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Intermittent fasting: More than a trend?

Although a number of small studies show that intermittent fasting helps people lose significant amounts of weight and body fat in the short term, research on its long-term effectiveness is both more scarce and more mixed.

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The 2019 flu season may ramp up early

Somewhere between 5% and 20% of Americans contract the influenza virus every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. Although it’s impossible to predict the exact timing and severity of the coming flu season, international trends suggest that this year, the flu may hit both earlier and harder.

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Oasis seeks tutoring volunteers for milestone 30th year

As part of its mission to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and service, St. Louis-based Oasis launched its Intergenerational Tutoring program here in 1989. Since that time, thousands of older adults have served as Oasis volunteer tutors nationwide, impacting the lives of nearly half a million children.

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Backpack safety for better spine health

Kids from kindergarten through college are once again filling their backpacks with books and supplies for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, for many students that also means dealing with back problems.

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