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Parents tell school district to stay out of sack lunches

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Parents of children at a Missouri school are fighting back after the school district announced it was banning fast food from being eaten on campus during school hours. But it appears it’s ...

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Getting enough vitamins after 50

If you think of vitamins as the chewable cartoon characters of childhood or overhyped by the supplement industry, you may wonder if they really matter. The answer: Yes, in a big way. Humans ...

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7 Healthy Back to School Tips for Parents

Summer draws to a close and school is right around the corner for many children and parents. In one sense, it’s a relief. The kids will be in school and there will ...

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This small town lawyer took on Monsanto and won

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In a landmark case, a 36-year-old small-town attorney from Orange, Virginia, defeated agrochemical giant Monsanto in court last Friday. The chemical giant, which makes Roundup weed killer, was found guilty and ordered ...

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‘Day of reckoning’ for Round-Up weed killer cancer links

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The lawyer for a California groundskeeper dying of cancer urged jurors Tuesday to make Monsanto pay hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to warn about the health risks of weed killer ...

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Is ‘screen time’ causing more ADHD in kids?

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Teens who report high-frequency digital media use are twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Christian mental health practitioners say ...

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Dog lick leads to man losing all his limbs

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In a culture where dogs eat off our plates, sleep in our beds and give slobbery kisses, we’ve forgotten they carry diseases that can kill us. A 48-year-old man with a history ...

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When someone you love is sick: ministering to the chronically ill

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Christians get high marks when it comes to ministering in crises. But when it comes to meeting the long-term needs of the chronically ill, most say they feel they’ve failed. Sure, their ...

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Top 3 ways to get fit when you don’t have much time

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Getting fit has been on your list of things to do for as long as you can remember but you just don’t have the time. Even when you get motivated and declare ...

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Jury awards $4.7B in baby powder cancer lawsuit

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A jury has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in ...

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Don’t let work or worries kill your vacation

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ST. LOUIS —The benefits of vacation time are well-documented, but American workers are seemingly unwilling to take a break from work. A new survey shows that two-thirds of American workers don’t fully ...

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Who feels more purpose in life? Conservatives or liberals?

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Add “feeling a purpose in life” to the list of differences betweens conservatives and liberals. People who associate with one of those groups are more likely to believe their lives are meaningful, ...

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10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can ...

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How to navigate the ‘deep water’ of social media

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Social media often comes across as being less about being ‘social’ and more about the ‘me’ in media. Even the term ‘selfies’ reflects this as we capture moments of our lives in ...

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Walk with Purpose! Walking for Weight Loss, Fitness, Cardio

Walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay physically fit. It can be done indoors (many malls and public buildings offer walking routes) or outdoors. Before starting a ...

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Coffee drinkers live longer?

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While Starbucks shutters storefronts across the nation, coffee itself may be getting a boost from recent studies. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who ...

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10 Biblical tips for a happy marriage

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With summer comes broken air conditioners, long trips in the car, projects that are started but not completed, visiting relatives and other activities central to every family and marriage. Sometimes the summer ...

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What’s the Difference Between Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Doctors?

Doctors are in increasingly short supply these days, so it’s not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) than their actual MD. This trend ...

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Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Available for Limited Time

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion is encouraging Kansas residents who want to quit using tobacco products to take advantage of the opportunity to ...

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Joanna Gaines has book-themed baby shower

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“Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines’ baby boy is on the way, and he’s sure to be immersed in literature from an early age if the HGTV star’s book-themed baby shower is any indication. ...

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GRACE FOR TODAY – Life Lessons from a Little One

I write today after four weeks of many ups and downs with a sick little one. Four weeks that eventually landed us in the hospital for six long days and many sleepless ...

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Miss Kansas 2018 is passionate about awareness and help for mental illness

2018 Miss Kansas winner Hannah Klaassen used tap-dancing to calm her nerves, and in her pursuit of a dream to become a role model for others. “Absolutely shocked and overwhelmed, and excited ...

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Sunburn-causing melanoma avoided with sunscreen

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If you’re wondering whether it’s worth the trouble and expense to use sunscreen, consider this: Only one blistering sunburn you get as a child or adolescent doubles your risk for skin cancer ...

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Three Kansas City area Thai restaurants get approval as ‘authentic’

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Ever been to a foreign country or heard missionaries talk of other cultures? Often times, in addition to the local people, the thing that impresses missionaries and most people when they travel ...

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Memory care finds unique rural setting for mom and dad

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A rural setting with city amenities may sound too good to be true but some future senior residents of Baldwin City, Kan. will find just that in a new senior living opportunity ...

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