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Suffering from a cold or allergies? This time of year, it can be hard to tell

Ah, spring. A time of reawakening and rebirth. The sun stays out longer, the trees and flowers start to bloom, and those outside projects you’ve been looking forward to get you out into the elements after a long, cold winter. Spring also brings pollen swirling through the air, and for people suffering from allergies, the seasonal change can cause itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and runny noses. But the common cold also can cause some of the same symptoms as allergies. So how do you know which one you have? Dr. Skyler Nguyen, a primary care physician with Optum Health, said it can be ...

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Letter: Clarifying my concerns about future US elections

I was pleased to have Charles Trentelman reply so quickly to my letter (March 14 & 18). He is my all-time favorite columnist over the nearly 50 years I have been reading the Standard Examiner. I dare say many who cancelled would re-subscribe, were his “Wasatch Rambler” writings to ...

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