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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 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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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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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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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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3-D Mammograms Improve Breast Cancer Screening

3-D Mammograms Improve Breast Cancer Screening

Except for non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. But there is good reason, says the American Cancer Society, to be encouraged by breakthroughs in detection and treatment of breast cancer. These advances, along with greater public awareness of the importance of breast exams, have caused a steady decline

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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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