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Soy diets might increase women’s bone strength

Osteoporosis, decreased physical activity and weight gain are serious health concerns for postmenopausal women. Researchers from the University of Missouri now have discovered through a new animal study that soy protein found in food might counter the negative effects of menopause on bone and metabolic health. Moreover, the researchers believe that soy protein might also

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BBB offers college students identity theft tips

If you have a college student packing up to live on or near campus this fall, now’s a good time to talk about preventing fraud while they’re away from home. “Identity theft can affect penniless students as much or more than their parents,” said Stephanie Garland, regional director of Better Business Bureau (BBB) Springfield. “Sometimes

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A conversation with President Trump about trade

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with the President about the challenges our farmers and ranchers are facing and the implications of increased tariffs. Although it is clear we must put a stop to China’s blatant violation of international trade laws, the current situation is precarious for rural America, and we need to

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians It’s always welcomed when we have the opportunity to visit with our local U.S. officials.  Both U.S. Senator Blunt and Congresswoman Hartzler have recently been in District 125 for several functions, and I appreciated having a chance to visit with each of them about several issues that have local impact. Senator

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Now is time to sow some cabbage seeds

The sunny, warm days and cool nights associated with a typical Missouri fall provide ideal growing conditions for cool-season vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Now is a good time to sow Chinese cabbage seeds to provide plants ready to establish in the garden later in August. The

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Savvy Senior®

How to make the most of your doctor’s visits Dear Savvy Senior, I manage a large health clinic that treats thousands of seniors each year, and we’ve have found that patients that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Can you write a column educating patients

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Seniors exploring smartphone settings to add ease, accessibility

The digital generation gap is slowly narrowing, with older users appreciating the many benefits of smartphone technology. Innovative technologies make it easier than ever to maintain social contacts, monitor health and preserve independence. According to Pew Research, 85 percent of adults over age 65 own cellphones today, and the number who own smartphones has risen

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Remodeling to age in place? Make changes where it matters most

American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it’s a desire shared

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