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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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