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Mature Focus: Jan. 10

Protecting Missouri seniors State Rep. Dean Plocher [R-Dist. 89], whose congressional district includes much of the West County area, recently offered a list of resources to help inform and protect Missouri seniors. “As a State Representative, I have many responsibilities, one of which is passing laws that help protect Missouri and the well-being of my constituents,” Plocher said. “During the last legislative session, I had local senior citizens reach out to my office requesting information that can be of assistance in their day-to-day lives. It is my goal to do all I can to protect Missouri seniors by offering helpful ...

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Health Capsules: Jan. 10

Are you living with a silent killer? You can’t see it or smell it, but it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, and the top cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. And it could be silently leaking into your home. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which comes from the breakdown of uranium. Radon in the ground, groundwater or building materials can enter and permeate living and working spaces, where it becomes dangerous when inhaled, especially over a long period of time. During the month of January, which is National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental ...

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