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Vicky Hartzler column

Mourning a Tragedy We are reminded, sadly, this week that terrorism has reached our shores. I have been praying for the victims and their families in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando. The act of terrorism that was witnessed this past weekend is an unnerving reminder of the devastation extremist ideologies can bring and

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Law to increase access to opioid overdose antidote

Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1568 on June 21 to expand access to naloxone hydrochloride, a non-addictive opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone has been approved by the FDA and can be administered by injection or via nasal spray. When administered in time, a dose of naloxone can reverse

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Savvy Senior®

Deciding what to do in retirement Dear Savvy Senior I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I’m less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Can you recommend some resources or tools that can help me with this? Feeling Lost Dear Lost, This is a great question! Many

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Medicare 101

Are you 65 years of age or getting ready to turn 65?  Have you enrolled for Medicare? Are you confused about the coverage or enrollment periods? If so, plan on attending one of the Medicare 101 programs offered by Missouri CLAIM State Health Insurance Assistance Program and University of Missouri Extension. Medicare 101 is being

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Osteoporosis causes bone thinning in 1 of 4 women

by Becky Schreiber All women should know about osteoporosis. This bone-thinning condition develops silently over a period of many years and will affect one in four women over age 60. It is a major cause of fractures of the spine, hip, wrist and other parts of the skeleton. “The good news is that osteoporosis can

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Effort to save historic Route 66 bridge

by Tom Uhlenbrock Missouri State Parks A highway landmark that once carried motorists on Historic Route 66 across the Meramec River in southwest St. Louis County may be reborn as a pedestrian walkway for hikers and bikers in Route 66 State Park. Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, is supportive of the effort to

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Vicky Hartzler column

Defending your Liberties Much of my attention this past week was focused on countering the Administration’s new guidance forcing schools to acknowledge the gender a student chooses as opposed to their biological sex. As Co-Chair of the House Values Action Team, I sent this letter to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster urging him to bring

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