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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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State releases August 2016 General Revenue report

State Acting Budget Director Dan Haug announced today August 2016 net general revenue collections decreased 1.4 percent compared to August 2015, from $751.3 million last year to $740.6 million this year. Gross collections by tax type Individual income tax collections •Increased 5.6 percent for the year, from $907.3 million last year to $958.0 million this

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Blunt: ‘Obamacare has been a disaster for Missourians, and it’s about to get even worse’

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt  released the following statement today regarding a new Kaiser Family Foundation report showing that an estimated 85 percent of Missouri counties could have only one Obamacare marketplace insurer next year, compared to two percent this year, significantly narrowing health care options for individuals and families required to purchase insurance under the

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Savvy Senior®

How to choose an adult day care service Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on finding and choosing a good adult day care service for an elderly parent? My 82-year-old mother, who is moving in with me, has Alzheimer’s and needs attention during the day while I’m at work. Looking for Help Dear

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Nutrition plays an important role in eye health

There is evidence that nutrients can play an important role in treating and preventing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60 in the United States. Macular degeneration affects the tissue in the eye that is responsible for central vision, says Tammy Roberts, University of Missouri

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Protect your eyes with healthy habits

-Eat a healthy diet high in green leafy vegetables, whole grains and fish. -Don’t smoke; nicotine limits the oxygen in your bloodstream and creates free radicals that can damage your eyes. -Keep your blood pressure under control through diet and medication, if needed. -Maintain a healthy weight and exercise. -Limit your exposure to ultraviolet light;

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