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(BPT) - The fact is, most people don’t get enough sleep. Getting the optimal amount of sleep each night not only leaves you feeling rested but has a profound impact on your overall health — affecting immunity, mental sharpness, weight management and much more†. Read More

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(NewsUSA) - As the ongoing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reshapes American lives by the day, and sometimes by the hour, the health and stability of the nation's essential work force, namely our health care workers and first responders, remains paramount. Read More

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(NAPSI)—If you’re among the increasing number of Americans keen on natural solutions to boost immunity these days, you may be glad to know the answer may be right in your refrigerator—or should be. Loaded with vitamin C and zinc, and with key antioxidant qualities, Limoneira Lemons can play … Read More

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(BPT) - Knowing the latest science and treatment options to reduce your risk for heart disease can save your life. Twelve million people are at risk due to elevated triglyceride levels, which may increase their risk for cardiovascular events. Many people continue to unknowingly take outdated… Read More

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(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, but the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and more than 16 million family members and friends serving as their caregivers. Read More

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(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals. Read More

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(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset. Read More

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(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming. Read More

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(Family Features) Ask any parent what he or she remembers most about a child’s first year and you’re likely to hear quite a bit about sleep schedules. However, a baby’s eating schedule is just as important as his or her sleep. Read More

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(Family Features) Training a pet can be a rewarding process. It takes some time and patience, but it can also be a way to bond with your pet and help set you both up for a happy life together. Read More

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(Family Features) Despite a desire for perfect sleep, Americans are not even close to getting the recommended eight hours a night, and 1 in 4 Americans believes the sleep they are getting isn’t the quality rest they want and need. Read More

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(Family Features) Caregiving affects all generations, with more than 10 million unpaid caregivers in the United States between the ages of 18-39, according to research published by AARP. That’s 1 in 4 people nationwide who care for an older relative or friend. These young caregivers often ta… Read More

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(NAPSI)—Nasal congestion is nothing to sneeze at. It affects roughly 20 percent of the population and is associated with reduced quality of life, difficulty sleeping, reduced daytime performance, and increased need for healthcare. In addition to the physical misery, it has been estimated tha… Read More

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(BPT) - Although e-cigarettes, or vaping products, were introduced into the U.S. market as a healthier alternative to smoking for adults, they have become extremely popular among young people. Adolescent vaping has been declared an epidemic in our country: between 2017 and 2018, there was a … Read More

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(Family Features) Being more productive at work means working smarter, not harder (or longer) and getting the most out of the hours you spend in the office. Sometimes, however, people find their workdays spiral out of control even when they start each morning with a set plan and to-do list. Read More

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(NAPSM)—For many older adults, retaining the ability to drive is very important. It means independence and makes it easier to do shopping, see friends and family, and keep medical appointments. It’s not always a safe option, however.  Read More

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(BPT) - It’s no secret that plant-based diets are all the rage, with more and more Americans opting for foods made from plants and reducing consumption of meat, dairy, eggs and seafood, particularly for their positive impact on the environment. In fact, according to a new survey by Yale and … Read More

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(BPT) - Like many people, you may visit a pharmacy on a regular basis to fill prescriptions. However, you may not be aware of the options available to you when it comes to generic medications. For example, do you ever wonder why your prescription may not look the same every month? There may … Read More

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(Family Features) A family getaway is the perfect chance to unwind and reconnect with loved ones away from the distractions of daily life. However, peak travel times like Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend are some of the busiest times of the year, which can mean limited options. Read More

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(BPT) - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and CompanyAs a parent or loved one of a child with diabetes, you know that blood sugar lows can happen, even with the best blood sugar monitoring and management plans. While generally not common, low blood sugar emergencies (severe hypoglycemia) can happen une… Read More

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(BPT) - Sadia Prema, a successful, determined, 37-year-old sales professional from Phoenix, was walking across the street to meet with a client when she was struck by a distracted driver and thrown nearly 40 feet. She sustained multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read More

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(BPT) - With an active music career and a highly anticipated feature film premiering, Leslie Grace always looks camera ready. What are her secrets to looking and feeling her best? Her daily beauty routine! Here are four beauty secrets that Leslie swears by to get her through even the busiest… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Medication management often feels like a high-stakes balancing act. With multiple visits to doctors and specialists, a variety of dosage instructions, and refill schedules that vary from prescription to prescription, it's a challenge to keep medications organized. Read More

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(Family Features) If it feels as though your life is too busy, you're not alone. Many families experience the feeling of constant busyness, but there are ways to save time around the house and lift some of those burdens. Read More

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(Family Features) A diagnosis like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means lifestyle changes throughout every aspect of life, including financially. IBD has many direct costs of care, like clinic visits, radiology studies, procedures and medications. There are also indirect costs such as miss… Read More

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(Family Features) In addition to playing with a laser pointer and offering endless cuddle sessions, there are many more ways to connect with your favorite feline. Cats are curious by nature, and in order for them to stay happy and healthy, they need lots of love and care from their parents. Read More

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(NAPSI)—Did you know if you have high blood pressure you are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease?High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the second leading cause of chronic kidney disease in the United States. About 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure may have chronic k… Read More

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(NAPSI)—Look around the next time you’re in a crowd. One-third of everyone in there with you is at risk of developing dangerous kidney disease.Kidney Disease FactsIn the United States, 37 million adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and more than 90% aren’t aware of it. Often … Read More

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(NAPSI)—When you breathe a sigh of relief after giving your home its annual thorough cleaning, you may be breathing in more dust, dirt, and pollution than you realize—unless you’ve also gotten the HVAC system cleaned.A Hidden ProblemThrough normal living, people generate a great deal of cont… Read More

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(BPT) - Teenagers love to read comic books, and many even have the desire to write stories, draw comics and create their own books someday. Nineteen-year-old Bo is one of those teens. He loves everything about comic books and drawing — but juvenile Huntington’s disease (jHD) has made it incr… Read More

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(BPT) - SPONSORED BY NOVO NORDISK - From late nights at the office, to outings with family and friends, sticking to a diet and consistent mealtime can be challenging for many Americans. But if you’re living with diabetes, how much, when and what you eat can have implications for your overall… Read More

Upcoming Events

Capital Bluffs Event Center
Free

The Jefferson City Community Band will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. This will be a special celebration with fun activities for all. In addition to the 2 pm concert, titled "Moments," activities beginning at 12:30 include food trucks, music from a Dixieland Band and the Jeff City Boys & Girls Club Drumline, face painting, and a fun photo booth. Band sections will also raffle themed baskets.

Windstone Entertainment Center

Hambo Latham is a singer who plays a variety of music from the 50's to the 80's. Cash bar and Windstone kitchen open. Every Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Miller Performance Arts Center
Free

Jefferson City schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum will be at the Miller Performing Arts Center atrium for "Coffee with Larry" on the first Friday of each month from 7-8 a.m. Dr. Linthacum will have a presentation and will take questions from the audience. Everyone is invited.

The Mission
$15

Porter Union, led by husband and wife, Cole Michael Porter and Kendra Porter, is the result of the two old souls spending the better part of the last decade traveling the country together to play their music everywhere from the dive bars and honky tonks to festivals and theaters. When you hear the story of Cole and Kendra meeting in a hometown bar, falling in love while writing and playing together, it sounds like fairy tale built by corporate music row. Luckily, that’s where the compari…

Windstone Entertainment Center
$40-45

Featuring country artist Gene Watson. With special guest band Osage Travelers, playing country and classic rock.

N.H. Scheppers Distributing

Join us for a unique presentation by Dr. Greg Renner and Carolyn McDowell on the historic duck decoy factories that once operated in Jefferson City. Duck decoys made here by Hayes and Gundelfinger have become valuable collectibles throughout the country.

Windstone Entertainment Center

Hambo Latham is a singer who plays a variety of music from the 50's to the 80's. Cash bar and Windstone kitchen open. Every Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds
$1

Jefferson City Jaycees and JC Parks are co-sponsoring the 33rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park. This special event will be open to children up to 9 years old. Children will be divided into age groups and the park will be divided into four sections. Children will begin their hunt at 11:00am. Parents will not be allowed in the hunting area except for the 3 and under area. All proceeds go to benefit other community projects in Jefferson City.