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The Sun's Amazing Disappearing Act

Publish Date: 8/14/2017

solar eclipseUnless you’ve been marooned on a deserted island or living in a cave for the past several weeks, it is impossible not to have heard about one of the biggest astronomical events of the decade.  The “Great American Eclipse”, or total solar eclipse, will take place on August 21, 2017.

General Health
Ophthalmology, Retina
P. Kumar Rao

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.

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

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
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.”

Blurred Lines -- Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

blurry pictureYou thought your blurry vision just meant you needed a stronger eyeglass prescription. However, your ophthalmologist diagnosed you with Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy – a fairly rare condition that leads to progressive blurred vision due to clouding of the cornea. Naturally, you have many questions about the disease and treatment options.

General Health
Augustine R. Hong

Psoriasis -- It's more than Skin Deep

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

psoriasisPeople who suffer from psoriasis know that is it is an uncomfortable and embarrassing skin disease. It is unpredictable and irritating, and is one of the most baffling skin disorders. It is usually characterized by patches of thick, pink-red skin that may be itchy, dry and covered with loose, silvery scales.

Becca Joy Chibnall
General Health

Make 2017 the Year You Quit Smoking!

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

cigaretteNew Year’s resolutions can quickly go up in smoke, but 2017 could be the year to finally stick to your resolution to quick smoking. Help is just a phone call away for all patients of Washington University physicians.

General Health
Lung Cancer

Is it Time to Consider the Older Adult Assessment Program?

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

Older son with elderly fatherYour dad prides himself on being active and independent – always the life of the party. But lately you’ve noticed he is becoming forgetful, showing signs of depression and is losing interest in doing the things he loves. While life’s later years can be active and satisfying, sometimes obstacles arise. 

Fortunately, the physicians and staff of the Washington University Older Adult Assessment Program provide comprehensive assessments and recommendations for older adults and their families.

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General Health
Geriatric Medicine
David B. Carr