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Patients to Learn Density of Breast Tissue after Screening Mammograms.

Women in Missouri now are to be informed of their breast tissue density after having a screening mammogram.

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.

Oftentimes, when radiologists see unclear or questionable areas on mammogram results, they have the patient come back for additional exams. Call backs can be more common for women with ‘dense’ breasts, where overlapping tissue makes it harder to see early signs of cancer or other breast problems. 3D Mammography can eliminate many of these call-backs and ease women's stress and worry.

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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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