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When your child has a febrile seizure ... keep calm and don't panic

Publish Date: 9/7/2020

napping baby It was another normal day in the life of your toddler:  morning playdate at the park, lunch and an afternoon nap. But after his nap he felt like he had a fever and suddenly started shaking uncontrollably. Naturally, you were terrified. What just happened?

Child Health
David J. Callahan
Pediatric Neurology

Don't hesitate ... think FAST when it comes to stroke symptoms

Publish Date: 9/7/2020

fast stroke symptoms Sudden facial droop? Slurred speech? It is important to know the signs you or someone you know might be having a stroke -- because there is no statement more accurate than “time is brain”. The sooner you get medical attention, the better the chances are for recovery.  

Joshua W. Osbun
General Health
Stroke

Overactive bladder? Maybe BOTOX is the answer

Publish Date: 9/7/2020

women's bathroom signDo you plan your day around trips to the bathroom? Do you dread traveling because you don’t know where or when the next bathroom stop may be? If you can’t always make it to the bathroom when you feel the urge to urinate, you most likely suffer from urge incontinence or overactive bladder.

Your primary care physician should be a familiar face for your health care

Publish Date: 9/7/2020

doctor taking patient's blood pressureYour primary care physician should be like a long-time friend you see once a year (or more often if necessary). This friend is always happy to see you, asks all the right questions, listens to your answers, remembers details of your last visit, and wants to know how YOU are doing now. These are just some of the reasons having the right primary care physician is the most important choice you can make for your health care needs. 

General Health
Primary Care

When ear infections are a repeat performance

Publish Date: 9/7/2020

baby holding earAnother visit to the pediatrician, another ear infection. It was your toddler’s fourth ear infection in less than one year. The doctor suggested it was time to consider the insertion of ear tubes to help prevent future infections. He explained that chronic ear infections may lead to long-term problems for your daughter. Yes, it was time to help put an end to your child’s ear infections. 

Focus on age-related macular degeneration

Publish Date: 9/7/2020

macular degeneration vision lossYour grandfather had macular degeneration, so you knew there was a chance that someday your doctor might give you that same diagnosis.  Unfortunately, that day has come. 

General Health
Ophthalmology
Rajendra S. Apte

Back to work ... but is your back killing you now?

Publish Date: 9/7/2020

man working from home on his sofaThe recent work-from-home order lasted longer than most people expected.  Unfortunately when we left our offices, we had to leave our desks and ergonomic chairs behind.  Our improvised home offices might have been a kitchen stool and counter, the living room sofa or even our bed.  And now our necks and backs are paying the price. Without intervention, you may be on the road to a potentially debilitating musculoskeletal injury.

General Health
Orthopedics

Virtual Visits: The Doctor will See You Now

Publish Date: 4/16/2020

Man at computer talking to doctorDuring these unusual times we want to make sure your health care needs are being met. Washington University Physicians is now offering virtual visits (also known as telemedicine or telehealth) for many of our specialties.

Everyone gets older ... specialty primary care for the process of aging

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

Throughout life’s different stages, doctors are relied on for our health and well-being -- from pediatricians to primary care physicians, and everything in between.

Because every phase of life brings its own unique needs, people need to change doctors accordingly. Washington University Geriatric Care offers compassionate primary care for adults age 60 and older.

 

Timothy Holden
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General Health
Geriatric Medicine

Don't let a sinus infection blow your day (or week)

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

woman with sinus headacheIt is that time of year. You thought it was just another cold, but this one just wouldn’t go away. The sinus pain and pressure gave you a constant headache. The over-the-counter cold remedies were powerless to give you any relief. All signs pointed to a sinus infection or sinusitis -- it was time to see a doctor.

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General Health
Otolaryngology