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Parkway recognized with wellness award

Parkway was one of 10 organizations across the United States presented with UnitedHealthcare’s “Well Deserved” award for its wellness program that produced a culture of better health in the workplace.

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Health Capsules: Aug. 9

Focus on children’s eye health With most area students returning to school later this month – which coincides with National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month – the American Academy of Ophthalmology [AAO] has issued a reminder to parents to have their children’s eyes professionally examined. Although it is recommended that vision testing begin around age 3 or 4, the ...

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Mature Focus: Aug. 9

News & Notes Dangerous dog days of summer With August temperatures typically rising into the triple digits in St. Louis, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, which can hit older adults and people with chronic medical conditions particularly hard. The National Institute on Aging [NIA], part of the National Institutes of Health, offers information to ...

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Health Capsules: July 26

Researchers advance potential treatment to prevent Zika Although the mosquito-borne Zika virus currently seems to be on the retreat in the U.S. – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently lifted the last remaining travel warning for southern Florida – the virus remains a significant threat to pregnant women and their unborn children. To date, there have been no drugs ...

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Health Capsules: July 19

Vaccine against heroin addiction nears human testing The first vaccine with the potential to block the “high” of heroin has passed a preclinical stage of testing in primates. The vaccine, developed at The Scripps Research Institute [TSRI], is the first of its kind against an opioid to successfully reach this phase. Researchers believe that vaccinating recovering heroin addicts against the drug’s ...

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Health Capsules: July 5

New BJC hospice house opens in Creve Coeur Evelyn’s House, a new BJC hospice facility located on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur, opened on June 19. The 16-bed, 18,000-square-foot facility provides compassionate end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients throughout the St. Louis area. Evelyn’s House offers an alternative to home care in special circumstances, ...

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Mature Focus: July 5

Early Alzheimer’s indicator Coinciding with National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in June, a new study released last month by University of Southern California [USC] researchers suggests that current estimates of older Americans who are likely to develop the disease may be woefully low. Their analysis, which looked at 10 years of data, found that one in three adults over age 65 ...

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Health Capsules: June 21

Safe travel on two wheels More bicyclists than ever are pedaling the roadways in pursuit of fun and fitness this summer. But as biking has risen in popularity, the number of related accidents also has gone up nationwide, particularly among male riders, according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco found that over the most recent ...

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