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Governor incentivizes COVID-19 vaccinations

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Over the next three months, 900 Missourians who have or will choose to be vaccinated will win cash or education savings account prizes in the amount of $10,000, according to a press statement issued by the governor's office.

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Safe grilling can prevent summer illnesses from food

Grilling foods in summer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every six Americans will become sick from a foodborne pathogen during any given year, which makes preparing foods for outdoor cooking and grilling them safely an important priority for every family.

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Underage drinking is a huge moneymaker, analysis finds

Underage drinking

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (NIAAA), millions of young people every year are more likely to have problems in school, engage in risky behaviors, become victims of physical or sexual assault, or get hurt or killed in accidents as a direct result of alcohol use.

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Chores for a bigger brain

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Although many people see household chores as completely mundane and mindless tasks, that may not be the case for older adults. Researchers in Canada recently found that seniors who spent more time doing chores also had greater brain size in key areas – a strong positive predictor of cognitive health.

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