Five Important Things to Know About Mammograms

It’s estimated that for every 100,000 women in Utah, 108 will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year. You may know that early detection can lead to successful treatment, but ...

St. Mark’s Hospital Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the 21st year in a row, St. Mark’s Hospital kicked-off the beginning of October and Breast Cancer Awareness month during its annual Pink Ribbon Tying event to honor the ...

St. Mark’s Welcomes Back Patients for NICU Reunion

We call them our NICU graduates: every baby who has gone home after spending time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Mark’s Hospital. And every two years, ...

Getting more exercise from daily activity

Getting More Exercise Out of Daily Activities

Most people thing it is difficult to find time to exercise, but ...

Is Your Heart Working Too Hard?

Utahns take pride in living a healthy lifestyle. Compared to other states, ...

Healthy Eating Made Simple

For lunch one day my coworkers and I decided to hit a ...

Healthy Conversations

Why A NICU Matters When Choosing Where To Give Birth

When you find out that you’re pregnant, there are lots of different factors that go into deciding where to give birth. How far the hospital is from your home, whether they take your insurance, and what kind of privacy the labor and delivery rooms offer are all important points to consider. But there’s another important [...]

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Men’s Health: 6 Prostate Cancer Myths Debunked

Men are supposed to be men. They aren’t supposed to talk about their feelings or problems. They’re supposed to hold their cards close to the vest, and they’re never supposed to show anything that may look like weakness. Given how much we buy into this very harmful cultural idea, it’s not unsurprising that so little [...]

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Testosterone – Running on Empty ?

5 million American men have testosterone deficiency Nearly 40% of American men have testosterone deficiency, or hypogonadism. Could you or someone you know be one of them? Testosterone, the predominately male sex hormone (women have some too) is produced in the testicles and to a much lesser extent in the adrenal glands (small organs that [...]

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Men vs. Boys (and the price of their toys)

A Doctor’s Perspective On Guys, Cars and their Check-ups “The difference between men and boys is…” There really isn’t much difference: they still care more about their toys than their bodies. The average boy loves cars; the love affair blossoms fully in adulthood. Most men can tell you all sorts of annoying facts about their [...]

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Erectile Dysfunction: A Complex Problem with Many Solutions

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) affects more than half of American men over age 50, and none of them are happy about it. With each passing decade beyond 50 the incidence of ED increases by another 10%. Aging, diseases like diabetes and high-blood pressure, low levels of testosterone, smoking, and certain medications all contribute (see table 1). [...]

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