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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.

Irregular Heartbeats?

Dr. Andrew Krainik answers common questions you may have about heart palpitations, the subjective feeling of a rapid, irregular, or pronounced heartbeat.

High Blood Pressure?

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

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Use pumpkin for a nutritious breakfast smoothie.

Use pumpkin for a nutritious breakfast smoothie.

Pumpkin is too good for you (and too tasty!) to limit to holiday pies.  Here it combines with fruit and spice for a tasty breakfast-to- go. 

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.

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Featured Events

Lunch and Learn

Cruising the Aisles to Better Health!  A Virtual Grocery Store Tour

Building a better plate begins with what goes in your grocery cart. Join registered dietitian Sherri Hoyt as she leads you on a virtual grocery store tour. Get the tips you need for stocking healthy foods that make preparing quick meals a cinch while meeting your health goals and food budget!

Friday, September 25
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

evening programs

A Couples Guide: Lowering Your Risk for Cancer

The big “C!” Are there ways to decrease risk for breast, prostate, and lung cancer? Join our physicians for coffee and hors d’oeuvres and find out how to lower risk for these cancers. This program is sponsored by the Missouri Baptist Community Advisory Board.

Tuesday, September 15
6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Louis Frontenac Hilton
1335 South Lindbergh

OASIS Programs

Medicare Update 2016

Medicare open enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7, 2015. This is the time you may change your Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2016. Join us to learn what changes are anticipated for Medicare. The expert presenters will provide a synopsis of the CLAIM state insurance counseling program, information on how to access their services, and information on Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage). Don't let changes catch you by surprise. Two sessions available!

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 10-11:30 a.m. or
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1-2:30 p.m.
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer Road

Call 314-996-5433 to Register

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