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:
All men experience different levels of fatigue at different points in their lives. But at what point does fatigue level become abnormal? What can be done to treat it? We discuss that and more in a Q&A with Ryan Westbroek, FNP-C.
Co-pays and deductibles eat up plenty of cash every year. Even if you have good insurance, you’re probably paying more for medical expenses than you’d like to. The unfortunate truth is that healthcare in the United States is more expensive than anywhere else in the world. The good news is that it’s possible to shave some of the cost of healthcare—and we have five ways to get started.
This guest post was written by Susan Klatz Beal, a lifelong organic gardener, devoted foodie, and a local food enthusiast. Susan takes pride in spotting seasonal produce at the peak of freshness and ripeness.
You’re used to going strong. But when injury or lingering aches and pains slow you down, you need a team approach to get you back on the mend. Ogden Clinic now offers Sports Medicine, a specialty that works closely with our orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and primary care physicians.
If you don’t have a mental health disorder, you may not think about it very often or might wonder how it’s relevant to you. Sure, you get sad or anxious occasionally, but you don’t have clinical depression or panic disorder. So why might you need to care about mental health?
Summer is the perfect time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Produce is at its peak of flavor and typically goes on sale this time of year. Dr. Chappell takes us on a tour around the Station Park Harmons in Farmington to talk about the healthiest produce choices and how to pick them.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced new regulations for sunscreen labels to emphasize protection against both UV-A and UV-B radiation; however, a new report shows that only 43 percent of people surveyed understand the definition of the sun protection factor (SPF).
For the third night in a row, you’re wide awake in bed. During the past two hours, you’ve tossed and turned, checked your phone, and even resorted to counting sheep. This is a frustrating situation and a very common one in the summer months. Longer daylight and toasty temps keep many people from reaching a full night’s sleep. Bring your circadian rhythm back on track with these five summer sleep tips.
Move over burgers, there are plenty of other foods that love the grill, too. Barbecue season is well underway and if you’re itching for something a little different this weekend, try a few of these unexpected foods that can take the heat.