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Mature Focus: Exercise and biological age

Exercise helps to keep one young – even at the cellular level, according to new research. A study conducted at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that older women who do little physical activity, sitting for more than 10 hours a day, have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are more active.

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Sex, drugs and the Internet; parents talk but do teens listen?

Jude Hassan, who is now clean, is the author of “Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict;” a substance abuse and drug prevention speaker; and a school and community liaison at Preferred Family Healthcare. Recently, he spoke to a crowd of parents and students at Wentzville’s Frontier Middle about issues facing teens in today’s world.

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Bad shoulder, bad heart?

Shoulder pain and injury may be linked to increased risk factors for heart disease.

Shoulder pain and a tendency toward shoulder injury may be linked to increased risk factors for heart disease, according to a new study of skilled laborers.

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Genetic consequences of obesity

New research shows that obesity can have negative effects on the genes which lead to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

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