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Pinnacle Entertainment has appointed WARD SHAW as VP and GM of River City Casino & Hotel. Shaw most recently worked as GM of Tropicana Evansville in Indiana.
Moneta Group welcomes communications manager EMILY BARLEAN to its team. Barlean’s work history includes working as senior corporate communications specialist and social media manger at Concordia Publishing House.
As the oldest neurosurgery spine division in the country, Washington University Physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is leading the nation in all aspects of back and neck treatment. And the group now offers even more comprehensive care, through the addition of a spine neurosurgeon who completed an orthopedic deformity fellowship.
In today’s technology-driven society, a virtually endless amount of medical information is constantly at our fingertips. And yet, many women lack knowledge about their everyday and long-term health needs, explains Dr. Amy Loden, an internal medicine physician with Washington University Physicians. “For example, women have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than any other female cancers combined.”
JULIE PIATCHEK has joined Arcturis, an architectural design firm, as controller and senior accountant. Piatchek earned a B.S. in accounting from Missouri State University.
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Dr. Steven Couch is opening up a whole new world to patients. The Washington University oculofacial plastic surgeon at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital performs upper and lower eyelid surgeries, correcting droopiness to expand patients’ field of vision and improve the appearance of the eyes.
The American Sleep Association estimates that about 12 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing stops for short periods multiple times during the night. Sleep apnea doesn’t only cause excessive daytime sleepiness, its most noticeable effect; it also increases risk for heart attack and stroke, making it a serious medical condition for the millions who don’t know they have it.
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A recent study by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked Missouri as the 12th most obese state in the country. It predicted that by 2030, 62 percent of Missourians will be obese. It is a shocking statistic, and an outcome that Dr. Jennifer Wessels is trying to help avoid through her efforts as a family practitioner at Barnes West Primary Care, part of the BJC Medical Group. “I get to take care of people from all walks of life, of all ages, and I work not only to overcome their current health problems, but also prevent them from occurring in the future,” she says.
We now know that names of the 2012 Most Enhanced award winners from the LANDMARKS ASSOCIATION OF SAINT LOUIS. The awards, now in their 20th year, recognize outstanding rehabilitation projects in the St. Louis region. This year’s recipients include Peabody Opera House, Grand Center Arts Academy, The Laurel on Washington Avenue and the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End. The awardees were honored during a recent ceremony.
Have you been getting enough sleep? If not, the week of March 5 is a good time to catch up. It’s National Sleep Awareness Week, which highlights the importance of adequate sleep for improved wellness and a higher quality of life. The week ends with the annual shift to Daylight Saving Time, robbing us of an hour of night-time.
Longtime Frontenac residents Drs. Madhavi Kandula and Mitch Platin moved just one block over to Huntleigh almost eight years ago when they fell in love with the neighborhood. Kandula, a well-known dermatologist, and Platin, an anesthesiologist with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, have two boys: Max, 17, and Jacob, 13.
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Having the occasional restless night and feeling the effects the following day is par for the course. However, it’s not normal or healthy to feel sleepy all the time. In many cases, the phenomenon of excessive daytime sleepiness is related to a common sleep disorder that sufferers may not even be aware of.
There’s a new ‘mang’ in town: A new largerthan- life bronze statue of Cardinals superstar ALBERT PUJOLS has been unveiled. The 10-foot, 1,100-pound likeness, created by acclaimed sculptor HARRY WEBER, hovers above Westport Plaza, where a dedication took place earlier this week. In attendance were Pujols, his wife, DEIDRE, Weber and TODD PERRY of the Pujols Family Foundation. The statue was commissioned by an anonymous donor who wanted to recognize the All-Star first baseman for his dedication to the game, as well as his philanthropy to the St. Louis community.
STEVEN LANG of Lang Insurance Service has been appointed to the Midwest BankCentre St. Charles County Regional Board. KEN KOTIZA, VP of WFL Inc. and ROBERT HOLTHAUS, president of Holthaus Realty & Development, Inc. have been appointed to the West County Regional Board.
It may be one of the most dreaded cancer screening tests, but most people don’t even remember it when it’s all over. Colonoscopy can not only diagnose but prevent colon cancer, making it one of the best cancer-fighting tools available.
THOMAS CLEMENS of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the Hempstead Financial Group has been named the 2009 Notre Dame Alumnus of the Year by the St. Louis Notre Dame Alumni Club.
When…thousands of spectators gathered in Plaza Frontenac’s parking lot to see nearly 250 of the finest exotic and classic cars at the 22nd annual St. Louis European Auto Show? Presented by St. Louis Motorsports, all proceeds from the event will benefit Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Moneta Group earned the No. 3 spot on Registered Rep’s Top 100 Registered Investment Advisors in America and was ranked 97th on Wealth Manager magazine’s 2008 list of 478 ‘Top Dogs.’
JEANETTE FELLHAUER has been named community sales representative for Enclave Bellerive.
When you want to sleep, but it feels like your legs want to dance, there’s a problem. And the problem has a name: restless leg syndrome (RLS).
Groceries with a view…the toney TOWN & COUNTRY CROSSING has opened, and tenants include WHOLE FOODS MARKET, TARGET, GO! SPA, NATIONAL CITY BANK and NAPOLI 2UE, the sister location of the popular Clayton eatery, Cafe Napoli. The stores front a 3-acre lake, the largest water feature of any St. Louis retail development.
Kristin Marie Clickett and Brad Alen Bushong were married July 7 by Rev. Sherry Habben at Salem in Ladue United Methodist Church, with a reception at the Chesterfield Doubletree Hotel, where the couple recreated the Garden of Eden with more than 80 of their own trees and plants.