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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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Health Capsules: On the calendar

Treat Yourself and Your Heart, a free program offered by Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals, is on Monday, Feb. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at Middendorf-Kredell Library in O'Fallon.

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O’Fallon hosts National Blood Donor Drive, Jan. 13

o help local blood banks maintain adequate supplies this winter, O’Fallon will host a National Volunteer Donor Month Blood Drive on Friday, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre [City Hall], 100 North Main Street.

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Club Fitness Heroes Weekend; free workouts for Military, First Responders Nov. 11-13

Club Fitness salutes all military and first responders with Club Fitness Heroes Weekend, offering all-gym access to veterans, active military, police, EMT and firefighters at all 23 locations over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11-13. Heroes Weekend participants simply need to check in and show their ID cards at the front desk. They are able to check in any time the club is staffed starting at 8 a.m. on Nov. 11, 12 and 13. “We wanted to honor the dedicated people who protect and serve our country, so we’d like to invite them into our gyms to enjoy all of our equipment and ...

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Health Capsules

Novel kidney stone solution One in 10 Americans at some point will have a kidney stone and more than half a million people per year visit an emergency room for kidney stone treatment, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Now, researchers report, passing a kidney stone could be accomplished with a simple roller coaster ride. After several people reported they had passed a kidney stone after riding the Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster at Walt Disney World in Orlando, a Michigan State University urology professor set up an investigational study. With permission from Disney officials, researchers placed a silicone model ...

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