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Willow Rosen and Sarah Michaelson, founders of Box, the new sex resource store on Cherokee Street.

Photos by Melany Willis

Cherokee Street Welcomes Box, a St. Louis Sex Shop Founded By Midwives

The new Cherokee Street shop, founded by two St. Louis midwives, sells high-quality sex toys and hosts educational workshops and support groups. more »

Apr 17, 2015 1:10 PM Health

2015 Excellence in Nursing Awards: The Finalists

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Excellence in Nursing Awards finalists. more »

Apr 17, 2015 9:16 AM Excellence in Nursing

Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

Cultivating Care

Andrea Simms is in her element. Taking a break between clinical rounds at St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s inpatient surgical unit, she looks calm and composed in navy blue scrubs... more »

Apr 17, 2015 9:16 AM Health

Illustration by Ian Whadcock

On Your Own Terms: Choosing Assisted Living

What to think about when it's time to make yourself at home with strangers. more »

Apr 17, 2015 9:15 AM Health

Awareness Through the Body Comes to St. Louis

Several weeks ago, a Facebook post from F.LO.A.T., St. Louis’ first flotation center, caught my eye. It announced a two-hour event called Awareness Through the Body, taking place on a Sunday in its second-floor wellness studio... more »

Apr 16, 2015 10:01 AM Health

Photography courtesy of Ballpark Village St. Louis

Ballpark Village Hosts Free Yoga and Crossfit Classes

This summer, Ballpark Village will host its second annual yoga series, adding crossfit classes to the mix. All of the sessions are free and will take place outdoors on select Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Busch II Infield... more »

Apr 15, 2015 12:59 PM Health

Photo by Alvesgaspar via Creative Commons

Long Eyelashes Are Less Sexy When You Find Out What They’re Doing to You

They sweep the dirt right into your eye. more »

Apr 14, 2015 7:13 AM Health

Herbal Supplements: Are They Safe?

Early this year, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman put herbal supplements under the microscope and kicked off a groundswell of scrutiny. Then, last week, attorneys general in 14 states... more »

Apr 13, 2015 8:00 AM Health

The Baseball Diet—It Guarantees You a Home Run

Dr. Will Aguila stopped binge eating, dropped 70 pounds, and created a diet that could actually be fun. more »

Apr 13, 2015 8:00 AM Health

Photography by Geierunited, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Smoking Cessation Awareness Week: Five Ways to Kick the Habit

Next week is Smoking Cessation Awareness Week in St. Louis, a citywide effort to help residents quit smoking... more »

Apr 10, 2015 11:43 AM Health

Ryan Candice

Wake Up Documentary Explores the Stigma Surrounding Suicide and Mental Illness

On June 19, 2014, Ryan Joseph Candice, a University of Missouri-Columbia student and Ballwin native, took his own life. Bright and outgoing, he was three weeks shy of his 21st birthday. No one saw it coming... more »

Apr 10, 2015 8:00 AM Health

Nelson Ayotte works with Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo at the team's training facility.

Power Player: A Conversation With St. Louis Blues Strength and Conditioning Coach Nelson Ayott

Nelson Ayotte, 44, understands athletes and their bodies. He is the strength and conditioning coach for the St. Louis Blues, charged with preparing and overseeing 25 individual workout programs... more »

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 PM Health

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