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Spotting melanoma

This year the American Academy of Dermatology has launched a SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign, called “Check Your Partner. Check Yourself,” to encourage women to look over both their own and their partner’s skin once every month for signs of skin cancer.

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Asthma update

As the U.S. marks national Asthma Awareness Month in May, efforts to better understand the causes and improve treatments for this chronic, and sometimes fatal, respiratory disease continue. Missouri is particularly hard-hit by asthma, especially the state’s children.

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Area hospitals receive top marks for safety

Four hospitals in West County received “A” safety grades for the spring of 2017 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit dedicated to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system.

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Cookbooks found lacking in food safety guidance

Although popular cookbooks provide step-by-step instructions for preparing delicious recipes, the vast majority of them give little-to-no guidance on preparing food safely – and even when they do, their advice is inaccurate, a recent study found.

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Diabetes increasing among American youth

Although the reasons why are unclear, rates of new diagnosed cases of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among young people in America, according to a new report examining data collected from 2000-2012.

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