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There's a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before crossing the street, washing your hands with soap and water and...

Siteman Cancer Center

Summer is right around the corner, and you may be eager to get out and soak up the sun after a long winter. The warm rays can feel great and deliver some natural vitamin D, but without proper protection, they can also do lasting damage to your...

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Don't focus on dieting this time of year. Think about healthier eating instead. Dieting lasts for a short while, and New Year's diets often don't last beyond Valentine's Day. Making changes to your eating habits for life helps you get healthier...

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If you’re a new swim lesson parent, you may be wondering what swim stage is most appropriate for your child. That’s where the Y steps in. Did you know? The Y offers FREE Swim Evaluations to ensure children & adults know the appropriate water...

Siteman Cancer Center

“Health disparities” refers to unequal health outcomes that exist between people of different class and racial backgrounds.

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There are many reasons to incorporate regular exercise in your day. Some people want to lose a few pounds. Others want to increase their energy levels so they can keep up with their kids or be more productive at work. Still others are looking to...

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Taekwondo has been a major part of my life for the past 28 years. It has grown from a curiosity to a way of life. I am proud to be a part of the Taekwondo community. I feel good about my abilities, my achievements and my impact on many others. I...

Siteman Cancer Center

Though we often don’t hear much about it, colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. This is surprising, given that 75 percent of colon cancer cases can be avoided with regular screening and other healthy behaviors.That’s...

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Deciding to send your child to summer camp is a big deal. “Will they have fun?”“Is it safe?” “What if they are homesick?” For many parents, summer camp is the longest their child has ever been away from home, making it natural to worry. To help...

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Got a sweet tooth that is hard to control?  Does your morning pastry give you a pick me up just to have you craving another sweet treat an hour later?  Feel like you have to reach for a soda or candy bar to get past the afternoon slump? 

Siteman Cancer Center

Annual screenings recommended for women ages 40 and up who are at average risk.The Siteman Cancer Center mammography van is scheduling breast cancer screenings at area YMCAs on:

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Ask most parents what their dreams are for their family, and among the top responses you'll likely hear:1.     A long and healthy life2.     Happiness3.     A sense of belongingAsk those same parents what the top “life lessons” they wish to teach...

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Did you know active participation in an organized sport can have several positive physical and developmental benefits for children? Not only can it promote a lifelong love of physical activity, but it teaches children teamwork, cooperation and the...

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As January rolls around each year, we begin to create grand plans for ourselves for the new year. We set goals of dieting, physical activity, and weight loss. We then go to extreme measures to achieve those goals. For example, going from eating...

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