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Lung Cancer: Reasons to Hope
Apr 26, 2019
Lung Cancer: Reasons to Hope Lung cancer kills more Americans than the next three cancers—breast, colon and prostate—combined. Typically only caught in its later stages, survival rates have not improved significantly in decades. St. Jude Medical Center is a national ...
World’s Smallest Pacemaker Brings Big Benefits
Apr 19, 2019
World’s Smallest Pacemaker Brings Big Benefits On Tuesday, Bonnie Williams, 77, lacked the energy to leave her house and wondered if she had much time left on earth. On Wednesday, she had a Micra pacemaker—about the size of a large vitamin—inserted to treat her atrial fibrillation. ...
Always Tired? Time to replace your fatigue with something better
Apr 12, 2019
Always Tired? Time to replace your fatigue with something better For millions of Americans, tired is their new normal. Finding a solution often starts with blood tests to rule out common culprits, including anemia, diabetes and thyroid conditions. But Jyotika Wali, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician, ...
'Game Changing' Surgical Technique Targets Brain Cancer
Apr 5, 2019
'Game Changing' Surgical Technique Targets Brain Cancer Few diagnoses are more difficult to hear than malignant brain tumor—which is why our neurosurgeons and oncologists are at the forefront of finding better ways to treat it. St. Jude Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the ...
Not Your Mother's Mammogram
Jan 4, 2019
Not Your Mother's Mammogram When it comes to diagnosing and treating breast cancer, the good news just keeps coming. One example is 3D mammography—also known as tomosynthesis or 3D breast imaging—a new technology that is significantly improving our ability to detect ...
A Better Approach to Back Pain
Jan 4, 2019
A Better Approach to Back Pain Back pain is common. Unfortunately, successful evidence-based treatment is not. “Those with back pain often end up seeing multiple doctors, waiting for imaging that offers little or no useful information, and pursuing solutions with no proven ...
Great Beginnings at St. Jude
Jan 4, 2019
Great Beginnings at St. Jude Named One of the Best Places in America to Have a Baby Salena Trujillo, MSN, RN, is part of St. Jude’s award-winning maternity services department—and in addition to the certifications and credentials after her name, she brings something ...
Ask a Doctor
Oct 22, 2018
Q: In terms of nutrition, what should I focus on to improve my child’s health? A: Cutting back on sugar is a great place to start. Nutrition advice has changed over the years; for instance, once upon a time parents were told to eliminate fats ...
Should You Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?
Oct 12, 2018
Should You Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care? It’s Friday evening and your son hurt his ankle at soccer practice. Or it’s Saturday morning and you’ve got a sore throat and high fever. What should you do? “Recognizing the differences between ‘emergency’ and ...
Losing Weight to Gain Back a Life
Oct 8, 2018
Losing Weight to Gain Back a Life Loss of mobility, hobbies, and health—a story that’s familiar to anyone carrying too many pounds. It was Mike Eakle’s story as well, until he rewrote it using an innovative weight loss program. Weighing 373 pounds and taking five ...
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