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Michael, a 51-year-old business owner, was a one-pack-a-day cigarette smoker for 30 years who quit in 2017. As someone who enjoyed good health, Michael never worried about his lungs. However, chronic shoulder pain that he attributed to over-exercising and weightlifting began to bother him. On a whim, Michael Googled "causes of shoulder pain" and was surprised when lung cancer came up in the search result.

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MoBap Breast Cancer Survivor Credits Annual Mammogram for Saving Her Life

Even though Jessica Hayes had no family history of breast cancer, as an assistant administrator at Delmar Gardens of Creve Coeur, she knew the importance of breast cancer screenings. “Work keeps me busy, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s Mammography Van had scheduled times at Delmar Gardens for residents and employees, making it convenient for me to get screened.”

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MoBap Midwifery Services Offer Childbirth Options

Today, many women are choosing to see certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) for pregnancy care. At Missouri Baptist Medical Center, midwives work within the hospital setting to provide care for women before, during and after birth.

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Preparing for Baby Classes and Support Groups

At MoBap, we believe that supporting healthy and happy babies begins with supporting their parents. That’s why we offer classes and support groups to guide new parents each step along the exciting path of parenthood.

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MoBap Mom and AFE Survivor Shares Story and Gives Back

First-time mothers are often nervous before their babies are born. Experienced mothers are a little more comfortable because they know what to expect. For Courtney Johnson, a 35-year-old from Chesterfield, she was an experienced mother but was nervous because she knew something wasn't right. 

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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. 
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