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For Your Health: Lung cancer screening can save lives

by Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center Among scary diseases, lung cancer can be one of the scariest. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation, including in Missouri and Illinois. And for smokers and many ex-smokers who are at increased risk of lung cancer, it can feel especially scary. But

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Missouri prairies offer wildflower variety on summer hikes

Prairies are rewarding places for hikers who enjoy discovering wildflowers and the plant diversity found in grassland ecology. Early summer is a pleasant time to walk across native grasslands, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) maintains several prairie remnants open to visitors. A prairie walk can be simple for the person who simply enjoys

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Superfood: Nuts for nutrition

By Lauren Weinand Presented by Compass Health Network Have you ever struggled to buy or prepare healthy meals? Or been told your diet is deficient in certain nutrients? One of the best ways to meet these needs is to eat more nuts. Nuts are a “superfood,” one that is highly nutritious. They are packed with

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BBB urges caution when giving this Memorial Day

Stories of veterans needing assistance often inspire Americans to make donations to charities that promise to help needy veterans. Donors should look beyond the poignant stories before making a donation around Memorial Day when supporting veterans’ causes. In recent years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued several warnings about charities that failed to live up

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians On Saturday I attended the Route 54 Cruisers Car Show in El Dorado Springs. I had the pleasure of presenting a Resolution to VFW Post 257 in honor of the 100th Anniversary of their organizations founding. VFW Post 257 is the oldest continuously active post in the Show-Me State. Its members

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BBB tips to avoid housing rental scams

Looking for your next apartment, condo or house rental can be a time-consuming process, and it may feel as though you’ll never find the right place at the right price. Scammers know this feeling and can use it to exploit consumers. Consumers need to take their time and do their homework before signing a lease.

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Drivers remember-watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians On Saturday Marla and I attended an Eagle Scout Honor Ceremony for Trevor Henderson. Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. Trevor has earned an impressive forty-one merit badges during his six years in the scouting program. I had the privilege to present a Resolution to him during

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Officer Christopher Ryan Morton Honored in D.C.

Christopher Ryan Morton, a Clinton police officer who was killed in the line of duty on March 6, 2018, was honored at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in D.C. His name was added to the memorial, commemorating the lives of all police officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice throughout American history. Young Ryan was

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BBB urges caution when buying or selling items online

Online classified ads continue to be a popular way to buy and sell items of all kinds, from baby clothing to cars. Still, some deals on sites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are too good to be true, opening up shoppers to disappointment or even danger. It’s important for consumers to research deals carefully and

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