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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" ...

National task force, including Weber commissioner, decries opioid epidemic

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.The panel, which included Weber County Commissioner Matthew Bell, released a series of recommendations Thursday in a <a ...

Daylight change can trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder

OGDEN — As the days grow increasingly darker, colder, shorter and less colorful, the chances for one to encounter a bout of seasonal depression spike.<a href="http://healthcare.utah.edu/healthlibrary/related/doc.php?type=85&id=P00755" target="_blank">According to ...

Grow a beard in support of men’s health this Movember

Men with beards aren’t as scary as some might think. But prostate cancer can be.So, for all you men out there — grow some facial hair during the month of November, also known as Movember — and get to your doctor for a prostate screening test. It could save your life.Greg Schoenwolf, ...

McKay-Dee Hospital opens Surgery Center and Orthopedics in Northern Utah

OGDEN — <a href="https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/mckay-dee-hospital/" target="_blank">McKay-Dee Hospital's</a> new Surgery Center and Orthopedics is a lot like a Smart Home with its integrated surgical suites, a pool that lowers you from the surface ...

Women in Motion helps locals make big strides in health, life

OGDEN — A local group is helping women become healthier, stronger and more motivated to take charge of their lives.<a href="http://womeninmotion.website/" target="_blank">Women in Motion</a>’s motto is to “improve quality of life, one step at a time” and the ...

Reiki: A hands-off, hands-on alternative therapy

For 100 years, practitioners of reiki have said they provide spiritual or energy healing through a method of holding the hands above the body to balance the energy field, or life force.Though reiki’s ability to heal physical ailments is often met with skepticism — and the U.S. Department of ...