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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.
Ask the Doctor

Our doctors answer common health questions.

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.

Ask the Doctor About Probiotics

What are probiotics? How are they helpful? 

Dr. Rahul S. Dhillon, MD, answers common questions about probiotics.

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Nonni’s Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

Nonni’s Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

Our Nutrition Team has adapted a wonderful Eggplant Lasagna recipe for a healthy meal option.

Perfect Sides to Any Summer Dish

Perfect Sides to Any Summer Dish

Kale is all the rage! Think outside the salad bowl and roast a batch of kale as “chips” – perfect to serve in place of traditional potato chips.  Because these kale “chips” are baked instead of fried, you’ll save calories and fat grams – plus dish up a dose of antioxidants key to your good health!

Carrot “chips” add a burst of bright color and nearly “sweet” flavor to snack time or as a side to your luncheon sandwich! Choose extra-large carrots for the simplest way to shave into strips.

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Featured Events

Lunch and Learn

Safeguarding Your Health

Stuart Higano, MD, cardiologist

Remember when “How to Lower Your …” cholesterol and blood pressure were hot health topics? Have we become cholesterol and blood pressure complacent? Join Dr. Higano for lunch and find out where you stand and the steps you can take to lower your risk for heart disease.

Friday, September 26
11 a.m.-noon and 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

evening programs

Heart Valves and A-Fib

Joshua Baker, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon
Karthik Ramaswamy, MD, electrophysiologist
James Scharff, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon

There are many types of heart disease, such as valve disease and arrhythmias that can affect the structures or function of the heart and blood vessels. Join us for a discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of valve disease and a-fib, including small incision mitral valve surgery and TAVR.

Tuesday, Oct. 7
The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd.

Call 314-996-5433 to Register

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