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Gardening after 50 is golden with right tools

The right tools and techniques can make gardening after 50 golden, says University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist Todd Lorenz. Gardening after 50 should not be “trowel and error,” he says. Lorenz and Missouri AgrAbility Program state director Karen Funkenbusch suggest ways gardeners can use ergonomics to prevent muscle and joint pain. Ergonomics is the

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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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Missouri Lawmakers Wrap Up 2016 Veto Session

The Missouri Legislature officially wrapped up its annual veto session, which convened at noon on Wednesday. In just 10 hours, Missouri lawmakers successfully overrode 13 of the governor’s vetoes. I am pleased to report one of those was Senate Bill 844, a measure I sponsored. During the 2016 legislative session, I carried multiple proposals to

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Veto Session began at “High Noon” on Sept. 14. We spent nine hours combing through legislation that Governor Nixon had vetoed this summer. In the end, out of 20 vetoed bills, we voted to override 13 pieces of legislation. This total includes seven House Bills and six Senate Bills. Highlights on 5

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Busy Week in the House

Taking the safety of americans seriously Did you know nearly one-third of released detainees from the detention center at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay return to terrorism? The President has continued sending known terrorists out of Guantanamo, where they are securely detained, and to countries where security measures may be negligible at best.

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A silent health risk every woman should know about

Silent strokes, ones that happen in your brain without you even knowing, can lead to full-blown strokes as well as cognitive impairment and dementia. The most common depiction of a stroke is a person unable to move on one side of their body with slurred speech, but studies show that many stroke victims had silent

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A four-point plan for joint health

Whether it’s a brand-new Bentley or a classic 1970 Mustang, most people have a car they dream about. If they’re lucky enough to own it someday, you better believe they’re going to take care of it. Regular maintenance is an essential part of keeping a vehicle in tip-top shape. The same is true of the

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Savvy Senior®

How to prevent falls at home Dear Savvy Senior Savvy Senior How to Prevent Falls at Home Dear Savvy Senior, My 79-year-old mother, who lives alone, has fallen several times over the past year. Are there any extra precautions we should take that can help prevent this? Worried Daughter Dear Worried, Falls are a big

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3 simple ways men can improve their health

Men don’t have the best track record when it comes to taking care of themselves. It’s safe to say we all know someone who is just plain stubborn about going to the doctor. Even if they exhibit clear symptoms that should be checked out, say wheezing, chronic fatigue or worse, it can be a challenge

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New grandbaby? Learn how to help baby and mom thrive

Grandparents play a unique, important role in caring for family members of all ages. Here are some ways that you can help keep babies and moms safe and healthy. Helping babies sleep safely Grandparents can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. To help your

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