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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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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Mastering the Art of Proper Breathing

Proper breathing can help to reduce stress and relieve pain. Learn these simple tips that you can practice anywhere at any time.

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Gluten-free Every Day

Need to put dinner on the table for someone who is following a gluten-free diet? Let us help with this collection of gluten-free recipes. Missouri Baptist is proud to partner with Dierbergs for the Eat. Live. Well.TM Series, providing classes to help you discover great food that you can feel good about. 

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Flu Vaccinations

BJC HealthCare provides a limited number of free flu vaccines to the community. Visit BarnesJewish.org/Patients-Visitors/Flu-Shot-Clinic for locations and dates. For added convenience, our community wellness partner Dierbergs Markets offers walk-in vaccinations at 22 locations around St. Louis. Dierbergs accepts all major insurance providers; and the flu shot is available free through Medicare, Tricare, Cigna and United Healthcare. Please visit Dierbergs.com for more information.

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Medicare Part D Boot Camp

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7. Have you compared your Part D coverage for 2020?

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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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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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