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Theresa Taylor Presented with Komen's 2014 Healthcare Professional of the Year

Theresa Taylor, outreach coordinator for Missouri Baptist Medical Center's Breast HealthCare Center (BHCC), had a rewarding time at the Susan G. Komen Power of a Promise event on Sunday, May 4. While listening to the presentations, her co-worker Stephanie Steidemann, patient navigator at the BHCC, leaned over and said to Taylor, “Hey, did you know you were getting this?”

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

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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.

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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.

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