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We have all heard that it is important to take care of ourselves.  Too often it takes an event to bring that lesson home.  Maybe it is something minor like forgetting a birthday or life-altering like news of a medical diagnosis that provides a...

Siteman Cancer Center

“It runs in my family.” Many people have said or thought this at some point in time. In some cases, “it” might be a trait such as blue eyes or curly hair. In other cases, it might be high cholesterol or blood pressure or another health issue. Both...

SSM Health Sports Medicine

Hip PainA guide to signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention in adults. Hip pain can be caused by a number of different reasons from traumatic injuries, overuse, and underlying conditions like arthritis.

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Heart rate monitors. A term we’re hearing more and more popular in the world of fitness. Yes, heart rate monitoring has always been there, but now it’s becoming a standard feature on all fitness devices, so it’s easily trackable on a daily basis...

Siteman Cancer Center

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. One that tops many people’s list is to exercise more. It’s a great goal any time of year, whether it’s New Year’s Day, Groundhog Day or Independence Day.Regular physical activity is one of the best...

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Every year, I am invited to several of holiday parties.  I love going.  I love the tradition, laughter, fun, and memories shared between party goers.  And I love the eating of favorite holiday foods.  I always offer to bring something to share,...

Siteman Cancer Center

Winter is a special time of year. It’s a season of festive holidays and long, cozy evenings spent with friends and family.Yet, many of the things that make winter so special can work against us when it comes to keeping up our physical activity...

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Whenever we talk about fitness, we think mainly about strength and endurance and tend to forget about the third component: flexibility!  Let’s face it - it’s hard enough to make time for our cardio and strength sessions… who wants to stretch?  It...

Siteman Cancer Center

It’s been said time and time again: Smoking is bad for your health. This phrase is repeated over and over, often beginning in middle school health classes, then through physician recommendations at annual check-ups, and through multiple public...

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You’re on a roll, baby; NOTHING can stop you now!  Back-to-back weeks of sticking to your plan. Not that there hasn’t been temptation, but you’re super proud of yourself control and ability to stick to your goals. You’ve passed up the birthday...

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