Wellness and Healthy Living: BJC Medical Group


Thursday, March 19, 2015

HPV Vaccines: What’s All The Media Fuss About Now?

During the last few decades, we’ve continued to learn more about the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) family. It has been revealed as a major cause of cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal and oral cancers, as well as warts. With that knowledge, the medical community has recently evolved screenings and vaccinations.
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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

How to Manage Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease that can affect the intestines, rectum and anus.  It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  The exact cause is not known, but it is likely a combination of genetic, environmental and immunologic factors. The heart of the disease is inflammation, and it is thought that certain risk factors lead the immune system to inappropriately attack areas of intestinal tract.
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Categories: Pediatrics, Women's Health


Monday, February 16, 2015

Is Sex Safe for Women with Heart Disease?

You may feel conflicted by all the RED you are seeing in February: red hearts, red roses and suggestive ads reminding you to embrace your partner this Valentine’s season. The next commercial may remind you that 1 in 3 women die of cardiovascular disease and the symptoms in women often are not as clear as in men. Coupled with the media’s spotlight of people who die while shoveling snow or exerting themselves because of their cardiovascular disease, you may be wondering if being sexual active is safe with cardiovascular disease.

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Categories: Women's Health


Friday, February 06, 2015

Women are at the Heart of It!

Moms Shape the Heart Health of Future Generations

You may notice a lot of red being sported in your coffee line on February 6th. No, it is not a Christmas flashback; it is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease in women.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Missy Bradlo, WHNP-BC, Recognized Nationally for Patient Satisfaction

Melissa Bradlo, WHNP-BC, received national recognition from Professional Research Consultants, the company used by health systems across the country, including BJC HealthCare, to measure patient satisfaction.
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Categories: Women's Health, News