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Diabetes increasing among American youth

Although the reasons why are unclear, rates of new diagnosed cases of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among young people in America, according to a new report examining data collected from 2000-2012.

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Mature Focus: Brain boost

Blueberries are a known “superfood,” delivering significant amounts of disease-fighting antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C. Recently, another item was added to the list of blueberries’ potential health benefits by researchers at the University of Exeter in England, where a small study connected drinking concentrated blueberry juice with improvements in brain function for older people.

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Kids’ free dental clinic coming to SLU Feb. 10, 11

The event is designed to meet the needs of toddlers and school-aged children through eighth grade, who are Medicaid-eligible, qualify for a school lunch program or need dental assistance due to other circumstances. Over this two-day period, the organization has the capacity and resources to provide comprehensive dental services, completely free of charge, for up to 600 kids.

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