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Study reveals new risks for diabetes patients

Did you know that you could be slowly getting sicker with artery blockage, even if you are symptom free and not diagnosed with heart disease? Your gender, age and whether you have diabetes all affect the prevalence of certain kinds of peripheral vascular disease, which is a condition that affects the blood vessels, according to

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Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30. At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation

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Centuries-old database reveals clues on human reproductive habits, trends

by Molly Peterson When predicting future global population growth, sometimes scientists look to the past. Using a database with historical records that began in 871 A.D., an anthropologist at the University of Missouri was able to show reproductive patterns and shed new light on the “quantity-quality” trade-off, a biological concept used to describe a parent’s

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McCaskill announces applicationpProcess for U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has announced that her office has begun the process for nominating young Missourians to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for an appointment to the Class of 2021. “It’s an honor to be able to help students

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Historic Delta Queen steamboat may return to Missouri

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill are teaming up on legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River. The Senators’ legislation would reinstate a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new home port of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County—creating more than 100 jobs and bringing

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Senator Mike Parson’s Senate Bill 947 signed into law

State Senator Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, today applauded the governor’s signing of Senate Bill 947, which pertains to insurance requirements for transportation network companies and drivers. Senator Parson, the bill’s sponsor, said the bill will be a big advancement in protection for riders, drivers and transportation companies. “Senate Bill 947 will ensure that rideshare companies like

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Vicky Hartzler column

A better way to fix health care March 23, 2016 marked the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. During this time, we have seen several flaws in the health care law, and people in Missouri’s 4th District continue to have their health care cancelled, premiums and deductibles increased, and hours cut at

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Program designed to help heal broken relationships available from MU Extension

The Gottman Institute is an internationally renowned organization dedicated to healing broken relationships and equipping people with skills to build strong ones. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have developed instructional materials based on clinical research that teaches relationship skills to couples that help build closeness and trust. Dr. John Gottman studied the habits of married

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Savvy Senior®

10 ways seniors can avoid identity theft Dear Savvy Senior What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who’s 77, recently had his identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to me. Worried Relative Dear Worried, Great question! Each year around 17 million people fall victim to

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Feel rushed at the doctor’s office? How to get more 1-1 time

For patients and physicians alike, the current health care environment has never been more promising, but it’s also frustrating. While there are more medical advancements and treatment options than ever before, the importance of the doctor-patient relationship has taken a backseat in the health care continuum. For most people, this means scheduling a visit with

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