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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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Child Health
Pediatrics

Take Control: FREE Seminar on erectile dysfunction (ED) and bladder leakage

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

loving coupldFor a man with erectile dysfunction (ED), it can be difficult to admit there is a problem.  Despite the popularity of effective medications, less than one in five men with ED will ask their medical professional for treatment.

Join Washington University urologist, Gregory Murphy, MD, for a free seminar about the latest treatments for these conditions on Monday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. Drury Inn & Suites, 2111 Sulphur Ave., Clifton Room A, St. Louis, MO 63139

Gregory Murphy
Men's Health
Urology

Best Doctors in America 2018

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

Male and female Washington University physiciansCongratulations to the Washington University physicians that have been placed on the Best Doctors List in America for 2018. Of the 1,357 physicians on the list, one out of every three Best Doctors in St. Louis is a Washington University Physician. 

Born this way

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

children's legs wearing rainbow socksYour child is struggling with the gender they were born with and you are at a loss on how to understand and support their needs – emotionally, physically and socially. The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers care to children and adolescents who identify as a gender different than the sex they were assigned at birth.

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Child Health
Adolescent Medicine
Sarah Garwood

MyChart

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

young man looking at computerMyChart is an online patient portal for patients of Washington University Physicians and BJC Healthcare,  Whether you’re at work, on the road, or at home, MyChart allows you to securely access your test results, messages from your doctor and your key medical information. 

Are you going to be a new grandparent? Read this!

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

grandma holding babyYou’ve just gotten the most exciting news from your daughter and son-in-law – they are having a baby and you are going to be a grandmother in eight short months! But then she asked you to see your doctor to get a booster vaccine for pertussis, called a Tdap. Is this really necessary? Or is your daughter just being overprotective?

Shelby Dickison
Child Health
General Health
Primary Care
Rachel C. Orscheln

The delicate art of genetic counseling for expectant parents

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

closeup of couple holding handsYour joy of expecting a baby has just turned to worry – family history suggests your baby might have an inherited medical condition and your doctor is recommending genetic counseling. You have no idea what this means or what to expect.

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Women's Health
Genetics - Obstetrics
Prenatal Diagnosis
Ultrasound
Jeffrey M. Dicke

Lyme disease -- it's not child's play

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

tickbiteLyme disease is a year-round problem. Transmitted by a 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.

Child Health
Pediatrics

Tipping the scales in the right direction

Publish Date: 10/18/2018

weight loss before and after pictures of ElaineThis is the true story of Elaine Lannom. Elaine was tired. She was tired of being overweight even though she exercised, tired of being out of breath, tired of barely squeezing through the turnstiles at baseball games, and tired of her limited choices when shopping for clothes. Elaine was especially worried about the effect her weight was having on her overall health and risk for diabetes.

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General Health
Gastroenterology
Weight Management
Vladimir M Kushnir

Avoid Car Seat Tragedy with Visible Reminders and a KISS

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

cute boy in car seat in summerAs a new parent, you’ve taken parenting classes, read countless baby how-to books, child-proofed the house with outlet covers and baby gates, you locked up your medicines and installed cabinet locks to keep your little one safe. The last thing on your mind was accidentally leaving your child in the car on a hot day. But it can happen, and the consequences can be devastating.

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Child Health
Pediatrics