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ALS Clinic

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disorder in which certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord slowly die. The first sign of ALS is often weakness in one leg, one hand, the face,...
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Alzheimer’s Disease

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that causes dementia, the degeneration of intellectual functions such as memory. Alzheimer’s and related conditions can have a particularly devastating effect on a person’s quality of life. And though it receives much less attention than...
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Baby Boxinette Program

What is a Baby Boxinette? A Boxinette is a tested and safety-certified enclosure which provides a safe sleep space for infants, discouraging co-sleeping (babies and parents sleeping together in the same bed). Saint Francis Healthcare partnered with the Missouri Foundation for Health to initiate the...
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A small, tube-shaped pouch is created to decrease stomach size and hold less food, and the small intestine is divided into two sections and attached to the lower part of the smaller stomach. This allows food to go past most of the small intestine and...
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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Facts Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in their lives. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. Signs include a lump or an area...
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Breast Health

A Comprehensive Breast Health Center Womancare provides education, examinations, testing and treatments through its state-of-the-art facility, which offers both comfort and convenience. The American College of Radiology (ACR) designates Womancare as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This ACR recognition shows that our technologists are...
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Breastfeeding Information, Tips and Classes

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the best food for a baby. Rich in antibodies, breast milk can help protect newborns from bacteria and viruses after they are born. One of the most amazing aspects of a mother’s body is that milk production...
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Cancer Outreach Clinics

Cancer Institute Additional Location Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers expanded cancer treatment coverage in Sikeston and Perryville. Patients in these locations now have access to Saint Francis specialists, Cancer Institute technology, and resources. Cancer Treatment in Sikeston In addition Mark A. Meadors,...
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