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(BPT) - A lot of people take their eyesight for granted, but eyesight allows you to connect to your surroundings, keeps you safe and helps you maintain mental clarity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 12 million Americans have vision problems. … Read More

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(BPT) - As COVID-19 continues to impact our physical and mental well-being, more and more cannabidiol (CBD) products are cropping up in stores, online and in dispensaries, touting health benefits to treat a variety of conditions, from anxiety and pain management, to sleep disorders and depre… Read More

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(BPT) - Whether it's a first child or she's been pregnant before, expecting a baby is an exciting journey. As the due date nears, that anticipation grows and friends and family enjoy sharing in the anticipation. Baby showers are the most common tradition for celebrating motherhood, but unfor… Read More

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(BPT) - Pam and her husband always lived a very busy lifestyle, even in retirement. They spent their time boating, fishing and enjoying the company of their children and grandchildren. Pam couldn’t wait to watch her grandchildren grow up, go to college and become successful in life. She assu… Read More

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(Family Features) To take care of your heart, it’s important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don’t realize it or aren’t keeping it at a healthy level. Read More

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(Family Features) Eating a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner each day is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet, but what you eat between mealtimes can have just as much of an impact. Read More

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(Family Features) Many childhood memories include sitting on mom's lap and reading stories together. This year, you can show your mother how much those memories mean to you by giving her a Mother's Day gift that harkens back to those special moments spent together. Read More

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(Family Features) As both commuters and tourists return to the roads this year, they'll likely find even more commercial trucks, which are currently moving freight at unprecedented levels amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many people often wonder how safe those 80,000-pound tractor-traile… Read More

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(Family Features) Nasal congestion, due to colds or seasonal allergies, affects almost everyone at some point. This year, with both seasonal allergies and COVID-19 running rampant, it may be especially difficult to pinpoint what’s causing congestion. For those with chronic nasal congestion t… Read More

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(Family Features) With more people getting vaccinated, many are looking forward to reuniting with loved ones and making up for lost vacation time. However, budget is often a primary concern when planning a trip. Read More

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(Family Features) A budget is one of the most important financial tools in your arsenal, but budgeting isn’t one size fits all. In order to be successful, your budget should reflect your income and spending, but also your desires and need to live a balanced life. Read More

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(NAPSI)—Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children, reports the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In addition, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. If any of them is someone you care for, you should know t… Read More

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(NAPSI)—Does your college graduate need health insurance? Perhaps this is the last thing you are asking yourself but may be among the most significant. About one in five people in their 20s do not have health insurance, according to recent studies. However, one unexpected illness or accident… Read More

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(BPT) - A strong immune system is essential to help the body fight disease. Some aspects of immunity are beyond our control, such as age. However, it turns out that some common habits that contribute to overall health and wellness may also help give your immune system a boost. Read on to fin… Read More

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic represents an enormous threat to public health and an extreme challenge to physicians. The American Medical Association (AMA) has closely monitored the global outbreak of COVID-19 and compiled the most frequently asked questions from patients about the COVID-19 … Read More

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(BPT) - Physical and mental wellness are equally important and often intertwined, given many people take part in activities that simultaneously enhance both categories of health. However, the everyday demands of life paired with challenges during the pandemic have caused people to de-priorit… Read More

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(BPT) - Brunch is the perfect pairing of morning delights and mid-day favorites. Whether celebrating holidays, anniversaries, friendships or simply a sunny Sunday, brunch is guaranteed to satisfy and bring smiles. Read More

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(StatePoint) When Velia Martínez was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2005, she was shocked. The joint pain, fatigue and other symptoms she was experiencing made it difficult for her to get up in the mornings, which was frustrating because she had always been an active person. Read More

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(BPT) - Most people have heard of osteoporosis, but many people don't put much thought into their own bone health. However, in the United States, 54 million people age 50 and over either have or are at risk of developing osteoporosis, a silent systemic disease characterized by low bone mass,… Read More

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(StatePoint) It’s important for everyone living with a lung disease like asthma to feel a sense of connection and belonging and to be understood. Beyond managing the physical challenges of the condition, coping with the mental and emotional aspects can be difficult. Finding a support system … Read More

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(BPT) - More than ever, there is a wealth of information available on gynecological health right at a woman’s fingertips — specifically on social media feeds. From questionable at-home remedies to conflicting information on feminine hygiene and care — sometimes it’s hard to know what the rig… Read More

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(BPT) - Giving birth is stressful enough. Adding a pandemic to the mix has only increased anxiety among today’s moms-to-be. While it’s true that aspects of labor and delivery may look different than they did prior to COVID-19, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) says the goal rem… Read More

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(StatePoint) For over a year we have been living in a prevention mindset, avoiding coronavirus exposure at all costs. Unfortunately, for many, this new way of life has also meant avoiding healthcare settings and delaying medical care for other serious health threats, including bladder cancer. Read More

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(Family Features) The spring season and warmer months are typically all about renewal and evaluating things that may no longer serve you, such as habits, products or routines. Read More

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(Family Features) Whether you’re racing against the waves or quietly floating with a pole in hand, a day on the water is hard to beat. However, before you can enjoy the excitement of a new season, there are several steps you need to take to make sure your boat is ready for the ride. Read More

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(Family Features) Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, from holidays to weddings to baby showers. Even a just-because al fresco brunch is a great way to share time with family and friends while taking advantage of a beautiful day. Read More

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(Family Features) Ya sea que se trate de una tableta con fines educativos o de la gran pantalla del último videojuego, el uso de la tecnología electrónica ha aumentado significativamente entre los niños. De hecho, según un estudio de Kaiser Family Foundation, la población de 8 a 18 años pasa… Read More

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(BPT) - With 2020 being a wild year to say the least, many of us found ourselves falling into unhealthy habits. While we understand that transitioning into a new normal and shaking off those familiar practices may be tough, know that the first step to a happier, healthier you can start with … Read More

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(BPT) - As the country is opening back up and the summer months approach, maintaining health and wellness is top of mind for many. Getting up and moving your body regularly is an important aspect of healthy living, but it can be challenging to muster up the energy to kick off a new exercise … Read More

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(StatePoint) April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month and to help bring light to this rare disease, the American Lung Association sat down with Rhonda Jenkins, program manager at the Respiratory Institute within Cleveland Clinic to discuss connecting patients with resources and the community wit… Read More

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(StatePoint) When on the go, it’s natural to prepare ahead – whether it’s packing a bottle of water in your gym bag or bringing a first aid kit on a camping trip. For people with diabetes, there’s even more preparation to consider, including medicines, supplies, snacks, and what to do in an … Read More

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(Family Features) Building an appreciation for history is one way to help kids understand and connect with the world around them. History not only shows how people lived long ago, but it also gives clues about how society evolved into what it is today. Read More

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(Family Features) Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others. Now, a year after the pandemic forced many people into even greater levels of isolation, the issue of socia… Read More

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(BPT) - As with everything, there is myth and truth. Pediatric dentistry is certainly no exception and when it comes to navigating oral health care for your child’s teeth and gums, there are many misconceptions and myths. Read More

Upcoming Events

Jefferson City Eagles

Enjoy a slab of delicious BBQ ribs prepared by seasoned cooks from past cook-offs during this years' CURBSIDE event. The fundraiser will be held in the rear parking lot of the Jefferson City Eagles Club from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased online or at Jefferson Bank. All proceeds benefit The Special Learning Center.

Downtown Jefferson City
Free

The Shelbyfest All Mustang Rally, held annually in the spring in Jefferson City, will be back in 2021. There will be a charity cruise 6-9:30 Friday night, beginning in the parking lot of the new Courtyard by Marriott. The main event for spectators is the car show which takes place on High Street downtown on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event is free for spectators.

Downtown Jefferson City
Free

The Shelbyfest All Mustang Rally, held annually in the spring in Jefferson City, will be back in 2021. There will be a charity cruise 6-9:30 Friday night, beginning in the parking lot of the new Courtyard by Marriott. The main event for spectators is the car show which takes place on High Street downtown on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event is free for spectators.

Capital City Productions

Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick… Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, Tick, Tick… Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best fri…

Downtown Jefferson City

Enjoy live music in the streets of JCMO during Thursday Night Live! May's ThNL will feature a cornhole tournament and live music from Dope A Sneakers. 

North Jefferson City Pavilion

Jefferson City Parks and Recreation’s inaugural Dog Jog 5K is a fun run/walk event for you and your dog. The event is co-hosted by The Smokin’ Guns Working Dog Club. Check in at 9 a.m. Run starts at 10 a.m.