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  • Mole Mystery

    Spirit of Women, Spiritofwomen.com 

    Are you seeing spots? The average person has between 10 and 40 moles, though the number can vary drastically. The number of moles that you have can change throughout your life, as new moles can develop and some may disappear as you age.

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  • Physician Q&A - Father's Day

    Dr. C. Brennan Fitzpatrick, MD, MFM Medical Director, Perinatology Tri-State Perinatology at The Women’s Hospital

    With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we have featured a physician who is also a father.  Here is a quick review of questions to get some answers that reflect the personal side of one of our Dr. Fitzpatrick. 

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  • Drug / Alcohol Addictions and Mental Illness: Co-occurring Disorders

    Donna Lilly, MS, LCSW, LCAC, Chemical Dependency Coordinator, Deaconess Cross Pointe

    Co-occurring disorders are very common and are characterized by a co-existing mental disorder and a chemical dependency/addiction. 

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  • In the Know About Knee Pain

    Dr. Daniel Emerson, Orthopaedic Associates, Deaconess Joint Replacement Program

    If you suffer from knee pain, you’re not alone.  Out of approximately 320 million people living in the United States, more than 40 million suffer some form of arthritis.

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  • Addressing Acne: New Strategies for an Age-Old Problem

    Michelle Galen, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic 

    Pimples and blemishes can be a stubborn problem, even past the teenage years. Learn more about treatment options.

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  • Autism: Knowing the Signs and the Importance of Early Intervention

    Sara Dillon, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist, Deaconess Riley Children’s Services

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability.  Many people don’t understand autism and the importance of recognizing signs and symptoms in young children so they can get the early help they need.   

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  • Alcohol – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Donna Lilly, LCSW, LCAC, SAP, Chemical Dependency Treatment Coordinator, Deaconess Cross Pointe and Lynn Schnautz, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Heart Hospital

    There can be a lot of confusion about alcohol and its effects on your health.  How much alcohol—and what kind—is good for you?

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  • Managing Spring Allergies

    Dr. Anne McLaughlin, Deaconess Clinic Allergist 

    Does this spring find you sneezing, sniffling and itching?  You’re in good company right now, in large part due to the high tree pollen counts.  

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  • Getting Started with Physical Activity - Get Motivated!

    Dr. Jung Smith, Family  Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Mary Street

    If you've not been physically active, you may be wondering how to get started.  For many people, walking offers a great way to become more active. And Deaconess is getting ready to begin our annual Healthier U Walk series—see the schedule and more at www.deaconess.com/walk

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  • Helping Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

    Dr. Taniza Karim, Pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic Boonville
     
    Every day we learn more about the importance of nutrition in the health of children, both now and as they become adults.
     

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