A.W.A.K.E. in St. Louis: Sleep Apnea Educational Group
A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic) in St. Louis is a health awareness group for people affected by sleep apnea. The group is dedicated to sharing information and increasing awareness of sleep, sleep disorders and related concerns. The group meets 3rd Thursday in January, April, July, October.
Staff members from St. Luke's Sleep Medicine and Research Center will attend and facilitate each A.W.A.K.E. meeting. Call 314-205-6030 for more information, dates and times. For more information, visit our website at stlukes-stl.com/awake.
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Diabetes Care page.
For more information: (314) 542-4848
Are You At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Free Neuropathy Screening
St. Luke?s Hospital is conducting a research study to evaluate detection of peripheral neuropathy in patients with prediabetes before they progress into type 2 diabetes.
The purpose of this study is to understand early detection and intervention to prevent or delay the progression of nerve damage from elevated blood sugar.
You are eligible to request a screening if you meet the following criteria:
- Age 40-75, with a pre-diabetes diagnosis (A1C 5.5%-6.5%)
- Age 40-75, with risk factors such being overweight, family history of diabetes, inactive lifestyle, history of gestational diabetes, history of hypertension and/or cardiovascular disease
If you are interested and meet the qualifications, complete the information form to be considered for a free neuropathy screening. Once your request is approved, St. Luke's will contact you to set up a 30-minute appointment.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer for men and women. Early signs and symptoms may not be evident, but early detection can mean a higher likelihood of successful treatment. Get the facts about risk factors, screening and treatment.
Join St. Luke's and the American Lung Association for a free an in-person education session and a live Q&A with St. Luke's physicians. Request a free radon test kit for your home and receive smoking cessation resources. Low-dose CT lung screening information and referrals will also be available.
Thursday, June 2
St. Luke's Hospital Desloge Outpatient Center - Building A
Conference Room 3
121 Saint Luke's Center Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. If you are age 45 or older, then you should be thinking about regular colorectal cancer screenings. Early detection can help prevent colorectal cancer, and there are many screening options available.
If you are age 45-75, you can request a free colorectal cancer screening kit. Click the button below to learn more and request your free kit: Request Your Free Screening Kit
To Register: (314) 542-4848
For more information: (314) 542-4848
Healthy Weigh Program
Do you want to lose weight and improve your health? Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to prevent type 2 diabetes? Do you want to lower cholesterol levels, control blood pressure and decrease joint pain? Our registered dietitians will help you implement lifestyle changes to reduce weight, improve your health and reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes. This program has proven results and can reduce the risk by up to 58% and can also improve outcomes for those already diagnosed.
Get screened, talk to a health coach, set goals and get your heart health plan in action! The St. Luke's Community Heart Health Screening offers you the opportunity to learn about your risk for cardiovascular disease, to connect to resources, and to create a plan to keep your heart healthy.
Screenings are FREE, in-person, require a finger stick and take 15 minutes. Results are immediate and include total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (good), blood glucose, blood pressure and waist circumference. Appointments are required.
Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) for Weight Loss
A personalized weight loss program for individuals with a BMI greater than 30 that focuses on behavior and lifestyle changes. Participants work one-on-one with a registered dietitian up to 22 visits in one year.
Program is covered by Medicare with no deductible. If not covered by Medicare, we will work with you to verify your insurance coverage. A physician's order is required to bill insurance. Self-pay options are available.
Knowing your risk for lung cancer will help you to breathe easier - either knowing that you are at lower risk for developing lung cancer or that you are eligible for screening that can diagnose the disease earlier when it is more treatable. You may still qualify for screening, even if you have quit smoking. Fill out the eligibility form and find your your level of risk.
St. Luke's CardioPulmonary Research Center is looking for candidates to participate in one of the following clinical trials for Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pulmonary Fibrosis. Study related procedures, exams and medications are provided by the study sponsors. For more information, call 314‑439‑LUNG (5864).
For more information: (314) 439-5864
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
St. Luke's Hospital Nutrition Wellness and Diabetes Center Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a Medicare-covered lifestyle change program for participants 60 and older to help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. This program is backed by years of research and recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is proven to lower the risk for type 2 diabetes among participants who follow the program and lose 5 - 7 percent of their body weight.
Participants will meet in a group setting for 16 core sessions over a six-month period. The sessions cover a number of topics including making lasting changes around diet and exercise, and strategies to control your weight. Once you complete the core sessions, you'll receive six monthly follow-up sessions to help you maintain your healthy habits.
Please see the attached flyer for more information on the program and eligibility. This program is covered by Medicare Part B for people with prediabetes who are overweight.
Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health. Wellness is especially important as we age. Healthy habits can help prevent a variety of conditions including cardiovascular disease, a major cause of disability and the leading cause of death in the United States.
To learn how to boost your cardiovascular health and get your Personal Wellness Plan in action, click the button below to complete a brief questionnaire for a complimentary consultation with a St. Luke's health coach.
A healthy pregnancy begins with focusing on your health prior to conceiving. Achieving a healthy pre-pregnancy weight can help increase your chance of getting pregnant and help minimize complications during pregnancy such as preeclampsia, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes.
Our registered dietitians will provide evidence-based information and practical strategies to meet your individual needs. Program options included Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT), a one-on-one program with a registered dietitian focusing on behavior and lifestyle changes, or Healthy Weigh, a year-long group program covering topics such as health eating, exercise and motivation.
For more information, to schedule an appointment or sign up for a class, please email or call 314-205-6483.
The Heart of it All: Keeping Yourself and Your Loved Ones
February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. In this video, Joseph A. Craft III, MD, a cardiologist from St. Luke?s Heart & Vascular Institute, will share his expertise and clinical insights on the best ways to protect your heart and those of your loved ones.
Learn more about:
-Steps to reduce your risk of developing heart issues
-When to see a heart physician
-Pandemic habits that may have a negative effect on heart health
-What to do if your family has a history of heart disease
-How to recognize heart attack signs and symptoms
Early detection and management of cardiovascular disease is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Vascular screenings include: Carotid Artery Disease Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) Screening. Fee: $40 per screening
These screenings take about 30 minutes and are painless procedures that use ultrasound technology. All exams are performed by a registered vascular technologist and reviewed by a board-certified vascular surgeon. A preliminary report will be provided the day of your screening. Physician referral not required. To schedule an appointment call 314-205-6074.
Fees: Per Screening: $40.00
To Register: (314) 205-6074
For more information: (314) 205-6074
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