Your Health

How to Avoid Mosquitos

Missouri State Parks has increased its awareness and prevention campaign regarding mosquitoes after the Jefferson County Health Department identified a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus in Mastodon State Historic Site near Imperial. Staff at the site will increase efforts to advise and educate all visitors on ways to minimize being bitten by mosquitoes. Information

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Heat-related Illnesses a Real Danger with Higher Temps, Humidity

Mizzou Urgent Care physician offers tips on beating the heat A University of Missouri Health Care physician suggests that people take precautions to protect themselves against high temperatures and humidity levels. “Heat-related illnesses that we treat most often at Mizzou Urgent Care include dehydration, heat rash and heat exhaustion,” said Karli Urban, M.D., assistant professor

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Glycemic index: How useful is it for managing health?

People looking to lose weight or eat healthier have sought to reduce calories, carbs and fats in their diets. In recent years, health-conscious consumers have been seeking out foods with a low glycemic index. But how effective is this for managing health? “The glycemic index is used with foods that contain carbohydrates,” says Janet Hackert,

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Red Cross Says Resolve to Get Prepared for Disasters in 2017

New Year’s Resolution: Red Cross Says Resolve to Get Prepared for Disasters in 2017 The New Year is coming and many will look forward and make resolutions about things they want to do in 2017. The American Red Cross asks everyone to add, “Getting prepared for emergencies,” to their list of resolutions for the coming

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“If Only” Doesn’t Save Lives

~ Motorists reminded to drive safely around big trucks ~ How often after a crash do people question, “If only they’d used their turn signal, or if only they’d worn their safety belt?” “If only” doesn’t save lives – driving smart does. Commercial motor vehicles (CMV) are an important part of our nation’s economy. They

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Early-Life Language Stimulation, Skills May Prevent Childhood Depression

Children with language deficits are significantly more likely to experience depression by third grade Childhood depression can lead to social, emotional and academic setbacks during childhood and later in life. However, little is known about what contributes to children’s developing depressive symptoms. Researchers from University of Missouri have determined that the level of language skills

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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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With potential of flash flooding over the holiday weekend, FEMA urges residents to stay informed and be safe.

With the potential for severe weather and flash flooding across the plains and several Midwestern states over the July 4th holiday weekend, staff at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region VII office are coordinating with state and local officials in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska in preparation for the potential storms and urges the

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