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Gift card scams

Far beyond their usefulness as last-minute Christmas presents, gift cards now often serve a more sinister purpose: enabling scammers to steal money from consumers – to the tune of $74 million during the first nine months of 2019 alone, according to the Federal Trade Commission [FTC].

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Home alone for the holidays

Although the holidays bring thoughts of celebrations and togetherness with friends and family, many seniors face an entirely different type of holiday season: a lonely one.

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Your holiday mood: “Joy to the World” or “Bah Humbug?”

In addition to visits from family and friends, the holiday season can often bring unwelcome guests: anxiety, fatigue and depression. The holidays come with a long list of demands, and keeping up with them along with the realities of daily life – all while trying to make things “perfect” – can become overwhelming.

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Study points to downside of Daylight Savings Time

After “falling back” nearly a month ago, most of us probably believe our bodies have fully adjusted to the reduced amount of sunlight that comes with the end of Daylight Savings Time [DST]. Not so, says researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who claim that setting the clocks back an hour has a harmful long-term impact on many peoples’ brains.

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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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