COVID-19 and Your Heart

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Fortunately, many people who are infected with COVID-19 experience minimal symptoms with no long-term complications. However, it can cause heart-related problems, even in those without prior cardiovascular disease. Learn more about the effects COVID-19 can have on the heart and symptoms you should look for if you’ve been infected.

A Refresher on Health and Wellness

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It’s that time of year again when our New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle may begin to dwindle or disappear completely. While it can be difficult to stay motivated, health and wellness doesn’t need to be challenging. John Wendt, MD, a BJC Medical Group family medicine physician in Wentzville, shares some helpful advice to stay on track to living well.

A Happy & Healthy Gut

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It’s socially acceptable to talk to your friends about your back pain, your broken arm or your knee replacement, but it’s not as acceptable to talk to your friends about your gastrointestinal (GI) issues. In fact, many people are even uncomfortable bringing up these issues with their health care provider. However, your gut health plays a vital part of your overall health and well-being and should not be overlooked. Learn more about how you can keep your gut healthy and when to seek greater care.

​The Science Behind Masking

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Face masks have become a popular topic in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the science behind it? With so many conflicting opinions on masks, it can be difficult to know what to believe. John Paul Shoup, MD, a BJC Medical Group Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician, answers some of your most common questions about face masks.

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