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Heatstroke can kill quickly in hot cars

When the news has another tragic story about a child accidentally left in a hot car, parents might believe they could never make a mistake like that. “It’s not just negligent parents or indifferent caregivers. When juggling the demands of work, parenting and daily life, it’s easier than you might think to make a simple

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Flexibility a key to core exercise program and often overlooked

Flexibility is one of four types of exercise along with strength, balance and endurance, according to the American Heart Association. All four types of exercise are ideally incorporated into a healthy workout routine, however flexibility is often overlooked and can be easily integrated. “Flexibility helps preserve joint spaces and can reduce your risk of injury

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Possible measles case in the Kansas City, Missouri area

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department to investigate a possible case of measles in the Kansas City, Missouri area. The individual presented to a hospital in Kansas after developing a rash on March 21, 2018. The illness began following international travel. The initial

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Tools could aid research in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

A team of University of Missouri neuroscientists are inching closer to developing the tools needed to decipher the brain. In 2015, the team received a National Science Foundation Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award to investigate a newly discovered class of proteins that are turned on by heat. Now, the team has published

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Could a Water Fast Help You Fight the Flu?

Research suggests a short-term water fast can regenerate the immune system, recruit stem cells, and may help protect you against one of the most severe flu seasons in a decade. This year’s Type A influenza, H3N2, has been associated with more complications, hospitalizations, and deaths than any flu since the swine flu epidemic of 2009.

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Therapeutic riding programs help veterans cope with PTSD, MU study finds

In the United States, military veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often are prescribed therapeutic horseback riding (THR) as a complementary therapy, but little is known about how these programs affect PTSD in military veterans. Now, a University of Missouri study has determined that veterans had a significant decrease in PTSD scores just weeks

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For Older Adults, Volunteering Could Improve Brain Function

MU researcher finds association between volunteering and improved cognitive functioning, especially among women and those with lower levels of education Story Contact: Sheena Rice, ricesm@missouri.edu, 573-882-8353 By Megan Liz Smith Older adults worried about losing their cognitive functions could consider volunteering as a potential boost, according to a University of Missouri researcher. While volunteering and

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