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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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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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Recipes

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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

Parkinson’s Disease 101

Michael Hatlelid, MD, neurologist

If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s Disease, you are not alone. In the United States, approximately 50,000 to 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and how to live well with this progressive neurological disorder.

Tuesday, September 16, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd.

OASIS

Stay Grounded For Life

AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company is sponsoring a series of fall prevention classes in the Indianapolis and St. Louis areas for older adults through The OASIS Institute.

Registration is required. Please join us one of our convenient location for comprehensive screenings to assess your risk and take action! Please contact 314-862-4859 ext. 24 or visit www.oasisnet.org/stlouis to register for this free event.

Free From Falls Presentation with balance and other health screenings, including orthostatic blood pressure, hearing, vision, glucose screening and medication reviews. Bring your medication list!

Maryland Heights Community Center
2344 McKelvey Road,
St. Louis MO 63043 

CLASS 9001
Tuesday, September 23
9 a.m. - noon 

Thomas Dunn Memorial Learning Center
3113 Gasconade
St. Louis MO 63118

CLASS 9000
Tuesday, September 23
noon - 3 p.m. 

Southview Assisted Living and Memory Care
9916 Reavis Road
St. Louis MO 63123

CLASS 9002
Wednesday, September 24
1-3 p.m.

OASIS O’Fallon
Lower level
106 North Main Street
O’Fallon MO 63366

CLASS 9004
Thursday, September 25
9-11 a.m.

Northwest Healthcare
1225 Graham Road
Florissant MO 63031

CLASS 9005
Thursday, September 25
1-3 p.m.

Call 314-996-5433 to Register

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