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White House coronavirus expert Dr. Birx says let churches meet and people vote in person

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Churches in California and elsewhere that want to meet indoors have an ally in Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator. Birx told cable channel CBN News that she ...

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White House coronavirus expert Deborah Birx meets with Missouri officials            

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Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, praised Missouri’s box-in testing strategy, which involves testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine. “This box-in strategy that is being used here in Missouri ...

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Pandemic closures and abuse take toll on children

Child abuse prevention advocates are concerned that the longer businesses, schools, and communities are shut down or limited, more children will become victims of violence and neglect. Hotlines are busy taking calls. ...

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GARDENING: Do you have tomato troubles?

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You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season. Blossom end rot is ...

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Study of 100 British schools shows ‘very little evidence that the virus is transmitted in schools’

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Imagine state governments announcing they plan to shut down schools until there is a cure for breast cancer. That is essentially the logic they are employing to shut schools because of a ...

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Museum of the Bible focuses on theme of the Bible and healing

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Christians believe the Bible has the answers to the challenges facing the nation. A new exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is highlighting these solutions. “Bible and Healing” ...

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Families furious as Andrew Cuomo hides number of nursing home deaths

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The New York State Assembly and Senate gave New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker plenty of chances to tell them the number of nursing home residents who have died from COVID, but ...

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Israel finds weekend business closures do not slow spread of Covid-19

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Israel will end its mandatory closure of businesses and synagogues each weekend after a study found it had no impact on curbing the spread of Covid-19. The Times of Israel reports Health ...

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The stress that gets overlooked

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Stress and stress management are growing concerns in today’s work force. They decrease work productivity, affect our health, distract us from work, increase absenteeism, and most of all, they affect the company’s ...

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COVID vaccine may be available by end of year in Missouri

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For those planning to get a vaccine for coronavirus when it becomes available, the end of the year may bring good news. Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health ...

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Technology causing us to be more forgetful?

We’ve all done it. We are so busy with with life something inevitably slips through. The forgotten brother’s birthday, that dental appointment you made six months ago, and even getting home from ...

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Mental Health: The importance of staying mentally strong

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Our mental health — how we consider the world and our role in it — is every bit as important as our physical health. And just as we must work to stay ...

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Macon, Mo church revival experiences Covid-19 outbreak

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A recent church revival in the north-central town of Macon has resulted in 21 confirmed cases of coronavirus. “There was a revival over about four days, probably involved around 100 people or ...

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Kanakuk Covid-19 cases surge to 82, all camps closing

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Kanakuk Kamps has decided to close after the number of staff members and campers with COVID-19 has climbed to 82. Missouri health officials said that number may go higher as more campers ...

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Kansas City business converts production to face shields during pandemic

Area businesses continue to find ways to give back as the coronavirus outbreak drags on. TrippNT in Kansas City, which makes carts, shelving and organizers, converted its production to face shields. “We ...

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How to reduce your risk for another heart attack

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After a heart attack, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. Lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health can help minimize the risk ...

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Lawmakers demand records from states that forced nursing homes to accept Covid-19 patients

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Five states that mandated that nursing homes take in COVID-19 patients despite federal pandemic warnings against the deadly practice, are being investigated by Congressional lawmakers. The governors are being blamed for causing ...

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24 Hour Fitness bankrupt, closes 100 locations

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The government shutdowns have resulted in another bankruptcy costing thousands of jobs. Popular gym chain 24 Hour Fitness said it is filing for Chapter 11 and will close 100 locations around the ...

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Where to find respite: resources for caregivers

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As caregivers, we love our elders. That is why we care for them, even if it means we are on call or on duty around the clock. We would not have it ...

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Lockdowns may be permanently damaging mental health of children

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As lockdowns ease, many parents are still wondering if they will be able to send their children to church camp or if they’ll continue to spend time in lockdown. With children already ...

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How you can help find a solution to COVID-19

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The human immune system holds important clues about how people naturally detect and defend against disease. For COVID-19, many people have been able to defeat the virus because of their natural defense ...

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Nobel Prize-winning scientist questions value of coronavirus lockdown

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As local churches work to reopen, many people are questioning the value of the lockdown, which took a heavy toll on the economy. A Nobel Prize-winning scientist, who correctly predicted in the ...

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CVS Health offers drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at 12 area locations

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CVS Health on Friday will open 22 new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites across Missouri, including 12 in the Kansas City area. These new sites will use self-swab tests and deliver on the ...

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4 ways to help nurses during the coronavirus pandemic

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America’s nurses are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to those they serve, many of whom are doing so at significant risk ...

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Heart attacks up 800% as 600 physicians warn lockdown worse than Covid-19

Statistics are now revealing in many communities, the rise in death from heart attacks now outpaces the number of Covid-19 deaths. That alarming news is the topic of a new grassroots organization ...

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