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Not in Vain -- Treatment Options for Varicose and Spider Veins

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

assortment of women's legsEven the best looking legs want to run and hide when unsightly spider and varicose veins start to make themselves at home. Cosmetic appearances aside, some veins can be painful and even cause other complications. Fortunately, there are excellent treatments available to give you the confidence to show your legs again.

General Health
Varicose Veins

Battling Sickle Cell with World Class Care in Two Locations

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

young African American womanIf you or someone you know suffers from sickle cell, an inherited form of anemia, Washington University physicians want you to know that expert care and support are now more convenient than ever. The Washington University Sickle Cell care team provides exceptional medical care and support -- now in two locations.

General Health
Hematology

Best Doctors in America 2017

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

collage of doctorsCongratulations to the Washington University physicians that have been placed on the Best Doctors List in America for 2017. Of the 1,287 physicians on the list, one out of every three Best Doctors in St. Louis is a Washington University Physician. 

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

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

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.”

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
Ophthalmology

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
Dermatology