Wellness and Healthy Living: BJC Medical Group

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Drug and Alcohol Awareness in the Sullivan Community

The Sullivan School District promotes Drug & Alcohol awareness through educational assemblies and programs such as D.A.R.E. and Red Ribbon week. Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital and BJC Medical Group of Sullivan are committed to promoting prevention education and awareness for patients, students, their families, and our entire community, to reinforce the importance of safe and secure storage and disposal of prescriptions to prevent the opportunity for misuse and abuse.

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Friday, March 09, 2018

BJC Medical Group Welcomes New Provider in St. Peters in March

BJC Medical Group is pleased to welcome Prajakta Mungikar, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician who is accepting new patients. Dr. Mungikar completed her medical training at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 2016. Prior to completing her internship and residency, she received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Deccan College of Medical Sciences in India.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Beyond the basics: BJC Medical Group gets to the heart of cardiovascular health

By Christine Testa, ANP

You probably know the basics of heart health already.

But do you know the specifics? Are there special heart risks for women? What does sugar have to do with your heart?

Christine Testa, ANP, cares for patients at the BJC Medical Group's Heart Care Group at Christian Hospital. She’s passionate about helping patients achieve the best cardiovascular health possible. For National Heart Month, BJC TODAY asked her some questions about heart health. Here are her answers.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

CDC Recommendations for Shingrix

By Tammy Bartholomew, DNP

Shingrix is the new shingles vaccination.  The CDC is now recommending Shingrix instead of Zostavax.  Recommendations for administration of Shingrix are two doses separated by 2-6 months.  Healthy adults ages 50 and greater are the population that should be immunized.  Shingrix is NOT a live vaccination, so it can be used in a wider range of patient population.  Shingrix has been shown to be >90% effective at protecting against shingles and post herpetic neuralgia when both doses are administered.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Zika and Your Spring Break Plans

By Dr. Rosanna Gray-Swain, an Ob/Gyn at West End Ob/Gyn

With the winter holidays behind us and this exceptionally cold winter, many of us have our eyes on a sunny beach for spring break.  The media reports decreased concerns for Zika infection and less stringent testing guidelines for pregnant women and couples trying to conceive.  This reflects a decrease in the incidence of Zika in the Americas and an evolving understanding of the infection.  Although certainly a relief for many women and families, it is not a ‘free and clear’ for all couples to spend their spring break vacation on any sunny beach.

The CDC makes it easy to see where there are risks of Zika infection with this color coded map.

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