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While the death of Chicago Bears’ defensive end Gaines Adams at age 26 comes as a shock, sudden cardiac death in young athletes happens in around 75 young athletes annually.
While Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting one in 5,000 people, it is rare enough that all too often it can be misdiagnosed by physicians.
Retired St. Louis Rams cornerback Aeneas Williams, pastor of Spirit of the Lord Family Church, will be guest speaker at Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative service.
Steven Edmundowicz, MD, chief of endoscopy in the division of gastroenterology at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital explains the risks as well as a new procedure for Barrett’s in this Q&A.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s cardiothoracic intensive care unit (56ICU) has received the prestigious Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
With temperatures nationwide dropping well below freezing -- and snow on the way in the St. Louis area -- doctors say people should be wary of their heart in such conditions.
Michael L. Evans, PhD, dean of the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Urologist Sam Bhayani, MD, is the first to interactively broadcast his surgery nationally, allowing physicians in other parts of the country to learn his surgical techniques.
Susan Kraenzle, RN, manager of the Joanne Knight breast health center at the Siteman Cancer Center, is the 2009 “St. Louis Nurse of the Year.”