All posts filed under: Family Medicine

Can Sleep Apnea Patients Finally Ditch the Mask?

The thought of a single night of uninterrupted sleep is but a dream for people with obstructive sleep apnea. The majority of people living with obstructive sleep apnea find relief from continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP. And while CPAP is the most common treatment on the market today, it requires patients to get comfortable with wearing a mask to bed and packing it with them for travel.

Health Inspired, Life Inspired: Dr. Ray Ward

This blog post is part of Ogden Clinic’s Health Inspired, Life Inspired series. Health Inspired, Life Inspired highlights physicians who serve their communities in diverse ways. Ray Ward’s ties to Davis County run deep. In fact, his ancestor Israel Barlow was in the first group of Mormon pioneers to settle in Bountiful in 1847. A graduate of Woods Cross High School, Ray earned his undergraduate education from BYU and his Medical Doctorate from University of Washington. He returned to his hometown in 2004 and has been practicing medicine in Bountiful ever since. But most people in Utah know Ray Ward for another reason: he’s been a Representative of the Utah State Legislature since 2015. 2018 marks Ray’s 4th consecutive session. What motivated this family physician to take on a role in Utah’s government? How does he find a balance between two very important jobs? And what are some changes he’d like to see in our state this year? Healthcare at the Heart A family physician for nearly two decades, many of the issues that Dr. …

CPR: Differences for Adults and Children

If you were with someone and they went into cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? If you’ve had CPR training, your answer is likely an immediate “Yes.” However, if you have never gone through training, or you’re a little rusty, you may hesitate. The truth is, anyone can do CPR. It is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed quite easily – and it could save a life.

How to Communicate More Effectively with Your Doctor

The relationship with a healthcare provider is a very personal one that’s built on trust and open communication. Whether you’re visiting your primary care doctor of 10 years or a specialist for a new problem, you need to feel comfortable discussing your health and confide in their care.  In turn, your provider should listen to you, offer feedback, and give options that allow you to take an active role in your own healthcare. 

Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Benadryl Charts for Kids (Instant Download)

Disclaimer: These over-the-counter medication charts are not substitutes for professional medical advice. They are provided for educational purposes only. With cold and flu season creeping in, it’s a great idea to have over-the-counter medication references on-hand—just in case. For your convenience, we’ve included three downloadable charts for Tylenol, Advil, and Benadryl dosage for children. These guides will give your child the right amount of medicine to help them feel better, faster.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Stay Injury-free This Season

Of the 30 million American youth athletes that participate in extracurricular sports, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that some 3.5 million kids ages 14 and under annually seek medical attention due to some sort of sports injury. There’s always a risk of injury when it comes to any sort of physical activity – that’s just a fact of playing sports – but the good news is that there’s a lot that parents can do to ensure their children stay as safe as possible. With a new school year fast arriving and kids rejoining their various fall sports teams to prepare for the upcoming season, now is as good of a time as ever to review some of these safety strategies and tips: