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Lockdowns causing drug addictions and deaths to skyrocket

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The lockdowns imposed by governments in many parts of the country are taking a toll on recovering addicts and even creating more addictions. Many are struggling even more now because of boredom, ...

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Parents challenge vaccine requirements on religious grounds

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While surveys show that 40% of Americans say they may not take the COVID vaccine, parents in Missouri are challenging the state’s mandatory vaccination policy in court. In presentations before a judge ...

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China prevents entry of WHO investigators looking into covid origins

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has accused China of preventing its investigation into the Covid virus and how it spread beyond the borders of the communist nation. International experts have been denied ...

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Can employers require workers take a Covid vaccine?

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency in charge of enforcing laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, on Dec. 16 said that employers can require employees to get vaccinated before entering ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

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The new year would be a good time for churches and individuals to step up to help feed the hungry. Less than half of households with kids in the United State are ...

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4 tips for beating back holiday stress

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Holiday stress can be especially hurtful for people who are already struggling with isolation and loneliness due to the pandemic. Many families haven’t gathered at all for the past ten months. Many ...

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An Easy Way to Make Your Holiday Healthier

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Planning your holiday menu? It’s not too late to add healthier options. Dried cranberries are an ingredient found in many classic holiday recipes, but what you may not know is that they ...

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Justice Department suit says Walmart fueled opioid crisis

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Did Walmart help create the opioid crisis? That’s what a U.S. Justice Department suit alleges saying that the retail giant illegally dispensed controlled substances to customers. The complaint alleges Walmart pharmacists knowingly ...

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World Health Organization criticizes politicians talking of ‘new’ virus in Britain

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According to news service Rueters, the World Health Organization has warned politicians and health officials about false claims there’s a new and more deadly Covid virus. The WHO stated the virus in ...

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Home Depot will pay multi-million fine for lead paint violations

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Home Depot will pay a fine by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice in a nationwide settlement. Parent company Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. is cited with breaking ...

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Survey: 66% of all nursing homes at risk of closing

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A new survey conducted by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has returned startling results. Nursing home providers across the U.S. state the majority are at ...

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What you need to know about open enrollment

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The open enrollment period for those needing to sign up for individual or family health insurance for 2021 under the federal health insurance law closes tonight at midnight, Dec. 15. During the ...

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Going to church is good for mental health, especially in 2020

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People who attend church were the only group of Americans who didn’t see the state of their mental health decline this year, according to a Gallup Poll. The share of Americans who ...

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Israeli treatment will help famous singer perform Christmas concert

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An Israeli company is helping renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli present a message of hope for Christmas. Bocelli will appear live on Dec. 12 for his annual “Believe in Christmas” concert at ...

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FDA approves Pfizer vaccine as President’s Warp Speed program hailed as success

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The COVID pandemic entered a new phase late Friday after the FDA approved the widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. The move could mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic ...

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Springfield’s James River Church responds to ‘no mask’ accusations

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James River Church, a megachurch in Springfield, Missouri, is under fire after social media posts showed people without masks during special Christmas services at its four campuses last weekend. But it may ...

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Francis Collins, Christian head of NIH, encourages use of COVID-19 vaccines

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Francis Collins, the Christian director of the National Institutes of Health, encourages Christians to love their neighbors by getting vaccinated for COVID-19 when vaccines become available. “Here’s a great opportunity for Christians ...

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5 Ways to ensure medication safety during COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, staying healthy is top of mind. For individuals at risk for or diagnosed with COVID-19, the addition of new treatments may pose another medical danger: adverse drug events ...

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Lee’s Summit gym owner defies Jackson County mask restrictions

Ryan Waters, owner of the Shredd KC gym in Lee’s Summit, doesn’t think much of the mask requirements in Jackson County. In a recent Instagram post, he said he doesn’t require masks ...

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The dual impact of brain + body exercise

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Does your brain need exercise as much as your body? Does it bother you when you cannot recall a name? Do you have trouble remembering your grocery list? Do you ever forget ...

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Biden: no lockdown as scientists sign letter warning of their dangers

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As 50,000 scientists and doctors sign an open letter against lockdowns, Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not try to impose a nationwide lockdown. He went on to say that a ...

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How to NOT Have a Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas

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Since long before Elvis Presley first crooned those famous lyrics in 1957, Thanksgiving through the New Year has been a lonely reality for many who feel that “you might be doing all ...

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One-third of Kansas adults are obese

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A 2019 adult obesity report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than one-third of Kansas adults ages 18 and older are obese, or 35.2 percent. This ...

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Newsom, Pelosi scramble after caught breaking distancing rules

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Democrat leaders Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi are being called out for hypocrisy over COVID distancing restrictions they’ve put in place. On Friday, Newsom, the Governor of California, apologized for joining in ...

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Vaccine volunteers report side effects as ‘severe hangover’

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An announcement that a vaccine against COVID-19 is drawing praise while reports emerge of the side effects. Over 43,500 volunteers are taking part in Pfizer’s vaccine trial with some describing it as a ...

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