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Date: Dec 4, 2012

Managing Stress

The year is nearly over. Before you know it, the roller coaster of traditional holidays from Thanksgiving through Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s will be here. Feeling stressed just thinking about it? Here’s what Kaori Sakurai, MD, board certified internist on-staff at Missouri Baptist Medical Center has to say about managing stress.

Date: Dec 4, 2012

Fatigue: Facts and Fiction

Everyone experiences fatigue at some point, but according to sleep expert Shiraz Daud, MD, ongoing fatigue may indicate a more serious problem. “A major myth about fatigue is that it’s normal and just related to a busy lifestyle,” said Dr. Daud, a pulmonologist at Missouri Baptist Medical Center and fellowship-trained sleep medicine specialist. “In reality, fatigue can signal medical problems.”
Stress.  It’s something everybody has, and it can be difficult to avoid. How we deal with stress affects our happiness and our overall health.  At times, seeing a counselor may be helpful or even sometimes medication may be indicated, but almost always, a lifestyle change will help. One such option includes a routine exercise program.
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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®

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