Most injuries caused by fireworks are from the types parents buy for their kids -- sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets and roman candles. Barbara Ellzey, MD, a physician with St. Luke's Urgent Care -- Ladue, shared tips on how to not let the sights and sounds of your Fourth of July celebrations turn into a trip to urgent care.
Do you know your hospital’s statistics on safety and maternity care? Where expectant mothers and those considering expanding their families choose to deliver matters and can impact the mother’s chance of a cesarean delivery.
When the average person hears the term “wound care” they often think of cuts, scrapes, tourniquets, or bandages. But specialized wound care programs are much more; they play a vital role within the communities they serve.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Brian Peterson, MD, FACS, FSVS, explains how even during a pandemic, it is crucial to get care as soon as possible to prevent the chance of a future stroke.
St. Luke's Hospital and the other St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force hospitals are now vaccinating children ages 12 to 15 after the Food and Drug Administration extended emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for the age group.
On April 16, St. Luke’s opened direct scheduling for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Missouri residents age 16 and older can immediately register and select their preferred appointment time at lukesvaccine.com.
The soreness in your arm will come and go, but the record of your COVID-19 vaccine should last forever. Michael Klevens, MD, MBA, St. Luke's network medical director of emergency services shares tips on how to protect your vaccination card and steps to take if you misplace it.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women and men in the U.S., accounting for one in every four deaths. Add in the pandemic and implications of COVID-19 on heart health, and it’s more important than ever to know your risk factors for heart and vascular disease.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Organization designated 2020 the "Year of the Nurse." Just as modern-day nursing foundress Nightingale used her lamp to illuminate the places where nurses worked, we asked St. Luke’s nurses to shed light on why they felt called to the nursing profession.
St. Luke’s invited our team members to paint the plywood used to create negative pressure rooms, and their art and reflections made our jaws drop. Their creations are proudly displayed at each elevator lobby of our inpatient areas.
It’s important to get a flu vaccine every year, but it’s especially important this year on top of the coronavirus pandemic. St. Luke’s has partnered with the regional health systems – BJC, Mercy and SSM – to work together to raise awareness and encourage our community to roll up their sleeves and get their flu shots.
Over the course of 40 years, Denise, a surgical assistant in our Maternity and Childbirth services, has helped welcomed thousands of babies into the world. She recently received a special sunrise shout-out from KSDK for all of her hard work.
For more than 15 years, St. Luke’s Mission Outreach Committee has held a School Supply Drive to support the children and families served at St. Luke’s Pediatric Care Center. This year, one nurse manager donated 60 back packs to the drive.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Eight-year-old Jane Ball wanted to make a difference for those working on the front lines of the pandemic. She recently set up a drink stand in her neighborhood to raise money for St. Luke’s Hospital to help fight COVID-19.
The tune that became the theme song for the 1982 World Series Championship St. Louis Cardinals has served as the 2020 soundtrack behind the happy moments when St. Luke's Hospital patients are discharged after recovering from COVID-19.
Diane Ray, RN, MBA, FACHE, and St. Luke’s Hospital Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and St. Luke’s Network Chief Nursing Officer, has been selected as a recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2020 Most Influential Business Women Award.
Thank you to our community for finding thoughtful ways to brighten our days with donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how a donation goes from drop off to our team members.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team members’ commitment to patient care has never wavered. The St. Louis Jewish Light paid tribute to Jewish doctors, nurses and other essential workers who put their own safety at risk to take care of the community.
As an emergency medicine triage nurse practitioner, Jacob Crust sees each patient that steps foot into St. Luke’s Hospital emergency room. He received a special shout out from his alma mater, Maryville University, in Ladue News.
St. Luke’s Hospital recently honored four nurses with DAISY Awards for extraordinary nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to Maggie Cheng, Mark Faller, Kristy Lohman and Heather Sides for their deserving recognitions!
To slow the transmission of COVID-19 and to help save lives across the St. Louis metropolitan, St. Luke’s Hospital joined BJC Healthcare, Mercy and SSM Health to create the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.
Dr. Delene Musielak, an internist and pediatrician, is a mother of 4-year-old triplets and host of "The Dr. Mom" YouTube show. She spoke at the 2020 St. Louis Business Journal Women's Conference, and offered seven pieces of advice.
Weight loss surgery changes not only your body -- reducing your risks of many serious and chronic diseases -- but also your quality of life. Yet, myths still persist about the surgery. Dr. Matthew Ricks "weighs" in on fact versus fiction when it comes to weight loss surgery on KMOV's Great Day St. Louis.
Meditation is a research supported practice that can reduce stress, lower one’s risk for heart disease, help reduce pain and more. Laurie Chappell, MSN, RN, St. Luke’s Hospital nurse community educator spoke with West Newsmagazine about the power of meditation and the health benefits for the mind and body.
For some emergencies, the fastest and safest way to transport a medical patient is by air. St. Luke’s President and CEO Christine Candio did a fly-along with Global Medical Response to see how care is delivered from the first step.
The St. Louis Business Journal asked speakers and other participants at the 2020 Women's Conference to tell the best advice or career tips they've ever received. Read what St. Luke's team members had to say.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the part of your lower jaw that connects to the skull. Problems in this area may be called TMJ syndrome or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and include pain not only in the jaw but also in the surrounding muscles that control jaw movement.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. For several years now, women have outpaced men in terms of deaths related to the disease. COPD actually includes two types of conditions: chronic bronchitis, a chronic cough accompanied by mucus formation, and emphysema, a respiratory disease characterized by the destruction of air sacs and trapping of air in the lungs. In many cases, those with COPD have both chronic bronchitis and emphysema.