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.
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
Heart Health Screening
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.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, with more people dying of lung cancer than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. But, there is hope! St. Luke's offers low-dose CT lung cancer screening to detect lung cancer when it is very small and more likely to be curable.
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, emotional and mental health. If you are looking to make some changes to your life, a wellness plan may be what you need! A wellness plan helps you live a healthy life and increase your personal sense of well-being.
Start today and take steps to improve your health. Complete and submit the questionnaire. You will be contacted by a St. Luke's Health Coach to set up a one-time complimentary session, provided with a template for your Personal Wellness Plan and connected to resources.
Your information will remain confidential and will not be used for other purposes.
The Heart of it All: Keeping Yourself and Your Loved Ones Heart Healthy
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: $50 per screening
These screenings take about 15 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. Physician referral is not required. To schedule an appointment, call 314-205-6074.