Of the roughly 84,000 pregnancies in the state of Missouri, about 8,400 (or 10%) are mothers who struggle with an alcohol or drug problem. One serious issue is opioid use disorder, also known as substance use disorder or opioid addiction, which is the use or abuse of heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioids.
If you’re feeling well, you might think a visit to the doctor isn’t needed. However, having a primary care provider who is focused on your overall health and well-being is important to ensure you stay well, now and in the future.
It can be hard to discern a common cold from the flu. A cold can be caused by more than 200 different viruses while the flu is often caused by the influenza A and B viruses. Here’s how to tell the difference between these two viral illnesses and what you can do to get back to feeling well.
Strokes are often life-changing, and even life-threatening, events. As your trusted health care resource, we help you to not only understand or identify strokes, but offer support following a stroke to restore quality of life.
The team at the Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Sleep and Breathing Lab recommends you get plenty of rest this holiday season to maintain your health. These foods will help keep you nestled all snug in your bed.