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St. Luke’s Hospital seeks nominations for Healthy Woman Award

It’s no secret that women have a direct impact on the health of their families and our community. The St. Luke’s Hospital Healthy Woman Award strives to recognize and celebrate women who not only take steps to improve their own health, but also inspire better health in our community. Whether she motivates others through her own actions, empowers others to ...

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Health Capsules: Healthier than a handshake

Healthier than a handshake When it comes to healthy greetings, fist bumps beat high-fives and handshakes hands-down, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. Researchers in the United Kingdom had a greeter immerse a sterile-gloved hand into a container of germs. When the glove dried, the greeter exchanged a handshake, high-five ...

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Mature Focus: ‘Tribute to Mother Nature’

Two residents landed big wins at “A Tribute to Mother Nature,” a floral show that recently took place at Friendship Village Chesterfield (FVC), 15201 Olive Blvd. The best in show popular vote award went to Thelma Kubiak for her “Incredible Edible” entry in the fresh flower class, while Lorene Rowland racked up three first place wins in the table, dried ...

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Mature Focus: On the Calendar

The Chesterfield Police Department in cooperation with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) offers the AARP Smart Driver Course from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West. The recently updated, research-based driver improvement class provides tips to adapt and compensate for changes that occur as a result of aging. Defensive driving ...

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Health Capsules: Dangerous teen trends

St. Luke’s earns women’s health honors St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield recently received the 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award from Healthgrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization. The award distinguishes the hospital as a top performer in women’s health services, including cardiac care, vascular surgery, stroke care, respiratory services, orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. To determine this year’s Women’s Health Excellence ...

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Health Capsules: TLC at Mercy

TLC at Mercy A group of young adults recently orchestrated a Red Carpet Party with performances, bingo and dancing for the residents of Mercy Skilled Nursing in Creve Coeur. Through Teens Learning in the Community (TLC), an innovative summer volunteer program for teens interested in a career in health care, high school and college students learn to work as a ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Grandparent monikers Just as every new baby needs a name, new grandparents need names that their grandchildren will call them. When parenting website babycenter.com surveyed thousands of parents about their grandparental monikers, they found that more than half of today’s families opt for the traditional names: Grandma and Grandpa. Other top names reported for grandmothers included Nana, Grammy, Granny, Mimi, ...

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Health Capsules: Knee replacements on the rise

Knee replacements on the rise The number of total knee replacement surgeries performed in the U.S. more than tripled from 1993-2009, and excess weight appears to have fueled the demand. Observing that hip replacements doubled during the same period in which knee replacement surgeries tripled, researchers set out to find an explanation for the discrepancy. Their study, published in the ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

‘Best Nursing Home’ U.S. News & World Report has named St. Luke’s Surrey Place a “Best Nursing Home.” The skilled nursing facility earned the highest possible rating of five stars in the publication’s ratings, which highlight the best of the nation’s nearly 16,000 nursing homes. St. Luke’s Surrey Place, located at 14701 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, features private and semi-private ...

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