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With the fall sports season starting up again, ACL injuries become a more common occurrence. But is there a way they can be prevented? Learn this and more about ACL tears, including how they happen and how they are treated.
Last August, Matt experienced a life-threatening "widow maker" heart attack. Fortunately, thanks to the quick action of EMTs, doctors and nurses, and the use of an innovative heart pump, Matt made a full recovery and is boxing once again.
August 2023 - We’ve all heard of kidney stones and the pain that comes with them, but do we really know what they are? Here’s what you need to know about kidney stones, from the symptoms to be aware of to how you can prevent them from happening to you.
July 2023 - Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is one of the leading causes of death among babies. While nothing can completely prevent SIDS, following safe sleep practices through your baby's first birthday can greatly reduce the risk. Follow the ABCDs of safe sleep for all sleep times, including naps.
June 2023 - Shoulder pain can disrupt your life, keeping you from enjoying your favorite activities or performing daily tasks. Fortunately, pain relief can be found with the proper care. Here’s what you need to know about shoulder pain, from its causes to its treatment options.
May 2023 - Robotic surgery is an innovative approach used across specialties to perform complex procedures. When it comes to neurosurgery, robotic surgery has proven to be a helpful tool in addressing issues related to the spine. Learn more about how this technology is helping neurosurgeons better treat spine patients.
April 2023 - We often think of cardiothoracic surgery as just heart surgery, but it encompasses so much more than that. Learn more about this broad specialty and the important work cardiothoracic surgeons do to keep us well.
An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB/GYN, plays a vital role in the care of a woman’s overall health and wellbeing throughout her life. Therefore, it’s important to feel comfortable and confident in the provider you choose. Read a few tips to help you find the right ob/gyn care for you.
March 2023 – Barb Grillion’s daughter was gifted an afghan while receiving life-saving chemotherapy treatment at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Despite having a few afghans at home, her daughter, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was touched by the thoughtful gift she had received from a stranger.
March 2023 – Women should never feel uncomfortable or embarrassed to ask questions or raise concerns about their health, even when it comes to issues related to urologic conditions.