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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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Why Change is Healthy

Why Change is Healthy

By Christy Parks When you are confronted with change in your life, how do you feel? Uncomfortable? Self-Conscious? Concerned? Anxious? Well, you aren’t the only one! When people are asked to change the way they do something, they initially focus on what they have to give up, rather than what …

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October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

St. Louis Down Syndrome

Down syndrome (also known as trisomy 21) is a genetic condition in which the person has an extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional chromosome results in a number of physical and developmental characteristics and some level of intellectual disability. ??These days, the majority of people growing up with Down …

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The Truth About Pelvic Mesh

Pelvic Mesh

Have you heard enough about vaginal mesh and slings? Unfortunately, most of the information on television commercials and on the internet is not very accurate. My goal in this article is to set the record straight and explain the pros and cons of procedures using mesh. Like any surgical procedure, …

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Hemorrhoids-2016 | Stop the Bleeding, Stop the Suffering

Stop the Bleeding, Stop the Suffering

By Levi S. Kirkland, Jr., M.D. Hemorrhoid suffers frequently deal with their symptom flare-ups as just a normal part of everyday life.? They often anguish quietly without seeking medical help.? Embarrassment and the fear of possibly needing surgery keep them going to the drugstore for over-the-counter remedies. Hemorrhoids are one …

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Something new for depression: TMS

Something new for depression- TMS

TMS, which is transcranial magnetic stimulation, treats major depression by stimulating a targeted area of the brain with magnetic pulses.? TMS was approved by the FDA in 2008, and the treatment is becoming more widespread and efficacious. Major depression is far more than just being in a bad mood; it …

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September Brings With It Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer

A rare and often-deadly disease that can strike at any time in a woman?s life. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, about 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 15,500 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States. Ovarian cancer accounts for approximately …

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5 Reason Compounding Makes the Medicine Go Down

5 Reason Compounding Makes the Medicine Go Down

Nothing is worse than a sick child or pet ? except when that sick child or pet refuses (sometimes aggressively) to take a medicine that will help them. Enter compounded medications! Drug compounding, the art of mixing a specialized prescription based on an individual?s need, is as much art as …

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