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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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