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Teens who often see people drinking alcohol in movies are more likely to drink themselves, a recent study found.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Fairwinds River’s Edge Retirement Community was honored for having the best food at the St. Charles County Association of REALTORS’ Annual Golf Tournament held on May 6.

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Soda and fruit juices are the biggest culprits when it comes to wear and tear on the teeth, a new study suggests.

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Being short in stature puts a person at an increased risk for heart disease, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study linking diet soda consumption to abdominal obesity among older adults. Study results are significant because excess belly fat has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome – a combination of risk factors that may result in high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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Health Capsules: Pesticide guide

Consumer Reports recently studied pesticide residues on 48 types of produce from 14 countries in order to develop guidelines to aid the public in reducing exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

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Health Capsules: Unsafe on the mound

More than half of parents and caregivers of youth baseball pitchers are striking out when it comes to understanding safe pitching practices, according to a study recently presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) annual meeting.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Every year, about 1 million Americans travel to other countries to do volunteer work, and while most are teens and young adults, a growing number of adults aged 50 and older are pitching in, too.

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