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Weekend Vasectomy Clinic to open in Clinton

Hey, guys! Here’s one more thing to add to your list of “Fun Things to Do on Weekends in Northern Utah.”Go get a vasectomy.The organizers of The <a href="http://weekendvasectomyutah.com/" target="_blank">Weekend Vasectomy Clinic</a> — which has operated the ...

Injured HAFB mechanic grapples with chronic pain, denied prescriptions

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. Then 39, Halfacre was walking between buildings on the base on Jan. 24, 2013, when he ...

Ogden needle-exchange program for drug users in the works, advocates say

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.“The plan has always been to provide syringe exchange throughout the state, said Mindy Vincent, executive ...

No-burn alert issued for Weber, Davis, Box Elder counties on Sunday

SALT LAKE CITY — Smoggy skies will start off the New Year in Northern Utah this Sunday.The <a href="http://www.deq.utah.gov/" target="_blank">Utah Department of Environmental Quality</a> has issued a mandatory no-burn alert for Sunday, Jan. 1, in Weber, Davis, Box ...

Yogis bond, stay active in chair yoga class

OGDEN — Yoga instructor Allison Berlin said there was a time when she thought the older people of the world weren’t stressed out.Then she started working with a group of older women, teaching a once-weekly chair yoga class.“You’re still worrying about your kids, or grandkids, or ...

Health department: Opioid abuse is a Utah epidemic

According to the <a href="http://www.health.utah.gov/" target="_blank">Utah Department of Health</a>, opioid abuse is an epidemic in <a href="http://www.opidemic.org/" target="_blank">Utah</a>.“Drug poisoning deaths have outpaced deaths ...

Ski injuries can be avoided with proper strengthening, good gear

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. Dr. <a href="http://utahorthopaedics.com/providers/byck.php" ...