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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

Navigating through the Sea of Health Insurance Terms

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Health insurance terms can be confusing. Copay, coinsurance, deductible, out-of-pocket maximum – what do they all mean? Here is a quick and easy guide to help you understand the language of health care insurance.

Breath of Fresh Air

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

Woman on mountain breathing fresh air“Life-changing.”  Those are the words a 63-year old female patient recently used to describe the results she experienced after facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Gregory Branham, MD, corrected her deviated septum. For years she lived with a severely deviated septum that greatly impacted her ability to breathe and smell.  While many people can live with small deviations in their septum, there are others who may benefit from surgical intervention.

General Health
Otolaryngology
Gregory H. Branham
John Chi

Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

IBD letters on colorful post it notesAbdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea – was it something you ate or maybe a nasty virus? You’d feel better for a while, but when the symptoms returned again and again, you knew something else was going on. After your doctor ruled out other possible causes, diagnostic testing confirmed you had inflammatory bowel disease  or IBD.

General Health
Gastroenterology

Overtime Win -- Two Orthopedic Injury Clinics are Better than One!

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

soccer team jumping in air celebrating winInjuries are never convenient and most don’t happen during regular doctors’ office hours. That is why Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital have added a second location to its popular walk-in injury clinic – now open in South County!

General Health
Orthopedics

Clearing the Clouds of Cataracts -- A Patient's Success Story

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

Dr. Tsai and patentWhat if the world you could see was only as far as how many fingers were being held in front of your face? What if you couldn’t see any letters on the eye chart – at all? What if you could not recognize your wife? This describes Michael Scatizzi, a 53-year-old man who recently came to see Linda Tsai, MD, Washington University ophthalmologist and specialist in cataract surgery.

General Health
Ophthalmology