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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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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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