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Health Capsules: Jan. 10

Are you living with a silent killer? You can’t see it or smell it, but it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, and the top cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. And it could be silently leaking into your home. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which comes from the breakdown of uranium. Radon in the ground, groundwater or building materials can enter and permeate living and working spaces, where it becomes dangerous when inhaled, especially over a long period of time. During the month of January, which is National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental ...

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Mature Focus: Jan. 10

No accurate test of aging Whether it’s by taking a simple online quiz or spending hundreds of dollars on chromosome or blood testing, many people passing through midlife into their senior years are attempting to find out whether they are aging faster or slower than their chronological ages would suggest. Unfortunately, though, a recent analysis of these tests shows that their results may not provide accurate information. A head-to-head comparison of different measures of aging in the body, including blood and chromosome tests like those being sold commercially, has found that they significantly disagree on the aging speed of the ...

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Lake Saint Louis blood drive to honor Anna Dennis

Anna Dennis is a young cancer survivor who fought leukemia for over two years. During her treatments, she received numerous blood and platelet transfusions. Organizers say Dennis would not have survived without these transfusions.  

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