From the experts at St. Mark’s Hospital Weight Treatment Center A new year is upon us and taking time to review the past year and set new resolutions can help ...
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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 [...]
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 up with regret; Well, with a little bit of help, you can enjoy a holiday that is traditionally abundant with calorie=rich foods – with no [...]
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. Many adults do not know they have a problem and many more may not even know of the term “pre-diabetes.” What is pre-diabetes? Pre-diabetes is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]