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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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Interventional cardiologist Christopher Speidel, MD, answers common questions about High Blood Pressure.

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.

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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.

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Kitchen into Your Favorite Restaurant

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Kitchen into Your Favorite Restaurant

Why go out when you can stay in?  This Valentine’s Day make a date for a “couples cook” evening with you and your special Valentine.

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Featured Events
Most of our events are free; but seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. To register, call 314-996-LIFE (314-996-5433) or 800-392-0936.

Lunch and Learn

Mind Your Meds: An Update on Cardiac and Congestive Heart Failure Medications

New medicine vs. “old” medicine! What is best? Bring your questions and join a Missouri Baptist pharmacist as he discusses medications for heart disease and congestive heart failure. Lunch served.

Wednesday, June 24
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

evening programs

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Are you at risk for peripheral vascular disease? Learn about prevention and the signs, symptoms and options for treatment. Light refreshments served..

Thursday, May 28
6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Louis Frontenac Hilton
1335 South Lindbergh

OASIS Programs

Osteoporosis: Do’s and Don’ts of Everyday Movement — Plus, Exercises to Avoid to Protect Your Spine

If you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, did you know some of the movements you do could cause a fracture? Learn how osteoporosis fractures happen and how to avoid them with some simple modifications to your everyday movements. See how using your joints wisely can protect your bones and joints from unnecessary injuries.

Tuesday, June 2
1-3 p.m.
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

Call 314-996-5433 to Register

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