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Eating a high-protein afternoon snack is an effective way to reduce unhealthy evening snacking among teens, according to a study from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU).

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

The percentage of older adults using mobility devices has increased in recent years, according to results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Soda and fruit juices are the biggest culprits when it comes to wear and tear on the teeth, a new study suggests.

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It’s no secret that grocery shopping on an empty stomach can lead to more calories in the cart, but new research suggests that what we eat before we shop also can affect supermarket purchases.

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Mature Focus: News and notes

Results of a national survey suggest that more than half of older adults in the U.S. take aspirin every day, despite the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not recommend the practice for the majority of those who have not had a heart attack or a stroke.

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Health Capsules: Metric for children’s meds

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents to use an extra measure of caution when preparing a dose of a child’s medication. Specifically, the AAP advises, use only metric measurements and do not measure liquid medication in teaspoons or tablespoons, especially those taken from the kitchen drawer.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

The St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System has announced it is expanding The Willows at Brooking Park, its independent senior living community at 211 S. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield.

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Health Capsules: Unsafe Sounds

Due to lifestyle factors, more than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Activities that pose a threat include using personal audio devices and attending noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs and sporting events, WHO officials said.

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