Confusion About Cancer Is Common

Fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors can affect their cancer risk, a new survey suggests.

The Perils of Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is one of the most frequent causes of skin rash among children and adults who spend time outdoors.

BarnesCare Can Help Conserve Your Employees' Hearing
Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health hazards found in a wide range of industries.
BJC Publishes Community Benefit Report
From free flu shots for the community every year, to charity care for those in need, to supporting the education of future nurses and doctors, BJC HealthCare community benefit programs touch the community one life at a time. 

Study Shows HIgh Return on EAP Investment

A study conducted by the Morneau Shepell research group found that every $1 invested in an employee assistance program (EAP) translates into a return on investment of $8.70 through a combination of improved productivity at work and less time away from work.

Coronary Artery Disease

According to recent statistics, coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the number one cause of death in the world and is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 380,000 Americans each year. CAD accounts for one in six deaths in the Untied States each year or one American every 90 seconds.

Diabetes and Hemoglobin A1C

Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar, or blood glucose, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into the cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, the body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in the blood. You may also have prediabetes. This means that the blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Those with prediabetes may not have any symptoms but do have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Ebola Preparedness at BJC and BarnesCare
The current Ebola outbreak does not pose a significant threat to the U.S. However, BJC HealthCare and BarnesCare are taking the Ebola risk seriously, and are preparing for this high-impact though low-probability event.

BarnesCare Playing Key Role in Barnes-Jewish Hospital Campus Renewal Project

The Campus Renewal Project is a long-term project to renew the academic medical center campus on Kingshighway Boulevard. The campus encompasses BJH and SLCH, along with Washington University School of Medicine. Over the next 9 years, the campus will be transformed in two phases through renovations and new construction.



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