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    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.

    Are You Dense? Dense Breasts Explained

    Aug 06 2015
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    Steven Poplack, MDIt’s not their shape or size that dictates whether breasts are dense and should undergo advanced breast imaging tests. MIR breast radiologist Steven Poplack, explains this condition, the cause for concern and possible courses of action should you have dense breasts.