Healthy Living

Missouri Baptist is committed to helping you lead a healthier life. We work with community partners to offer a combination of events, cooking classes and health seminars focused on actions you can take to reduce your risk of chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

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Online Heart Health Assessment

Are you at risk for a heart attack? Learn about your risk factors with our online heart health assessment tool and find help for improving your results.

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Keeping You Safe

Over the last few months, the community has come together by staying apart. You’ve stayed home, made sacrifices and put off the important things – like doctor’s appointments and  health screenings. But now at Missouri Baptist we are ready to care for you -  with new safety precautions and other important  steps to make your visit an easy one and get you back to the care you need.

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Know the Warning Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

The following are the most common stroke warning signs. Go to the ER immediately if experiencing any of the symptoms. A quick response can help reduce damage.

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Carbs or Calories?

When dieting, which is better to use as a caloric intake model: carbs or calories? Does one offer faster weight loss over the other?

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The Right Nutrients to Help You Heal

Despite public focus on the rising obesity problem in the United States, malnourishment remains a common but little-known concern for many hospitalized patients. Malnutrition can lead to negative outcomes such as higher infection rates, poor wound healing, and up to three times longer lengths of stay.

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MS Living Well

Ready to learn more about multiple sclerosis?  Visit MSLivingWell.org, our award-winning website dedicated to providing information on multiple sclerosis, new treatment options and advice on living well with MS.

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Early Heart Attack Care

Did you know that heart attacks have beginnings and these beginning signs occur in more than half of all heart attack patients? Learn the important early signs and symptoms.

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Living (Well) With Congestive Heart Failure

Follow these tips to live a healthier life with congestive heart failure.

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Regaining Mobility: Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair and seating evaluations for patients experiencing a decline in their mobility and activities of daily living offer patients an opportunity to gain independence in their home and community and are the starting point for persons with disabilities, primarily neurological or cardiopulmonary, to receive a manual or power wheelchair. 

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Her Heart Health

A woman's heart is different. Many women may not experience chest pain. Their warning signs are non-specific and often easily overlooked. 

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Yoga: For a Healthy Pregnancy

An ancient form of meditation, yoga has evolved into a popular form of exercise offering physical and mental benefits that can alleviate health problems, reduce stress, and increase flexibility.

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Steps to a Glad Gut: More Fiber

Many digestive health issues can be resolved or aided by lifestyle modifications such as...

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Don't Be Afraid to Ask

I seem to have more gas now than ever before. Is it what I'm eating? Is it always what you eat that causes gas or does something else play into it?

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Top reasons for taking your little one to the Emergency Room

The clock says 4 a.m. Your five-year-old is crying and has kept you up most of the night. You’re worried.

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Stir-fried Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower takes the place of rice to help increase your vegetable intake and cut starches. Enjoy this delicious, one-dish meal.

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Tomatillo Salsa

With high fiber, unique antioxidant mix and vitamins C and A, "husk tomatoes" bring the flavor of Mexico to your table with this spicy Salsa Verde.

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Peach Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients filled with protein and fiber. This recipe makes a nutrient dense, guilt free snack for any occasion.

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Chopped Peanut Salad

With tofu croutons and chopped peanuts, this Asian-inspired chopped salad packs a nutritional punch with 16 g of protein and only 257 calories.

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Women’s Health and Menopause

OB/Gyn physicians Laura Donnelly, MD; Erin DuMontier, MD; and Julianna Verticchio, MD, discuss what a woman should know about menopause.

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Is it a sinus infection or just allergies?

Patients with congested nasal passages often assume they have a sinus infection or 'sinusitis." Inflamed nasal passages actually can be caused by allergies or viral colds. Physicians, therefore, generally limit the definition of sinusitis to bacterial infection of the sinuses.

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