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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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About 70% of Americans don’t know CPR or their training has lapsed

How To Do CPR on a Pregnant Woman

On TV, performing CPR seems simple. A few chest compressions and a little bit of mouth-to-mouth and the grateful victim is giving hugs all around. In real life, CPR isn’t that simple, especially not if a pregnant woman is the one who needs it. The primary reasons to perform CPR, says the National Institutes of [...]

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Take a Look Inside 4 Common Medical Imaging Tests

Ultrasounds, MRIs, X-rays and CT scans—you’ve probably heard these terms. But do you know what each of these different medical imaging machines is used for? All of them are designed to help doctors see inside some part of your body, but the one that’s used for seeing broken bones is totally different from the one [...]

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When to Call 911 Instead of Driving to the Emergency Room

Your loved one is walking up the stairs to your home when suddenly—OUCH!—she misses a step. Her ankle swells to three times its normal size. So what do you do—call 911? Or drive her to the Emergency Department? If you’re not sure or at all hesitant about driving, call 911. Why? Because if you move [...]

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Better Prepared for a Visit to the ER

For many of us, a trip to the Emergency Room can be scary, even if we’re not the ones in a crisis, but our loved ones are. It’s natural to feel panicked, stressed, scared and a myriad of other emotions when dealing with another person’s crisis.  At St. Mark’s Hospital we’re here to help you [...]

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