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Fitness After 50: Tips for Healthy Aging

We don’t stop moving because we grow old, we grow old because we stop moving. Many people assume that they’re too out-of-shape, or sick, or tired, or just plain old to exercise, ...

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Americans Fund Most of the World’s Drug Research. Here’s How Trump Can End That

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President Trump recently released an ambitious, 44-page plan to drive down prescription drug prices. The blueprint relies, in part, on negotiating and enforcing trade deals to prevent other countries from freeloading off ...

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Lack of sleep causes loneliness which spreads to others

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Are you draggin’ today? You might think that not sleeping well is your own business but it affects others around you. It causes loneliness and others “catch” the loneliness from you. An ...

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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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Flight attendants working to keep passengers cooler

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For many passengers on a plane, sitting on the runway, the temperature can become stifling. You instinctively reach for the air knob above your head only to find there is no air ...

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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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Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile Virus

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at ...

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Signs That It’s Time for a Senior to Move to Assisted Living

Few people are keen on moving from their homes to senior living communities. However, in some cases, this move is the best option for keeping an aging loved one safe and mentally ...

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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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7 reasons to enjoy guilt-free rest on Sundays

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Recently, my wife and I were at a Catholic thrift store we frequent, and posted prominently by the entrance was a large sign announcing that beginning in January, the store would now ...

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The Importance of the Home Health Aide

When children and families are away and seniors are alone, home health care agencies provide valuable services, such as helping seniors stay safe and assisting them to complete their daily tasks and ...

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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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Media pushes false story on breastfeeding to attack President

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A front-page New York Times article claimed that, at a World Health Assembly in May, the United States opposed a resolution to encourage breastfeeding. “U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health ...

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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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Shoes: the truth about what we track into our homes

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Growing up your mom may have told you to take off your shoes when you came indoors. You probably guessed she was right all along. Taking off your shoes when entering homes ...

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Kansas among states with highest suicide rates, Missouri close behind

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A new report examining suicide rates highlights the problem in Kansas and Missouri. Kansas ranks high along with a dozen states with the greatest percentage increase in suicides. Missouri is not far ...

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The Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly

We all know that exercise is important. However, it does more for your health than many people realize. By exercising regularly you’ll support several areas of your overall wellness that your future ...

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Why unhealthy food Is cheap and plentiful

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Every health-conscious person will tell you the reasons why the U.S. food market is such a mess. It’s fast food and corporate farming; we need to get back to local food and ...

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Pregnant with a diagnosis of cancer, she ignored her doctor’s advice

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Stacey Johnson, of Leawood, was pregnant when she got the news no woman wants to hear. She had breast cancer. The mom of a two-year-old little girl sought the trusted advice of ...

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Orange juice linked to cancer

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Hold the orange juice. That’s the recommendation of research just released that shows staple of American breakfasts can increase your risk of developing melanoma. Melanoma cancer is the deadliest type of skin ...

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Have you been in one of these locations where measles has been reported?

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Measles may be spreading across the nation just as doctors had feared. Locally, from fast food restaurants to one of the area’s largest churches, known sites continue to be named (see the ...

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