Features

8 simple steps to help seniors, caregivers better manage medications

Modern medicine can work wonders. However, in order to be effective, medicine needs to be taken safely, according to prescribing guidelines, and patients and health care providers need to be vigilant about the dangers of drug interactions. When it comes to medication use, seniors take more prescription and over-the-counter drugs than any other age group,

[ Read More ]

Trying to quit? Tips from former smokers can help you succeed

Since the Surgeon General released the first report on smoking in 1964, the smoking rate among adults has decreased from 42 percent to 15 percent. Though great strides have been made, more than 36 million adults in the United States continue to smoke cigarettes, claiming nearly half a million lives a year and leaving 16

[ Read More ]

Work in Washington

A Step in the Right Direction for Veterans Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District is home to over 60,000 veterans. Each and every day, my office strives to get veterans the resources and assistance they need. Currently, our caseworkers and those advocating on behalf of the veterans must go through an overburdened Department of Veterans Affairs to

[ Read More ]

MU Extension offers March updates on MO fencing laws

Missouri landowners and renters can learn about the state’s fencing and boundary laws at sessions offered by University of Missouri Extension. Under a new state law that went into effect last October, livestock owners would not be liable for damage caused by livestock unless found negligent in fencing practices, says MU Extension agricultural business specialist

[ Read More ]

Hartzler introduces legislation to reform FEMA

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) this week introduced, H.R. 1117, the FEMA Relief Improvement Act (FRIA), a bill to foster more open communications between the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster response operations and those communities struggling with the aftermath of a major disaster by providing more transparency, increased consistency, and ultimately, better assistance during the

[ Read More ]

Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Not only is National Black History Month celebrated during the month of February, it is also National FFA Week from Feb. 18 through Feb. 25. We are fortunate to have nine high schools in District 125 that have very active FFA Chapters. In fact, I have presented 13 resolutions to graduates that

[ Read More ]

Trying to quit? Tips from former smokers can help you succeed

Since the Surgeon General released the first report on smoking in 1964, the smoking rate among adults has decreased from 42 percent to 15 percent. Though great strides have been made, more than 36 million adults in the United States continue to smoke cigarettes, claiming nearly half a million lives a year and leaving 16

[ Read More ]

The buzz on Endangered Species Act Reform

by Shiloh Perry During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. While the FWS claims the listing will help protect the bee species, what does the first-ever addition of a bee species in the continental U.S.

[ Read More ]

Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Friday, Feb. 3, was my birthday as it has been every year since 1950.  My wife, Marla, and I took the day off and accomplished something on my bucket list.  We toured the Truman Library in Independence.  One of my favorite Missourians is Harry S Truman. Then on Saturday, after getting the

[ Read More ]

Vicky Hartzler

The MO-4 Undo List You may have seen my unveiling of the “MO-4 Undo List” recently. In case you haven’t, here is the video I made highlighting the list and some of the burdensome policies it points to: I wanted the president to hear from the people themselves, and it is my hope he will

[ Read More ]