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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

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

Masters of Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

Loving coupleThe popular cable TV show, Masters of Sex, brings to life the ground-breaking work that Washington University researchers, William Masters, MD, and Virginia Johnson, did in the field of human sexuality in the 1960s.

At the time, their conclusion was that 8 in 10 men with erectile dysfunction developed the disorder because of psychological issues. Today we know there are numerous medical conditions for which this disorder is a symptom.

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Men's Health
Arnold D. Bullock
Urology

One Look and You'll be Hooked -- New Design for WU Physicians Website and eNewsletter

Publish Date: 10/21/2015

Months of careful planning have resulted in a brand new Washington University Physicians website – designed to be informative and easy-to-use.

We hope you will take time to explore and make yourself familiar with everything our new and improved site has to offer ...

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General Health

Best Doctors in America

Publish Date: 10/21/2015
Looking for a Best Doctor? Congratulations to the Washington University physicians that have been placed on the Best Doctors List in America for 2015. Of the 1,400 physicians on the list, one out of every three Best Doctors in St. Louis is a Washington University Physician . . .
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General Health