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The Fight against Opioid and Drug Addiction in Utah

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.

Fear No Colonoscopy! 6 Tips to Take the Edge Off

Let’s be frank: A colonoscopy involves a long tube inserted up your rectum. Worse still, preparing for one means being tied to the toilet with self-induced diarrhea. Millions of people delay or even skip their screening colonoscopy for these reasons. Don’t be one of them! A screening colonoscopy remains the gold standard for preventing colon cancer—the second-most deadly cancer in America.

Pregnancy: Uncomfortable Questions about Feeling Uncomfortable

“Miraculous,” “emotional,” and “exciting” are a few words we use often to describe pregnancy. But those nine months have plenty of lackluster moments too. Pregnancy can be exhausting, scary, and plain old uncomfortable at times. You’re not alone if you have questions about the side effects that come with carrying a baby. Dr. Beverly from Ogden Clinic’s Women’s Center at McKay-Dee Hospital addresses a few myths and questions about being uncomfortable.