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Health Capsules: July 5

New BJC hospice house opens in Creve Coeur Evelyn’s House, a new BJC hospice facility located on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur, opened on June 19. The 16-bed, 18,000-square-foot facility provides compassionate end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients throughout the St. Louis area. Evelyn’s House offers an alternative to home care in special circumstances, ...

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Mature Focus: July 5

Early Alzheimer’s indicator Coinciding with National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in June, a new study released last month by University of Southern California [USC] researchers suggests that current estimates of older Americans who are likely to develop the disease may be woefully low. Their analysis, which looked at 10 years of data, found that one in three adults over age 65 ...

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Health Capsules: June 21

Safe travel on two wheels More bicyclists than ever are pedaling the roadways in pursuit of fun and fitness this summer. But as biking has risen in popularity, the number of related accidents also has gone up nationwide, particularly among male riders, according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco found that over the most recent ...

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Health Capsules: June 7

Babies born today in the U.S. may have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did decades ago, depending on where they live

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Mature Focus: June 7

A common, inexpensive chemical that has long served a number of medical, scientific and even animal purposes could soon become a key ingredient in anti-aging skin products.

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Mature Focus: On the calendar

On the calendar

Legal Matters and Goals of Care, an information session presented by BJC, is on Tuesday, June 13 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, 3015 N. Ballas Road, in Auditorium 1. An attorney will present information on advance directives, powers of attorney and qualifications for assistance, and a facilitator will lead a discussion on ways to engage seniors in ...

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Going ‘gluten-free’ could raise health risks for some

Among those who do not have celiac disease or any known sensitivity, gluten also seems to have gotten a bad rap in recent years – the number of Americans who follow a gluten-free diet for perceived health reasons has tripled since 2009, according to national nutrition statistics.

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