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US military to begin quarantine of American citizens

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The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Sunday that it will receive hundreds of Americans who are being held in quarantine for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at two military bases. The news comes as ...

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While US candidates push ‘Medicare for all,’ Canadians want private insurance

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About 56% of people in the United States favor “Medicare for all,” according to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation out last week. That’s an increase of 3 percentage points from last ...

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Coronavirus expected to surge in U.S. in coming weeks

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Just days after the U.S. government announced it has designated 10 quarantine centers across the country, leading health experts warned on Feb. 12 that the United States will likely soon see thousands ...

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Faith in God: Good for your health?

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Can faith in God improve your health? A surprising number of medical experts say it might. These scientists claim certain desirable qualities might be associated with personal faith and spiritual practice. Benefits ...

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Study: Ringing a cancer bell at end of treatment does more harm than good

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We’ve all seen the commercials. A cancer patient rings a bell, triumphantly proclaiming they’ve “beat” cancer. But is that celebratory moment doing more harm than good? Since 1996, the practice has become ...

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Hold on, Winter may last longer than expected

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Sick of winter? You’re not alone. But hold on as it may be longer than anyone wants. Large swaths of North America will see a prolonged winter season. In an AccuWeather report ...

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Health-care system in St. Joseph to begin screening for coronavirus

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The coronavirus threat started in China, but its impact is now being felt closer to home. Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo. will begin screening for the virus. The Centers for ...

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Chinese virus death toll doubles over weekend

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The death toll from the deadly coronavirus doubled over the weekend. That’s the news Monday from Chinese authorities as they extended the Lunar New Year holiday in an effort to slow the ...

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Virus spreads, U.S. to begin evacuation

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As the number of Chinese citizens quarantined rises to 56 million, the United States government has announced it is rapidly working on an evacuation of American citizens from Wuhan. That city is the ...

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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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