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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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A Life-Saving Combination

After serving as a military officer in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, Dell McDonald felt pretty confident that he could handle almost anything. But, when he suffered a stroke one evening in April 2010, he had to rely on his wife, a team of paramedics, and the remarkable staff at St. Mark’s Hospital [...]

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