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Health Capsules: June 21

For men only Past research has shown that men are 25 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor over the past year, and almost 40 percent more likely to skip recommended age-appropriate health screenings. During National Men’s Health Month in June, men of all ages are encouraged to make their health a priority. The U.S. Centers for ...

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Health Capsules: June 7

Nearly 25 million American adults and children currently are living with asthma – and its incidence has been increasing in recent years, resulting in millions of emergency room visits and missed days of work and school.

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Mature Focus: June 7

Brain boost Blueberries are a known “superfood,” delivering significant amounts of disease-fighting antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C. Recently, another item was added to the list of blueberries’ potential health benefits by researchers at the University of Exeter in England, where a small study connected drinking concentrated blueberry juice with improvements in brain function for older people. In the study, 26 ...

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Cancer survival rates improving

Death rates from cancer are on the decline for men, women and children, and for all major racial and ethnic groups, according to the most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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Electrical safety: knowledge is power

To mark Electrical Safety Month in May, experts from the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, which powers more than 60,000 homes and businesses in St. Charles, Lincoln, Pike and Warren counties, recently shared some important information about electrical hazards in the home and how to avoid them.

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Area hospitals receive top marks for safety

Three hospitals in the St. Charles County area received “A” safety grades for spring 2017 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit dedicated to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system. Progress West Hospital, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-Lake Saint Louis and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-St. Charles were awarded top marks

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