Women's Health 2014 Feature

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The Most Common Exercise Pitfalls and How to Make the Most of Your Workouts

You go to the gym everyday, yet the scale hasn’t budged. It’s understandable that you’re both frustrated and surprised. Here are the most common exercise pitfalls and three ways to make the most of your workout. more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:50 AM Health

10 Winter-Weather Safety Tips You Should Know

With freezing temperatures and more precipitation expected, remind yourself of the following safety tips when you're out on the road and at home. more »

Nov 19, 2014 4:27 PM Health

Mercy Health

Mercy Health Opens Mercy Kids Mid Rivers in Cottleville

The facility is Mercy Health's first outpatient center for kids in its entire four-state operation and is the first hospital of its kind in St. Charles County. more »

Nov 17, 2014 3:18 PM Health

A Second Look

Starting next month, healthcare providers across the U.S. will be required to notify women with dense breasts of their risk of developing breast cancer (four to six times higher than women with less-dense breasts) as well as screening options... more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:17 AM Health

Illustration by Margaret Berg

Open Arms

In 2012, two weeks after Tara and Matt Boland learned that their fourth child was on the way, Tara received a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive subtype of breast cancer that often strikes younger women... more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:17 AM Health

Image courtesy of Drew Selman, Halflife Studio

Going the Distance

During an early-morning breakfast at the Saint Louis Club, Teri Griege picks up the business card... more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:17 AM Health

Photography courtesy of Gateway to Hope

Filling the Gap

Carla Boxdorfer thought it was a cyst. Then the lump in one of her breasts began to grow and to ache. She decided to see a doctor. On May 29, she received the diagnosis: Stage III metastatic invasive ductal carcinoma... more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:17 AM Health

Made from X-rays of the lower leg, the tibia.

Brett Prywitch

Art That Gets Under Your Skin

If you’re a patient, X-rays can strike terror. Somebody in a white coat tacks one up, and boxed light glows through shadowy bones. You see the empty darkness and mysterious gray structures that work silently on your behalf—and one little white spot.. more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:17 AM Health

Illustration by Margaret Berg

Here Comes the Fuzz

When our brain stumbles or goofs, we revert to playground tactics: “Hey stupid! Chemo brain!” or “There goes Mommy brain again…” All we know is the life situation that’s responsible... more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:16 AM Health

Mind Over Matter

As a person who struggles to remember names and faces—or why I just walked down the hall—I find Lumosity to be nirvana. The games are built around the cognitive areas of speed, memory, attention, flexibility, and problem-solving... more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:16 AM Health

Body in Distress, Head in the Sand

A young woman with breast cancer decides not to have chemo because she can’t face losing her hair. Another gets a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and refuses to take a drug that can slow the disease’s progression... more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:16 AM Health

An App a Day

Jeremy Koerber, a personal trainer at Integrated Wellness Concepts, shares some of his fave health and wellness apps. more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:16 AM Health

Illustration by Margaret Berg

Buti’s In the Eye of the Beholder

Flexibility has never been my strong suit. I have taken a few yoga classes in the past, but most of my experience has been in the privacy of my own living room, watching a Sunrise Beach Yoga DVD... more »

Nov 14, 2014 9:16 AM Health


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