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New Year’s resolutions: easily made, but hardly kept

If you’ve already launched an effort to make some changes in your life in 2018, you’re definitely not alone. A survey conducted in December by online polling firm YouGov found that more than 60 percent of Americans have at least one personal goal they plan to strive for in the coming year.

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DASH diet ranked at the top for health benefits

The DASH diet – which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – tied for the “best overall” rating among the 38 diets reviewed and scored by the publication’s panel of health experts and was ranked No. 1 in the “healthy eating” and “heart disease prevention” categories as well.

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St. Luke’s debuts digital newborn ID technology

St. Luke’s Hospital recently became the first hospital in the St. Louis area to replace ink footprints for newborns with digital footprints, with the goal of enhancing security for children and their parents. The technology captures and stores high-resolution digital footprints of each baby born at St. Luke’s, which can be used and shared online for precise identification of a child in emergency situations. 

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St. Luke’s signs agreement to purchase Des Peres Hospital

St. Luke’s Hospital announced earlier this month that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Des Peres Hospital from Tenet Healthcare. In an interview with West Newsmagazine, St. Luke’s President and CEO Christine Candio said the hospital is setting up a closing date and expects the purchase to be finalized in the next couple months. 

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