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Advancements in Personalizing Breast Screening
When it comes to breast health, early detection is your best protection. Mammography is a standard component of the annual checkup for American women over 40. At the Breast Health Center, we recognize that mammograms can be stressful for some women and we strive to make your mammography visit as comfortable and convenient as possible. Beyond diagnostic mammography, the Marin General Hospital Breast Health Center offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic techniques that put us at the...
Your Health, Your Choice: What to Consider When Choosing a Physician
Choosing a physician is both a logical and emotional decision. It's sensible to start with the basics, like board certification or hospital affiliations. However, people also want a doctor they instinctively trust – someone who takes the time to really listen to them. In addition, the considerations are a little different depending on whether you're searching for a primary care physician to help you manage your health over time or a specialist to perform a specific procedure. Renowned...
Pediatric Diabetes: Symptoms, Risks, and Resources
Helping a child travel well through life with diabetes takes a team approach, including clinicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, and in some cases, counselors or psychologists. Family is an integral part of that care team, responsible for the day-to-day management of the child's blood glucose and general health. To bring specialized care to Marin children with diabetes, the Braden Diabetes Center at Marin General Hospital forged a collaboration with UCSF's renowned Madison Clinic for...
Breast Cancer in Marin
Marin breast cancer rates have historically been higher than the rest of the the United States. We've built a world-class program to help combat it. Tremendous advances in medical technology continue to give us more sophisticated tools to detect and treat breast cancer. Listen in as Leah Kelley, MD, an award winning physician specializing in breast and gynecologic surgery, discusses breast cancer in Marin County and how At Marin General Hospital, we offer women the best of both worlds:...
Men’s Health: Key Things to Know as You Age
Many men are hesitant to go to the urologist. Some think they should accept urinary or erectile issues as unavoidable side effects of aging. Others decide to wait until their symptoms worsen, even though their quality of life is affected. Dr. R. James Yu urges men not to dismiss urinary and erectile issues as just a “fact of life.” In this podcast, he discusses when a man should consider seeing a urologist and what symptoms to look for. He also covers PSA tests, prostate hyperplasia and...
Ouchless’ Campaign Takes the Scare Out of Hospital Visits
Anyone who's been to the Emergency Room knows it can be a scary, anxiety-filled experience – so it's not difficult to imagine how much more terrifying it can be for a child. That's why we have introduced an "ouchless" approach in our Emergency Department. As an "Ouchless" ED, Marin General Hospital's Emergency Team incorporates child-friendly protocols that help take the anxiety and pain out of visits. In this segment, Michelle Tracy, RN, Director of Emergency & Trauma Services at Marin...
Making the Most of Your Pediatrician Appointments
New parents have many questions when it comes to the health of their child. They often wonder how to best prepare for their appointment with their child's pediatrician. A recent policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that pediatric clinicians are "privileged and trusted advocates for the well-being of children." With privilege and trust comes the responsibility to foster relationships with families. At Marin General Hospital, pediatric care begins at...
A Life-Extending Lifestyle: The Ornish Approach to Reversing Heart Disease
Whether you've experienced a cardiac event or are at risk for one, Dr. Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease ® is a powerful way to take charge of your health. This evidence-based program can actually reverse narrowing of the arteries and other dangerous physiological changes that contribute to cardiovascular disease. Patients often find that the Ornish lifestyle improves more than their health. Many say they feel more engaged with their loved ones, have a more positive outlook,...
The Importance of Stroke Awareness
Stroke is an emergency situation in which time lost can mean brain loss. Fortunately for potential stroke victims in Marin, there is no need to cross the bridge to obtain immediate quality care. Marin General Hospital is a Designated Primary Stroke Center. In this segment, Ilkcan Cokgor, MD, discusses important information about stroke and why time is such an important factor when you suspect you or a loved on may be suffering from a stroke.
What You Need to Know About Ticks & Lyme Disease
According to the CDC, in the United States, some ticks carry pathogens that can cause human disease, including Lyme disease. In this segment, Gregg Tolliver,MD., Medical Director of Infection Control & Chief of Staff at Marin General Hospital, discusses where the hot beds are for ticks in Marin County and important information regarding removal of ticks found on the body and prevention of tick borne diseases.