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From shoeboxes to war zones: how Samaritan’s Purse became a $1 billion humanitarian aid powerhouse

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Each week, in a hulking warehouse in the small mountain town of N. Wilkesboro, N.C., Samaritan’s Purse employees load semi trailers full of supplies for the people of Ukraine: medicines, food, tarps, ...

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Biden signs executive order countering China in biotech

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China’s aggressive move into the American biotech industry is a national threat, prompting President Joe Biden to sign an executive order addressing it. The White House announced on Sept. 12 that Biden signed ...

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Confidence in nearly all institutions, including the church, dropped since last year

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Confidence in nearly every American institution – including the church – has dropped over the past year, a new Gallup poll finds. The yearly poll asks respondents to share how much confidence, ...

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Health conference challenges students, medical professionals to serve hurting world

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As the world seemingly descends into greater chaos, the need for compassionate response teams is growing exponentially and an international health conference in Kansas City hopes to be the answer. From Russia’s ...

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Medical marijuana sales in Missouri reach $1 million daily

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Cannabis sales in Missouri averaged about $1 million a day in March. The long-term effects of what’s called “medical marijuana” have some concerned, even while its benefits as a treatment for chronic ...

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Trust issues. Responding to our cultural authority crisis

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In his book The Last Word, atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel, talked about an authority crisis – a “the fear of religion”: “… I don’t mean to refer to the entirely reasonable hostility toward certain ...

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10 more minutes of exercise could extend your life

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A new study finds that if Americans were active just 10 more minutes per day, it could save lives. The estimated number of saved lives is 110,000 if those between 40 and ...

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CDC reduces quarantine to just 5 days in what some call political move

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In an eye-opening reversal of over 20 months of Covid guidance and science, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has suddenly cut the number of days of quarantine for Americans ...

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New parents caught in hospital newborn hearing test scam

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After Christine Malik gave birth to her first daughter three years ago, a clinician affiliated with a company called Pediatrix entered the hospital room and fitted the infant with sensors and wires ...

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Leading cancer doctor convinced of power of prayer working with medicine

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Prayer has a significant impact on a patient’s health if partnered with science and medicine, a well-known doctor wrote in “USA Today.” “As a cancer practitioner for 30 years, I have encountered ...

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American optimism rises on reports Omicron is more like a mild cold

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Americans are feeling more optimistic about the economy as Omicron doesn’t live up to the media hype. The news comes as scientists around the world criticize governments for scaring the public about ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker back in court over COVID-19 cure claims

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Branson televangelist Jim Bakker has asked a St. Louis appeals court to reinstate a free-speech lawsuit against Arkansas and California officials investigating a fake COVID-19 cure. Attorney Derek Ankrom of Springfield represented ...

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Ethics: How technology and medicine has changed the context of death

Every living thing eventually dies. It is not just the inevitability of death but the nature of our awareness of it that does so much to determine the meaning of human existence. ...

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KC Chiefs lineman returns after year of serving in medical field

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Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, announced last weekend that he will return to the football field this fall. He made national headlines last season when he ...

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Cancer screenings plummeted in 2020. Now it’s too late for many

At Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital, Teresa Ruvalcaba was suffering on a cold January night. For months, she had tried to avoid thinking about the inflammation blooming in her chest, but the pain ...

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Fear of Covid runs high in young adults, contrary to actual risk

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New polling finds that young American adults have a fear of Covid not supported by data outlining their actual risk. Nearly 3 million Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, but ...

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Canadian physicians sign petition against ‘dying’ bill

Canadian doctors are organizing to oppose a new medically assisted suicide bill. As of this week, over 1,100 physicians have signed a petition opposing the “dying” bill, saying the proposed legislation changes the ...

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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

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Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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Museum of the Bible focuses on theme of the Bible and 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 these solutions. “Bible and Healing” ...

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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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Local church pays off $2.2 million of medical debt for strangers

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The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit has helped erase $2.2 million in medical debt. “Medical debt is different than just paying off someone’s credit-card debt,” church member Kyle Mallott said. “It’s not ...

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How you can help find a solution to COVID-19

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The human immune system holds important clues about how people naturally detect and defend against disease. For COVID-19, many people have been able to defeat the virus because of their natural defense ...

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Successful coronavirus drug from Israel being tested in United States

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A promising new coronavirus drug from Israel is being tested in the United States for the first time. The trial comes after Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a biotech company based in Haifa, reported that ...

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Israel announces coronavirus vaccine within weeks

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Israel has announced their scientists are just weeks away from releasing the world’s first vaccine against the deadly coronavirus. The Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL) spent four years creating a vaccine against the ...

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Psychologists resign citing over-diagnosis of childhood gender issues

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Thirty-five leading British psychologists have resigned from government “gender” clinics in the last three years it has been revealed, with many expressing concern over gender transitioning of children. They claim children are ...

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