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How a Better Mammogram Saved One Woman’s Anxiety and Another Her Life.

The Breast HealthCare Center started offering 3D for screening mammography last September. Since January 2012, they had used the technology with diagnostic mammography to make sure it really offered benefits. 

3D mammography is a relatively new technology, approved by the FDA in 2011. It takes a series of 15 images in an arc within four seconds. These thin cross-sections allow radiologists to examine breast tissue layer-by-layer.

Clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe have shown that breast cancers often are better seen in 3D because of improved resolution and visualization.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is among the first hospitals in Missouri to offer a new tool in the diagnosis of breast cancer – 3D-tomosynthesis mammography. Tomosynthesis 3D breast scans represent the next generation of mammography, enhancing the ability to detect cancer sooner. Earlier diagnosis means a better chance of recovery and survival for breast cancer patients.
Ask the Doctor

Our doctors answer common health questions.

High Blood Pressure?

Interventional cardiologist Christopher Speidel, MD, answers common questions about High Blood Pressure.

When Does a Cut Mean a Trip to the ER?

ER physician Jeffrey Davis, MD, answers common questions about what to do when you or a loved one has a cut.

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

Sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month® encourages all of us to adopt a healthy eating and physical activity plan.

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Kitchen into Your Favorite Restaurant

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Kitchen into Your Favorite Restaurant

Why go out when you can stay in?  This Valentine’s Day make a date for a “couples cook” evening with you and your special Valentine.

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Featured Events
Most of our events are free; but seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. To register, call 314-996-LIFE (314-996-5433) or 800-392-0936.

Lunch and Learn

Mind Your Meds: An Update on Cardiac and Congestive Heart Failure Medications

New medicine vs. “old” medicine! What is best? Bring your questions and join a Missouri Baptist pharmacist as he discusses medications for heart disease and congestive heart failure. Lunch served.

Wednesday, June 24
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

evening programs

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Are you at risk for peripheral vascular disease? Learn about prevention and the signs, symptoms and options for treatment. Light refreshments served..

Thursday, May 28
6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Louis Frontenac Hilton
1335 South Lindbergh

OASIS Programs

Osteoporosis: Do’s and Don’ts of Everyday Movement — Plus, Exercises to Avoid to Protect Your Spine

If you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, did you know some of the movements you do could cause a fracture? Learn how osteoporosis fractures happen and how to avoid them with some simple modifications to your everyday movements. See how using your joints wisely can protect your bones and joints from unnecessary injuries.

Tuesday, June 2
1-3 p.m.
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

Call 314-996-5433 to Register

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