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A Stimulating Approach to Relieve Back Pain without Opioids

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

poppy flowerAs many as one in three Americans suffer from low back pain. Its economic impact is greater than that of heart disease and cancer combined. Doctors who treat patients suffering from back pain are exploring new approaches that help some patients avoid opioid drugs

General Health
Pain Management
Michael Bottros

Healthy Living Speaker Series

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

Good Looking older couple by the poolIt’s no secret, our bodies change in ways we wish they wouldn’t.  Aging bones and muscles translate to daily aches, while diseases interrupt our lives.

It helps to know more about the medical conditions that affect us as we age, and how to treat them.

Washington University Physicians and Delmar Gardens invite you to attend free lectures on a range of medical topics that pertain to the health of people over the age of 60.

Talking about Low Testosterone

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

good looking older manLow testosterone was once an embarrassing topic for men to discuss with their physicians. However, many men now seem to be more open about talking about their symptoms of low testosterone – including erectile dysfunction.

Men's Health
Diabetes
Endocrinology
Nicole Ducharme

Taking the Next Step to Recovery from a Torn Meniscus

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

woman walkingYou weren’t sure when the injury happened -- your knee was stiff and swollen, you had difficulty straightening it, and walking without pain was impossible.  Rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relief did not help. Your doctor suspected a torn meniscus, and the MRI confirmed her diagnosis. What happens next?

 

General Health
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedics

Don't Ignore that Pregnancy Itch

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

pregnant woman and doctorYou expected some discomfort in your last trimester, but the itching of your hands and feet was more than you could stand. You felt silly calling the doctor, but after she listened to your symptoms, she wanted to see you right away. You had cholestasis of pregnancy.

Ebony Carter
Women's Health

Preventing Peanut Allergies with ... Peanuts!

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

two little girls eating peanut butter sandwichesCan you prevent a peanut allergy? You might – if you feed little ones peanut products early.

Many parents think they can keep their child from getting a peanut allergy if he or she doesn’t eat peanuts as a baby. But recent research now shows kids are better off if they eat peanut products very early in life.

Child Health
Allergy
Pediatrics

Recognizing Symptoms of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

orange peelsOne of your breasts was swollen and the skin looked like an orange peel. You thought it was just an infection, but your doctor thought differently. Imaging tests revealed a condition most people have never heard of – inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) – a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.

Women's Health
Breast Cancer
Rebecca L. Aft

They Grow Up So Fast -- But your Children still Need their Vaccinations

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

group of kids laughingWhere has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday your toddler was getting well-baby check-ups at the pediatrician. Now as those preteen years turn into teenage years, you need to know what vaccinations are important for your young adult.

Anna Huger
Child Health
Pediatrics

Age of the Itch

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

What makes us itch more as we grow older? Chronic itch of unknown cause, or chronic idiopathic pruritus (CIP), is more common that most people realize. This itch comes and goes without warning and does not discriminate when it comes to gender. However, it does increase in prevalence as we age.

General Health
Dermatology
Brian Kim

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.”