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Sen. Josh Hawley wants government to tackle mental health aspects of lockdowns

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The ongoing pandemic and accompanying lockdowns is taking a toll on the health of many Americans, U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said. “This time has been extraordinarily hard on people from ...

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Funeral planning tips for seniors and their caregivers

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Planning a funeral for a family member can be emotional, complicated and costly. Creating a funeral plan well in advance can minimize stress and confusion for surviving family members, ensure a late ...

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New Museum of the Bible exhibits focus on health and racial 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 solutions to health and race ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley as Supreme Court nominee creates buzz

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Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley appearing on a list of potential Supreme Court nominees continues to cause buzz across the country. President Donald Trump released the names as health concerns grow over Justice ...

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CDC: Only 6% of listed deaths were actually from Covid only

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Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new information that shines new light on the coronavirus and its true health impact. The government agency released data revealing that ...

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Preventing frailty and living longer

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Frailty is a term that many people hear, but very few understand. It’s the slow loss of the body’s strength and energy over time leading to weakness, tiredness and loss of balance. ...

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FDA closes investigation of televangelist Jim Bakker and COVID-19 claims

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has closed its investigation of Branson televangelist Jim Bakker. According to a close-out letter from the FDA, “The Jim Bakker Show” has addressed the concerns ...

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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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Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

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Whether your role has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect the ability of ...

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Attendees of southwest Missouri revival under Covid-19 quarantine

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Eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 during a church revival in southwest Missouri last week. The individuals had symptoms and were contagious during the six-day event at New Life Fellowship Church ...

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Oh, no! Not again! EasterFest celebration cancelled by the county for second time this year

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The annual EasterFest celebration, scheduled to be held in Garfield Park on August 29, has been cancelled by Shawnee County officials for the second time this year, organizers learned on Thursday. The ...

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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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Majority of Americans think Biden would die during first term

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A new poll finds that more than half of Americans polled think that Joe Biden would die before finishing a four-year term if he is elected to the presidency in November. In ...

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Missouri voters pass expensive Medicaid expansion

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Amendment 2, which expands Medicaid in Missouri to people who could otherwise work, was approved by Missouri voters Tuesday. The State Auditor’s Office estimated 250,000 Missourians will be added to the state-funded ...

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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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Kansas City churches among most likely to reopen, survey finds

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Area churches are among the most likely to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Lifeway Research, which is the research arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.. Evangelical ...

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Missouri schools face teacher and bus driver shortage

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Fear surrounding Covid-19 will make it even harder for Missouri schools to fill staff positions this fall according to state news outlets. This even as CDC data shows children are the lowest-risk ...

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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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Missouri issues coronavirus guidelines for opening schools

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Regardless of what local schools decide to do about reopening this fall, coronavirus will be part of the discussion. “That virus will be in the schools,” he said, according to KSHB-TV. “I ...

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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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“God, Trump and COVID-19” takes timely look at today’s critical issues

“God, Trump and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is Affecting Christians, the World and America’s 2020 Election,” a new book by Stephen Strang, brings clarity to the world-changing events of 2020. The book ...

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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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Donations to churches and ministries hold steady throughout pandemic

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Churches across the nation are feeling encouraged after their congregations stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic. Donations to churches and ministries have remained strong.  In a reversal of earlier fears for the ...

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