Wellness and Healthy Living: BJC Medical Group

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Food Allergies in Children

By Ravi Saripalli, MD

What is a food allergy?

A food allergy is an adverse immune system reaction after exposure to a certain food. It happens when your body identifies certain food(s) as dangerous, triggering protective response, releasing antibodies (IgE). In fact, 90 percent of food allergies are caused by milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Arthritis Pain and Stiffness?: How incorporating exercise can give your joints a ‘tune up’ and help you get the most mileage out of your joints

By Kim Carroll, MD

In full disclosure, I am definitely no auto mechanic. However, I have been told that cars tend to run better when they are driven. A car left idle for long periods of time may run the risk of belts becoming corroded, carbon building up in the engine, and wheels getting flattened or jammed up.

In many ways, the same holds true for people. The Arthritis Foundation considers exercise to be, “the most effective non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in osteoarthritis.” 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Walk MS: St. Louis to Take Place Saturday, April 1

On April 1, thousands of people are expected to raise more than $175,000 at Walk MS: St. Louis. Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, join together, and be inspired. There are currently more than 7,700 people living with MS in the Gateway Area Chapter, an area serving 90 counties throughout most of Missouri and Southern Illinois.
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Friday, March 10, 2017

The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screenings

By M. Chris Huang, MD
During the month of March, we raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screenings and the role they play in detecting and preventing cancer. The following are a few frequently asked questions I receive about colorectal cancer screenings and their importance.
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Friday, March 10, 2017

The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screenings

By M. Chris Huang, MD
During the month of March, we raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screenings and the role they play in detecting and preventing cancer. The following are a few frequently asked questions I receive about colorectal cancer screenings and their importance.
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