Weston Family Clinic Introduces Juliet

Women’s pelvic/vaginal health is one of the most talked about subjects in today’s health care. Their bodies change due to childbirth, menopause, surgical procedures or breast cancer therapies. It’s common for women to suffer from bladder leakage with sneezing, laughing, coughing and exercise as well as vaginal dryness, itching, burning, bleeding and painful intercourse. 50% menopause and 15% peri menopausal women suffer from vaginal atrophy.

Why don’t women seek help? They think it is just a part of aging, something that they have to live with, are embarrassed to talk about it, and aren’t aware of treatment options.

There haven’t been a lot of treatment options until now. The Juliet Laser is a life-changing procedure for vaginal health. It is a non-surgical, safe, and effective 15-minute treatment with minimal discomfort and no down time. Improvements are seen after the first treatment, although three treatments, 4-6 weeks apart are recommended for optimal results.

“Women don’t have to suffer in silence anymore” says Dr. Debra C. Keith, a family physician who recently added Juliet Vaginal Rejuvenation to the Weston Family Clinic in Weston, MO.

Saint Luke’s North Hospital awarded Primary Stroke Center Certification

A regional leader in stroke care, Saint Luke’s North Hospital has become the first center in the Northland to achieve Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission. The advanced certification recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

Primary Stroke Center certification recognizes stroke centers that have the infrastructure, staff and training to effectively manage and meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients. Saint Luke’s North Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review by The Joint Commission in March 2018 and excelled in all areas of the survey, with particular emphasis on the staff and individualized care for patients. The certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association.

During a stroke, time equals brain cells saved, so every second counts when it comes to receiving treatment. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone dies of a stroke every four minutes. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Gladstone Community Center Hosts Kids Triathlon

The 11th Annual Gladstone Community Center Kids Triathlon will be held on June 9th at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes. The event will bring more than 200 kids ages 6 through 14 to the streets of Gladstone to participate in a triathlon.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. and will be broken up into three age groups. Ages 6-8 will swim 50 yards, bike 1.5 miles and run a ¼ mile. Ages 9-11 will swim 100 yards, bike 1.5 miles and run a ½ mile. Ages 12-14 will swim 200 yards, bike 3 miles and run 1 mile.

Registration Fees:

Early bird special, $40 first child, $35 each additional sibling; After May 21, 2018, $55 first child, $50 each additional sibling.

Registrations must be delivered by Friday, June 8, 2018. Packet pick-up and course orientation will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Gladstone Community Center.

Registration forms are available online at www.gladstonecommunitycenter.com or at the front desk of the Gladstone Community Center.