Health Care

Patch Adams brings his red nose, floppy shoes to Ogden hospital

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The medical doctor, clown and social activist believes laughter, joy and creativity are...

Health Care

Weber County hires law firms, plans to sue opioid makers, distributors

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Downtown Ogden had the highest per capita rate of opioid deaths in Utah in 2014 and 2015 with 55.33 per 100,000 residents, according to state figures, which amounts to 41 deaths in the period.


State

Medical marijuana foes ask judge to block issue from ballot

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Medical marijuana opponents in Utah are filing an emergency motion asking a judge to block the proposal from the ballot, arguing it would break federal law


Local

Patch Adams brings his red nose, floppy shoes to Ogden hospital

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The medical doctor, clown and social activist believes laughter, joy and creativity are integral to the healing process. He aims to change America’s health care system — which he describes as “expensive and elitist.”



Guest Commentary

Column: Suffering from a mental illness? You're not alone

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Mental illness is not a weakness. It is not something to be ashamed of. It is a voice that lies.


Health Care

Going vegan: Sidestep pitfalls through careful meal planning

Vegan diets take more planning

Savory steaks, chops and roasts are used to anchor the all-American meal, but whether driven by health or ethical reasons, veganism is on the rise in the U.S. While such a diet can be healthier in some respects, eating purely plant-based foods also requires more planning to avoid nutritional...


Government

Human endocannabinoid system might be marijuana soulmate

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It turns out that humans have a built-in neurotransmission system that appears well-designed to respond to cannabis for treating chronic pain, anxiety, nausea and a host of other symptoms caused by various diseases and conditions.


Education

Clearfield High School hosts free screening of anxiety documentary

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“Angst,” partially filmed in Utah and narrated by a Davis County therapist, aims to raise awareness about anxiety disorders among youth.


Health Care

Safely get rid of old medicine on National Drug Take Back Day, Saturday

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Law enforcement agencies across Northern Utah will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 28.


Health Care

Costly genetic testing made possible for toddler with potential gene disorder

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Thanks to GoFundMe donations, 1-year-old Camdin Wiberg will undergo exome testing that would’ve cost his parents $10,000-$25,000.


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