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Polio-like disease hits the area

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Health officials across the nation fear that polio may be making a comeback. Now, two suspected cases of a mysterious polio-like illness have been reported in Kansas City according  to KMBC News. ...

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World’s largest porn company targeting kids through gaming

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Porn is tightening its grip on America’s youth through two major areas – online gaming and virtual reality. As recently as five years ago, the number of video games containing pornographic sexual ...

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Daily wine shortens your life in its prime

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New research out of Washington University’s (St. Louis) School of Medicine suggests that daily glass of wine may not be such a good idea after all. Instead, it actually raises your risk ...

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Good news! Millennials causing divorce to fall

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Millennials finally have something to brag about to their baby-boomer counterparts. Though they’re often dragged for their impatience, self-centeredness, and lack of loyalty, it turns out America’s younger generation is showing up ...

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State agencies answer increase in questions about bats and rabies

The Kansas Departments of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) have had an increase in the number of calls recently from residents who have questions about bats in ...

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11 Things You Think About When You Run a Marathon

Running a marathon is not just an exercise of the body. It is arguably just as much exercise of the mind. Runners who are not pushing their aerobic thresholds might be apt ...

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Boy survives meat skewer piercing skull

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A 10-year-old Harrisonville boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back ...

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Rotting teeth growing problem with American diet

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You brush your teeth three times a day. You floss each night. But then, admit it, you down a soda or you snack on a candy bar, undoing all that hard work ...

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How to get better care from your doctor

Have you ever wanted to ask your doctor a question but didn’t because you felt uncomfortable? Experts say that an impersonal relationship with your doctor could be preventing you from receiving the ...

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New Missouri law aims to protect definition of ‘meat’

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You now have to call meat for what it is…meat. At least in Missouri. A new law went into effect this week that makes it illegal for processed food manufacturers from wrongly labeling ...

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Lack of sleep causes loneliness which spreads to others

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Are you draggin’ today? You might think that not sleeping well is your own business but it affects others around you. It causes loneliness and others “catch” the loneliness from you. An ...

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Moving on: Dealing with disappointment

disappointment

Family members disappoint. Friends disappoint. Churches disappoint. We disappoint ourselves. Disappointment is not easy to live through. It is real and will visit you from time to time. Learning to live and ...

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Parents tell school district to stay out of sack lunches

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Parents of children at a Missouri school are fighting back after the school district announced it was banning fast food from being eaten on campus during school hours. But it appears it’s ...

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Getting enough vitamins after 50

If you think of vitamins as the chewable cartoon characters of childhood or overhyped by the supplement industry, you may wonder if they really matter. The answer: Yes, in a big way. Humans ...

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7 Healthy Back to School Tips for Parents

Summer draws to a close and school is right around the corner for many children and parents. In one sense, it’s a relief. The kids will be in school and there will ...

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