Palliative Care: Helping Patients Live Their Best Lives

Lynn’s husband Steve was diabetic and diagnosed with end stage renal disease 11 years ago. Without warning, Steve’s condition turned critical three years ago. Desperate for guidance and strength, Lynn was connected to April and the Palliative Care team at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Losing More Than Sleep

Everybody suffers occasionally from not getting enough sleep. But a lack of sleep can do more than just make you feel tired the next day. Chronic sleep problems can be a contributing factor to more serious health problems.

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Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Set healthy goals. Make action plans. Manage Pain. Embrace nutrition and exercise. Understand medication. Increase your confidence in managing your own health.

Jamestown Bluffs Library ‚Äč
4153 North Highway 67 
St. Louis, MO 63034 
Fridays, October 4 through November 15
9:30 a.m.-noon

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Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Set healthy goals. Make action plans. Manage Pain. Embrace nutrition and exercise. Understand medication. Increase your confidence in managing your own health.

Samual Sachs Library 
16400 Burkhardt Place 
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Friday, October 4 through November 15
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Speaking from the Heart

When Kenneth Amaral visits with cardiology patients at Missouri Baptist Medical Center as part of the Mended Hearts volunteer program, he speaks from first-hand experience.

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A Perfect Match

In the fall of 2017, Dwight Blankenship, senior pastor at Parkway Baptist Church in west St. Louis County, learned his kidneys were failing. His Missouri Baptist Medical Center nephrologist, Jay Seltzer, MD, advised a kidney transplant. Fortunately, a suitable donor was close at hand.

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Tina, a MoBap cardiac surgery patient, has always been active and enjoys walking, biking and being outdoors.

Repairing a Broken Heart: A New Diagnosis Helps Heart Pump at Peak Efficiency

Although she had lived with a heart condition her entire life, Tina Lybarger Ledyard knew a few months ago that something just wasn’t right. As a nurse and a stroke network consultant, Tina noticed she was feeling more fatigued than usual. Read more here about her diagnosis and how she has renewed energy after heart surgery.

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Synchronizing Heart Care Offers Patient a New Lease on Life

Nathaniel (Nate) Rentz, 63, is alive today thanks to the expertise and coordinated care of medical teams at Progress West Hospital and the advanced cardiac care team at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Cardiac Surgeons Discuss Valve Disease and New Treatment Methods

Cardiac surgeons at MoBap talk about valve disease and new treatment methods, including minimally invasive surgery.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

The transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure allows a team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to insert a new valve inside a diseased valve without open heart surgery. The new valve is put in place through a catheter that is inserted through the groin or between the ribs. 

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