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Time for some clarification on those food expiration dates

What does the date on your milk carton say?If that date has come and gone and you’re still drinking that milk, you should probably toss it before you pour your next glass.Dates on food can be confusing to some people though. Not only do you see a “use by” date, but you’ve probably seen ...

Positive words have the power to heal

People remember when the exact healing words they need are spoken.Time seems to stand still at that moment, they say.Roy resident Kim Penman can still remember the exact moment she heard the healing words from her dad.“This is not your fault,” he said.Penman’s sister had just died by ...

Seniors health event Wednesday in Clearfield

CLEARFIELD — Davis County Health Department’s Senior Services and Clearfield Aquatic Center will celebrate the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the aquatic center, 825 S. State St.The event is held in support of ...

Too many children taking too serious meds

A new study finds that 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using antidepressants, mood stabilizers, medications for attention-deficit disorder and other psychotropic drugs.Researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and at Washington University ...

Movement reaches out to mothers suffering postpartum depression

The prevalence and impact of maternal mood and anxiety disorders is a public health crisis.Those were the words spoken by Amy-Rose White, a licensed clinical social worker and executive director and founder of the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative.“Every woman deserves to be given ...

Rabies: You don’t want that

SALT LAKE CITY – Rabies? You don’t want that.Unfortunately, every year, it’s estimated that 40,000 people have to receive rabies prevention treatment due to potential exposure.While nearly all rabid animals reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control include bats, skunks, raccoon and ...

Is bacteria to blame for joint and gut pain?

Scientists don’t know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect the bacteria living in our gastrointestinal tracts may be to blame.A study by Jose Scher, a rheumatologist at New York University, found that people with rheumatoid arthritis were much more likely to have a bug called ...

New ultrasound enables earlier detection of breast cancer

BOUNTIFUL – Lakeview Hospital has new ultrasound technology that enables earlier detection of tumors invisible on a mammogram for women with dense breasts.The Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) more readily and accurately diagnoses cancer when it’s smaller and more curable, said Dr. ...

Weber in Motion gets participants off the couch and racing

EDEN — Heavy rains seemed just a small obstacle for dozens of members of Weber in Motion who were running Saturday in the half marathon or 5K offerings of the Ogden Marathon.That’s because they’d already overcome much adversity just to get there.The event itself was proof that the Weber ...