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Like a car, our bodies work hard to keep moving and sometimes there’s a warning sign that something isn’t right — a signal as simple as leg pain.
Beth worked hard to lose weight, but nothing she did seemed to shrink her double chin.
Jeanette Streater suffered from growing uterine fibroids that caused abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding and a swollen belly that made her feel as if she were pregnant.
Angela Zimmerly suffered with year-round allergies for years. She tried allergy shots, but the inconvenience of taking time off work to drive to her doctor’s office twice a week became too much.
Doctor after doctor told her they couldn’t find anything wrong with her, but Emily Biekert knew the numbness, weakness and pain she’d felt since being rear-ended in a car accident were real.
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Merrica Schell had yet another sinus infection, but this time the pain in her cheeks was almost more than she could bear. “I couldn’t live like that anymore,” Schell says. “It got to where the pain was so bad I almost couldn’t function. It was hot, burning, intense pain.”
When a man has trouble achieving an erection, it can be a sign of a bigger health issue, says Dr. Clay McDonough, a SLUCare specialist who treats erectile dysfunction (ED) and other urological conditions.
Using super powerful microscopes and the tiniest of stitches, plastic surgeons with SLUCare Physician Group are reconstructing and saving limbs in intricate, life-changing procedures that are becoming more routine.
A common childhood mishap such as falling hard onto the crossbar of a bicycle is not only painful but can lead to urinary problems for men later in life.
Specialists at SLUCare now offer a minimally invasive alternative for removing blockages that could lead to strokes in patients with carotid artery disease.
When 10-year-old Macie Higginson complained of her knee hurting, her family’s first thought was growing pains. But they took her to the pediatrician to check it out.
Val Krause needed a new liver. The St. Louis County police officer was suffering from advancing liver disease and was becoming sicker every day.
The faculty and staff at the SLUCare Cardiovascular Center say a new designation from a national group recognizes their commitment to making sure patients receive the highest level of care.
What he thought was a simple shaving nick on his jawline turned out to be something much more dangerous.
Urinary incontinence is a topic many patients are reluctant to broach with their health providers, and that’s a shame, says Dr. Clay McDonough.
Whether you suffer from symptoms caused by varicose veins or just don’t like the sight of them, SLUCare vascular surgeons are available to help you look and feel better.
Patients who have experienced a life-threatening pulmonary embolism (PE) can feel bombarded by information and instructions when they’re in the hospital.
Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and too few Americans are being screened as recommended.
Lori Goeke thought abdominal pain was just her own “normal” until an especially bad flare-up sent her looking for help.
It’s not uncommon for women as they age to worry about their sex lives. Sometimes the flame of passion has flickered out in a long-term relationship — or sex has become painful because of changes due to menopause.
A new drug is bringing hope to ALS patients that they’ll be able to hold off some of the debilitating effects of the disease, at least for awhile.
Extreme cold is one of the newest tools specialists at SLUCare are using to attack those pesky love handles.
For Sister Jude Ruggeri, no longer being able to hear birds singing, decipher conversations or react to a fire alarm was devastating. She thought it meant an early end to the work she loved.
As we age, gravity works against us — even to the point of causing saggy, droopy eyelids that can cloud our outlook on life.
One of the concerns for people living with diabetes is developing dangerous foot problems due to neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. Such complications can lead to surgery and even amputation.
When Anna Sidel was expecting her second child, she wanted a birth experience where she was in control, but she also knew she wanted to deliver in a hospital.
This coming Monday, the skies in our region will be darkened by a total eclipse of the sun, the first in the St. Louis region in 575 years. So, how do you witness this historical event without losing your eyesight? SLUCare ophthalmologist and retina specialist Sweta Kavali, MD, provides a f…
Excruciating is frequently the word used to describe the pain of having kidney stones. There’s also agonizing, crippling and unbearable.