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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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Facts about the HPV Vaccine

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be hard to talk about. The stigma makes it taboo, despite how often people are infected. One in particular is especially common: About 79 million Americans are currently infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV)—making it the most common STI. If you’re sexually active, you could be at risk. HPV spreads through [...]

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The Best Breast Cancer Biopsy for You

You’ve found a lump in your breast, and your doctor is suggesting a biopsy to see if the lump is cancerous. First, do your best to stay calm. Biopsy does not necessarily mean open surgery. Today, minimally invasive needle biopsies are the gold standard, according to the United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [...]

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Stroke Awareness – Warning Signs & Prevention

May is American Stroke Month. As the fourth greatest cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, it is vitally important that we all take the proper precautions to prevent stroke and/or educate ourselves on how to respond when it unfortunately strikes. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel [...]

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142 Years of Caring for our Community

On April 30, 2014, St. Mark’s Hospital will celebrate its 142nd anniversary. All those years ago, we opened our doors as an answer to the increasing need for medical care in the Salt Lake Valley when there was virtually none available. At the time, the population of Salt Lake City was rapidly expanding. Hundreds of [...]

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