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From End-Stage Heart Failure to LVAD to Heart Transplant to Volunteer ... a Patient's Story to Wellness

Publish Date: 4/4/2019

Dr. Itoh and James Brooks, one week after heart transplantJames Brooks lives his life to its fullest. No one would ever guess that his family history of heart disease that took the life of his father and younger brother – came close to taking him.

The three R's ... Renew, refresh and reverse sun damage

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

pretty woman in winterSummer was fun while it lasted, but unfortunately you are now noticing the subtle aging effects the sun can have on your skin. Even with the use of sunscreens, it is hard to avoid UV exposure during the summer months. Winter is the perfect time to refresh your look with the many treatment choices designed to reverse the effects of sun damage.

Listen to the experts to choose the hearing device right for you

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

colorful rainbow peopleFor those living with hearing loss, the ever-changing world of hearing aids and personal amplifiers can be confusing and overwhelming. Washington University adult audiologists are specialists in helping you choose the hearing device that is right for you. With today’s technology, there is no reason to be left out of the conversation.

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Michael Valente

A good night's sleep is more than a remote possibility

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

young man yawning at his deskYou have sleep apnea, and have not had success with your CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure). You might be a candidate for Inspire®, an implantable system you control with a handheld remote, which keeps the airway open during sleep.

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Brendan P. Lucey
Sleep Apnea

Your periods should not be painful ... period.

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

young women lying on sofa holding her stomach You dread your monthly periods. The pelvic pain, heavy bleeding and extremely painful cramps just don’t seem normal. Your ob/gyn suspects you have endometriosis and has referred you to a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon in order to confirm the diagnosis and help determine the best treatment options.

Women's Health
Gynecologic Surgery
Scott Biest

Living kidney donor -- giving the gift of life

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

purple flower growing out of asphaltImagine you have kidney failure and need dialysis while you wait for a kidney transplant. Imagine your doctor tells you the average wait time on the transplant list can be three to four years. Imagine one day you get a phone call from your doctor and find out that a complete stranger is donating one of his kidneys to you. Imagine a brand new healthy you.

The 411 on RSV

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

baby boy on mom's shoulderYou thought your baby’s runny nose and cough were just a cold.  But after the first week, you noticed she was having trouble breathing, seemed lethargic and there were no tears when she cried. You immediately took her into your pediatrician’s office and the diagnosis was RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, a common, and very contagious virus.

Child Health
Pediatrics

After Hours pediatric care-- for parent's peace of mind

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

colorful planets and starsIt never seems to fail – your child is sick, the pediatrician’s office is closed and you don’t think you can wait until morning – you want a medical professional to see your child as soon as possible.

Child Health
Pediatrics

March basketball and vasectomies? Yes, they do go together.

Publish Date: 2/14/2019

Husband, wife and kids having fun on the basketball courtIs your family complete? Do you love watching college basketball?  If you have been considering a vasectomy as a permanent birth control option, you might wonder why March has become the most popular month for this procedure.

Men's Health
Urologic Surgery

Preserving a young girl's chance to have a family

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

little girl dressed as super heroYour little girl has just been diagnosed with cancer. As a parent, you are devastated. You know she faces a long road of treatments, and you hope that at the end of that road, your daughter is cancer-free and ready to live her life. What you might not have considered is how her cancer treatments may affect her fertility and the ability to have a family, if she wants one, many years from now.

Holly Hoefgen
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