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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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Four Steps for Food Safety: Tips for Holiday Hosting and Dining

Four Steps for Food Safety: Tips for Holiday Hosting and Dining

The holiday season of buffets and potlucks is here–but food poisoning is far from festive. As people prepare dishes in advance or take home leftovers, numerous questions arise as to what is the best timeframe and temperature when cooking to avoid the foodborne illnesses. With a few simple precautions for food preparation and storage, you

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Tweeting About Medicine

Tweeting About Medicine

Though medical school didn’t teach Anthony Shanks, MD, and Kenan Omurtag, MD, FACOG, how to use Twitter, they are finding ways to incorporate tweeting into their professional routines. In addition to surgeries, examinations, consultations and all the attendant duties of their work as obstetricians and gynecologists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, these two physicians share information about

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As Temperatures Drop the Focus on Fire Prevention Should Rise

As Temperatures Drop the Focus on Fire Prevention Should Rise

With the cold winter months approaching, furnaces are firing up and electric space heaters are coming out of storage. Heating is one the top five home fire hazards along with cooking, smoking, candles and damaged or outdated electrical wiring. “As trauma and burn surgeons we always see an increase in burns and inhalational injuries as

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy prevents amputation

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy prevents amputation

For Marty Clarke, PA-C, PhD, Washington University clinical psychologist at the Siteman Cancer Center, putting on socks every day has a whole new meaning. That’s because he came very close to losing his feet and his ability to pursue his passion – athletic competition.
“As an athlete, my feet are my tools,” said Clarke. He

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Fall Prevention Day is Coming

Fall Prevention Day is Coming

The fifth annual Fall Prevention Day, a free fall prevention community event, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sept. 23, behind the information desk on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine. The event is part of Fall Awareness Day, which was declared by Gov. Jay Nixon and takes participants through

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Ablation gives atrial fibrillation patient his life back

Ablation gives atrial fibrillation patient his life back

At the age of 24, Gregory Peppers was young, healthy and serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He ran every day to stay fit. Then one day, while out on a run, he felt tightness in his chest and found it difficult to breathe. Because he’d had asthma as a child, Mr. Peppers

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Scoliosis patient breathes easier

Scoliosis patient breathes easier

For many elementary students, annual school health screenings are part of the normal routine: hearing, vision, lice, and checking for spine problems. For some, the results of the school screenings would expose nothing out of the ordinary; for others, it would reveal hidden problems or warning signs.
One year, Angela Winkler’s screening revealed her scoliosis,

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Lactose Intolerance Has Milk Alternatives Hitting Grocery Store Shelves

Lactose Intolerance Has Milk Alternatives Hitting Grocery Store Shelves

Over the past 5 years, a sizable collection of non-dairy milk alternatives have cropped up on grocery store shelves to compete with cow’s milk. As a result, it’s even easier for vegans and the lactose-intolerant to have milk with their cereal in the morning.
If you’re shopping for a milk substitute, it helps to understand the differences

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Four ways to support a breastfeeding mom

Four ways to support a breastfeeding mom

Breastfeeding may seem like it only involves mom and baby, but moms who succeed at breastfeeding agree: Everyone’s support is important! Breastfeeding has proven health benefits for moms and babies, and breast milk is the most complete source of nutrition for baby’s first year and beyond.
During World Breastfeeding Week, Barnes-Jewish Hospital would like

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