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Cooling Off Period for Chronic Pain

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
When chronic pain is in charge of your life, nothing else matters. Whether the pain is in your back, knees, hips or neck, you just want it to GO AWAY. There is a promising new minimally-invasive procedure called cooled radiofrequency ablation (RFA) which targets nerves that are causing the pain ...
General Health
Pain Management
Michael Bottros

No Time for Lyme (Disease)

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
Tick-tock -- Lyme disease is a year-round problem. Transmitted by tick bite, this unwanted souvenir can be picked up just about anywhere – a walk in the woods, day at the farm, or weekend camping trip. Left untreated, Lyme disease can result in chronic health problems, so it is important to know the signs and symptoms ...
General Health
Primary Care
Saba Beg

Chlamydia -- The Most Common STD You Might not Know You Have

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
Chlamydia has become the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States, but most people with chlamydia notice no symptoms. If left untreated, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and fertility problems ...

Take My Kidney Stones -- Please!

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
The pain of a kidney stone attack can be excruciating – and no one wants a repeat performance. It is possible to prevent kidney stones with dietary and fluid modification with or without medication ...
General Health
Alana C. Desai
Urology

Breaking the Cycle of Osteoporosis

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
With our aging population, osteoporosis has become a problem of epidemic proportions. Falls resulting in broken bones can sometimes mean the end of independent living. Both men and women need to know the facts of bone loss ...

New Treatment Option for Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Publish Date: 5/25/2016

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you will want to read this.

There is a promising new medicine for the treatment of motor fluctuations in advanced Parkinson’s disease. Washington University neurologists are encouraged by this new therapy and are currently offering it as an option to their patients ...
General Health
Brenton A. Wright
Neurology - Adult
Parkinson disease
Parkinson's Disease
Paul T. Kotzbauer

Home Alone

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
Your daughter is 11 years old and insists she is old enough to stay home alone. With the summer months approaching, how do you know if she is ready for this big step?...
Child Health
Pediatrics

Things that Go Bump in the Night (Keeping your Baby's Crib Safe)

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
Who would have thought that crib bumper pads – those soft and colorful bedding accessories for precious little ones – are more harmful than helpful and can even be deadly? A new study shows that the number of deaths and injuries attributed to bumper pads has increased significantly in recent years…
General Health
Pediatrics

Rejoin the Conversation - Silence is NOT Golden

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
Do you find yourself on the outside of discussions during family get-togethers? Do you politely smile and nod when someone asks you a question because you’re not sure what was said? With today’s hearing aid technology, there is no reason to be left out of the conversation ...
General Health
Audiology
Michael Valente

What U Need to Know about Urinary Tract Infections

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
If you have ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you don’t want to have another one. Is it caused by having sex? How about wearing a wet bathing suit? Does drinking cranberry juice really help? Take a closer look at what is fact and what is not when it comes to causes, prevention and treatment for this very common type of infection…
General Health
Primary Care