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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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Rosie O’Donnell heart attack raises women and heart disease awareness

Rosie O’Donnell heart attack raises women and heart disease awareness

Talk show host and actress Rosie O’Donnell helped raise awareness of women’s heart disease risk yesterday by posting on her blog news of her recent heart attack:
“maybe this is a heart attack … i googled womens heart attack symptoms … i had many of them … but really? – i thought – naaaa”
It turned out she had a

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Barnes-Jewish among many to face Medicare penalties

Barnes-Jewish among many to face Medicare penalties

 
An article in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlights new Medicare penalties many hospitals across the nation will face starting this October. 
The story is an important one. As you may know, the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program under the Affordable Care Act will penalize hospitals with excessive readmissions for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and

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Project ChildSafe providing free gun locks and safety education

Project ChildSafe providing free gun locks and safety education

On August 15th, representatives from 14 different regional law enforcement agencies and trauma centers, including Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, came together for a press conference to talk about a shared goal – reducing the number of gun-related accidents in the area.
Through Project ChildSafe, 5200 free gun locks and firearm safety education materials

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Upcoming Event: Passport to Good Health

Upcoming Event: Passport to Good Health

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Plaza Frontenac are proud to present “Passport to Good Health,” 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., August 25.  Travel to each destination to learn more about your health from Washington University physicians and specialists.
Upon your arrival, you will to get to experience free screenings, light refreshments, giveaways, and the opportunity to learn

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Swine Flu Outbreak information

Swine Flu Outbreak information

News reports may concern some with information that  “swine flu” is back. It is true, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
From July 12 through August 9, 2012, a total of 153 infections with influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) viruses have been reported in four states (Hawaii [1], Illinois [1], Indiana [120], and

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Barnes-Jewish part of national effort to improve breastfeeding rates

Barnes-Jewish part of national effort to improve breastfeeding rates

We’re excited to share Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been selected to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to significantly improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest. Although breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive health measures for infants and mothers, half of US-born babies are given formula within the first week,

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It starts with you and me

It starts with you and me

The following letter to the Bowling Green Times is reprinted with permission from Carrie Anne Mitchell:
Not long ago, I was one of the 36 women that took advantage of a free mammography screening on July 18. With a history of breast cancer on my mother’s side of the family, I made an appointment with

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As School Year Begins, Be Aware of HCM

As School Year Begins, Be Aware of HCM

It may sound soon, but for many the new school year starts in early August. With so many going in for football and soccer practice, we want you to be watchful of a dangerous heart condition that kills several high school athletes every year — HCM or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
It’s a genetic condition in which during the teen

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Can Pancreatic Cancer Be Prevented?

Can Pancreatic Cancer Be Prevented?

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