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SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

“Shin splints” or medial tibial stress syndrome is a common exercise-related problem in many athletes including runners, dancers, and military recruits.  Shin splints refer to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia).

Siteman Cancer Center

Over and over, research studies continue to find that maintaining a healthy weight is good for us. Not only does a healthy weight reduce your risk of cancer, it also helps to reduce the risk of such chronic diseases as diabetes, heart disease,...

GWR YMCA

Am I working out too much?  Too little?  What should I being doing more/less of to get the results I want?  I don’t want to push too hard, but I also don’t want to go too easy on myself and not progress.

Siteman Cancer Center

It comes as no surprise that healthcare is expensive. Anyone who has been to a doctor may recall being charged a co-pay, receiving bills for lab work or paying for appointments not covered by insurance. And all of this likely is on top of paying...

GWR YMCA

You went through all the reasons you need to exercise (more energy, lose a few pounds, keep up with the kids, etc.) and have finally decided you are going to start exercising.  So, you put on your new gym shirt and shoes and suddenly it hits you: ...

GWR YMCA

Walking is one of the easiest and lowest impact forms of exercise, and can truly can be performed anywhere. Walking is free and requires no equipment. This form of exercise can be done individually, with a partner, or even a group! Learn five...

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

The running back makes a cut and feels a pop in his ankle.The center jumps for the basketball and lands with her foot turned in.Injuries to the ankle are all too familiar for anyone who has ever spent time around athletes and sports. The most...

GWR YMCA

Each January, approximately one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way by establishing a “New Year’s Resolution.” A much smaller percentage of people actually follow through on those resolutions. While about 75% of people...

GWR YMCA

The holiday season typically brings decadent desserts, rich beverages, and holiday festivities that interrupt our normal eating routine. Roughly 75% of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season. Commit to celebrating with moderation...