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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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HPV & Cervical Cancer: How to Protect Yourself

In honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, take some time to educate yourself and the other women in your life about the ways you can stay protected from HPV and cervical cancer. The first step to protecting yourself is to understand what it is and how you could get it. The Basics Human Papillomavirus (HPV) [...]

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Not Bigger, Just… Better than the National Average!

Since 2008, Medicare has been tracking hospital readmission rates and publishing those associated with three common ailments. However, in December, the government expanded its disclosure to include readmission rates of Medicare patients of all diagnoses who returned within a month for unplanned reasons from July 2011 through June 2012. Patients at 315 hospitals, or seven [...]

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