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BBB warns against about prevalence of fake goods online

Research shows that eight in 10 Americans shop online, and the dominance of online retail means nearly anything can be bought online, sometimes at discounts that seem too good to be true. However, nearly anything available online can be counterfeited – and research also shows that one in four people have bought something online that

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians In the past two weeks damage has come into the district. Windstorms, rain and more rain have been the news. Hwy. 54 has taken the brunt of high winds that have caused lots of damage. Trees were uprooted and buildings blown apart. The small town of Wheatland was hit hard and

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Hartzler, Blunt applaud Nevada Medical Center’s new sole community hospital status

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) today applauded the Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) on receiving its “Sole Community Hospital” designation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a designation that will provide the hospital with an annual $800,000 subsidy. “I am thrilled the Nevada Medical Center will receive this

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Hearing loss safety: Hear dangers to avoid them

During National Safety Month, Experience Hearing Center is focusing on how better hearing can keep you and your family safe in your home and out in the world.  “We know hearing aids can improve communication with others and give individuals with a hearing loss a greater sense of independence,” says Richard Leroux, BC-HIS. “These important

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BBB urges caution when asked to undergo DNA testing

Given the popularity of genealogy websites that promise to trace your ancestry with a DNA testing swab, it can be tempting to gain insight into your medical condition – including diseases you didn’t know you had – with a DNA swab. However, consumers should use extreme caution when asked to undergo genetic DNA screening. Better

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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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