St. Mark’s Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

We’re pleased to announce The Joint Commission has recognized St. Mark’s Hospital as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures ®. St. Mark’s Hospital has been recognized for its ...

Enjoying Thanksgiving – And the Day After!

Thanksgiving, YAY! Food, friends, and family-it’s one of the best days of the year. The day after, though…sometimes that’s not such a great day. That’s when too many people wake ...

What You Don’t Know (about diabetes) CAN Hurt You

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reported in that in 2013, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes, but 8.1 million of those were undiagnosed. There were also 86 million Americans with pre-diabetes. ...

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Finding a New Doctor: Must-Ask Questions for Your New Physician

These days, it’s not uncommon for people to switch doctors. Whether you’ve ...

Staying Smart about Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and our team at St. Mark’s ...

Five Diet Myths Exposed

From detoxing to gluten free, there are a lot of diets out ...

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5 Often Forgotten Supplies to Include in Your Home First Aid Kit

If someone asked you what supplies should be include in a home first aid kit, what come to mind? You can probably list the basics right away: bandages, gauze, medical tape, some antibiotic ointment – stuff that’s mostly useful for cuts and scrapes. But, what about fevers or other ailments like stomach viruses? And are [...]

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Lung Cancer 101: Prevention, Screening & Treatment

In 2014, an estimated 159, 260 people will die of lung cancer. Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, take advantage of this [...]

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Understanding Diabetes Tests

Diabetes is tricky because even before you notice symptoms, high blood sugar can damage parts of your body. So, why wait until you recognize the symptoms? Be proactive and find out your blood sugar levels before they become problematic—this could save you a lot of trouble in the future! To find out if you have [...]

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Nicki Young

I would like to thank Dr. Chamberlain and Emily Gilgen, diabetes educator at the St. Mark’s Diabetes Center, for helping me so much over the past two years in managing my Type 1 Diabetes.  They have answered every question I ask, share good information, and their help has been invaluable. I was diagnosed 46 years [...]

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Jenell Wilson

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was four years old. While under the supervised-care on my mom, I was a perfect diabetic. But when I hit my teenage years, things went downhill, fast. My A1C jumped to a 14%. I hardly tested my blood sugar and I did maybe one shot of [...]

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Living with Diabetes

Being told you have diabetes can be really overwhelming! There can be a lot to learn but it can help to realize you have a great deal of control over your health and your future by decisions you make each day. It is possible to live a full and healthy life with diabetes. Here are [...]

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