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Specialized Care for Life

By Admin | Mar 6, 2018

On December 27, 2016, Allie Brown, 26, was pregnant with her first child and 10 days away from her due date. That morning, she had a routine appointment with her obstetrician. “My doctor said I would be uncomfortable, but I wasn’t ready to deliver just yet,” says Allie. Shortly after returning home, Allie began having…

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Importance of Getting Your ZZZZs: Sports and Sleep

By Admin | Feb 17, 2018

By: Dr. Terra Blatnik, MD Getting your kids to fall asleep is always a challenge.  When they’re little, it’s about the fear of missing out once they go to sleep.  As they get older, it becomes more about time to do homework, a late sports practice, or just time to play a video game or watch…

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Halloween Safety Tips

By Admin | Oct 19, 2017

By:  Kyle Gaines  St. Charles County Ambulance District While many still cite Christmas or Thanksgiving as their favorite holiday, it’s undeniable that Halloween has grown steadily in popularity over the years. What was once a one-night event, homemade costumes has transformed into a month-long celebration of all things that go bump in the night! Though…

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My First Doctor

By Admin | Aug 24, 2017

Getting a healthy start after birth is important. That’s why babies have their first appointment just a few days after being born. Get the most out of your baby’s first doctor visit by learning what to expect and how to best prepare. What does a newborn’s first appointment involve? At the first visit, we weigh…

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Progress West Hospital Unveils Newborn Intensive Care Unit

By Admin | Jul 20, 2017

Progress West Hospital today unveiled a new addition to its Childbirth Center with the opening of its Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The new unit enables the hospital to provide care for premature babies born at a gestational age as young as 32 weeks. The new unit features 8 newborn ICU beds and state-of-the-art technology. It…

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Celebrate Independence Day 2017

By Admin | Jun 27, 2017

It’s hard to believe that Independence Day is just around the corner.  We have so many great places to celebrate with music, family fun, fireworks and food.  Here are some of our favorites!  Fair St. Louis  On July 2-4, Fair Saint Louis, a.k.a. America’s Biggest Birthday Party, will be alive with the sounds of Akon,…

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Bike helmets vital to safe summer fun

By Admin | Jun 6, 2017

  Carefree bike riding is a rite of passage in childhood — if it’s done safely. Among Illinois children ages 5-14 who were admitted to emergency rooms for bike injuries last year, 40 percent had injuries to their head or neck. That’s why wearing helmets while bike riding is so important, says Joseph Cangas, MD,…

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Why Choose Academy of the Sacred Heart?

By Admin | May 3, 2017

Academy of the Sacred Heart PreK-Fifth (co-ed); Sixth-Eighth (single gender) Catholic education in the Sacred Heart tradition, founded in 1818 Choosing a school for your little one is a big decision! Learn how the Academy of the Sacred Heart is an exceptional start for your child’s education. To hear what current students have to say…

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Learn to Swim!

By Admin | Apr 11, 2017

The Greater St. Louis British Swim School family is delighted to offer on-going enrollment in British Swim School’s unique program at  our local pools. We offer a variety of year-round classes, from water survival and learn-to-swim through advanced stroke development, and we welcome all ages, from 3 months to adults. Our small classes, fun and…

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Help for “Quarantine 19” Weight Gain from Head to Toe

By Admin | Jan 1, 2021

By: Jill Cejas Jill Cejas, MS, CHES, is the Head to Toe supervisor in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Health Advocacy and Outreach Department Families are spending more time at home during the pandemic and are sometimes falling victim to “Quarantine 19,” a common term that refers to unexpected weight gain during COVID-19. This phenomenon…

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Help is available during Covid-19.

By Admin | Apr 9, 2020

  COVID-19 Information Lines For questions about the pandemic disease, testing and resources available, please call: St. Charles County COVID-19 Information Hotline 636-949-1899 (open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily) Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 877-435-8411 (open 24 hours) Current Information on Covid for STC https://www.sccmo.org/2105/COVID-19/COVID Medical Resources SSM Health BJC Health Care…

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Pediatric Emergencies

By Admin | Oct 15, 2019

By: Lauren Moran, MD, Washington University pediatric specialist on staff at Progress West Hospital. As a parent, it can be scary when your child is sick or hurt. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine what level of care is most appropriate — scheduling an appointment with their pediatrician or heading to the emergency room (ER). Pediatric…

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Game On! Keeping Your Young Athlete Hydrated

By Admin | Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Tara M. Neumayr If you are like me, ‘Game Day’ is a level up in the daily challenge of parenting logistics.  First, I check the weather – Hot? Cold? Rainy? Windy? Humid?  Then it’s time to gather the gear: appropriate team jersey and matching shorts or pants; sport-specific socks; appropriate undergarments and provisional layers…

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Preparing for Pregnancy

By Admin | Aug 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about having a baby, there are a few things you can do before conceiving to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Learn what board-certified obstetrician (OB) Cory Miller, MD, recommends as you prepare for the journey into motherhood. How do I choose an OB? One of your first decisions is…

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Making the First Day Easier

By Admin | Aug 14, 2019

Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school…

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Bring the Family to the 2019 Baby Kid Expo West County!

By Admin | Jul 12, 2019

What if you could plan a fun day with the kids, and connect with businesses in our area as well? You can at the Baby Kid Expo event!  The 2nd Annual Baby Kid Expo West County will take place Saturday, August 10th at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. The Baby…

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Top Notch Information at the Baby Kid Expo West County!

By Admin | Jul 8, 2019

The St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC) provides advanced pediatric and adolescent care, close to home. While enjoying Baby Kid Expo – West County, experience the approachable expert advice available at the CSCC:• Stop by our Family Resource station to chat with trained experts who offer trusted pediatric health information for patients, families and…

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Go From Liking Your Body to Loving It

By Admin | Jul 8, 2019

Through diet and exercise,we aim to change the appearance of our bodies and reduce any body fat we do not want. With enough of these small changes your body can achieve results to improve your body shape and muscle development. But not everyone is built the same, and genetics inertia can inhibit those who put…

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