6 Health Myths That Just Won't Die

6 Health Myths That Just Won’t Die

  Everyone knows someone who buys into urban legends with the enthusiasm of a conspiracy theorist. Or maybe it’s something you read on the internet that stuck, despite your best ...

It’s a New Year: Time to Rethink Those Lofty Resolutions

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 ...

How to Make Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

Once the clock strikes midnight and the ball drops, it’s officially time to celebrate! However, for many of us, we start to get a little anxious as we think of ...


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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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

There has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the last 20 years. More than one third of Americans are now considered to be obese. Obesity is the second cause of preventable death and contributes to breast cancer, coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, gallbladder problems, osteoarthritis, colon cancer, hypertension and stroke. Clearly, [...]

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About 9.7 million adult children, 50 year old and older, care for their elderly parents.

Caregiver Stress: Dealing With Criticism While Caring For Aging Parents

No matter what you do, your ailing parents complain. Tonight’s dinner was bland. You missed a spot when you cleaned mom’s room. And your ears are still ringing from their non-stop complaints about how you’re raising your children. Your once close relationship with your mom or dad has been diminished to a bunch of tasks [...]

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How to Cope with the Effects of Arthritis on Your Mental Health

If you’re living with arthritis, you probably already know that there’s so much more to this disease than inflammation and stiff, painful joints. Arthritis can take a toll on your mental health, as well. You may feel like this condition has stolen some of the physical activities you once enjoyed. Some people with arthritis even [...]

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Among kids and teens age 10 to 17, type 2 diabetes rose 35% between 2001 and 2009

Are Parents Driving the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

How many obese kids are in the average middle school or high school school classroom in the US? Between 1976 and 1980, that number would have been about 1 in 20. Today, nearly 1 in 5 adolescents and teens are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood obesity is an [...]

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: How Much Is Healthy?

For some women, pregnancy and pig out are synonyms. But when it comes to weight gain during pregnancy, aim for the Goldilocks rule: not too much, not too little. Gaining too much weight or not gaining enough could have health risks for you and your baby. Here’s what you should know about weight gain during [...]

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