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Oasis seeks tutoring volunteers for milestone 30th year

As part of its mission to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and service, St. Louis-based Oasis launched its Intergenerational Tutoring program here in 1989.  Since that time, thousands of older adults have served as Oasis volunteer tutors nationwide, impacting the lives of nearly half a million children.

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Backpack safety for better spine health

Kids from kindergarten through college are once again filling their backpacks with books and supplies for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, for many students that also means dealing with back problems.

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Risks of excessive screen time becoming clear

Health experts nationwide are expressing increasing concern about the effects of time spent looking at phones, computers, tablets and TVs on the well-being of all Americans. A growing amount of data clearly suggests that, when it comes to screen time, less is more.

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New device adds to sleep apnea treatment options

Frequent snoring can be loud, irritating, and exhausting for spouses and partners who may feel like they’re sharing a bed with a chainsaw. But if it’s a symptom of sleep apnea – when a sleeping person actually stops breathing over and over due to airway blockage – snoring can be far more than just an annoyance.

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