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3 keys to lower your golf scores

This is the best time of the year. A full season of golf awaits, and you want to get out and play. Making this your best season yet means starting the year off on the right foot. But to do that, you need more than just practice and coaching. You need the right gear. Research

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5 ways gardening and plants can reduce stress

In today’s busy world, we’re continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress. Studies have shown that indoor plants clean the air by removing 87 percent of airborne

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Women fight rare blood disease

National Women’s Health Week is a time to empower women to make their health a priority as well as encourage them to take steps to improve their overall health. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of rare diseases that disproportionately affect women. One rare blood disease called immune thrombocytopenia, or ITP, is when the

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Groundcovers: Shady characters for problem areas

Many landscapes have problem spots where nothing grows well or looks attractive, such as the area below a large tree with a dense leaf canopy. The area beneath a tree receives relatively little light. This and the competitive root systems of many tree species create a problem for gardeners, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist

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Probiotics for a healthy life

According to super bug warrior and probiotic guru Heather Holmes, the human body naturally contains trillions of both good and bad bacteria that must stay in balance for optimal health; but this balance is fragile and often disrupted by changes in environment and/or routine, diet, oral antibiotics, a woman’s period or sex. Good probiotic bacteria,

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Memorial Day veterans charities

This weekend, Americans pause to remember veterans who gave their lives in defense of our country and others in times of danger or disasters.  With Memorial Day coming up on Monday, Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to be careful when donating to charities that wrap themselves in the flag and emphasize heartbreaking stories of

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McCaskill announces application process for U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced that her office has begun the process for nominating young Missourians to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for an appointment to the Class of 2023. “Helping young, smart leaders in Missouri apply to the

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Hartzler Votes for VA MISSION Act of 2018

Bi-partisan measure makes meaningful improvements to VA community care, establishes review of VA infrastructure Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) voted in favor of the VA MISSION Act of 2018, a bill that aims to make sweeping improvements to VA health care.  The bill would streamline the department’s duplicative community care programs into one cohesive program; create

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