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A Patient Shares her Weight Loss Success Story

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Andrea walker before and after weight lossFor Andrea Walker, weight loss had been a battle she’d fought for years. She would diet, exercise and shed a few pounds – get frustrated and then quit.  “I was basically healthy, but uncomfortable at my weight. I was concerned that I would start having weight-related health issues. As I got older, I found it increasingly difficult to lose weight.”

Using Botox to Prevent Migraine Headaches

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Man with migraine If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know the debilitating symptoms. They can include throbbing pain, sensitivity to light and sounds, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision and lightheadedness. What you might not know is that Botox ® is now used as an FDA-approved preventative treatment option for chronic migraines.

Attention Women: You don't have to Live with Incontinence

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

For such a long time, women with incontinence suffered in silence. This was a secret many didn’t want to talk about –even with their closest friends. Incontinence can be distressing and can have a dramatic effect on a woman’s quality of life. There are now many management options for treatment of stress and urge incontinence.

Women's Health
Chiara Ghetti
Physical Therapy
Urologic Surgery
Urology

Ready, Set, Refresh (Your Skin)

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

pretty woman in snowThe summer sun is a distant memory, but the damage to your skin is not. Winter is a perfect time to freshen and rejuvenate your face. There are many treatment choices to reverse the effects of sun exposure. Give yourself the gift of beautiful skin this winter and find out which treatment plan is best for you.

Blurred Lines -- Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

blurry pictureYou thought your blurry vision just meant you needed a stronger eyeglass prescription. However, your ophthalmologist diagnosed you with Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy – a fairly rare condition that leads to progressive blurred vision due to clouding of the cornea. Naturally, you have many questions about the disease and treatment options.

General Health
Augustine R. Hong
Ophthalmology

Oh Baby, You're Having a Baby!

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Congratulations, you are having a baby! There is no shortage of baby books and reading material for expectant mothers, and the avalanche of information can be overwhelming. Washington University Obstetric Consultants are here to help you understand the changes that will occur in your body, what to expect during your prenatal visits, throughout your pregnancy, delivery and care after your baby is born.

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Most children grow up without a worry in the world – and their only concern is “what’s for dinner?” However, there are some whose lives aren’t as carefree as they should be. Perhaps an earlier traumatic event or accident is affecting their behavior. Washington University Physicians Trauma Response Program has been designed specifically to offer mental health support for children and their families to help them cope and recover.

Psoriasis -- It's more than Skin Deep

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

psoriasisPeople who suffer from psoriasis know that is it is an uncomfortable and embarrassing skin disease. It is unpredictable and irritating, and is one of the most baffling skin disorders. It is usually characterized by patches of thick, pink-red skin that may be itchy, dry and covered with loose, silvery scales.

Becca Joy Chibnall
General Health
Dermatology

Could it be a Heart Attack? What all Women Need to Know

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Heart puzzleNot every heart attack begins with a crushing chest pain. Especially for women, the symptoms of a heart attack may be mistaken for something else. Because heart disease is the number one killer of women, what you don’t know can be the matter of life or death, no matter what your age.

Women's Health
Cardiology
Lynne M. Seacord

Make 2017 the Year You Quit Smoking!

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

cigaretteNew Year’s resolutions can quickly go up in smoke, but 2017 could be the year to finally stick to your resolution to quick smoking. Help is just a phone call away for all patients of Washington University physicians.

General Health
Lung Cancer