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New rotator cuff procedure helps tendons heal

The rotator cuff is one of the most important parts of the shoulder, as it consists of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place and allow the body to lift the arm and reach for items. Unfortunately, rotator cuff injuries are the most common source of shoulder pain and disability, affecting more than

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5 ideas for celebrating grandparents and forging deeper bonds with family

There’s no arguing grandparents have special relationships with their grandchildren. Whether they are a couple hours’ drive away or a flight across the country, distance doesn’t dissolve this bond. National Grandparents Day happens every September, but grandparents and families shouldn’t have to limit the celebration to just one day of the year. Here are five

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4 strategies to grow your finances in retirement

Retirement is the time in your life when you can throw off the shackles of your daily responsibilities and truly enjoy the fruits of everything you spent years working toward. It’s an empowering feeling and you’ve earned it. You’ve planned and you’ve saved, but now that you’re here, don’t make the mistake of believing your

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Pawpaws – the tropical fruit of Missouri

Most people in the Midwest are familiar with the traditional folk song about picking pawpaws, “way down yonder in the pawpaw patch.” But, where is the pawpaw patch and what in the world is a pawpaw? “Pawpaws may be the best Missouri native fruit that you have never eaten,” said Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition specialist

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One business no community needs: the rumor mill

Most every town in America, no matter the population, has a rumor mill. However, the rumor mill is one business no community needs according to David Burton, civic communication specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “The rumor mill is run by volunteers normally that specialize in gossip, but the rumor mill doesn’t turn a profit

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians I attended a Transportation Task Force meeting in Springfield on Wednesday that addressed the impact of transportation infrastructure on business and economic development, but one hour was devoted to public testimony regarding the state’s highway system and its funding.  I spoke in support of continuing the 11,000 miles of lettered highways

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Lt. Gov. Mike Parson seeks submissions for “Vacation Missouri” photo contest

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson recently announced a “Vacation Missouri” Photo Contest from the Office of Lieutenant Governor. All Missourians and those who visit Missouri are encouraged to submit their photography work for the contest. Winners will receive a proclamation from the Lieutenant Governor, an invitation to the Capitol for a recognition ceremony, and have their

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Hartzler introduces bill to make school lunches more affordable

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) announced Thursday the introduction of the School Lunch Affordability Act (HR 3307), legislation that would return all control over local lunch prices to the school districts and school boards. As students return to school this month, this legislation provides freedom to school administrators and enables lower prices for students. Current federal

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Savvy Senior®

Auto safety devices that can help seniors with older cars Dear Savvy Senior Do you know of any auto safety products that can help seniors with older cars? My 80-year-old father, who drives his beloved 2004 Toyota Avalon, is still a good pretty driver but he has limited range-of-motion, which makes looking over his shoulder to

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Here’s how to tap into your home’s not-so-hidden potential

Your most valuable asset is around you all the time. It’s above you, it’s below you and in many cases you don’t realize how much it can do for you. According to the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., “Americans have a staggering amount of untapped equity in their homes.” How much? Altogether, $11,030,000,000,000. That’s 11

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