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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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Kansas City business converts production to face shields during pandemic

Area businesses continue to find ways to give back as the coronavirus outbreak drags on. TrippNT in Kansas City, which makes carts, shelving and organizers, converted its production to face shields. “We ...

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Syrian newborn flown to Israel for life-saving heart surgery

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Israel has again become a life-saver after a 10-day old Syrian baby born to refugees in Cyprus was airlifted to Tel Aviv Thursday to receive potentially life-saving treatment for his severe heart ...

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INMED offers virtual health conference for ‘forgotten of this world’

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of much of the world’s healthcare system. With large metropolitan areas like Rome, New York, Seattle and London struggling, you can imagine how tenuous the ...

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Local church makes face masks for medical workers

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A local church has found a practical way to serve the community during the ongoing pandemic. Seventy-five seamstresses from Fellowship Church, which has two locations in Raymore and Greenwood, are sewing face ...

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Photo of Jewish and Muslim EMTs in Israel goes viral

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An image of two EMTs is going viral after it was snapped in Israel. The photo, captured on Wednesday,  caught the remarkable sight of two emergency workers — one a Jew, the ...

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American life expectancy is on the rise for first time since 2014

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that Americans’ life expectancy rose for the first time since 2014. Two of the main reasons were declines in the number of ...

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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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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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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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Another Missouri church follows trend of MO & KS churches raising funds to pay off medical debt

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Earlier this fall, Metro Voice News reported on The Crossing church in Columbia, which raised money to pay off millions of dollars of medical debt. A congregation in Southeast Missouri recently became ...

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Judge blocks Obama rule that forced doctors to perform abortions

Those who value pre-born life are celebrating after a federal judge permanently blocked an Obama administration rule Tuesday that forced medical facilities and doctors to abort unborn babies. The rule from President ...

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INMED offers new courses for medical missions opportunities

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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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Israeli start-ups work to sow joy, hope in hearts of disabled

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Millions of disabled people around the world endure struggles and hardships that others can’t imagine.  But organizations in Israel are determined to provide real-life solutions to their daily challenges by partnering with ...

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Israeli breakthrough: Tracking molecular changes in the brain

In another ground-breaking advancement in medicine, Israeli scientists have successfully transformed a MRI camera into a device can detect brain disease by recording molecular changes in brain tissue. Professor Aviv Mezer, and ...

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‘Miracle’ 13-ounce premature baby born in Iowa

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Premature babies are not expected to thrive like this. Weighing less than one pound, an Iowa baby born at just 23 weeks is being hailed as “miracle baby.” Fewer than one in ...

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Sharing faith may lose doctor his medical license

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A Christian doctor in England could lose his medical license for sharing faith comments in his meetings with patients. Dr. Richard Scott, a general practitioner at the Bethesda Medical Center in Margate, ...

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Trump signs executive order: ‘The Opposite of Obamacare’

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Patients will find a lot more transparency in health care pricing after President Donald Trump signed an executive order he called “the opposite of Obamacare.” As of Monday, it directs the Department ...

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Mercy Ships celebrates 100,000 free surgeries

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A baby named Aissata was right at the center of a major milestone in the ministry of Mercy Ships. In fact, she is the milestone but she doesn’t even realize it. You see, Aissata ...

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New ‘church’ using loophole, passing out pot as sacrament

Proponents of marijuana in one state where its use is still illegal, have apparently found a loophole – starting what they call a church. A new church in Wisconsin, whose seemingly sole ...

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The medical reality of how Jesus suffered for our sins

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Christians all know Christ died for them on the cross. But a doctor in Indianapolis who studied crucifixion for a decade says until you understand what Jesus went through medically, it’s hard ...

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Israeli scientists create first 3D print of a heart

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The first 3D print of a complete heart was disclosed by Israeli scientists on Monday. The Tel Aviv University researchers called it a “major medical breakthrough,” advancing options for transplants even though ...

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Jewish couple gives $5 million to Christian missionary doctors

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A Jewish businessman and philanthropist is giving millions of dollars of his wealth to help Christian missionary doctors in Africa. Mark Gerson and his wife Rabbi Erica Gerson are giving $5 million ...

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Hospital cost transparency big win for patients

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A new rule created by President Trump took effect Jan. 1 and medical facilities are not happy. U.S. hospitals and other medical facilities are now required to provide transparency and list prices ...

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Missouri medical marijuana law goes into effect

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Missouri will now join over 30 other states that have legalized medical marijuana. Physicians will be able to prescribe medical marijuana for approved diseases and conditions. Authorized patients will be able to ...

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