The Salt Lake Surgical Center's hernia clinic will open Monday, Oct. 15, and run for about six months. The clinic provides free hernia exams and outlines treatment programs.

Hernias occur in both men and women. People experiencing groin discomfort, pain or bulging should make an appointment at the Salt Lake Surgical Center, 617 E. 3900 South, for a free hernia exam with one of the specialists.The four surgeons participating in the clinic are Drs. Brent Christensen, Chad Halversen, Kent Richards and Sherman Smith.