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How technology is simplifying relief of chronic pain

Doctors hate seeing patients suffering from chronic pain, and not just because their instinct is immediately to want to help their patients to feel better. One of the primary challenges doctors confront is that even though chronic pain is common, it can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat. The condition can be debilitating for

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5 tips to get fit and stay fit

To lose weight and/or get in better shape consistently ranks as one of the top New Year’s resolutions. However, many resolutions to reach this goal fall short or last less than a month because a great idea is seldom successful without a plan to make it happen. If you’ve tried and failed to get in

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Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem?

As we age, maintaining our health becomes increasingly important. For Baby Boomers and adults caring for older parents, better health depends on wellness initiatives and receiving care from the proper professionals. Yet for those suffering from wound, ostomy or continence issues, many don’t realize they are denying themselves the best care available. They receive care

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Three steps helpful to raising children with gratitude

Most parents would love for their children to understand gratitude all year long, but especially during the gift-giving holidays. Some basic steps can help develop a child’s spirit of gratitude according to Janice Emery, 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Many parents experience the dreaded gift opening moment when grandma is watching

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4 simple steps toward better heart health

A single choice doesn’t matter most of the time. Having dessert one night, taking a walk on another and deciding to skip an outing with friends aren’t life changing choices. A daily choice is small, like a pebble. But like pebbles, when you keep reaching for the same choices, they can amass into something significant.

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Slow cooker tips for tasty meals

As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing like coming home to a hot meal. A slow cooker, also known as a crockpot, can be an economical, timesaving way to feed your family, says Susan Mills-Gray, University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. “Most households have a slow cooker, but most rarely use it

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4 Tips for Better Sleep

It’s no secret sleep is critical to one’s overall health and well-being. We’ve all heard getting six to eight hours of sleep is recommended, but busy work schedules and ongoing personal commitments make it difficult to make sleep a priority. So how can you ensure you’re getting quality shuteye? Next time you’re ready to crawl

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Curing what ails us

With over 10,000 diseases in the world and only 500 known cures, it is important we work to foster new and innovative approaches to finding cures and delivering hope for patients. After a three-year-long journey through Congress, I am happy to tell you the 21st Century Cures Act became law last week. This legislation is

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Love note from Jeff City

This is that joyous time of the year when we come together with family and friends to celebrate Christmas and to reflect on the many blessings we have been given. It’s a time to delight in the wonderment of our children and grandchildren as they open their presents, and it’s a time to slow down

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Governor-elect Eric Greitens opposes taxpayer funded stadium

On Monday, Governor-elect Eric Greitens announced his opposition to taxpayer funding for a new soccer stadium in St. Louis. “I’m opposed to spending taxpayer money to build a soccer stadium in St. Louis,” Greitens said. “This project is nothing more than welfare for millionaires. Right now, because of reckless spending by career politicians, we can’t

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