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Which Birth Control Method is Right for Me? (Infographic)

Whether you choose birth control to prevent unintended pregnancy or for its other benefits (lighter periods and acne management among them), finding the best method can be confusing. According to Dr. Audrey Roberts at our Women’s Center at McKay Dee Hospital, the best choice for each woman depends on which benefits are most important to her. She says “choosing birth control is kind of like choosing the perfect running shoes. Maybe insole support is important to you, or maybe your shoes need to be the right color or style. Perhaps you prefer lightweight materials and minimal support—we all have different preferences.”

When Is a Mole Concerning?

Most people have a few moles that have grown with them since childhood. A mole can appear anywhere on the body and mole patterns are usually determined by genetics, sun exposure, or a combination of the two. Many of us have wondered at some point if our moles are harmless or if they may need to be examined. Nancy Shina, Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, shares some insight about when a mole may be concerning.

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. …

Wrist fracture? Know your options to avoid future problems – KSL Brandview 1/10/2018

Try as we might to stay safe, winter falls are just a patch of ice away. And if you’ve ever suffered a wrist fracture, you know firsthand how quickly symptoms develop. While most wrist fractures require quick attention, Dr. Brett Richards at Ogden Clinicadvises patients to choose wisely where they receive that care.

Childhood Obesity: Why It Happens and How to Overcome It

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic that does not discriminate. It affects infants, toddlers, kids and teens; it grabs hold of children from all races, backgrounds and households. In fact, it is making its way into more households than ever before, with childhood obesity being reported to have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.