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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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General Health
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

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

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

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe -- Where Should My Child GO (to see a doctor)?

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

kids playingYour teenager needs a physical. Your daughter has an ear infection. Your son broke his arm. Your baby is having trouble breathing. There was a time when you only had two choices for medical attention for your children – the pediatrician’s office or the emergency room. But now, thanks to the ever-expanding levels of care that are available, you have several choices of where to take your child.

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Child Health

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

Field of Dreams for Sports Rehab

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

doctors and therapists standing on turfYoung athletes face many challenges, and when injury hits, it can mean the end of the season for some.  To help those kids get safely back in the game, St. Louis Children’s Hospital has opened the Young Athlete Center – a new interactive physical therapy center to bridge the gap between traditional rehab clinics and the real playing field.

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Child Health
Orthopedics
Jeffrey J. Nepple
Mark E. Halstead