is true whether you are riding through a Provo neighborhood or cruising I-15 from one end of Utah to the other. Drivers are notorious for failing to look out for motorcyclists. By making your body and your motorcycle more visible, you … Read More

Ms Cheney: December 2020 Teacher of the Month

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Ms Cheney

Ms. Cheney teaches 1st grade. She has been a teacher for 3 years. Thank you, Ms Cheney! Students Feel Happy and Excited! She cared, beyond education. When quarantine happened every math lesson, phonics lesson, “hegerty” lesson (whatever that is, ha), writing lesson, story time (including Harry Potter) etc…was a video of her teaching. EVERY lesson. But, that’s not all. The … Read More

Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Substance Abuse

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Residential Treatment Center Youth

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly caused significant harm to individuals and families across the globe. Economic problems, mental health issues, social disturbances – the list of problems that can be put at the feet of the pandemic is substantial. That’s why it would be reasonable to assume that the pandemic would also increase youth substance use – but the opposite … Read More

Confusion in Nursing Homes Over Initial COVID-19 Vaccines

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Nursing Home Vaccine for Covid-19

With the much-anticipated release of a COVID-19 vaccine this month, people across the country are eager to learn when they will be allowed to get vaccinated. Few groups are more in need of vaccination than nursing home residents. The pandemic hit nursing homes hardest of all, leading to at least 100,000 deaths. Hopefully, with adequate vaccinations, the worst of the pandemic’s … Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Inadequacies of Nursing Homes

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Covid-19 Elderly patient in nursing home neglected

Nursing home neglect in Utah and throughout the U.S. has been a problem for decades. Unfortunately, the pandemic may have made it worse. A recent article published by the Associated Press predicts that in addition to the 90,000 nursing home deaths directly attributed to COVID-19, tens of thousands more residents have likely died due to neglect during the pandemic. The fact that … Read More

How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment Center

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Choosing the right residential treatment center in Utah

There are few situations more challenging than recognizing that your young family member needs residential treatment. But once you have accepted the fact that professional treatment is necessary, the next steps become obvious. You need to choose a treatment center and begin the recovery process. But how do you choose? There are over 100 residential treatment centers in Utah alone, so you … Read More

Why You Should Never Accept a Motorcycle Accident Payout Without Consulting an Attorney

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Motorcycle Accident Utah

Many people in Utah – including motorcyclists – want to trust others. That’s why it is so common for victims in motorcycle accidents to accept settlements when insurance companies offer them. But the truth is, most would be better off not trusting insurance companies.  Insurance companies are in business to make money. They do that by paying out as little … Read More