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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

age

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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Loneliness increasing among all age groups, Harvard study finds

Gen z suicide vogue, loneliness

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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My six days behind the Iron Curtain, and why it matters today

Iron Curtain

Yes, I spent six days behind the Iron Curtain. In the summer of 1981, I sang with a group called, “The Continental Singers.”  After a two-week rehearsal camp, we started our tour ...

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New Christian music addresses mental health issues from pandemic

music health

Amid hardships brought on by the pandemic and lockdowns, multiple Christian music artists have homed in on the needs of their communities. New releases speak directly to those dealing with increased mental ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

food insecurity

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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How to NOT Have a Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas

blue christmas

Since long before Elvis Presley first crooned those famous lyrics in 1957, Thanksgiving through the New Year has been a lonely reality for many who feel that “you might be doing all ...

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It took a pandemic to change my perspective

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Author and Emmy Award nominated Craig Syracusa writes about how the pandemic has changed the perspective of many people, including him. Syracusa hosts the TV show “Walk in Faith” and was recognized ...

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Covid anxiety, lockdowns causing sharp rise in drug abuse

drugs

Drug abuse and other effects of the coronavirus and lockdowns continues to rise with mental health being hit particularly hard. In Ohio, like other states, counties are seeing a startling rise in ...

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Woman gains right to be euthanized for depression, autism

depression autism

Amy de Schutter is a physically healthy woman suffering from depression and autism. She claims that the right to be euthanized saves lives after she was granted the right to assisted suicide. ...

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Study finds pets more important than ever during covid lockdowns

pets covid

Lockdowns, depression and other consequences of the Covid pandemic are helping people to realize the special place their pets hold.  A new survey finds most pet owners say they’ve helped them get ...

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Cameras in nursing homes to motorcycle helmets: New Missouri laws go into effect today

missouri laws

Several laws passed by the Missouri Legislature during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly take effect today. Missourinet provided a brief overview of these new laws. Motorcycle helmets. House ...

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A break up IS hard to do, especially in the Facebook age

break up

Moving on from a failed romantic relationship is rarely easy. Memories and passionate feelings don’t just disappear overnight, and many people go through a significant mourning period after a break up. While ...

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The profound loneliness of Christmas

Christmas loneliness

If you are blessed with a generally happy Christmas, treasure it enough to share it with someone who might not be. Consider this my public-service announcement, one for all the grinches, the ...

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‘When I was a woman, I wasn’t free.’ Man now regrets gender re-assignment surgery, warns others

re-assignment

A Christian man is calling for more caution from medical and mental health services after undergoing irreversible gender re-assignment surgery, which he now bitterly regrets. His story represents a stark warning to ...

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Be a Dirty Word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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Recent suicide is reminder of stresses that pastors face

pastors

Pastors are only human. It’s easy to forget that spiritual leaders face the same stresses and challenges as the members of their congregations. Dealing daily with the struggles of others often exacerbates ...

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Women do have a better memory than men

memory

From remembering the dentist appointment to the date of your mother-in-law’s birthday, women are champs. A new study finds that when it comes to specific events, women have better memory and instant ...

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President signs Hawley bill addressing police suicides

police suicides

Legislation to help stop police officer suicides, and written by Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bipartisan measure restores and expands grant funding ...

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Netflix cuts graphic suicide scene from season finale

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Amid continued public and media criticism, Netflix has decided to cut “13 Reasons Why” of its most graphic suicide scene to date. The television show’s season finale sees main character Hannah Baker ...

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Meds, social media linked to Gen Z suicide rise?

Gen z suicide vogue, loneliness

Gen Z suicide rates have spiked to the highest level in nearly two decades for that age range. A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says it’s now ...

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Anxiety: Can we beat it?

In my 32 years of practice I have found that anxiety has continued to increase, affecting people who seldom would have wrestled with it in years past. A certain amount of anxiety ...

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Depression doesn’t have to be a dirty word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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Justin Bieber reaches out for prayer, admits his struggle: ‘God is faithful and ur prayers really work’

Singer Justin Bieber posted about his struggle with anxiety and depression last week, reaching out to his fans to ask for prayers. On his Instagram account, he wrote: “Just wanted to keep ...

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‘I Identify as a Child of God’: Letitia Wright delivers stunning awards speech

One of the stars of 2018 blockbuster Black Panther has given a stunning, faith-filled acceptance speech upon picking up an award in the United Kingdom. Letitia Wright, who played Shuri in the ...

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