You only have two big toes, and they both carry the greatest load of your body weight. Your big toes are critical to overall balance, so taking care of them is a big deal. Podiatrists across the country see patients suffering from arthritic big toe joint or hallux limitus/rigidus, which tends to present symptoms in people between their 30’s and 40’s. Arthritic big toe joint is one of the most common foot problems that primarily affect women.
(As seen on KSL.com) Colon cancer doesn’t discriminate between men and women, doctors and lawyers, rich and poor. It’s the second most deadly cancer with about 150,000 new cases reported each year in the US. But according to Dr. Josh Vandersteen, a gastroenterologist at Ogden Clinic, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, if not the most preventable. How is it prevented? You guessed it, with a screening colonoscopy. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and your reminder to schedule a screening colonoscopy if you’re over age 50.
(As seen on KSL.com) Growing a human inside your body has got to be the most complex thing a woman can do without really trying. Pregnancy brings excitement, but also important questions along the way. Dr. Steven Beverly at Ogden Clinic’s Women’s Center at McKay Dee Hospital took time to answer some frequently asked questions moms-to-be have about food and lifestyle restrictions.
No woman should die of cervical cancer because, with early detection, it is among the most preventable types of cancer. Dr. Alex Larson, an OB/GYN at Ogden Clinic, talks about what causes cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.
‘Tis the Season. The season where “Have a holly, jolly” squares off versus, “Bah! Humbug!” Sometimes, the “most wonderful time of the year” is not the merriest time of the year for many Americans.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is medical jargon for an enlarged prostate and the symptoms that accompany this diagnosis. As men increase in age, they can have an increase in the amount of prostate tissue and in the tone or rigidity of the tissue. These changes may result in urinary symptoms that decrease quality of life. Unfortunately, one study has shown that up to 90 percent of men between the ages of 45 and 80 years old will suffer some type of urinary dysfunction — and many of these are because of prostate enlargement.
No matter what your stance is on vaccines, the truth of the matter is this: vaccines are important in decreasing the most vaccine-preventable childhood diseases. Dr. Darek Eggleston with the Ogden Clinic discusses the importance of vaccines and other common questions parents have about them. Why are vaccinations important? Vaccinations protect your child against serious diseases by stimulating the immune system to create antibodies against certain bacteria or viruses. What diseases do vaccines protect against? Immunizing your child with vaccines protects against serious diseases like measles, whooping cough, polio, meningococcal disease, tetanus, rotavirus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, influenza and more.