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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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Mature Focus: Jan. 10

Protecting Missouri seniors State Rep. Dean Plocher [R-Dist. 89], whose congressional district includes much of the West County area, recently offered a list of resources to help inform and protect Missouri seniors. “As a State Representative, I have many responsibilities, one of which is passing laws that help protect Missouri and the well-being of my constituents,” Plocher said. “During the last legislative session, I had local senior citizens reach out to my office requesting information that can be of assistance in their day-to-day lives. It is my goal to do all I can to protect Missouri seniors by offering helpful ...

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Health Capsules: Jan. 10

Are you living with a silent killer? You can’t see it or smell it, but it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, and the top cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. And it could be silently leaking into your home. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which comes from the breakdown of uranium. Radon in the ground, groundwater or building materials can enter and permeate living and working spaces, where it becomes dangerous when inhaled, especially over a long period of time. During the month of January, which is National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental ...

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