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C. Diff – When Good Bacteria goes AWOL

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

bacteria in colonNot another trip to the bathroom! Your diarrhea is relentless and the abdominal cramps are severe, you don’t want to leave the house for fear you might have an embarrassing accident. You’ve heard about C. diff, but don’t know much about the condition. Could this be what is causing your symptoms?

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General Health
General Medicine
Internal Medicine
Thomas J. Bartholet

My Chart – YOUR Secure Online Health Connection

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

young woman looking at cell phoneFor patients of Washington University Physicians and BJC Healthcare, MyChart is an online patient portal that gives you secure access to your medical record.  The “one patient, one record” approach is designed to streamline the healthcare connection with your medical providers.

The Right Plan of Attack

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

EKG in shape of heartYou made the right decision when you went to the emergency room with classic heart attack symptoms. However, chest pain plus trip to emergency room can sometimes equal over-testing. Here is what you need to know about which tests are appropriate and necessary for chest pain when you are in the emergency room.

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General Health
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
David L. Brown
Peter D Panagos

A is for Ankle Arthritis

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

xray of ankleYour morning walks are painful, and you’ve noticed swelling and warmth around the ankle. The pain has gradually increased to the point of severely limiting your activities. Your doctor suspects arthritis in the ankle and referred you to an orthopedic specialist. What happens next?

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General Health
Orthopedic Surgery
Jeffrey E. Johnson
Jeremy J. McCormick
Sandra E. Klein

Healthy Living Speaker Series

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

happy older couple It’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.

Healthy Living Speaker Series

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

mature happy couple working in gardenIt’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.

Marijuana -- Not as Harmless as You Think

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Marijuana leaf If you are a frequent pot smoker, or you know someone who is, this article is for you. There is a condition called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) -- its symptoms are similar to someone who has Crohn’s disease or disease of the gallbladder or pancreas. Washington University gastroenterologist Elizabeth Blaney, MD, answers questions about this condition that doctors are beginning to see more of in their patients.

General Health
Gastroenterology

If You have the Will, there is a Weigh

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

illustration of three balloons in stomachIs losing weight your New Year’s resolution? If so, you are not alone.  While everyone knows that eating less and exercising more are the healthiest ways to a slimmer you – it is not easy. However, there is a new non-surgical treatment designed to help you reach your weight-loss goal – and it begins with swallowing a balloon.

Michael Bennett
General Health
Gastroenterology

The New High in Blood Pressure

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Fruits, vegetables and salmon in heartshaped bowl with blood pressure cuffYou might have heard – there is a new “high” in blood pressure. The new guidelines were recently announced at an American Heart Association meeting. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is now defined as a reading of 130 over 80 – down from 140 over 90.

General Health
Cardiology
Andrew M. Kates

Shingles -- Chickenpox all Grown Up?

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Little boy dressed as grown-up businessmanYou had chickenpox as a child and heard that it can come back as shingles when you are an adult. Has this childhood disease returned in the form of the painful rash and blisters you now have?

General Health
Primary Care
Jonathan N. Byrd