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by Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | September 12, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A new study finds more than 130 million people in the United States do not have dental insurance.  Some call that a national crisis.  That's why three dentists plan to help those in need in Springfield this weekend. The number of uninsured people continues to grow in the Ozarks. “It still surprises me today you see someone in their 20s and 30s come in and they have never seen a dentist -- in the United States.  They grew up in the United States and have never seen a dentist,” said Dr. Michael Littell.
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edited news release from Melinda Arnold, Dickerson Park Zoo | February 18, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Dickerson Park Zoo's staff has awaited the birth of the fourth calf in the giraffe herd for the fall and winter.  The mother, 13-year-old Kamili, gave birth to her seventh calf on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16.  The 164-pound female calf was born in the giraffe yard with zookeepers and zoo guests observing. Zookeepers monitored the mother and calf to ensure the pair bonded and the calf nursed.  The animal care staff became concerned by Sunday morning when Kamili's milk production seemed to be nominal.
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from KY3 News | March 29, 2010
It's easy to recognize that chips and pretzels are generally big sources of salt. Salt is also hidden in foods you might not realize -- making it all too easy to exceed the recommended limits of our daily sodium intake. Too much salt in our diets has been linked to higher risks for heart disease and stroke. Still, the salt shaker lives on just about any kitchen or restaurant table in America. Salt isn't just what you sprinkle on top of your food; it's already hidden inside. “What a lot of people don't realize is that sodium is in a lot of foods that don't taste salty," said Lisa Cimperman, a clinical dietitian at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
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From KY3 News | January 25, 2013
New research shows smokers can expect to die much earlier than their non-smoking friends, if they aren't able to quit the addiction early in life.  And women appear to be particularly vulnerable. Lipstick can't brighten the latest research on smoking's effect on women.  A new study from the American Cancer Society analyzed mortality trends among more than 2-million smokers for the past 50 years.   "The rates of deaths for both lung cancer and chronic lung disease and in fact from all causes have increased substantially in female smokers," said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, with the American Cancer Society.
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edited news release | January 8, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is currently receiving large numbers of reports of flu infections and hospitalizations from all regions of the state and is aware of seven deaths from the flu. ADH encourages everyone six months of age or older to get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the single best protection against the flu and is very effective in preventing flu infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.  The vaccine provides 60-80 percent protection against the flu and provides roughly 70-90 percent protection against flu-related hospitalization.
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By Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News | July 11, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- With sweltering heat cooking Missouri and Arkansas, many people to find ways to beat the heat. At Medicom Ice Park in Downtown Springfield where it's literally freezing where people are taking advantage of these cool temperatures and dressing for the chilly indoors. "I'm wearing a really heavy jacket and snow pants," says 10-year-old Jennifer who might be the only person in the Ozarks right now dressed for a blizzard, "I want to be prepared and not get cold.
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Edited New Release | January 8, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is currently receiving large numbers of reports of flu infections and hospitalizations from all regions of the state and is aware of seven deaths from the flu. ADH encourages everyone six months of age or older to get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the single best protection against the flu and is very effective in preventing flu infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.  The vaccine provides 60-80 percent protection against the flu and provides roughly 70-90 percent protection against flu-related hospitalization.
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From KY3 News | October 30, 2012
A condition typically associated with older adults is now hitting kids more often.  For the first time in decades, new reports show the number of strokes in older men and women is on the decline.  But  strokes have increased 30-percent in boys and girls ages five to 14.  They can even happen in the womb…or right after birth.  A talented rugby and football player, 15-year-old Jamie Finnerty is no lightweight!   But Jamie was knocked off his feet a few months ago.  "I felt like the world was spinning a thousand miles an hour.
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August 2, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- High temperatures and Excessive Heat Warnings continue this week as dangerous temperatures continue to impact the area.  Since June, 137 heat-related illnesses have been reported in Greene County.  Heat can have an accumulative effect and can lead to severe heat-related illness and even death if not treated properly.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department advises residents to continue to take steps to protect against...
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | May 7, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Reading, writing, arithmetic and lifesaving: The American Heart Association is calling for citizens to lobby for legislative approval of teaching CPR to high school students.  With heart disease being the leading cause of death in Missouri, the American Heart Association believes this skill is something all high schools should teach.  "It would lead to 70,000 trained young adults statewide who are going into communities each...
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