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Does mom really know best?

Did your mother ever tell you not to go outside with a wet head or you’d catch a cold?Did she tell you not to sit too close to the TV or you’d go blind?What about telling you to always wear sunscreen or to close the door when you come in the house so mosquitoes won’t come in, bite you and ...

Chronic inflammation is a tough, progressive opponent

Inflammation is a natural part of our immune system, but like anything else, too much of it can damage the body and lead to several different diseases.Dr. Christopher Davis, a family physician at Ogden Clinic’s Davis Family Physicians, said inflammation helps recruit and direct the activity ...

Shingles: Myths and facts

It’s inevitable. The longer you live, the more at risk you are to contract shingles.But you don’t have to suffer with the painful virus. Here are some of the myths surrounding shingles, followed by the facts, laid out by Dr. Bradley Neuenschwander, a dermatologist at Tanner Clinic, and ...

Heat or ice?

Pain comes in many forms, from migraine headaches, to arthritis to sprained ankles and pulled muscles. But the big question for many is whether to grab a bag of ice or reach for the heating pad.Dr. Nathan J. Savage, a physical therapist with Total Rehab Inc., and Tres Ferrin, outreach ...

Women face special dangers of stroke

Each year, around 55,000 more women than men will have a stroke.Longer lifespans, pregnancies and hormones all contribute, as do illnesses that tend to strike women more frequently.Dr. Eli Feen, an associate professor of neurology at Saint Louis University, said in a press release that one ...

VIDEO: Doctors warn against dangers of skinny jeans

Australian doctors say to take extra precaution when donning skin-tight jeans after a woman reported muscle damage and swelling from hours of squatting in her jeans.[gallery_header ids="1028681"]

Those artificial sweeteners just make you hungrier

Put down the artificial sweetener. It’s just making you hungrier.Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that because artificial sweeteners don’t contain the calories or energy that evolution has trained the brain to expect from sweet-tasting foods, they are doing nothing to ...

Warning signs

More than 30 children are diagnosed every day with Type 1 diabetes.Here are the warning signs of the autoimmune disease, which can lead to kidney failure, nerve damage, adult blindness, non-traumatic amputations, stroke and heart attacks.• Extreme thirst• Frequent urination• Drowsiness or ...

Camryn’s journey: Type 1 diabetes isn’t slowing this sixth-grader down

KAYSVILLE -- The face of Type 1 diabetes is the face of Camryn McCullough.This on-the-go 11-year-old can tell you about using an insulin pump as easily as she tells you about her favorite subjects — reading, writing and science — at school.A dancer, water skier and runner, Camryn lives ...

$300M proposed to research Alzheimer’s cure

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is applauding a proposed $300 million increase for Alzheimer’s research that would help scientists reach the goal of preventing and effectively treating the disease by 2025.House Labor Health and Human Services ...