***Article originally seen on standard.net. One Davis County lawmaker is spearheading legislation to make contraceptives more accessible to low-income women, a move that could reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and also lower Utah’s intergenerational poverty rates.
Brett Martindale, Sports Medicine Physician at Ogden Clinic, talks about “tennis elbow” – the causes, symptoms, and how to treat it.
Dr. Sydney Piercey, Neurologist at Ogden Clinic, talks about the dangers of concussions in sports.
It’s been said that there are two types of men: those that have prostate problems and those that will get them. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (or BPH) affects a whopping 50% of men over age 50 and the cases increase with age. BPH refers to an enlarged prostate: a condition that has men getting up in the middle of the night to urinate or frequently scoping out the nearest restroom. But relief of BPH is possible and simpler than ever before thanks to a new procedure called Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy.
Nothing turns a productive day sour quite like a headache. While the occasional headache is a nuisance, it will usually subside with time or the help of over-the-counter pain medicine. For some people, however, headaches are frequent or severe enough to impact their quality of life.
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.
Dane Olsen was 17 years old and a senior in high school when a friend invited him to go on an ATV ride after school. The ATV rolled over on him, crushing his right leg. He was hospitalized for ten days, enduring a number of surgeries during that time. Dane took OxyContin to help him cope with the pain. It was after this time that Dane’s mother, Terry Olsen, noticed a change in Dane’s personality. Dane’s OxyContin use had transformed into heroin addiction.
(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.