The sweet smell of … everything

The sweet smell of … everything

The first whiff of a morning cup of coffee. The irresistible fragrance of a beautiful flower. A cake burning in the oven. Most people don’t recognize the importance of smell in their lives – until they lose it. Unfortunately, one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is the loss of smell. Not being able […]
Medical genetics clinical services … compassion combined with counseling

Medical genetics clinical services … compassion combined with counseling

When you don’t know where to turn, turn to the medical genetics clinical services team of Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Offering compassionate, high-quality consultation, they see patients with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, autism, epilepsy, inborn errors of metabolism, hereditary cancer and family history of genetic disease. Patricia Dickson, MD, genetics and […]
Help for male infertility

Help for male infertility

You and your female partner have been trying to have a baby, but with no luck. You have both been tested by fertility specialists and results indicate that you need to see a urologist who specializes in male infertility. Dane Johnson, MD, is a board-certified urologist at the Washington University Fertility and Reproductive Center. Dr. […]
MyChart users can upload advance directives

MyChart users can upload advance directives

It should be on everyone’s to-list of health care planning, and MyChart has now made advance care planning documents (advance directive documents) easily accessible for you and your family – should the time ever come when those documents are needed. Users of the BJC/Washington University MyChart patient portal now have the option to add advance […]
What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

When you told your doctor about your chronic dry eyes and dry mouth, you had never heard the words Sjögren’s syndrome before. Fortunately, your doctor did not ignore your complaint and paid attention to all your symptoms. She recommended a follow-up visit with a rheumatologist who diagnosed you with this relatively rare autoimmune disease. Washington […]
Siteman Cancer Center plans for outpatient facility on Medical Campus

Siteman Cancer Center plans for outpatient facility on Medical Campus

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is planning a new, nine-story facility on the Washington University medical campus dedicated solely to outpatient cancer care. The facility will provide a central home for nearly all aspects of advanced cancer care for outpatients, improving the experience and comfort for patients and […]
No pressure … KNOW how to lower your blood pressure

No pressure … KNOW how to lower your blood pressure

There are many important numbers to know, but no number is more important to your health than your blood pressure. According to American Heart Association guidelines, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is defined as a reading of 130 over 80. Washington University cardiologist Andrew Kates, MD, says, “High blood pressure puts people at risk for […]
Top Doctors®

Top Doctors®

Congratulations to our many physicians recognized on the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® List. Of the 936 physicians on the list, one out of every three Top Doctors in St. Louis is a Washington University physician. The Top Doctors selection process is entirely merit-based. Doctors cannot pay to be listed. More information can be found […]
When an athlete runs, it shouldn’t be the heart that races

When an athlete runs, it shouldn’t be the heart that races

It was just another college track practice for this 18-year-old Washington University female student athlete. She finished a light warm-up run, but all of a sudden her heart started racing and she got very lightheaded. A track and field athlete who is in great shape – what was going on? Washington University physician Mustafa Husaini, […]
Living well through the Washington University Living Well Center®

Living well through the Washington University Living Well Center®

There are many reasons one might need the Washington University Living Well Center®. Do you need to improve your health before surgery? Maybe you are looking for a way to avoid surgery altogether. Do you want to lose weight, quit smoking? Have you just been diagnosed with cancer and want to optimize your quality of […]