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Painful Bladder Syndrome

Painfull Bladder Control

I often see patients in my office who have been to multiple doctors complaining of recurrent bladder infections. Antibiotics have not reliably relieved the symptoms and urine cultures either have not been done or are inconsistent in their results. In many cases, these patients do not have infections, but have …

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WHAT IS FERTILITY COMPASSION?

WHAT IS FERTILITY COMPASSION?

My definition of fertility is one?s ability to make a family. And, when I write make I don?t mean produce. My definition of compassion is the ability to find and practice empathy for others. And, when I write empathy I definitely do not mean sympathy (remember sympathy is I feel …

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Is It Safe For My Child To Be A Vegetarian

Is It Safe For My Child To Be A Vegetarian

By  Jean Huelsing RN  (Founder of Camp Jump Start®) Many children go through a stage of declaring themselves vegetarians.  This can be upsetting to parents, but actually it could be the start of life-long healthy eating habits.  So let’s look at the facts. All types of diets have benefits and …

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New Solutions For ADHD

New Solution For ADHD

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that five million children in the United States have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). That’s about five percent of all children. While ADHD is most commonly associated with childhood, studies show that up to 70 percent of children with ADHD continue to have …

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ADRENAL GLAND

Adrenal Gland

Adrenal glands are significant endocrine organs. These small glands located above the kidney are often forgotten.  However, their function impacts homoestasis immensely.  In fact, there are two areas responsible for hormonal control, cortex and medulla. Cortex is the outer layer and secretes multiple hormone types.  These include corticosteroids, mineralcoticoids, and …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Symptoms

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancerous) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) …

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Losing Weight in Your 40s and Beyond

Losing Weight in Your 40s and Beyond

A patient recently came to me with a lament. “I can’t lose weight! I used to be able to eat anything, but now – I just look at food, and I gain weight!” She further explained that ways she was able to lose extra pounds when she was younger no …

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WHY DO SENIORS COUNT?

WHY DO SENIORS COUNT

As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day nationally, taking a critical look at the funding for and sources of senior services is imperative. Especially in the three county St. Louis metropolitan region (St. Charles County, St. Louis County, and the City of St. Louis), where 22% of Missouri’s aging …

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Oral Device for Sleep Apnea: An Alternative to the Mask and Hose

Oral Device for Sleep Apnea

By Dr. Kevin Stock DDS Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA is a sleep disorder where breathing is obstructed or significantly reduced repeatedly throughout the night.  A machine connected to a hose and mask is typically prescribed to prevent these breathing interruptions that can last over a …

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