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  • New Year, New You

    New Year, New You

    posted by Signature Medical Group on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

    Happy 2017! As the New Year begins, many of us start thinking about resolutions that revolve around a healthier lifestyle. We have a new motivation to lead a more fulfilling and healthier life. Unfortunately, obstacles can get in the way, especially when you're tackling them without a support system. This year, we invite you to team with Signature Medical Group.

  • What is Tetanus and is it a Danger in Missouri?

    What is Tetanus and is it a Danger in Missouri?

    posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    The bacteria that cause tetanus, Clostridium tetani, are found in soil, dust and animal feces. But animal bites, frostbite, gangrene, crush injuries, burns and non-sterile injections can also cause the bacteria to manifest. Once bacteria shows itself, it produces a toxin called tetanopsasmin that can cause spasms and stiffness to your extremities. Ever heard of "lockjaw"? It's just as painful as it sounds, and tetanus can be the cause of this painful condition - being unable to move your jaw.