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News of treatment advance highlights World Diabetes Day

Diabetes has exploded worldwide, from 108 million people with the disease in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Just ahead of this year’s observance, a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health has found that a new type of treatment improves control of type 1 diabetes while freeing patients from the burden of constant monitoring.

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St. Luke’s earns surgical distinctions

For the second consecutive year, St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ by the independent rating organization Healthgrades.

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Two kitchens may be unnecessary for celiac families

A recent study conducted at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., shows that this labor-intensive and costly step may not be necessary. After testing several different scenarios thought to pose a high risk of gluten transfer, researchers there found that no significant amount of transfer occurred during common food preparation tasks.

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E-cigarette use continues alarming climb among teens

At a time when vaping has been directly linked to more than 1,000 serious lung illnesses and several deaths across the country, results of the most recent Monitoring the Future survey of high school students are also extremely troubling. Data from the national survey of students in the eighth, 10th and 12th grades shows that the number of teens who use e-cigarettes has doubled over just the last two years.

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E-cigarette use continues obesity causing cancer shift to younger Americans

According to the most recently available Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System [BRFSS] data, the percentage of Americans who are obese has risen to 39.6% of U.S. adults over age 20. Along with this increase, new diagnoses of a dozen types of cancer linked to obesity are also shifting to younger Americans, according to a recent report.

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