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Trauma families find comfort through new program

Trauma families find comfort through new program

Few expect to find themselves in the waiting room at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Trauma Center. None of them want to be there. Yet once they arrive, often they stay. Sometimes they stay for hours. Sometimes they stay for weeks.
For Cindi Silvey, it was exactly 12 days. For those 12 days in September

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Heart transplant success: collaboration saves a life

Heart transplant success: collaboration saves a life

If you ask anyone who was part of Rick Bales’ care team, they’ll all agree his story is rather remarkable. In January, Bales underwent a heart transplant procedure. The surgery only lasted a few hours, but his journey to a new heart began more than two years ago, after he survived a massive heart attack.

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Concussions: Athletes, Soldiers and Long-Term Effects

Concussions: Athletes, Soldiers and Long-Term Effects

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital wants to remind people that brain injuries can affect anyone. Concussions are the most common form of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and are the result of a blow, jolt or bump to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Since anyone can sustain

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Match Day 2015 selects 188 new doctors for Barnes-Jewish

Match Day 2015 selects 188 new doctors for Barnes-Jewish

Today is the day medical students have been waiting for. Today is Match Day – the day the results of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) are announced. Earlier today, graduating students across the country learned where they will continue their medical training as resident physicians for the next three to seven years.
The Barnes-Jewish

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Heart Care for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

Heart Care for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

For pregnant women, the symptoms of heart problems may be indistinguishable from all the other physical changes she undergoes. Shortness of breath, swelling, hypertension, an increased heart rate—all these can be common during pregnancy.
But if these symptoms become pronounced—if swelling is significant, breathing difficulties happen when lying down or shortness of breath comes with

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Heart Attacks and Women: Recognizing the Symptoms

Heart Attacks and Women: Recognizing the Symptoms

Signs of a heart attack may not be as obvious as television shows and movies suggest. There may be no clutching of the chest, no debilitating pain. And that is especially true for women, who are more likely than men to have subtle symptoms, including:

Shortness of breath
Nausea
Vomiting
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Fainting

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Facts About the Measles Virus and Immunity

Facts About the Measles Virus and Immunity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the first month of 2015, more than 100 people from 14 states are reported to have measles. This outbreak puts the U.S. on track to double the number of measles cases reported in 2014.
“Measles is one of the most contagious infections in humans,”

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Healthy Weight Week: 7 tips to help you succeed

Healthy Weight Week: 7 tips to help you succeed

Now that the holiday season has ended, it’s time to honor those New Year’s resolutions. “Losing weight” is one of the most popular on the list; for evidence, all you have to do is visit a crowded gym in early January.
Though exercise is an important part of a weight-loss plan, even more important is

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Whole grains—more than a heart-health trend

Whole grains—more than a heart-health trend

Most of us know we’re supposed to eat whole grains, but we might not know why. What makes them so special? Can they really deliver on the promises we’ve heard—a longer life, a healthier one? And if all that is true, exactly what should we eat to reap the benefits?
Whole grains are good sources

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Ensure a Safe New Year’s with a Designated Driver

Ensure a Safe New Year’s with a Designated Driver

Everyday, we work hard to make sure you and those you love are taken care of. It’s what we do, and we enjoy it. And we know that emergencies happen, but sometimes emergencies can be avoided, especially those that happen when it comes to drunk driving.
We wanted to share a few words that can be the result of

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