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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
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Fluoridated water remains large component of healthy teeth and gums (10/21/14)
The multifaceted issue of children's dental health raises questions about the benefits of water fluoridation, dentists' use of tooth sealants and the involvement of parents and schools. And considering the importance of healthy teeth and gums to a child's physical well-being, the subject prompts a quick precision in the responses of dentists, parents and public officials...
Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill (10/21/14)
NEW YORK -- The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might encourage high-risk, unprotected sexual behavior. ...
4x4 10-19-14 (10/19/14)
Charles Pickett Cape Girardeau Retired, United Airlines Do you plan to get the flu shot this year? Yes, I do it every year. My doctor feels it's good to do, and I take his advice. What is your breakfast routine? I don't cook at all. My breakfast routine is called the Cracker Barrel...
A colorful American decoration (10/19/14)
Many kinds of gourds have origins across the world in places such as Africa, Asia and North America. Ornamental gourds are annual vining plants native to North America. They are primarily used for Autumn decorations around the home. Ornamental gourds are tremendously varied in shape and color. ...
Fall planting: Garlic and irises (10/19/14)
__Rennie Phillips__ There are a number of bulbs you can plant in the fall; two of my favorites are garlic and irises. Both are easy to grow and really require very little maintenance through the growing season. Garlic will reward you with some good tasting cloves while irises will reward you with some beautiful flowers...