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Boost Your Immune System from Coronavirus or Any Other Germ

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Overcoming any virus, flu, bacterial infection or coronavirus begins by understanding your immune system is different from your neighbor, sibling and or spouse.  This is important because your immune system is what ...

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Fear of Covid runs high in young adults, contrary to actual risk

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New polling finds that young American adults have a fear of Covid not supported by data outlining their actual risk. Nearly 3 million Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, but ...

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As media spins positive news, worry about Covid drops to record low

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According to a new Gallup poll, worry about Covid has dropped to its lowest level since this time last year. Just 35 percent of all Americans surveyed from March 15 to 21 ...

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Missouri Senate passes amendment to prevent vaccine passports

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The Missouri Legislature is working to ban so-called vaccine passports for travel. An amendment attached to a transportation bill from Sen. Lincoln Hough prohibits Missouri organizations from requiring COVID-19 vaccine documentation to ...

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Missouri Covid rate drops to lowest in nation

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Missouri has the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, Gov. Mike Parson announced on Thursday. “Our seven-day positivity rate is below 4 percent, a long time since we’ve seen those kinds ...

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World Water Day highlights crisis few are talking about

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The world is on the brink of a devastating water crisis that could be “much more worrying” than the COVID-19 pandemic, says a disturbing new report coinciding with World Water Day, March 22. ...

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Franklin Graham encourages Christians to get COVID-19 vaccinations

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Franklin Graham says he has been vaccinated for COVID-19 and encourages others to do the same. Graham made the comments to ABC News, which examined the divide within the Christian community over ...

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‘Where’s Joe?’ trending as president’s mental state questioned

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Where’s Joe? Despite Thursday night’s scripted speech, President Joe Biden’s lack of news conferences, Oval Office speeches and a State of the Union address is raising both questions and ridicule. By this ...

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Almost 80% of people seriously affected by Covid were overweight

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The CDC has released startling data showing the vast majority of people who have been hospitalized, placed on a ventilator, or died from COVID were obese or overweight. The new study shows that nearly ...

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4 ways pets help impact health and wellness

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Daily life across the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in times of isolation, relationships – even pets – are as important to health and wellness as ever before. ...

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Commit to getting the care you need as you age

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Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, living longer does ...

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New Johnson & Johnson vaccine morally compromised, say Christian bioethecists

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As the CDC and media herald the arrival of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, bioethics groups say it has ethical issues. The National Catholic Bioethics Center and the United States Conference ...

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City opens news pediatric research facility

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City announced the opening of its new nine-story, 375,000-square-foot, pediatric research facility located in downtown Kansas City. The new building is home to the Children’s Mercy Research Institute, which was established in 2015 to accelerate ...

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Loneliness increasing among all age groups, Harvard study finds

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Churches and ministries may need to pay careful attention to people experiencing loneliness brought on by lockdowns and social distancing. More than three in 10 Americans feel “serious loneliness,” according to a ...

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Liver transplant for kids: new treatments save lives

Each year, thousands of children, from babies to teenagers, need a liver transplant. Just as in adults, many of these organs come from a deceased donor. But the wait for a new ...

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Seniors can benefit from strength training, too

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“You’re too old for that!” How often have you heard those words? If you’re like most seniors, you’ve probably heard them far too often. This is especially true when it comes to ...

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Number of COVID-19 cases drop below 100,000 for first time this year

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to drop. Much of the good news comes from arctic cold weather and numerous snow storms keeping many Americans home. The number ...

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Study shows preborn react to pain in facial expressions

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Do preborn babies feel pain? A new study has proven that unborn babies receiving an anesthetic injection exhibit changes in facial expression similar to newborn babies experiencing pain. The case involved a ...

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Kansas City-area Walmart, grocery store pharmacies now offering vaccine

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If you are confused about where to get a vaccine, you’re not alone. Distribution across the region has been slow, particularly in Kansas City. Walmart pharmacies and stand-alone pharmacies such as CVS ...

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Study finds ‘vaccine deserts’ in urban areas

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Across the nation, “vaccine deserts” are coming to light.  While many of those remain in rural areas, the state of Missouri is addressing the issue in Kansas City and St. Louis, which ...

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Organization shares tips for celebrating National Marriage Week

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National Marriage Week will be observed this week despite the ongoing pandemic. National Marriage Week USA has released a new COVID guide and called for organizations across the United States to provide online marriage-strengthening activities ...

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Missouri consolidates programs in new Office of Childhood

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More details are emerging about the new Office of Childhood that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced last week. “Missouri families deserve the best early childhood system our state can provide,” Parson said. ...

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Health officials warn of vaccination-related scams

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New scams related to COVID-19 vaccinations are spreading across the nation. Missouri health officials are joining other states in listing precautions. “Health departments. are not going to be asking people for their ...

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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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