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Young Athlete Center Bridge Program

This is a workout class designed to target muscle groups commonly associated with injury and train neuromuscular responses to coordinate movement and strengthen in proper alignment. This class is led by expert physical therapists and athletic trainers from the Young Athlete Center.

 

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Patient and Visitor Information

Being with your loved ones while they are in the hospital is important to their healing and overall wellbeing, and we are happy to welcome you to Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Helps Tom Return to the Basketball Court

Tom Caspari thought he was too healthy to have a heart attack.

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Dr. Stewart Gets a “Second Chance at Life” After Heart Attack

Todd Stewart, MD, is no stranger to critically ill patients and life-saving procedures. As a spinal neurosurgeon and chief of neurosurgery at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, it’s all in a day’s work. But it came as a shock when he suffered a life-threatening heart attack last year.

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Sarah & Andrew Navigate the NICU After Birth of Twin Boys

Sarah and Andrew Sapperstein were looking forward to being parents and were overjoyed and shocked to discover that they were having twins. As the months passed, Sarah's pregnancy was going smoothly, and they planned to welcome their babies by cesarean section (C-section) at 38 weeks.

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Pain Scale

When should you worry about your pain?

The effects of chronic pain can be far-reaching. From gaining weight and having trouble sleeping to mood swings and even depression. Follow these simple rules to identify you pain management needs:

  • Two Week Rule: Tell your doctor about any pain that lasts longer than two weeks.
  • Acute Trauma Rule: Get immediate attention for any pain caused by an accident or injury.
  • I Can't Sleep Rule: If it keeps you up at night and exceeds the "two week rule," ask your doctor about it.
  • Worst Pain of My Life: If the pain prevents you from moving normally, have yourself checked right away.