With two large research universities located in St. Louis, both with medical schools on campus, our city is known for producing and participating in some of the most important medical studies of the past several decades.
If you spend too much time gazing down at your smartphone or tablet, you could be letting yourself in for a literal pain in the neck. And that’s not all. Our modern technologies are causing a number of musculoskeletal issues, especially as a result of poor posture and repetitive movements.
With all the attention paid to breast cancer prevention and treatment, women are acutely aware of their risk and most know at least someone who has had the disease. Many men may think this is one modern plague that doesn’t affect them muh from an individual health standpoint. However, breast cancer is diagnosed in about 2,350 men each year, according to the American Cancer Association.
Think about how you feel when you step into a nice, hot shower at the end of a long day. Now, take that feeling of total relaxation, and combine it with the experience of a massage, along with a healthy dose of aromatherapy. That’s a good approximation of the ‘rituals’ offered at Ara, the Spa at Ameristar. We experienced the aptly named Pure Bliss ritual first-hand, and were wowed by the perks—from complimentary valet parking for spa guests, to a slew of amenities that can be enjoyed pre- or post-treatment (think steam room, sauna, hydro-pool and more). Then, we sat down with spa manager Susan Boyd to ask why this luxurious body treatment is so special.
Some of St. Louis’ most cherished companies are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Join LN as we honor these tried-and-true local establishments. Cheers!
Dr. Robert Bergamini chose pediatric oncology as his medical specialty almost 35 years ago because he knew it was challenging: He saw it as an opportunity to care for sick children and their families, part of "doing the complete job of providing care for the entire family unit," he explains. And while you may assume working with cancer-stricken children would be emotion-ally draining, when asked how he copes, Bergamini pauses and then says simply, “We have fun.”
St. Louis increasingly is being recognized as a Mecca for enterprising and innovative business owners. Major news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and MSNBC have all hailed the Gateway City as the destination for startups.
Brittany Butts believes music soothes the soul: Wise words coming from a 16-year-old living with sickle cell disease. The teen has taken her negative experiences battling the illness and turned them into a positive message through song, with the help of the Kids Rock Cancer program.
What’s better than a big, luxurious sedan? How about a big, luxurious sedan with all-wheel-drive so you can get wherever you need to go in any kind of weather.
Your grandmother could probably predict the weather based on her joints--and she wasn’t kidding.
You spend one-third of your life sleeping—so why waste time dozing in a mediocre space? Three design pros have recommendations on where to invest when perfecting your bedroom.
Your beautiful home is only enhanced by the windows and doors that surround the space—that is, unless these areas are more dreary and dull than light-filled and lovely. The professionals have a few tips for upgrading your windows and doors.
As Kate Corbett sat with her husband while their son was in surgery, their discussion turned to how readily available medical resources were in St. Louis. To help make these resources available to others, Corbett founded the St. Louis office of the World Pediatric Project.
In last month's column, we discussed the evaluation and assessment of a child thought to have attention deficit disorder (ADD), with or without hyperactivity. Now it’s January, and your children are back in school (or soon to be). You just spent two weeks in constant holiday cheer, and many of you may be convinced your child needs an ADD workup!
When interior designer Karen Pepper and her then-fiancé (now-husband), businessman Bill Jacoby, were looking for a home in 2013, they had one main criteria: It had to be a place where the whole family could hang out. Indeed, they found the ideal property that—with Karen’s talent and Bill’s carpenter skills—has turned into their dream home and a place where all children, immediate and extended family could gather.
If you've ever stood on the steps under the Arch, admired the flowers at City Hall, or driven by the remodeled homes in North County neighborhoods, you have witnessed the work of the Veiled Prophet Foundation.
More than 1.2 million—that’s how many Americans are estimated to have HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monthly treatment for HIV can be as much as $5,000. For those who feel that they have to choose between paying for housing and medicine, Doorways is here to help.
If you drive on today’s roads, there’s no missing the popularity of SUVs. They’re everywhere--and for a variety of reasons. First of all, they’re practical, due to their large cargo and people-carrying capacity. Second, they often offer four-wheel-drive capability and ground clearance that insures mobility in any type of weather.
As highlighted in a recent issue of Missouri Medicine, researchers in the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development are working on a variety of vaccines to treat everything from influenza to ebola.
In the past, mammograms always were very stressful for Jamie Jones of O’Fallon. Now 46, the mother of three girls is classified as having ‘dense’ breast tissue, and as a result, every year, she would get a call afterward that there might be a problem, and she needed to come in for more tests.
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
Breathe in. And out. Focus on the breath entering and leaving your body...again… This is all it takes to begin a basic meditation practice. When your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your breath.
Spotlighting a different veteran each month, First Bank and Greater St. Louis Honor Flight kicked off its ‘Tribute to the Greatest Generation’ program by recognizing World War II veteran Robert Bareford during a recently St. Louis Blues game. Fans enjoyed a video honoring Sgt. Bareford, and cheered as, in uniform and with four generations of family members, he waved to the crowd on the jumbotron. Each time the Blues score first during a game this season, First Bank will donate $104 to Greater St. Louis Honor Flight.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
We thought we left it behind in adolescence, but it’s back! Acne isn’t just a teenager’s problem.