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Healthy home cooking during lockdown

Because the majority of Americans in their 50s and older were already capable cooks when COVID-19 closed down the nation, preparing nutritious meals at home seven days a week was most likely easy during the first phase of the pandemic, according to the most recent National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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Stress rising for new moms

Pregnant women and new mothers are at increased risk of depression and anxiety in the best of times, but the coronavirus pandemic is making their struggles worse, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Global Women’s Health.

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Lifting away frailty

A recent study shows that strength training with free weights that progresses in intensity can combat and even reverse the signs of frailty.

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Siteman again rated ‘exceptional’ among U.S. cancer centers

St. Louis’ own Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine recently was recognized as a top U.S. cancer institution … and not for the first time. Its 2020 evaluation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) resulted in a near-perfect score, earning Siteman the highest possible rating of “exceptional,” based on a review of its research programs.

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Study: pod-based e-cigarettes highly addictive to youth

Sleek, small and easy to conceal, pod-based e-cigarettes such as JUUL have become hugely popular with teenagers and young adults since they came on the market in 2015. They’ve also been marketed as less dangerous than tobacco cigarettes, leading many young people to believe using them is not harmful to their health.

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