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Emergency training empowers local student to give lifesaving aid

During a car ride in late summer, 9-year-old Camden Prater began choking on a waffle cone she was eating. As her mom, Kim, pulled the car over, her 12-year-old  brother, Kyle, jumped into action. “I’ve got this,” Kyle said as he unfastened Camden’s seat belt and began performing the Heimlich Maneuver, dislodging the cone almost instantly. “I am so proud of Kyle. It literally took about five seconds to free her airway, the longest five seconds of my life. She started crying and squeezing him. I went from so scared to proud and relieved in a matter of 10 seconds,” ...

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Deadly days of summer

The summer driving season is underway, and if this summer is like the past five, there will be a significant spike in the number of people been killed in crashes involving teen drivers.

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How healthy is St. Charles County?

Partners for Progress [PfP] of Greater St. Charles County wants St. Charles to bring itself and its community closer to the health and longevity enjoyed by the healthiest people around the world. Despite St. Charles county being ranked first in Health Outcomes and Health Factors in Missouri, there is community health data compiled by our local hospitals that show persistent heath challenges for county residents, including access to health care, obesity, mental health and substance abuse, and dental/oral health. PfP wants to take action in hopes of helping their citizens enjoy optimal health for a long and happy life. One ...

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A study slated for publication in the June issue of Pediatrics found a significant increase in the number of children treated in recent years in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries that occurred on playgrounds.

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Fishing Derby, Kites, and Family Fun at Lakeside Park

If you're looking for a healthy dose of summer fun and friendly competition, then look no further than 370 Lakeside Park on June 4, with the St. Peters Police Rangers 370 Lakeside Fishing Derby, and the Kite Festival, Bike Ride and Health & Wellness Event.

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An emergency medicine physician who has worked extensively with endurance runners has discovered a simple solution for a common complaint.

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University of Southern California [USC] researchers said they have demonstrated that drinking coffee in any form very likely lowers the risk of colorectal cancer.

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