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Health Capsules: Aug. 9

NICU opens at Progress West Hospital Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon recently debuted a Newborn Intensive Care Unit within its Childbirth Center. The unit, staffed with a team of neonatologists, pediatricians and maternal fetal medicine specialists from Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, enables the hospital to provide care for premature babies born as early as 32 weeks’ gestation. It features eight newborn ICU beds and offers state-of-the-art technology, as well as a unique layout that promotes family-centered care. “We are so excited to be able to keep complicated infants and premature infants right here in St. Charles County – ...

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Mature Focus: Aug. 9

Essential oils for menopause Mainstream medicine is only beginning to seriously study the effects of essential oils, which are made from fragrant essences found in certain plants and are rapidly rising in popularity as a non-pharmaceutical treatment for a wide variety of health problems. Although research on their effectiveness is currently limited, some studies suggest that certain essential oils may help reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Supporters of essential oils report that diffusing them in water for aromatherapy is enough to get good results. Essential oil diffusers for that purpose are widely available at stores and online. The oils ...

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Business briefs: Aug. 9

PLACES  Dents Express, a paintless dent removal, hail damage and minor body auto repair shop, opened a second location at 223 Hughes Lane in St. Charles. The new location boasts 8,000 square feet and allows for the hiring of five additional full-time employees, while also providing for new repair options including wheels, fenders and door replacements. • • • Cedar Lake Cellars, a 370-acre, year-round winery and event venue, recently opened a new event and dining space called The Barrel Room. The 7,500-square-foot, multipurpose building more than doubles the amount of event space at the winery, located at 11008 Schreckengast ...

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