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Chinese virus death toll doubles over weekend

death toll

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

coronovirus

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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How a career helping others can make you happier

caregiver career

There’s no doubt about it — what you do each day for work or career can make a huge impact on your overall well-being. According to a Society for Human Resource Management ...

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Missouri judge dismisses lawsuit over religious exemptions for vaccinations

vaccinations

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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Study on pets finds Evangelical Christians and Catholics more likely to own a dog

pets

By their pets ye shall know them. That is one of the takeaway messages from a recent study about the relationship between pet ownership and religion, first published in the “Journal for ...

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Bipartisan effort hopes to update Missouri HIV laws

HIV laws

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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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Christians

2020 resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can seem, overall, pretty silly. No one ever sticks to them, no matter what plan or goal they set for themselves. Those 100 new members at your gym the ...

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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

reading

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

hospital

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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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The 10 warning signs you need to know

Recognizing and taking steps to address the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can be extremely challenging – especially in the early stages. It’s easy and common to dismiss cognitive changes ...

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Flu cases spike 43% in Missouri

flu

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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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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How to have happy, healthy holidays

healthy holidays

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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Can chiropractic care benefit us as we age?

For decades, chiropractic care has proven to be one of the safest and most natural forms of healthcare out there. With dramatic results and minimal side effects, many individuals, of all ages, ...

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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

christmas kidney

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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Changes come to Social Security and Medicare

‘Tis the season for changes to Social Security and Medicare. Read on for details on what’s changing and how it may affect you.   COLA TIME Social Security and Supplemental Security Income ...

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Science finds why time flies as we age

time age

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

art therapy

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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6 Steps to prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

There are certain events where it’s necessary to be prepared in advance. The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period is one of these instances. It runs from October 15 through December 7 each ...

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The truth about the search for new drugs and the FDA

FDA

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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INMED offers new courses for medical missions opportunities

INMED

The Institute for International Medicine (INMED) has announced an updated course catalog. INMED, based in Kansas City, is a global health education and training organization that has been equipping and preparing healthcare ...

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