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Support groups may offer comfort, education to those affected by illness, loss (11/25/14)
An unexpected illness or medical condition can turn an individual's world upside down. Whether it's cancer, Alzheimer's disease or a sudden loss, it's invariably a stressful situation and, in many circumstances, individuals other than the person diagnosed are significantly affected, as well. Loved ones often share the caregiving burden and all the stresses that accompany it, and after a loss, they're often left shaken...
Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny (11/25/14)
WASHINGTON -- Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. A Senate panel met Thursday to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which usually cost 30 to 80 percent less than their branded counterparts...
Coonhound connection (11/23/14)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Smiling on a stark November Saturday in Zalma, Missouri, Joe Newell watches his 12-year-old stepdaughter, Mady, scurry across the lawn, teasing a floppy-eared gaggle of English blue tick coonhound puppies with a dishrag. She and her 10-year-old sister, Laney, take turns with the rag, giggling at the pups' clumsy chase. Mady falls to the ground to be swarmed by the tumbling pack...
Brilliant beans (11/23/14)
We really don't know much about early Thanksgiving dinners. There's even some question about whether turkey was actually on the menu when the Pilgrims sat down with Native Americans in 1621 to celebrate the harvest. But one iconic Thanksgiving dish was surely not served at that first Thanksgiving meal -- green-bean casserole, a concoction that for many is as emblematic of the holiday as cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie or even the turkey...
Four by Four 11/23/14 (11/23/14)
Margaret Needels Cape Girardeau Retired One Christmas, dragging all of my presents down from my room so Santa knew what I already had and I wouldn't get duplicates. I would say generous, to a degree. I enjoy being generous, but I don't like to be taken advantage of...