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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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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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Providing front-row care for NFL players

Providing front-row care for NFL players

When St. Louis Rams players take a hard hit on the field, they know there’s another team in the stadium that is there just for them. It’s a team of 31 medical professionals on hand to provide care for the most minor to severe injuries.
Led by Matthew Matava, MD, Washington University orthopedic surgeon at

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Heart attack led to sudden cardiac arrest for active man

Heart attack led to sudden cardiac arrest for active man

Fred Hawes, Jr., 53, is an avid squash player, sometimes playing up to five times a week. A physically demanding game similar to racquetball, the real estate agent’s weekly games kept him active. On Sept. 30, in the middle of his third game of the afternoon, Hawes says he suddenly felt “off.”
“It came out

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