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Explore topics related to medical, health and wellness from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital experts.

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Annual Wellness Exam

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Annual Wellness Exam

You shouldn’t only see your doctor when you’re sick. Your annual wellness exam is an important part in keeping you well. This visit with your doctor once a year focuses on prevention and ensuring your optimal health, often at no cost to you. Learn more about why you should be keeping up with your annual wellness exams.

What to Know About Angioplasty

What to Know About Angioplasty

May 2022 - Angioplasty is a procedure used to restore blood flow by opening up narrowed coronary arteries. These arteries play an important role, wrapping around the outside of the heart and supplying it with blood. When these arteries narrow due to plaque or cholesterol buildup, help from an interventional cardiologist is needed. BJC Medical Group interventional cardiologist Michael Missler, DO, explains more about this minimally invasive procedure.

Fulfilling BJC Career at St. Charles County Hospitals

Fulfilling BJC Career at St. Charles County Hospitals

Employee grows her career with BJC HealthCare from unit secretary to cardiac services manager.

Lung Cancer Screening Isn’t Just for Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening Isn’t Just for Cancer

Updated lung cancer screening guidelines widens scope of eligibility to improve health outcomes.

The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing

Artist gifted his artwork to BJC Outpatient Center out of gratitude for the care provided to his family.

Bob Makes Full Recovery Following a Stroke

Bob Makes Full Recovery Following a Stroke

Paramedics rushed Lake St. Louis man to Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, knowing it offers the most advanced stroke care available in the region.

Should I Get COVID-19 Booster Shots?

Should I Get COVID-19 Booster Shots?

April 2022 - While we begin to see a return to normalcy, keeping you and your family protected from COVID-19 still remains vitally important. As we learn more about how vaccination protects us and as new variants emerge, recommendations have evolved. John Paul Shoup, MD, a BJC Medical Group internal medicine and pediatrics physician, helps keep you informed, answering some of the most common questions about the COVID-19 booster.

Surgery and Advanced Wound Treatment Get Heidi Back on Her Feet

Surgery and Advanced Wound Treatment Get Heidi Back on Her Feet

March 2022 - BJC surgeons and wound specialists treat severe burns on the lower leg and foot which allowed Heidi to regain more balance and weight distribution.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine in St. Charles County

Maternal-Fetal Medicine in St. Charles County

March 2022 - With a Level II Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Progress West Hospital can provide care for babies born as early as 31 weeks. But should the need for more specialized care occur during pregnancy, Washington University maternal-fetal medicine specialists also see patients at Progress West Hospital. Amanda Zofkie, MD, shares more about how her group keeps mothers and babies well in the region.

Reimagining Hip and Knee Replacements

Reimagining Hip and Knee Replacements

February 2022 - Traveling, staying active, keeping up with daily life — all these things can be easily disrupted by joint pain. Joint problems usually begin in mid- to late-life, often as the result of arthritis, and while many conservative treatments exist, sometimes a joint replacement is the best option.