OGDEN — In 2016, serious health problems due to raging acid reflux sidelined Carlos Espinoza from the aerospace job he enjoyed so much. And that loss, along with physical pain from recent surgeries, sunk him into a deep, dark hole.
Anxiety is a normal and very common adaptive reaction that both adults and children feel in order to alert our bodies to danger and the need for arousal. Healthy anxiety can drive us to change our environment for the better, push us to perform well and problem solve. Unhealthy anxiety, or an…
SOUTH OGDEN — South Ogden City and a substance abuse treatment center are jousting in federal court over the legality of the city's refusal to allow the site to expand to 32 beds.
FARR WEST — In her work as a driver license examiner, Megan Shimizu has learned a lot about organ donation.
In 2016, the number of Davis County youth ages 0 to 17 in need of mental health treatment was 11,363. The number who received treatment? A mere 2,154.
This information was supplied by Weber State University.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he will work to oppose a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state.
The Standard-Examiner talked to three educators who said making healthier choices doesn’t have to require major life changes.
EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was updated at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 to include new information.
The Utah Poison Control Center has received 14 poisoning reports involving laundry detergent pods in the first three weeks of 2018. A trendy social media meme — dubbed “Tide Pod Challenge” — was directly related to some of these cases.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an occasional column from Weber County law enforcement agencies addressing public safety issues.
OGDEN — Teen use of electronic cigarettes in Weber and Morgan Counties is on the decline, and public health workers hope to claim at least some of the credit for that trend.
Free mental health screenings are being offered to youth ages 12-18 in Northern Utah.
If you know two Utah women over 40, chances are good one of them hasn’t gotten a mammogram in the last two years.
OGDEN — West Nile virus has been detected in traps in northwestern Weber County, according to the Weber Mosquito Abatement District.
The following story was taken from a news release sent to the Standard-Examiner by the Utah Department of Health.
It’s not polite to stare. And in some cases, it’s downright dangerous.
During the seven days of the Tour of Utah, cyclists will pedal 600 miles and power through more than 36,000 feet of elevation gain.
HOOPER — Once again, Nicky Stauffer finds herself searching for health care coverage in her fight against breast cancer, underscoring the difficulties many face in finding affordable care.
OGDEN — As the U.S. Senate debates the future of Obamacare, Margi Lebold sees the potential consequences in stark terms.
HOOPER — Corey Stauffer is grateful.
HOOPER — Lately, Nicky Stauffer has been spending more and more time on the telephone, calling any agency, any clinic, any hospital that she thinks can help in her bid to secure medical care.
SOUTH OGDEN — Lindsay Hassell’s life has been dedicated to sports and fitness.
The summer solstice occurs at 10:24 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. Here’s a list of Northern Utah events happening in connection with the first day of summer:
OGDEN — In medical terms, a person with cystic fibrosis has a genetic disorder that creates mucus buildup in the lungs and other organs, and long-term issues that include progressive difficulty breathing and frequent lung infections.
SALT LAKE CITY — Without the free syringes from the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, more people would be getting Hepatitis C or contracting the HIV virus, Sadie Levie fears.
OGDEN — Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt understands the passion motivating the advocates pushing for a local needle-exchange program geared to heroin, meth and other drug users.
Have unused or expired medication taking up room on your shelves? Get rid of them Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
OGDEN — After conducting a long-overdue assessment last year, the Weber-Morgan Health Department now has a plan of attack for improving community health.
OGDEN — Plans to launch a needle-exchange program in Ogden for drug users have been put on hold, at least temporarily, due to questions and concerns from local law enforcement leaders.
OGDEN — When Adele Adams, 92, came down with pneumonia, it probably saved her life.
OGDEN — The only way Preston Natividad looks different from other 5-year-olds is his white helmet covered in stickers.
Is it the Fountain of Youth, or just a hot tub full of hogwash?
OGDEN — After the long, cold doldrums of winter, it’s time to shed those sweaters, stretch and wake up.
BRIGHAM CITY — Box Elder County Commissioner Stan Summers is in Washington, D.C., today, March 13, as part of a group in meetings with President Donald Trump on health care issues.
RIVERDALE — Compelled to find something good in the wake of her infant son's death, Nicura Thompson looked for a way to help other fragile babies.
OGDEN — Just over seven years ago, Aaron Burgin lost a brother to suicide.
Hey, guys! Here’s one more thing to add to your list of “Fun Things to Do on Weekends in Northern Utah.”
WEST POINT — Blake Halfacre was working the job he loved, a civilian aircraft A-10 mechanic at Hill Air Force Base, when freezing rain hit the Wasatch Front in winter 2013 and turned his life upside down.
OGDEN — A needle-exchange program meant to minimize the spread of disease among drug users will be coming to Weber County, replicating a program launched last December in Salt Lake City.
OGDEN — The Stress Relief Center at Weber State University is a quiet, calm island amidst a sea of busy college students. The lighting is dim and the air smells like lavender.
SALT LAKE CITY — Smoggy skies will start off the New Year in Northern Utah this Sunday.
OGDEN — Yoga instructor Allison Berlin said there was a time when she thought the older people of the world weren’t stressed out.
According to the Utah Department of Health, opioid abuse is an epidemic in Utah.
OGDEN — Sometimes, 10 minutes can matter. Especially during a drug overdose.
OGDEN — The data surrounding prescription opioid abuse in Utah is staggering.
Ski and snowboard injuries aren’t just a pain. They can be a disaster for your bank account with mounting medical bills, not to mention that pricey nonrefundable season pass you’re not longer able to use.
The nation’s opioid overdose epidemic recently received scrutiny from a 22-member task force made up of city and county officials from around the U.S.