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CHICAGO (AP) — Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us.

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The Trump administration recently rolled back a rule that said foods like bread and pasta have to be made with whole grains. Before the rule was relaxed, schools needed temporary waivers to serve foods like white rice, which have a finer texture but also less fiber.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some people told they have Alzheimer’s may instead have a newly identified mimic of the disease — and scientists say even though neither is yet curable, it’s critical to get better at telling different kinds of dementia apart.

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Students at Putnam County High School learned hands-only CPR last week during a program taught by Stephanie Miles of the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. There are two easy steps: call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. The students were also taught how to use a…

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and dental hygienist Nita Fauth of Utica is hoping to put an even bigger spotlight on the disease by organizing the first Oral Cancer Foundation Illinois Valley 5K Fundraiser Walk on Sunday, April 28 at St. Bede Academy, Peru.

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LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.

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Dr. Michael Gergovich is getting pretty good at guessing people’s ages. One look at your neck and the La Salle chiropractor can tell whether you grew up in the cellphone era.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

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Give your heart some love this Valentine’s Day. From limiting certain fats in diets to getting regular exercise, there are multiple ways people can care for their heart. Locals working in the healthcare field shared eight tips for a healthy heart.

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For a Super Bowl viewing party, I pick a menu that allows for different appetites, the possibility of last-minute guests, and the welcome chance of leftovers for dinners later in the week.

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NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t need to hang the mistletoe higher but you might want to skip the holiday cookies.

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