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What to expect when you are expecting ... and addicted to opioids

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

Pregnant woman looking into distanceAddicted to opioids? Addicted to opioids and pregnant?  At a time when healthcare is needed most in your life, where can you turn for help?

The answer it the CARE clinic in the Women and Infants Center where you will have access to Washington University physicians in the area’s top-rated hospitals (Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital).

No time to waste when treating necrotizing fasciitis

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

wall of colorful clocksIt was just another day working in your garden, until you scraped your leg. In just a few hours it was red and swollen, and you had a fever. You knew this was no ordinary reaction to a cut and it was time to get to the emergency room. Fortunately the doctor who examined you was quick to suspect necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection sometimes referred to as “flesh-eating bacteria.”

Robotic assistance takes most of the pain out of removing rare tumor

Publish Date: 6/13/2019

Sometimes your day just doesn’t go as planned, just ask Neil Schoenherr.

 Neil was at Barnes-Jewish Hospital being prepared for an outpatient medical procedure. He recalls, “I had already been given the relaxation medication and was literally on my way into the operating room. The doctor came out and told me there was a mass on my CT scan, he didn’t know exactly what it was yet, but they couldn’t go through with the scheduled procedure today.”

Benjamin Kozower
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General Health

Listen to the experts to choose the hearing device right for you

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

colorful rainbow peopleFor those living with hearing loss, the ever-changing world of hearing aids and personal amplifiers can be confusing and overwhelming. Washington University adult audiologists are specialists in helping you choose the hearing device that is right for you. With today’s technology, there is no reason to be left out of the conversation.

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General Health
Audiology
Michael Valente

A good night's sleep is more than a remote possibility

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

young man yawning at his deskYou have sleep apnea, and have not had success with your CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure). You might be a candidate for Inspire®, an implantable system you control with a handheld remote, which keeps the airway open during sleep.

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General Health
Brendan P. Lucey
Sleep Apnea

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

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

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

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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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