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Chinese city under quarantine as virus spreads around the world

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Just hours after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced a person that arrived in that country had the  coronavirus flu, China is ramping up efforts to stop its spread with a ...

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Report: Historic decline in drug overdose deaths

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Are Trump administration policies having a positive impact on lowering drug overdose deaths? For the first time in nearly three decades, the deaths resulting from drug overdose in the United States have ...

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Missouri judge dismisses lawsuit over religious exemptions for vaccinations

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A federal judge in Missouri has ruled against a student at a Christian school who challenged the state’s religious exemption form for vaccinations. Senior U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs dismissed the lawsuit ...

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Bipartisan effort hopes to update Missouri HIV laws

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Modernizing Missouri’s current HIV laws is a top priority for lawmakers of both parties as the 2020 legislative session gets under way in Jefferson City. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, hopes legislative ...

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Creating a Bucket List: tips for seniors and family caregivers

The Bucket List, a 2007 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, helped contemporize the old expression “kick the bucket,” a common slang phrase for dying. Now, people of all ages often ...

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Reading more in 2020 offers wide-ranging benefits

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A popular New Year’s resolution is to watch less television and read more books. Reading offers a number of benefits according to a story on Beliefnet. Reading is fun. One of the ...

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After losing hospital, rural town realizes they don’t need one

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It’s been about a year since the hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., closed. The lessons for this community about meeting its residents’ health needs could provide insights for the rest of the ...

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Flu cases spike 43% in Missouri

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Christmas brought the flu to many of Missouri families this week with numbers increasing dramatically. According to weekly state data, Missouri had a total of 857 lab-positive flu cases from December 8-14, ...

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How to have happy, healthy holidays

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Happy Healthy Holidays! A time for all the family, friends, gifts, and …the food. THE FOOD. How many times have you regretted eating too much during a Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday ...

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5 questions to ask when planning for long-term care

You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning ...

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Once near death, little girl is celebrating miracle of Christmas with new liver and kidney

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For most families, Christmas gifts are usually found under a tree that’s adorned with tinsel, lights and shiny bulbs. But for one Missouri family a new liver and kidney transplanted into their ...

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Science finds why time flies as we age

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For every human on earth, memories of childhood are the most easily recalled. As we think of events in the past it often seems time is stretched, as if through a warp. ...

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Study says art makes you mentally healthier, even if you’re not good at it

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Not all of us are artists. But all of us can paint, sculpt, draw, sketch, and do some forms of art, on varying levels. Some of us are just naturally more gifted ...

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Explaining the ABCs of self-protection

It seems the most powerful move you make in self-protection comes before you find yourself in a dangerous situation. “We teach what we call the ‘ABCs’ of self-protection,” says Patrick Overbey, owner ...

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Easy ways to make yours a healthy home

Maintaining a healthy home is a goal most Americans share, but not all are confident they’re doing the best job they can to protect their home’s health. According to a survey conducted by ...

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The truth about the search for new drugs and the FDA

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The FDA just greenlit a new treatment for osteoporosis, a therapy for advanced bladder cancer, and a pill that can cure smallpox. All of these discoveries were hard-won. Research for the osteoporosis ...

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Study: New friendships get more difficult to find with age

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Studies have found that having a strong circle of friends is good for your health, and longevity. But new studies find that developing new friendships gets more difficult with age. According to ...

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Be a Dirty Word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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HOPE blend coffee pays tribute to Pastor Jarrid Wilson

The tragic suicide of Pastor Jarrid Wilson of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., has triggered a wide-ranging discussion about stress, depression and mental health. Now the coffee company he helped found ...

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New study confirms effectiveness of faith-based recovery programs

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More than 130,000 congregations nationwide offer ministries such as Celebrate Recovery to help substance abusers. These faith-based programs are highly effective in turning lives around, according to a study published in the ...

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Study finds shocking results about families, dinner and conversation

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A new study shows a disturbing fact about the eating and conversation habits of families. For thousands of years dinner was the traditional time when families, and often larger communities, would gather ...

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Transgender treatment for kids ‘reckless and harmful’ according to Johns Hopkins professor

A psychiatry professor at one of the most renowned medical institutions in the world is warning against allowing children to transition their genders, likening transgender treatment for minors to performing “frontal lobotomies.” ...

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Recent suicide is reminder of stresses that pastors face

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Pastors are only human. It’s easy to forget that spiritual leaders face the same stresses and challenges as the members of their congregations. Dealing daily with the struggles of others often exacerbates ...

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High school students see higher grades, fewer absences with later start times

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As teenagers still work off their sleep habits developed over the summer, new research shows that later school start times pay big rewards. The new study finds that children not only log ...

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

By 2050, the population of seniors (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is ...

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