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3 pressing reasons to talk hearing health at your next physical exam

When was the last time you and your doctor talked about your hearing? The fact is, only about 3 in 10 adults who had a physical exam in the last year say it included a hearing screening, according to research conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). That’s a shame, because research shows that hearing

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15 fantastic food and farm facts

by Cyndie Shearing Producing a bounty of food, fiber for clothes and renewable fuels for cars is a vast agricultural undertaking and one that few consumers today know much about. That’s not surprising, considering that most Americans are three or more generations removed from farming. Although most of us aren’t involved in full-time food production,

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Managing stress at work can improve non-work life too

“Work affects life but life also affects work,” said David Burton, a civic communications specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Research shows that the non-work world often puts the most difficult demands and problems on the work world.” There are six key balance points in life: family, financial responsibility, health, social contributions, career, vocation or

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Job hunting 101: Searching for a job is actually your job

One of the hardest things an individual can hear is, “your job is disappearing.” Layoffs, business closings or budget cuts are some of the more common events that can cause an individual to have to navigate the choppy waters of change and find a new job according to Mike Coffey, 4-H youth development specialist with

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Senator who wished the President harm faces repercussions

Missouri state officials took action in response to the social media post by a Senator hoping for the assassination of the President of the United States. Lt. Governor Mike Parson is calling for the immediate resignation of Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal after she posted on social media her hope for the assassination of the

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Hartzler applauds administration’s new pork export policy

After the Trump administration announced U.S. pork will enter Argentina’s market for the first time since 1992, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) released the following statement: “I’m pleased the Trump administration has made this important deal to continue what Congress has been working on all year: growing the economy,” said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. “The announcement marks

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Savvy Senior®

The hidden dangers of heartburn Dear Savvy Senior Is regular heartburn or indigestion anything to worry about? My 60-year-old husband eats a lot of Tums or Rolaids throughout the day to help him manage it, but it keeps him up at night too. What can you tell us? Inquiring Spouse Dear Inquiring, Almost everyone experiences

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5 tips to find the financial advisor to match your retirement goals

The idea of retirement may start out as a distant dream. You have hopes and plans for that special time that seems so far away. Sooner or later that time will be here and hopefully you’ll be ready. However, recent research shows many people are not prepared to enjoy a financially stable retirement. A study

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians I learned something new this week; it relates to calling 911 during an emergency.  I discovered that when 911 calls go through a dispatcher, many times all types of volunteer emergency units are notified to respond, including fire departments, rescue squads and law enforcement.  Please be aware that when calling 911,

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