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Should You Believe That Review?

Ever hear an expert review on a news segment or talk show? The experts might recommend a number of products and claim they’ve tried out the products themselves — and they’re experts appearing on reputable programs — so they must know what they’re talking about, right? Since they’re portrayed as independent reviewers, you may be more likely to believe what they say.

Reverse Mortgages: Are They Right for You?

A reverse mortgage is a special type of home loan that lets you convert a portion of the equity in your home into cash. Here are some frequently asked questions about this new way that seniors can gain increased financial security.

How to Help Earthquake Victims in Nepal

The devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Nepal and the Katmandu Valley region has left many people asking how they can help. According to the U.S. government agency USAID, the best way to help those affected is to make a monetary donation to aid efforts.

BJC HealthCare to Support Local Anti-Smoking Effort

In April, BJC HealthCare and more than two dozen local groups will come together to encourage St. Louisans to “Show Me You Can Quit.”

Confusion About Cancer Is Common

According to a new survey, fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors -- like not smoking, eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise -- can affect their cancer risk. 

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity thieves steal your personal information to commit fraud. They can damage your credit status and cost you time and money restoring your good name. Here are tips for reducing your risk of becoming a victim.

How to Address Employee Concerns About Ebola

Ebola is a serious disease, and it has created fear for many. But it is important to stay informed and to maintain perspective. Here are tips for alleviating workplace concerns.

Are You a Compulsive Shopper?

Almost 18 million Americans are compulsive buyers. Compulsive shopping is a growing problem in our society and is often associated with another disorder, such as anxiety or depression.

How to Talk to Kids About Traumatic Events

When children experience a trauma, watch it on TV or overhear others discussing it, they can feel scared, confused or anxious. Young people react to trauma differently than adults. Some may react right away; others may show signs that they are having a difficult time much later. Here are tips to help parents, caregivers and teachers respond in a helpful way.

Local Resources That Provide Help

The following local resources provide assistance on a case-by-case basis for St. Louis area residents who need help. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t reach someone right away. Be persistent, and get help as soon as you can.

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