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    Why the Squeeze During a Mammogram?

    Jun 28 2016
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    Squeezing a breast between two pieces of plexiglass for a mammogram is not comfortable, so why is it still done given that technology has become more sensitive? Find out.

    Relieving Back Pain from Osteoporosis

    Jun 17 2016
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    You’ve seen them — mostly older women with painfully bent-over postures. But it’s not age that causes this contortion; it’s spine fractures brought on by osteoporosis.

    An Alternative to Hysterectomy

    Jun 10 2016
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    Women with painful fibroids may benefit from a non-surgical procedure called a uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), and no one performs more of them in Missouri than Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

    Shedding Light on Autism

    May 12 2016
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    MIR researchers are imaging kids’ brains with a new technology they hope will help them better understand autism and basic brain development in children.

    Plagued by Leg Pain After Your DVT Diagnosis

    Apr 05 2016
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    About 40% of patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) will continue to experience daily symptoms such as leg pain and swelling. Are you one of them? While treatment with an anti-coagulant (also known as a blood thinner) helps prevent future clots from forming, it does not actively dissolve or treat the original clot.

    Time For Your Colonoscopy? Standard vs. Virtual colonoscopy

    Apr 05 2016
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    There are two absolutes as you approach your 50th birthday: your AARP membership is on its way and it’s time for your first screening colonoscopy. Yes, “that” exam. But there’s more than one way to examine the colon for abnormalities and suspicious growths that might morph into cancer.

    Kids, Sports & Overuse Injuries

    Feb 29 2016
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    Overuse sports injuries happen to kids and produce sore spots like little leaguer’s elbow and shoulder. And like adults, kids with overuse injuries also experience pain.

    Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack?

    Feb 26 2016
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    A unique type of heart scan can detect early stage heart disease and determine its severity. But the imaging test is not meant for everyone. Would you benefit?

    Want to Know Your Breast Cancer Risk

    Feb 23 2016
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    Women coming to select Barnes-Jewish facilities for their annual screening mammogram may choose to receive an additional free benefit — a personalized breast cancer risk assessment that determines each woman’s overall risk of developing breast cancer.