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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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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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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Caring for the Caregiver

Facing an aging population with longer lifespans, Americans are providing an unprecedented amount of care for family members within their own homes. Our monthly Caregiver Classes can help fight burnout, provide tips for day-to-day care, and prepare you for dealing with the practical, emotional, and legal issues that arise.

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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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Pollens, Dust Mites and More

Sunitha Sequeira, MD, talks about controlling your seasonal allergies.

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Five Steps to Prevent Diabetes

Did you know more than 562,000 people in the St. Louis area are living with prediabetes? Take steps to understand your risk and improve your health today!

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