This year’s Mound City Medical Forum scholarship banquet was a centennial birthday celebration for beloved local physician Dr. James M. Whittico Jr., who turns 100 on November 18.
Finances can strain quickly when a family member is in treatment for a major health condition. Such was the case for Staci Owens of Florissant, Missouri. The 38-year-old wife and mother of two was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of this year.
At an early age, I was certain that I wanted to be a physician, even though I saw very few people who looked like me doing so, nor were there any on television. At that time in my life, I had to use the fictional character of Dr. Marcus Welby as my example and motivation. Kids today probably have no idea who he was and nor do they know how popular that show used to be. But he had the career that I wanted and pursued until I achieved it.
Author and historian John A. Wright will be the honoree and guest speaker for “Homer G. Phillips and the Ville: Celebrating the Legacy,” the 20th annual Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series at Washington University St. Louis. It takes place Friday, October 23 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 South Euclid Ave.
Oct. 5- Oct. 7, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Barnes-Jewish Hospital Main Floor Lobby
The Deaconess Foundation awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to invest in 13 students who are pursuing nursing careers. The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis presented the first of two awards to St. Louis area students before the fall semester. The scholarships are the result of collaboration between the St. Louis American Foundation, Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and Deaconess Foundation.
In my practice, I spend a lot of time discussing the same subjects, giving the same advice, and relaying the same information to patients who sometimes seem interested in what I have to say and other times who seem quite disengaged with the conversation regarding their health. I utilize a variety of methods to impart important messages: motivational interviewing, scared-straight tactics, and familial pressure-I invite the spouse or significant other to come to the visits.
Through its’ program Bridges to Care and Recovery program, the Behavioral Health Network (BHN) of Greater St. Louis hosted a pastor’s brunch at the New Horizon Christian Church on Sept. 10 to invite pastors to join the movement to eliminate the stigma of mental health in African-American Community.
Starting kindergarten marked new beginnings for Joy Haire and her parents, Will and Lisa Haire. Just before the school year started, through a Food Challenge, Joy’s doctor determined she outgrew the serious and potentially life-threatening dairy allergy that surfaced a few weeks before her first birthday.
My old school, southern-bred mother was appalled to learn that my then 2-year-old used words like vagina and penis. She could not believe I had taught her such language because she of course had taught me to say “private parts” and use nicknames such as “pocket book.” Well, I suppose my liberating medical education had freed me from that type of sexual bondage and I dared to embrace body parts for what they were intended to be called.