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Medical Animation: Vaccines

An illness can be caused by pathogens -- bacteria and viruses that cause disease. These foreign invaders can enter the ...

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Medical Animation: Pneumonia

During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The ...

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Who Needs a Whooping Cough Vaccine Booster?

Pertussis spreads through the air and is highly contagious—and in some cases, even deadly. Dr. Rachel Orscheln explains who needs ...

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Medical Animation: Influenza

Influenza, or the flu, is caused by one of several types of viruses that can spread quickly from person to ...

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Medical Animation: Lyme Disease

Tiny deer ticks can carry a harmful bacteria that causes Lyme disease. This bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, can be transmitted to ...

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St. Louis Doctors Change Antibiotic Treatment Tactics for Premature Infants to Curb Drug Resistance

In the newborn intensive care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, physicians and pharmacists are looking at treating babies with ...

Patient Stories

A Life Saved. A Life-Long Friendship. A Meaningful Tribute.

Dear Dr. Feigin: “How are you? I’m fine. One day I saw you on T.V. I could not believe it. ...