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Modern options for removing varicose veins

Contributed, Jon Oberg
Apr 1 2014 - 12:40pm

As a general surgeon treating veins, I see a lot of people who want their varicose veins to disappear. Sometimes they ask: If my veins are removed, where will all the blood go?Where the blood goes is the problem. The blood in varicose veins is not flowing properly. It's trapped in slow-moving, ever-widening canals down your calves. If these "...

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Autism rate in Utah remains one of nation's highest

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 1 2014 - 11:40am

CLINTON -- Autism spectrum disorder has soared 30 percent among U.S. children in the past two years, affecting 1 in 68 children, and more than doubled since the turn of the century. Utah, which led the nation in 2008, remains one of the hardest hit states.A report released last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows New...

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Ogden Clinic vasectomy promotion aims to please March Madness fans

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 28 2014 - 5:54am

OGDEN -- It is March Madness time and are you looking for an excuse to sit on the couch and root for (insert your team) to win the NCAA basketball championship? Consider getting a vasectomy.From now through April 15, Ogden Clinic is offering its "bench warmer pass."

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Ear-pinning procedure available for kids and even adults

Contributed, Scott Thompson
Mar 4 2014 - 1:10pm

Big ears are not funny. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that nearly 40,000 teens a year grow so tired of the cruel jokes about their "big ears," that they have otoplasty surgery. Teen boys grew tired of having to grow long hair to cover their ears while teen girls affected by the problem were reluctant to even tuck their...

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S. Utah man dies driving to hospital

The Associated Press
Feb 26 2014 - 10:04am

CEDAR CITY -- A 49-year-old man who troopers say was driving himself to a southern Utah emergency room apparently died of a medical condition and crashed his truck before he arrived.

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When should you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Contributed, Mark Newey
Feb 25 2014 - 6:31pm

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to erupt in the mouth, usually appearing in the teens or early 20s. Sometimes these teeth erupt normally and are healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal.Misaligned wisdom teeth present many potential problems. A tooth is said to be impacted when there...

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New treatment can inhibit peanut allergies

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 22 2014 - 3:36pm

LAYTON -- Eating a peanut M&M used to be a life threatening matter for Ethan Horne. Today, not only can the 7-year-old Layton boy have as many as he wants, he can eat anything with peanuts listed in the ingredients.

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Parents beware: Birth costs vary widely among Utah hospitals

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 17 2014 - 2:45pm

The cost of having a baby in an American hospital has tripled since 1996 and charges can vary by tens of thousands of dollars. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco showed charges for a normal vaginal delivery in the most populated U.S. states can range from $3,296 to $37,277 and $8,312 to $70,908 for a cesarean section...

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Modern options for removing varicose veins

Contributed, Jon Oberg
Apr 1 2014 - 12:40pm

As a general surgeon treating veins, I see a lot of people who want their varicose veins to disappear. Sometimes they ask: If my veins are removed, where will all the blood go?Where the blood goes is the problem. The blood in varicose veins is not flowing properly. It's trapped in slow-moving, ever-widening canals down your calves. If these "...

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Autism rate in Utah remains one of nation's highest

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 1 2014 - 11:40am

CLINTON -- Autism spectrum disorder has soared 30 percent among U.S. children in the past two years, affecting 1 in 68 children, and more than doubled since the turn of the century. Utah, which led the nation in 2008, remains one of the hardest hit states.A report released last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows New...

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Ogden Clinic vasectomy promotion aims to please March Madness fans

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 28 2014 - 5:54am

OGDEN -- It is March Madness time and are you looking for an excuse to sit on the couch and root for (insert your team) to win the NCAA basketball championship? Consider getting a vasectomy.From now through April 15, Ogden Clinic is offering its "bench warmer pass."

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VIDEO: Davis County gets new life-saving emergency medical devices

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 10 2013 - 11:19pm

FARMINGTON -- Davis County is taking advantage of trading in its older model LifePak for a newer model not only to save money but to save lives.

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Clinton veterinarian tells hospital’s side in dog's death

Veterinarian Kathleen Ford, seen Friday at the Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, has been at the center of a public storm regarding the death of an English mastiff at the hospital.  (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Bryon Saxton
Jun 8 2013 - 2:04pm

CLINTON -- An independent necropsy performed on Athena, a 13-month-old English mastiff who bled out and died after an April 9 spay procedure, revealed the death was likely due to a blood coagulation problem, says a Clinton veterinarian who assisted in the operation.Kathleen Ford on Friday shared information contained in a report generated by...

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VIDEO: Davis County gets new life-saving emergency medical devices

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 10 2013 - 11:19pm

FARMINGTON -- Davis County is taking advantage of trading in its older model LifePak for a newer model not only to save money but to save lives.

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Clinton veterinarian tells hospital’s side in dog's death

Veterinarian Kathleen Ford, seen Friday at the Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, has been at the center of a public storm regarding the death of an English mastiff at the hospital.  (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Bryon Saxton
Jun 8 2013 - 2:04pm

CLINTON -- An independent necropsy performed on Athena, a 13-month-old English mastiff who bled out and died after an April 9 spay procedure, revealed the death was likely due to a blood coagulation problem, says a Clinton veterinarian who assisted in the operation.Kathleen Ford on Friday shared information contained in a report generated by...

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