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The Safety of Facelift Surgery in Older Adults

February 19, 2016

As we all know, the American population is aging. The number of Americans age 65 and older is expected to more than double by 2050, and the number age 85 and older may increase fivefold. While the elderly account for only 12% of the U.S. population, they undergo nearly 40% of all surgical procedures. As […]

Modern Approaches to the Bunion Deformity

February 19, 2016

The winter is almost upon us and with the cold icy weather we must pack away our sandals and flip-flops and dust off our shoes and boots. These snug fitting enclosed warm vessels are welcomed by those individuals trying to stay warm in the inclement Missouri weather and feared by others who are remiss at […]

Is it a Heart Attack?

February 19, 2016

More than a million Americans have heart attacks each year. Nearly half of them die.1 Why does this happen? In many cases, it’s because people don’t take action quickly enough – or at all. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to part of the heart muscle is blocked. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly […]

Healthy Feet for an Active Lifestyle

February 19, 2016

I have the pleasure of seeing many patients each week, and I think some of the more common questions that I am asked deal with “lumps and bumps” and changes in the appearance of nails and skin. I would like to discuss each of these situations in a little greater detail. Lumps and bumps can […]

Topics Your OB/Gyn Wants You to Know

February 19, 2016

No one likes to come to the gynecologist… in fact, we usually vie for last place on the popularity scale (along with dentists)! Many women struggle with body image, and going to the gynecologist forces women to expose even her most private parts. We get it. But you must remember, we see women of all […]

The Foot Facelift: Dermal Filler Injections for Fat Pad Atrophy

February 19, 2016

It is human nature to lament for what has since past and to revel in the memories of our life experiences and milestones. With maturity and experience come the unfortunate side effects of time. This, for many, has ignited a desire to recapture our youth. This desire is expressed in many different ways. For some […]

Learning the Basics about Vitamins

February 19, 2016

Vitamins are essentials – the substances your body needs to function normally. You can usually get the vitamins you need from a healthy, balanced diet. Add a “rainbow of color” to your diet and you increase your chances of getting what you need. But some people lack certain vitamins, so they need supplements. Ask your […]

Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

February 19, 2016

JCMG Radiology in conjunction with JCMG Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonology and Dr. Allyson Walker (St. Mary’s Cardiothoracic Surgery) is pleased to offer a new state of the art technique in the battle against lung cancer: Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and […]

Breast Cancer Screening

February 19, 2016

Here are the facts: – Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. – 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime. – There are about 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women in the US per year, […]

Arthroscopy – a minimally invasive surgical approach in treating ankle pathology

February 19, 2016

Arthroscopy – a minimally invasive surgical approach in treating ankle pathology Persistent ankle pain can limit activity and disrupt the ability to comfortably carry out the most simple activities of daily living. The severity of symptoms can vary from individual to individual. Causes for generalized ankle pain and impingement can include 1) joint damage, 2) […]