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Ogden set for annual medical conference

For the past 77 years, the Ogden Surgical Medical Society has been holding its annual conference to help educate local clinicians and the public on a variety of topics. This year, the conference will be held May 17-20 at Weber State University. The theme of this year’s event is “Conference ...

Intermountain research further questions benefits of alcohol consumption

Drinking alcohol provides no additional health benefit for people already taking cholesterol reducing medicines called statins, an Intermountain Healthcare study found. Some observational studies had previously pointed to red wine being beneficial at reducing the risk of coronary heart ...

Suicide Prevention Month is active throughout Utah

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and it is a great time to renew commitments to help others, become better educated and find out about available mental health resources. Across Utah, individuals and organizations are getting the word out about ways to help save lives, educate others about ...

University of Utah study examines link between suicide risk, genetics

SALT LAKE CITY — People who suffer from bipolar disorder and are genetically predisposed to post traumatic stress disorder may have a higher risk of dying from suicide, according to a study led by research scientists at the University of Utah. The study investigated risk factors for suicide ...

Dietitian receives national award for solving the dinner dilemma

A Weber High School graduate was recently named a 2021 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.McKenzie Rockwood, a registered dietitian nutritionist, founded Citrus Pear, a healthy ...

5 ways to support your immune system this winter

<strong>Maintain a healthy blood sugar.</strong> Every day, we have three opportunities to improve our immune system and overall health: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Blood sugar is directly related to what you eat. Minimizing added sugars and processed foods are ...

Running brings mental, physical relief to Ogden couple

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.“It just put me in a whirlwind going down,” Espinoza ...