Over 1 in 10 Americans live with diabetes. Despite how commonly diagnosed it is, many people don’t fully understand what diabetes is. Alissa Ballard, DO, a BJC Medical Group family medicine physician, breaks down the disease and provides some helpful insight on the different types, available treatments and ways you can prevent a diagnosis.
Last year, breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. Now, more than ever, it’s important to educate yourself about breast cancer, understand the risk factors and know what you can do for prevention and early detection. Read on for helpful answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding breast cancer.
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital is the only place in St. Charles County using thrombectomy, an interventional procedure for treating strokes. Ensuring patients get fast, safe and effective care when they need it most.
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world. It’s also the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Fortunately, screenings are available that can detect lung cancer early on when it’s most treatable. Learn more about lung cancer screening and whether it’s right for you.
We all hear about colonoscopies, but not everybody understands why they are so important and the negative effects of an unhealthy colon. Learn more about colon health and why it’s so vital to be screened.